Something funny happened to me. I verified my authorship in Google and had my picture showing in search results. Then I decided I don’t want it there.
I was quite confident that if I change my picture to anything that cannot be confused with headshot, the picture will automatically disappear. I wanted to make a point that I am not trying to mislead Google and uploaded a picture of palm tree in desert instead of my own photo to my Google+ profile. The result? It has been four days and that palm tree is still showing next to my search results. Click-through rate? Great, as usual. How long this is going to last? No idea.
Now this is really interesting. Some people might want to take an advantage of this and upload their logos or something really catchy. I find this really amusing!