Advanced AuthorRank: 25 Tacticsfrom the Individual to the Enterprise Level!by Mike Arnesen, Senior SEO at SwellPath!@mike_...
Sweet Hashtags:#AdvancedAuthorRank#MozinarHi!Mike ArnesenSenior SEO, SwellPathGoogle.com/search?q=mike+arnesen
@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #MozinarYou’ve heard of AuthorRank
Circle of Advocates@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #Mozinar	   	   	   	  “The	  reputa+on	  of	  a	  par+cular	  agent	 ...
Circle of Advocates@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #MozinarNotify your advocates…sparingly.#1
Regular Circle Building@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #Mozinar#2Spend time buildingyour Google+ circles.Foster relations...
Regular Circle Building@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #MozinarThese folksare ALLeither currentor potentialadvocates!#2
Regular Circle Building@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #Mozinar#2Find advocates, but do it quickly!Add the Ripples bookma...
Crawl for Authors@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #MozinarI knowwhere youlive.#3
Crawl for Authors@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #MozinarI knowwhere youlive write.Use Tom’s Author Crawler Tool. It’s am...
Crawl for Authors@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #MozinarThese established authors link to you.This is high value informa...
Target Engaged Authors@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #MozinarNow find authors who aren’t linking to you, yet.#4
Breakdown Recommendation BarriersMake sharing as easy as possible.@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #Mozinar#5People these ...
Breakdown Recommendation BarriersSo much better!@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #Mozinar	  	  	  #5	  	  	  
Author-friendly Discussions@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #Mozinar#6Google wants to know who comments on your work&how y...
Author-friendly Discussions@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #Mozinar#6Help Google see which authors are responding!Google+...
Remove Inappropriate AuthorshipIf there’s onething Googledoesn’t like,it’s being trickedby webmasters.@mike_arnesen#Advanc...
Remove Inappropriate AuthorshipThis is definitely notan appropriate useof Authorship.!@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #Mo...
Authorship for Designers & Partners@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #Mozinar#8Kinda	  grey	  hat	  
Don’t Commoditize AuthorshipOnce AuthorRank becomes aranking factor, Google will beitching to penalize manipulation.Do ite...
Searchscapes with Low Penetration@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #MozinarWhere’d everyone go?So much opportunity!#10
Overcoming Hesitations & Objections@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #Mozinar#11But I don’t wantto highlightmy employees.Th...
Selling the RecommendationHere’s your recipe for success.@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #MozinarGoogle Search Volume x I...
Selling the Recommendation@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #MozinarGoogle Search Volume x Impression Rate x NEW Organic CT...
Selling the Recommendation@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #Mozinar120,000 est. searches x 4% impression rate x 6% Avg. CT...
QA Your Implementation@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #Mozinar#13<link rel="author" href="http://plus.google.com/10308892...
Author Photo Optimization@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #Mozinar#14We optimize everything else! Why not this?Improve tha...
Author Photo Optimization@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #MozinarConsistent personal branding across networks!#14
Monitor AuthorStats@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #MozinarFocus on these as KPIs of Authorship.#15
Be Mindful of Automatic Attribution@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #MozinarYou can’t use rel=author on SlideShare!HOW IS ...
Google wants to knowhow recent yourcontributions are.Just ponder that.Current vs Past Contributor To@mike_arnesen#Advanced...
Build Your Profile’s PageRank@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #Mozinar#18Google+ pages build &pass PR just like otherpages...
Build Your Authority Offline@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #Mozinar#19It’s all aboutthe #RES.**Real Expert Stuff	  
Check Off Bing’s Authority Checklist@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #MozinarDo you have unique, useful content?  Check.Do...
Your Site’s Branding & UX Matter@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #Mozinar#21Rand’s a smart guy, and I consider him an auth...
Your Site’s Branding & UX Matter@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #Mozinar#21Rand’s a smart guy, and I consider him an auth...
Your Site’s Branding & UX Matter@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #Mozinar#21Even if you’re an expert,a bad UX and poor bra...
Demonstrate Your Expertise & Value@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #Mozinar#22Invest time participating in communitieswher...
AuthorRank Protects You@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #MozinarA site with high PR and extremely low AR couldindicate a s...
AuthorRank Protects You@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #MozinarA site with high AR Authors and low PR may deserveaddition...
AuthorRank Protects You@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #MozinarA site with high PR and high AR Authors is theperfect comb...
Remember the WHY@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #Mozinar#24We all just want to connectwith other people.
BECOME an AuthorityBecome the experts, !that Google wants !! ! !to see promoted !in search results.!@mike_arnesen#Advanced...
@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #MozinarIncreased SERP visibility,higher CTR, and positiveROI are amazing.
@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #MozinarYet the value of buildingreal authority and trustwith your audience isimmeasurable.
@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #MozinarAuthorshipis just the beginning
AuthorRanklets us make the weba better place.@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #Mozinar
For any tool or post I mentioned, plus someother great stuff…bit.ly/authorrankmozinar@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #Moz...
Q&A Time!!@mike_arnesen	  www.swellpath.com	  mike.arnesen@swellpath.com	  http://seomoz.org/webinars!
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Advanced AuthorRank: 25 Tactics, from the individual to the enterprise level

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Behold, my deck from my 4/16 Mozinar for SEOmoz!

