I just saw something weird in the search results:
Weird, huh? I’ve never seen authorship photos appear next to any search results for Google’s pages.
I’m even more stumped why the authorship photo is of a guy who seems not to be affiliated with Google. Granted, +Matthew Rappaport is a power user and knows his way around a Hangout. But if anyone’s photo were to show up in the search results for Google’s properties, I’d expect it to be of Matt Cutts’s smiling visage, or maybe a photo of whomever has the corner office in the Local/Maps department these days.
I’m also seeing the same authorship photo in the results when I type in “Google local support,” “Google + Local,” and other terms.
Is Google wetting its beak in its own authorship action? Is it just a bug?
What are you seeing? Am I missing something obvious? Any ideas as to what’s going on here?