In the past 2 months Google made big changes to its search results. Webmasters saw lost both authorship photos and video snippets. Here at Moz, we’ve closely monitored our traffic to our own URLs to measure the effect of these changes on our actual traffic. The results surprised us.
Cyrus-Shepard going into great detail over Google removing the Author snippets. Fascinating results, well worth the read. Fresh Content and Good SEO is still the best in Blogging.