Very soon, Google AuthorRank will no longer be the "next big thing in search," but the "current big thing" in search. Mike Arnesen will go over specific tactics that you can use to boost your AuthorRank as an individual agent, help enterprise-level sites benefit from AuthorRank, sell the idea into your clients and/or bosses, and creative use-cases from the trenches at SwellPath. This advanced foray into AuthorRank building assumes familiarity with Google Authorship.

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  • @anahmani Thanks so much, Ari! That's definitely one of the reasons I really advocate authorship; it puts the focus on the people. ;-)

    If you haven't had a chance to watch the Mozinar, they have it up here: http://www.seomoz.org/webinars/advanced-authorrank-25-tactics-for-the-individual-to-the-enterprise
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  • *awesome* deck Mike. Going to send this to the whole team and go over some of these tools. Authorship has been constantly talked about for our clients and has really actually help us introduce a more honest, people-driven content marketing strategy for their blogs (and our own!).
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  • @jeremyabeldigital Thank you, Jeremy! I am seriously loving that tool. Always so stoked to see more people who are seriously interested in the huge opportunity that is Google Authorship. Thanks for that link, I'll check it out.
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  • Mike, this is an outstanding look into Google+ Authorship and I appreciate you sharing Tom Anthony's author crawler tool.

    There's still so much potential for Authorship and highlighting the growing importance of 'standing out' in the SERPs, not just the ability to 'stand up' in the SERPs (as noted in the blumenthal's study on video snippets vs. author images- http://blumenthals.com/blog/2013/03/13/video-snippets-vs-author-images/)

