What is your opinion on this?
I just read these two sentences on the web: " Google Authorship and Author Rank are ongoing initiatives at Google, and neither are fully implemented. Google has confirmed that social signals are a factor in their ranking algorithm, and further that Authorship is a contributing factor to those signals. "
I like to know your opinion but here is mine first:
I am probably wrong (which is why I am asking this question) but I have not read or heard anything to vouch that "Author Rank" is "an ongoing initiative at Google."
I am not disputing that social signals are a factor in Google`s ranking algorithms but my understanding is that, while Authorship is a Google initiative, I have not heard any official statement that Authorship "is a contributing factor to social signals".
Neither have I seen or heard anything reliable enough to convince me that authorship affects the ranking algorithms or causes a page with authorship to rank higher than it normally would without it.
What`s your opinion?