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  • Hey Joost,

    Just a quick feature request / update (maybe it can already be done or you can direct me on how to do this right).

    I think in the main settings of the plugin, (rather than just for the homepage) it should have an optional a site-wide publisher tag for the company G+ page…

    <link rel=”publisher” href=”company G+ page”/>

    Then in the each individual page / post meta settings it should have the option to include an authors G+ profile as well as Google+ description and FB description on the social tab…

    <link rel=”author” href=”personal G+ profile”/>

    This way…Any pages you to not want to attribute an author, you would just leave the author box empty but you would still have publisher markup and if you wanted to insert different authors for different posts you could, but still have the main publisher as default.

    This way, your head section would look like:

    <meta name="description" X"/>
    <meta name="keywords" X"/>
    <link rel="canonical" href="X" />
    <meta property='og:locale' content='X'/>
    <meta property='og:type' content='X'/>
    <meta property='og:title' content='X'/>
    <meta property='og:description' content='X'/>
    <meta property='og:url' content='X'/>
    <meta property='og:site_name' content='X'/>
    <link rel="publisher" href="publisher G+ page"/>
    <link rel="author" href="author G+ profile"/>

    Let me know your thoughts, if this is good SEO and B) if it sounds like a good idea, when you can roll it out 🙂

    Thanks mate,


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  • I second this. Def a needed feature request. Right now I have to show authorship for every page on the site or none, should be able to pick – at the very least by category (posts, pages, etc.).

    So, just to clarify… We have two authors below…

    In the meta settings for post one, we put one author G+ profile link which then shows up for that post.

    However, in the second post, we want to attribute this to another author, so we put in a different G+ profile link and therefore highlighting that author in the search engines.

    POST 1

    <meta name="description" X1"/>
    <meta name="keywords" X1"/>
    <link rel="canonical" href="X1" />
    <meta property='og:locale' content='X1'/>
    <meta property='og:type' content='X1'/>
    <meta property='og:title' content='X1'/>
    <meta property='og:description' content='X1'/>
    <meta property='og:url' content='X1'/>
    <meta property='og:site_name' content='X1'/>
    <link rel="publisher" href="main publisher G+ page"/>
    <link rel="author" href="some author G+ profile"/>

    POST 2

    <meta name="description" X2"/>
    <meta name="keywords" X2"/>
    <link rel="canonical" href="X2" />
    <meta property='og:locale' content='X2'/>
    <meta property='og:type' content='X2'/>
    <meta property='og:title' content='X2'/>
    <meta property='og:description' content='X2'/>
    <meta property='og:url' content='X2'/>
    <meta property='og:site_name' content='X2'/>
    <link rel="publisher" href="main publisher G+ page"/>
    <link rel="author" href="another author G+ profile"/>

    It could either be put in as a text box under the normal keyword, title, description section or it could be put in as a text box where the FB and G+ description currently reside.

    Up to you but I think this would be a popular update and one that is needed with the way that big G are heading.

    Holla 🙂

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