what is google author rank?
google’s author rank goes back to a patent filed 2005. the patent describes a method in which the contents of the the search results (SERP) are assigned to a specific authors. in addition, authors will be assessed based on their previous activities and designated a score that will be used to rank future content they publish on the web..
this score is calculated using many different factors. some examples are the number of followers the author has on google+ or how often their posts have been shared. ultimately, the goal with author rank is to bring a social component into a google search – a human factor is added to the pure google algorithm.
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