Still trying to decipher Author Rank and Authorship? Here are a few posts to get your started or just move you along the way. Be warned, you’re going to need a Google+ account, there’s no way around it.
Copyblogger’s “The Writer’s Author Rank Cheat Sheet” is very comprehensive on how to boost your Author Rank. Recommendations include:
- Create a Google+ account.
- Implement the authorship markup.
- Boost activity on social sites.
- Connect with influencers.
- Continue to create and publish great content.
Copyblogger’s “10 Reasons Writers Should Claim Their Google Authorship Markup” gives a compelling argument on why bloggers should claim their Authorship. The article also discussed why Google implemented Authorship.
The Open Education Database gives you “Five Compelling Reasons You’ll Want to Claim Authorship on Google+.” These are:
- Google Will Display Your Photo Next to Results.
- Your Author Name Will Lead to More Results.
- Searchers Can Instantly Add You To Their Circles.
- Your Authority Will Be Displayed.
- You Can Get Authorship Analytics.
This is where you go to claim your Authorship: Google’s “Signup for Authorship” page. Do not forget that you have to link back to your Google+ account using the rel=author link, and that’s after you link your content to your Google+ account.
As an extra I’m including “Seven Ways Writers Can Build Online Authority with Google+,” also from Copyblogger. Mostly because we’re already discussing Google+ and I wanted to include one more post on ways to use your account to maximum success… since you’re going to need it for blogging anyway.
As an extra extra, I’m linking to the Wikipedia page “What is PageRank?” And let me know if it makes any sense to you.