jimbeetle - 1:36 pm on Oct 4, 2012 (gmt 0)
Can anyone qualify exactly what makes them think their site is regarded as "An Authority Site"?
In basic search use Hubs & Authorities go back a long way. It was first developed as HITS algorithm [math.cornell.edu] by Kleinberg and used by Ask and then a version of it was folded into PageRank [nlp.stanford.edu].
That's the technical part; as to what site owners think, I guess the old saw is true and beauty is in the eye of the beholder.