I have news application that collect news items from other websites on the base of some defined criteria. I'm trying to increase the SEO of my website and its Google rank. I tried something like the following:
<a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/business-28292114" target="_news" rel="author">Citigroup pays $7bn to settle sub-prime mortgage probe</a>
In the above code I think that Google will understand it as I tell them that BBC is the author or the source of this content. Does what I think is true? and does it improves my website ranking?