Author rank seeks to highlight influential authors based on links, citations and peer review but how will this be presented to the public? Could Author Rank influence the display of authorship snippets in search results?
Is Google in danger of losing out to Bing in the race to implement a robust relevance engine for content authors?
For over a year, talk of Google Author Rank (based on the search giant’s Agent Rank patent) has been fueling speculation of how it might operate and affect search rankings for content authors.
“Within search results, information tied to verified online profiles will be ranked higher than content without such verification, which will result in most users naturally clicking on the top (verified) results. The true cost of remaining anonymous, then, might be irrelevance” – Eric Schmidt.