The Author Rank Building Machine [Animated Infographic]
By S. Saha
Last Updated on Jan 20th, 2014
Author Rank might be the next big thing in Google’s eyes, though it may not be fully supported by Google as a ranking metric (yet) as of now. But building a reputable name for yourself can be just as valuable in your industry or within a certain niche. There’s obviously a connecting between authorship and author rank of course (use this tool to check your Author Rank). The idea here is simple – to get rid of anonymity and bring the face upfront. Recently Google has applied a 15% reduction in the amount of rich snippets displayed in the search results. And speaking about this Matt Cutts announced at PubCon a couple months ago that this would happen, saying that the ability to have and use rich snippets may be taken away for low quality sites in the coming months ...