I am not interested in why I don't see the picture in SERPs.
So I know this is borderline off-limits but I turned every stone in the web (including DDgo) trying to find anybody experiencing a worse position in SERPs after implementing
In Google Webmaster Tools:
Everything seems fine but the first results dropped 14 places in SERPs in the past two days. The original landing page went down from first page to 5th page in a few days. It is a useful site with original content concerning marriage laws. This specific page is no where to be found and now the first result leads to the home page.
Assuming everything else is the same with no changes made to the site at all is there a reason the
rel=author tag will cause such a plummet?
Additional info that might be useful: The Google+ account is as dead as a palm pilot.