Nobody has responded to my last post lol. We have 'pages' setup for our websites and then link to that G+ page using the rel=publisher method.
Would this have the same affect? The 'page' still needs to be created under an actual G+ profile, mine, but it removes MY name from showing and instead links the company 'page' to the company website.
Should we be setting up the rel=author as well? Lots of questions have popped in my head with this one. rel=author would make sense if we were a blog or some kind of article site, but we are not - all pages are created by the company and thats how we wish to keep it. This brings another question, if we were a blog do we still use both or just publisher... just publisher on our pages and adding author when we have an outside source write an article or reference one?
Once again G has made something without outlining the finer details for people to understand. Once this came about I always had a feeling G would this one or the other or both as a means of detecting dupe content. In other words, 30 people have basically the same article yet one person uses rel=author... is this now the 'authority/creator' of the article or page? Of course not, but then again we are talking about Google so I would not put something like that past them.