Google has given us another option to gain page quality and we can get in NOW
Called Author Rank
This is great. You can position yourself as the author of content on high quality sites, shows in the SERPs.
Create an author for your site, you can gain authority and get links and +1s to your content.
When logged into Google Plus, if someone in your circles has shared content, you will see their thumbnail image appear in SERPs.
When content is published by someone who has used authorship you will see theit link to their Google Plus profile
In your Google Plus account, upload a photo, add blogs
Includ your name and your email address
Test your site with Google Rich Snippets tool tester.
This will be less open to black tactics
Google will keep up and use it to calculate your author rank which they use in their formulas, GL
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