Google has officially dropped authorship bylines from the organic search results. A few months ago, they dropped those Google+ profile photos from the search results. Now, Google will no longer use author profiles to track who writes what content at all.
and (who probably knows more about the Authorship project than anyone outside of Google), dig into the why, how, and what next in this article on
“Anyone who follows Google knows that nothing it creates is immune from elimination. Like so many efforts before it, Authorship is fading into the sunset.”
Get the details here: It’s Over: The Rise & Fall Of Google Authorship For Search Results