Want to Rank in Google? Build Your Author Rank Now – Search Engine Watch (#SEW)


In "SEO Revelations for 2013", I wrote this about rel=author: "This will be the big new ranking signal for 2013". A mere 19 days later, a very interesting excerpt from "The New Digital Age", the upcoming book authored by Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, made some headlines:

"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."

What say you?