Author Rank: Facts and Fiction (Live Hangout with Mark Traphagen)


Virante’s Mark Traphagen was the guest of +Max Minzer for his Max Impact Hangout On Air show, discussing the topic: “Author Rank: Facts and Fiction.” Mark shared his views on the distinction between Authorship and Author Rank, whether or not Author Rank is a major ranking factor for search yet, and how content creators and brands should […]

Mark Traphagen Interviewed by 97thFloor


Virante’s Director of Digital Outreach Mark Traphagen (Google+ | Twitter) was interviewed by Brandon Hassler of digital marketing agency 97th Floor. Brandon asked Mark questions about the following: Q. When many in the industry think about Google+ they can’t help but think of Mark Traphagen. What is it about Google+ that got you hooked? Q. Google+ officially […]

Google Plus Post Rank Hijacking


Somebody at Google likes me. I swear, I’m not paying them anything! Back in June of 2012 I first posted about what I saw as a flaw in the way Google indexes Google+ posts that are re-shares of other users’ posts. Since at least the spring of that year I’d found that I could very, […]

Google Plus Notifications Changed: Now How Do We Do Marketing?

Google Plus notifications posting strategy video

Watch this recorded Google+ Hangout on Air panel discussion hosted by +Ronnie Bincer, and featuring +Fraser Cain (of Universe Today) and +Stephanie Wanamaker, with Virante’s own +Mark Traphagen. Click the video image at the bottom of this post to watch. Our topic was the changes this past week to how post notifications are handled on […]

The Culture of Trust in Social Media Networks

Culture of Trust in Social Media Networks video

A Google+ Hangout On Air video discussion. Participants: John Rakestraw, Life Coach and Author (moderator) David Amerland, Author and Speaker Mark Traphagen, Director of Digital Marketing, Virante Social media networks like Google+, Facebook, and Twitter have opened up unprecedented opportunities for almost anyone to form huge numbers of personal connections and relationships, and to build influence far beyond their […]

Video: What Is Google AuthorRank?

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Watch this recording of a live Google+ Hangout On Air chat featuring Virante Director of Social Media Marketing Mark Traphagen and social SEO expert AJ Kohn. The Hangout was hosted by Tim Moore of CrushIQ. AJ and Mark discuss what Google is doing with what has come to be known as “Author Rank,” and why […]