AuthorRank is Google’s attempt to analyze the influence and reliability of those who write blog posts, web pages, and the like. But AuthorRank essentially became unimportant when Google+ disappeared.
For the average writer, marketer or content producer, AuthorRank offers an incredible opportunity to brand yourself. Even more important for those of us who write books, it also makes us responsible for the quality of work we produce online. As experts, we have a much greater chance to stand out – because we are accustomed to creating great content.
It’s clear Google is seeking to evaluate the substantive quality of online authors. By understanding AuthorRank now, we as authors can establish ourselves and our aggregated body of work online as worthy of being ranked higher in the search engines.
This infographic from BlueGlass explains everything you need to know about AuthorRank. Be sure to watch the two videos embedded into the infographic. Yes, you can embed video into infographics. Cool!
Sadly, BlueGlass.com seems to have disappeared but I have resurrected the infographic below.
About John Kremer
John Kremer is author of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books, the Relationships Matter Marketing program, and many other books and reports on book marketing, Internet marketing, social media, and book publicity. -- John Kremer on Book Marketing.
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Is this only possible with WP blogs? I use Blogger.
You can do Google Authorship with Blogger, but it takes a little more technical knowledge to implement. For that, you might want to talk to one of your teenagers or the teenager next door who’s a computer whiz.
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