Leosghost - 6:52 pm on Oct 25, 2012 (gmt 0)
Better things to do than worry about securing my "brand" by registering it on many sites..( especially on such as a subdomain on wordpress.com )..instead I register trademarks (I do have the resources ;) costs more than a few hundred and is money far better spent ;)..then anyone who tries to 'brand-squat me" on any of these hundreds of sites..is being very stupid because eventually they find that they must pay me and stop..( has happened, my bank account thanks their stupidity ;)..I have "defensive" brand registrations on facebook, twitter ( no intention of doing so on G+ ) those accounts are logged into just enough to keep them active..
But you are confusing "brand" ie "commercial trading entity"..with real name ( as required by G+ )..squat my "brand" on the social media flavour site of the moment and it will result in you talking to my lawyers and cost you ..
My "brand" is registered as a commercial entity in multiple countries..but your willingness to teach me how to suck eggs is touching..
Surprised you have the time, what with all the chasing about registering your "brand" on all of these social sites and platforms..you'd find it a far better use of your time and money to register your brand as a trademark in each country that you are concerned with..
Keeping up with the ever burgeoning "ecosystems" is dissipating..isolation is what distinguishes one from the rest of the crowd..and search engines favour those who distinguish themselves from the rest of the crowd..:))..
The subject of the OP was "author rank"..
Do you seriously think that recognised ( outside of search engine and marketing fora, such as this, and the microcosm of SEO fora in general ) authors and artists , bother about having myriads of accounts in their name on every social media site that any bunch of VCs flings at the wall..
That is what PR companies and press agents are paid to do..artists and authors and businesses have ( or should have ) better things to spend their time on..like creating things, or making products..or cooking dinner , and making the occasional post :)