Jan 2 Posted 2 years ago
Thanks for your pushback, B.J.
It's important to emphasize exactly what this tool measures at this point: the potential search ranking strength of content associated with a particular author. The tool does this using a number of industry-standard metrics to evaluate the link-based authority of both the actual content pages themselves and the sites on which they were published. In the future other metrics may be added in, such as social shares.
Dec 26 Posted 2 years ago
Hi, I understand the concern re Klout. I think this is interesting for a number of reasons. Firstly, it is looking at someone's authority as an author and in particular theme areas. Secondly, one of the key people involved is Mark Traphagen who is an expert on Google authorship. There seems no question to me that author authority will be increasingly important and hence this is a development to watch.
Dec 23 Posted 2 years ago
This looks and smells a lot like Klout to me, and we all know how useful that actually is ...
I appreciate the writeup, but if we're just ranking people off of random stuff gathered by a company without any sort of indication that this is what Google is using, what's the point?
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