said 2 months, 1 week ago:
Google wants “verified” Google authors… so anything that deviates from that I would guess would be a no-no. Verifying that you are who you say you are… and that there is ONLY one of you… not you hiding behind many aliases or companies or llc’s or any other contrivance to hide your identity is what Google wants for all of us.
And that is how they rid us all of anonymous spammers, fictional pseudonyms, and spammers who do nothing but spin text and spit it out with hundreds of different bylines.
We’ve spent years trying to compete for page one rankings against people that don’t exist. This is how Google gets to heart, gets to the source of who’s actually writing the content it promotes.
And for companies? Well, I’d guess they better start being nicer to their most prolific, virally explosive writers… the ones who put their companies names in the news and give their company the heart it appears to have in public. Fire the writer, lose their online love… and do so at their own risk.
I’m thinking both writers and companies need to start reviewing all those cases that have decided who owns what when working for companies. And I’m thinking, with Google’s help and their fierce determination to get at the bottom of who a content’s author actually is… well, let’s just say that original writers, original authors are in a lot better stead than they used to be.
So to me…
One company… many employees… many writers… only one rankable byline at a time… one byline links to one Google+ account, not many..
One person… one writer… one byline… one Google+ account.
Anything else, any other attempt to bypass an original “source”… just seems to go against the Google grain.
At least those are my thoughts right now. What are yours?