If this isn't a motivator to get writers on G+, I don't know what is.
Rel-Author Study: Approximately 17% of SERPs Showing Rel-Author Tag
Everyone in the SEO space has been talking about the way Google handles authors and links. In the future, content could be evaluated by using the author as a ranking factor. SEOmoz published an interesting article recently focused on how the relationship between the social graph and real links from known, trusted authors could give specific documents a higher value. SEOmoz called that “AuthoredPageRank” from Author Rank and PageRank. Source: SEO...
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