    Love the dedication to G+ brother.
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  1. 1. Advanced AuthorRank: 25 Tacticsfrom the Individual to the Enterprise Level!by Mike Arnesen, Senior SEO at SwellPath!@mike_arnesen!Tweet with Mozinar attendees: #mozinar!!Technical problems or feedback:!Please email team@seomoz.org!!
  2. 2. Sweet Hashtags:#AdvancedAuthorRank#MozinarHi!Mike ArnesenSenior SEO, SwellPathGoogle.com/search?q=mike+arnesen
  3. 3. @mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #MozinarYou’ve heard of AuthorRank
  4. 4. Circle of Advocates@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #Mozinar        “The  reputa+on  of  a  par+cular  agent                  is  a  func+on  of  the  reputa+on                                    of  the  content  and  agents  which  refer  to  it.”                - from the Agent Rank Patent#1
  5. 5. Circle of Advocates@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #MozinarNotify your advocates…sparingly.#1
  6. 6. Regular Circle Building@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #Mozinar#2Spend time buildingyour Google+ circles.Foster relationships withyour advocates and let themknow they’re valued.
  7. 7. Regular Circle Building@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #MozinarThese folksare ALLeither currentor potentialadvocates!#2
  8. 8. Regular Circle Building@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #Mozinar#2Find advocates, but do it quickly!Add the Ripples bookmarklet to your toolkit!blindfiveyearold.com/ripples-bookmarklet
  9. 9. Crawl for Authors@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #MozinarI knowwhere youlive.#3
  10. 10. Crawl for Authors@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #MozinarI knowwhere youlive write.Use Tom’s Author Crawler Tool. It’s amazing.#3tomanthony.co.uk/tools/author-crawler/
  11. 11. Crawl for Authors@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #MozinarThese established authors link to you.This is high value information!#3
  12. 12. Target Engaged Authors@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #MozinarNow find authors who aren’t linking to you, yet.#4
  13. 13. Breakdown Recommendation BarriersMake sharing as easy as possible.@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #Mozinar#5People these authors.
  14. 14. Breakdown Recommendation BarriersSo much better!@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #Mozinar      #5      
  15. 15. Author-friendly Discussions@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #Mozinar#6Google wants to know who comments on your work&how your comments are received.
  16. 16. Author-friendly Discussions@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #Mozinar#6Help Google see which authors are responding!Google+  Social  Sign-­‐in  Use  it  for  commen+ng  Which  theore+cally  +e  back  to  your  author  iden+ty  Leave  comments  
  17. 17. Remove Inappropriate AuthorshipIf there’s onething Googledoesn’t like,it’s being trickedby webmasters.@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #Mozinar#7
  18. 18. Remove Inappropriate AuthorshipThis is definitely notan appropriate useof Authorship.!@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #Mozinar#7
  19. 19. Authorship for Designers & Partners@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #Mozinar#8Kinda  grey  hat  
  20. 20. Don’t Commoditize AuthorshipOnce AuthorRank becomes aranking factor, Google will beitching to penalize manipulation.Do itethically orget out!@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #Mozinar#9@w2scoG  
  21. 21. Searchscapes with Low Penetration@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #MozinarWhere’d everyone go?So much opportunity!#10
  22. 22. Overcoming Hesitations & Objections@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #Mozinar#11But I don’t wantto highlightmy employees.That’s fine, Keanu, but it’s requiredif you want to enjoy benefits.
  23. 23. Selling the RecommendationHere’s your recipe for success.@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #MozinarGoogle Search Volume x Impression Rate x Avg. Organic CTR =Visits CapturedVisits Captured x Avg. Revenue Per Organic Visit =Expected Return#12
  24. 24. Selling the Recommendation@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #MozinarGoogle Search Volume x Impression Rate x NEW Organic CTR =Visits CapturedVisits Captured x Avg. Revenue Per Organic Visit =Projected ReturnProjected – Expected = ROI of Implementing Authorship#12
  25. 25. Selling the Recommendation@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #Mozinar120,000 est. searches x 4% impression rate x 6% Avg. CTR =290 Visits290 Visits x $1.50 Avg. Value =$435.00$435 – $285 = $150 ROI on Authorship per Month#12120,000 est. searches x 4% impression rate x 4% Avg. CTR =190 Visits190 Visits x $1.50 Avg. Value =$285.00
  26. 26. QA Your Implementation@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #Mozinar#13<link rel="author" href="http://plus.google.com/103088929047917831453"/>One line to rule them all.
  27. 27. Author Photo Optimization@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #Mozinar#14We optimize everything else! Why not this?Improve that CTR!Try out differentways to stand out inthe crowd.
  28. 28. Author Photo Optimization@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #MozinarConsistent personal branding across networks!#14
  29. 29. Monitor AuthorStats@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #MozinarFocus on these as KPIs of Authorship.#15
  30. 30. Be Mindful of Automatic Attribution@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #MozinarYou can’t use rel=author on SlideShare!HOW IS THIS HAPPENING?!#16Screenshot  courtesy  of  blindfiveyearold.com  
  31. 31. Google wants to knowhow recent yourcontributions are.Just ponder that.Current vs Past Contributor To@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #Mozinar#17
  32. 32. Build Your Profile’s PageRank@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #Mozinar#18Google+ pages build &pass PR just like otherpages on the web.Build it.
  33. 33. Build Your Authority Offline@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #Mozinar#19It’s all aboutthe #RES.**Real Expert Stuff  
  34. 34. Check Off Bing’s Authority Checklist@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #MozinarDo you have unique, useful content?  Check.Do you produce new content frequently? Check.Do you have a solid history?  Check.Do you have trustworthy links pointing at your content? Check.Do you have an active social presence?  Check.Do people retweet and like your social content? Check.bing.com/blogs/site_blogs/b/webmaster/archive/2011/10/28/want-to-be-an-authority-here-s-how.aspx#20
  35. 35. Your Site’s Branding & UX Matter@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #Mozinar#21Rand’s a smart guy, and I consider him an authority.I love visiting Rand’s site because it’s a fantastic experience.
  36. 36. Your Site’s Branding & UX Matter@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #Mozinar#21Rand’s a smart guy, and I consider him an authority.I love visiting Rand’s site because it’s a fantastic experience.
  37. 37. Your Site’s Branding & UX Matter@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #Mozinar#21Even if you’re an expert,a bad UX and poor brandingcan cause your messageto get lost.
  38. 38. Demonstrate Your Expertise & Value@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #Mozinar#22Invest time participating in communitieswhere you can demonstrate your expertise.
  39. 39. AuthorRank Protects You@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #MozinarA site with high PR and extremely low AR couldindicate a suspicious link profile.#23
  40. 40. AuthorRank Protects You@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #MozinarA site with high AR Authors and low PR may deserveadditional attention.#23
  41. 41. AuthorRank Protects You@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #MozinarA site with high PR and high AR Authors is theperfect combination.AuthorRank could keep yousafe from penalties.#23
  42. 42. Remember the WHY@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #Mozinar#24We all just want to connectwith other people.
  43. 43. BECOME an AuthorityBecome the experts, !that Google wants !! ! !to see promoted !in search results.!@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #Mozinar#25
  44. 44. @mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #MozinarIncreased SERP visibility,higher CTR, and positiveROI are amazing.
  45. 45. @mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #MozinarYet the value of buildingreal authority and trustwith your audience isimmeasurable.
  46. 46. @mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #MozinarAuthorshipis just the beginning
  47. 47. AuthorRanklets us make the weba better place.@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #Mozinar
  48. 48. For any tool or post I mentioned, plus someother great stuff…bit.ly/authorrankmozinar@mike_arnesen#AdvancedAuthorRank #MozinarThank You
  49. 49. Q&A Time!!@mike_arnesen  www.swellpath.com  mike.arnesen@swellpath.com  http://seomoz.org/webinars!
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