webindia123 - 10:40 am on Oct 25, 2012 (gmt 0)
Being pro member in the same blog, I seem to ignore free articles...sometimes :p but just found one of the better article on preparing for Author Rank to make yourself stay ahead of crowd :)...sharing the link
Its a month old but worth the check...wikipedia, slideshare and youtube inclusion seems to be a good approach.
Hereís my shortlist of factors that Google is likely to use in their calculation:
*The average PageRank of an authorís content.
*The average number of +1s and Google+ shares the authorís content receives.
*The number of Google+ circles an author is in.
*Reciprocal connections to other high AuthorRank authors.
*The number and authority of sites an authorís content has been published to.
*The engagement level of an authorís native Google+ content (i.e., posts to Google+).
*The level of on-site engagement for an authorís content (i.e., comments and authorís responses to comments)
*Outside authority indicators (e.g., the presence of a Wikipedia page).
*YouTube subscribers and/or engagement on authored videos (speculation: multiple-attribution author markup for YouTube videos coming soon).
*Any number of importance/authority metrics on social networks that Google deems trustworthy enough (Twitter, Quora, LinkedIn, SlideShare, etc.).
*Real world authority indicators like published works on Google Books or Google Scholar.