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After striking out so many times before on brands and small business, I hope Google steps up to the plate and doesn't blow it yet again.
Excellent point, especially regarding smaller businesses. Using a trusted verification model like rel=publisher to identify brands and allow Google to attribute trust factors to them would be an incredible thing!
Oh great Mike Arnesen, now I have something competing for the top of my Google wish list with AuthorRank! I align with much of your thinking on where Google may want to go with Rel=Publisher, but no one has laid it all out before as well as you have here. Bravo!
Thanks for the kind words, Mark! There's definitely plenty of room for the community to continue to evolve this idea and I really look forward to that discussion via all our crazy mediums!
Mike, my friend, I'll just say that you're saving a ton of hassle for a lot of people with this post :) Thank you!
Thanks, Max! I hope I was able to clear up an confusion between the two REL tags and provide some real world tips for increasing brand credibility and trust in search.