Google Webmaster Tools Removes Author Stats

Author stats in Google Webmaster Tools are gone. Google removed this ressource in addition to former remove of author images from search. What’s next?

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Author stats in Google Webmaster Tools are gone as Glenn Gabe found out first by trying to reach the page. He recognized that author stats leads to a 404 page right now. And I guess all of us know that this was no mistake. In his post on Google+ Glenn also asked John Mueller from Google about this situation. Let’s wait for any statement.

As you can see in the screenshot below Google completely removed the author stats page from Webmaster Tools ressources.

Google removed author stats from Google Webmaster Tools
Google Webmaster Tools without author stats


In my opinion this has to do with also removing author images from search results some months ago. Read more about it on by Barry Schwartz.

Published by Daniel Herndler on August 6, 2014

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Daniel Herndler works as SEO & Analytics Manager for global brands and international companies. Daniel is also speaker at conferences like Search Marketing Expo (SMX) Munich and Content Day. He blogs on and some other blogs and platforms about SEO and online marketing topics, trends and news ... and sometimes about his entire life. At his current tasks as SEO and Analytics expert at LOOP - a worldwide leading digital agency - he's specialized on conception, innovation, experience and building brand awareness in search. You can follow Daniel on Twitter at @DanielHerndler and on !

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