webindia123 - 8:17 pm on Oct 24, 2012 (gmt 0)
Because somehow, as soon as you implemented it, your site apparently acquired a lot more authority and value in Google's eyes. That's nonsense, but it's also exactly why the author tag is so attravtive to spammers...
If you're willing to give Google your real name, that's up to you, but I feel differently. I didn't put my real name on any of the books...
Now that thought itself makes you a faker and not ethical. Because google wants to give weightage to real PEOPLE and not artificial LINKS so I think that its human rank that has future in social emergence of internet. And google might be right in giving importance to people (experts in their field).
Infact due to acceptance of this author rank SIGNAL, spam links would not be helpful in future SEO. And we will find real PEOPLE (experts) sustaining in this new social search engine optimization- I think that's what future SEO will become. Which in my view is great for SEO and google SERP quality.
And by that logic of yours. So even matt cuts [which has over 0.2 million circles, uses real name and has pic too] is SPAMMER :). That's ridiculous. Please be realist friend as seeing everyone with biased and myopic thought process would not make others think of you as a contributing poster, at least me as others was never impressed with your arguments.
- lalit kumar