So, lately a lot of people here are wondering what really make's a site an authority. I had the same question too a couple of months ago, and now I'm getting somewhere, and I wish to share some of that stuff with you. Some people think that authority come's from putting up some content on your site, and then wait to gain an authority status, well its not like that. Simply slapping up 20-30 posts on a wordpress blog focussing on some money keywords here is certainly not going to make your site an authority. I would say the minimum ammount of posts you will need are 100+, with a variety in lengt. Like, one day you'll post an article with 500 words, the other day you post an article with 2000 words. Google tends to rank articles who are very long higher, and they also get shared a LOT more by users. But then again, content alone won't cut it. Your site needs to be present on everything. Literally every website that it is worth to stick a link on, you should do it. Vary the anchor text, and mix up the targetted urls. Go for about 20% of the links to the homepage, and 80% to the articles and the sub pages. Social media is also a very important factor. Don't only stay on Facebook and Twitter.. Everyone is doing that! Get your site on Pinterest, Diigo, reddit, stumbleupon, technorati, buzz, delicious, Linkedin, Myspace, Google+, Tagged, Orkut, CafeMom, Github, and there are a ton of other websites that you can gain a healthy link from. Mix up the social profiles, and use the sites for a while to make your profile look active. Web 2.0's should also be included, but then again thousands of people are doing it wrong. Sticking up a 500 word article on a Wordpress blog is just not going to cut it anymore. You don't think that after all these years google would consider the links on a wordpress site with a single article a little bit different? If you decide to create a wordpress web 2.0 site to link to you then do it good. Make the wordpress site itself an authority. Stick up 10-15 Unique (NOT SPUN) articles on it, do your social stuff, profiles and some basic backlinking. Also try to add atleast 1 article to the web 2.0 property monthly to keep it a bit active, so a handy tip is to always note down the web 2.0's you create (important) User engagement is also a very nice boost to authority, as google sees that people like your site and even conversate about it. Tweeting with people, adding a forum to your site, and reply's to other sites with your profile are also a very good idea. Well, im sure I must have forgot something in this list, as im a bit tired and my level of brain activity has drowned till almost zero after a long day of hard work, so if you have your own suggestions please add them in the thread. It might also occur that you have a question because I didn't explain a sentence correctly. You are allowed to ask me questions in this thread, and I will answer them for you. But above all, I hope that this guide has helped you to give your site some more Authority!