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    If you take what Mat Cutts says literally, authorship may be important in the future. However, I am starting to see more of my articles ranking #1 or #2 with the author image when authorship has been claimed. It looks like Bill Hartzer is seeing the same thing. That may be because lots of crappy articles now have reduced rankings or may be due to improvements in quality for my articles. Like I keep saying, it is getting harder to tell why something happens when there are multiple factors in play.

    I've written over 1000 articles over the past 10 years, mostly under pen names or no author name. Only a little over 300 use my real name. I am wondering if I should create Google Plus personas for a few of those pen names. I did see one that slipped through where someone created a Plus account for his dog, but that will probably only last until someone reports it.
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    I would definitely create google accts for all of those pen names.
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    They will go after it probably in 10 years
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    I absolutely agree. I am just wondering if Google is going to decide to go after these sites, just like they did with site review websites, blog networks, etc. Unless this is distributed widely enough to avoid detection, the concept could be flawed. If all of the reviews appears on just a couple of sites, the concept is already doomed.
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    They will go after it probably in 10 years
    OK, so Google decides to go after (and penalize) sites that have participated (by posting a paid article on their blog). How could they identify whether or not a site was participating or not? They've verified their site through Google Authorship, something that Google wants.

    I could see Google identifying link schemes like paid links or sites linking together. Pretty easy to identify.
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    Good point. And no, they won't be able to identify them except for those who overdo it.
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    Google is as Google does. I still think they live in their own Googley little world and don't fully understand (or possibly do not care about) the financial impact that these changes have on millions of site owners, especially the sites that get hit with collateral damage. When it comes to spammy sites, I say good riddance. But even after all of their algorithm changes over the past two years the quality of the SERPs has not improved very much. The net result is primarily the destruction of billions of dollars of value on the web.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TopDogger View Post
    Google is as Google does. I still think they live in their own Googley little world and don't fully understand (or possibly do not care about) the financial impact that these changes have on millions of site owners, especially the sites that get hit with collateral damage. When it comes to spammy sites, I say good riddance. But even after all of their algorithm changes over the past two years the quality of the SERPs has not improved very much. The net result is primarily the destruction of billions of dollars of value on the web.
    Just don't use Google checkout when you pay for links
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    When it comes to spammy sites, I say good riddance.
    I'm not seeing too many sites (actually I have not seen any sites) who have verified authorship that are spammy or "low quality".
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    I see the future of this:
    In six months, people will want their links, etc. removed from the articles.
    Hahahahahhaa....

    I say, regardless of what kind of links and where they are?
    Buying is a waste of money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhartzer View Post
    I'm not seeing too many sites (actually I have not seen any sites) who have verified authorship that are spammy or "low quality".
    I was not seeing spammy sites with verified authorship either, but there are still relatively few authorship images showing up in search results. Most people with crappy web sites or spammy content probably don't want their image associated with it.

    I didn't really check out the quality of the site where the guy set up a Google+ account for his dog. I probably should have.
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