Google+ was built on Agent Rank's link based reputation score template - AgentRank+ Part ①
1. Agent Rank the Patent Vs. Author Rank the shifting baseline.
2. Separate Google Author Credibility Score based on authenticity.
3. Back to square one for answers in the Agent Rank patent.
4. AgentRank+ is the Plus in Google+! The blueprint for G+ authority.
5. All ⑭ Claims of the Agent Rank patent already active as described.
6. The Million $ question: Does AR already affect ranking in Search
Exactly one year ago I published, Is Google+ Page Rank the culprit behind the current suspicions of active Author Rank? The first of my PageRank in Google+ series titled. The story came about during a period of much analysis & discussion on the topic of what could be giving the noticeably strong ranking authority in Google Search to certain reputable Google+ Profiles, which tended to easily outrank all others, even outranking profiles with reshares of their own posts.
These reputable authors did not have nearly as high numbers of followers as some others, nor even as many +1's & comments overall, yet their uncanny ability to receive high exposure both in the Google+ platform itself & high ranking in personalized & non-personalized search were noticed by many.
“Within search results, information tied to verified online profiles will be ranked higher than content without such verification, which will result in most users naturally clicking on the top (verified) results. The true cost of remaining anonymous, then, might be irrelevance.” – Google Chairman Eric Schmidt (Feb, 2013)
For quite some time I had noticed that the Google+ Profiles (which are Authors) and the Google+ Pages (which are Publishers) all have their own PageRank score (viewable under certain conditions), which I referred to as Google+ PageRank or G+PR and that the entities with the highest G+PR score always had the strongest ranking authority.