This is not expected from BHW. Is this community now lagging behind catching up with latest trends? The entire internet and SEO Industry in particular is now abuzz with Author Markup and AUTHOR RANK concept of Google. Author Rank has not been introduced yet, but it's going to be introduced soon. Google has already filed for patent. Once it is introduced, it's effect will be greater than all the Panda, Penguin effect combined and it's going to change the SEO landscape forever. Am not going to link any articles here, just search in google. All major SEO sites including SEOmoz is covering it. I am ready to work online for 3-4 years without a dime to get a solid author rank. Think about it. Once you get a solid author rank, you will be golden, probably even offline. Media houses will run after you to get you on board to get advantage of your author rank. Instead of endlessly running in circles about the next valued source of backlinks and then getting slapped in the face when that source gets devalued, can we please talk about ways to increase our author rank, especially when all Joe and Jane have not jumped on board to increase their author rank? Let's see how the discussion goes.