Patents Say1. Agents are information sources2. Multiple agents have multiple content items3. Every agent has associated digital signatures for identification4. The corpus of content items from multiple agents is created5. Score is based upon the content items associated with the first agent by the digital signatures
Common Learnings from PatentsGet Verified• Agentship / AuthorshipBe Influential• AgentRank / AuthorRank
What Signals Will Factor Into AuthorRank?1.The average PageRank of an author’s content.2.The average number of +1s and Google+ shares the author’s content receives.3.The number of Google+ circles an author is in.4.Reciprocal connections to other high AuthorRank authors.
What Signals Will Factor Into AuthorRank?5. The number and authority of sites an author’s content has been published to.6. The engagement level of an author’s native Google+ content (i.e., posts to Google+).7. The level of on-site engagement for an author’s content (i.e., comments and author’s responses to comments)8. Outside authority indicators (e.g., the presence of a Wikipedia page).
What Signals Will Factor Into AuthorRank?9. YouTube subscribers and/or engagement on authored videos (speculation: multiple- attribution author markup for YouTube videos coming soon).10.Any number of importance/authority metrics on social networks that Google deems trustworthy enough (Twitter, Quora, LinkedIn, SlideShare, etc.).11.Real world authority indicators like published works on Google Books or Google Scholar.
Point to ponder• It’s all about people - Focus on them• People and NOT brands can be Authors• Become Authors and NOT Copywriters• Focus on Social Search too
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