Mark Traphagen Creates Virante AuthorRank

Nov 26, 2013 • 8:21 am | comments (44) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Other Google Topics

Honestly, I am not a fan of tools that measure your reach or popularity but with social and authority becoming more of a factor, it can't hurt to try to measure yourself up.

Mark Traphagen shared on Google+ that he created Virante AuthorRank. What is it?

Virante AuthorRank is not Google AuthorRank. It is our own metric built to assess the relative search ranking strength of content produced by an individual author that is linked from that author's Google+ profile using Google Authorship.

You can try it at

Here is what mine looks like:


Compare me to Danny Sullivan who has way more followers:


Mark himself:


Matt Cutts is broken:


Forum discussion at Google+.

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