Following, yesterday improvements that introduced a simple way for content creators to set up authorship by just using their email address in Google+ Profile.
Google's Wanda Hung, Software Engineer of search team, just announced the "addition of few more improvements to the author information that you see in the search results, so you can find out more about the authors behind the articles and engage with them directly."
With today's added improvement specifically, you'll now see:
- "Circle count. Although you saw the name of an author next to the result, we kept hearing that you wanted to find more info about them. The most popular request was knowing how many people followed that author on Google+, which is now included.
- Add to circles. You should be able to easily engage with and hear more from authors you like, so we're making that easy by allowing you to add authors to your circles right in search results (this feature is rolling out over the coming weeks).
- Comments. Another way you can engage with authors is to comment directly to them on Google+. Now if an author shares an article on Google+ and they get comments on it, you'll see a link on the search results page to view the comments in Google+," explains Hung.