Author: Search Removed From Google News By Google!

Dec 20, 2011 | 2,325 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Continuing with constant improvements, Google has removed the Author:Search from Google News. This means that one cannot search for articles from specific authors in Google News anymore.

Using the author: firstname lastname command at Google News will not show any results now. This was confirmed by Google in Google News help forum:

“The author: search operator is no longer available. For author-specific Google News content, I would recommend use of the Authorship capabilities in Google News, introduced last month. Integration with Google+ circles means easier following and engagement between authors and readers.”

With this change, the rel=author markup now does not show up inside of Google News search results. What do you think of Google's move? Do share your views.

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Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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