• http://twitter.com/rogerdooley Roger Dooley

    Interesting. It seems like Wikipedia might suffer a bit, while authorities on a topic might gain.

  • http://www.summitweb.net/seo-inverness-scotland.html Martin Oxby

    Unless you can be an authority on most things…a ‘general knowledge authority’ per se. The frustrating thing is that a site like Wikipedia is often a great result for a query due to the volume of (relatively) accurate information. Wikipedia is an authoritative site, whether we like to think of it as such or not.

    Be nice to see some individuals ranking over crowd-sourced info though.

  • Alan

    Author rank anyone? although he does cryptically say someone and then later says those sites. So is he talking author authority or site authority? I am pretty sure niche authority has been part of Google’s ranking system. Search for anything SEO and SEL turns up.

    Is this just a way of saying we are going to be giving brands even more power? Hope not.

  • Mike Grant

    Basically, screw the little guy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sammie.kiogora Sammie Kiogora

    The user experience will be positively affected by the ranking system.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.agostoni.5 Lisa Agostoni

    A Firefox TShirt?

  • Faiz Alam

    Now the time to go with authority site with positive and clear result…..

  • http://twitter.com/freepress_in FreePress India

    As Long as they have high priority for the Stupid Refresh Factor, it is difficult to get Quality Sites Rank Higher as Quality Content Seldom gets produced in Quantity.

  • http://www.spinxwebdesign.com/ Alan Smith

    Need to wait for few months and lets see how businesses will be effected

  • http://www.octalsoftware.com/ Kamal Kishore Pathik

    Exactly….Even panda is just a post caffeine solution to cover up the mess done by Refresh & Caffeine…

  • sleepd

    That’s pretty much what their SERPs show now.

  • https://twitter.com/RizzoMB RizzoMB

    My first question is how does Google do this with Google News?

    Will they (likely) use the same determiners for Google Search?

  • steve blackburn

    In my recent experience I noticed that linking your google plus account to your website/blog/youtube and using the rel=author when possible have made a big difference in search results for our website. Just hoping our competition doesn’t catch on! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mücahit-Güner/100003339168229 Mücahit Güner

    Woow.Beatiful article Seo

  • http://twitter.com/OneEyedJack OneEyedJack

    Thanks Barry. My question is; if your site has a bunch of great unique content for a niche market and that content was scrapped and is now on hundreds of sites, how will Google determine authority? Would Rel_Publisher help to safeguard content going forward?

  • Joanna McDonald

    Question for the crowd: do you think an authoritative site (DA 80+) and known brand that’s under a keyword-specific manual penalty could still benefit from this? Or would Google say, you’re under manual penalty, so no soup for you?

  • credit_geeks

    Seems like this ‘could’ be positive for smaller webmasters as long as they meet the criteria of being an authority site, whatever that means