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Google Plus Default Profile
Google recently piloted the display of author information in search results to help users discover great content. As at August 2014 Google dropped support for authorship in search results. However, there may be other benefits to including Google author and publisher markup on a site.
All in One SEO Pack enables you to add your Google+ profile as the author markup on your site by entering the URL for your Google+ profile. There are two locations where you can set this information, these are:
There is a Google Plus Default Profile field where you can enter the Google+ profile for the owner of the site. This will be users as the default author profile for all content unless you specify a Google+ profile for each of your content authors.
All in One SEO Pack adds a Google+ field to the Edit User screen which can be found under Users in WordPress. The Google+ profile you enter here will be used on any post or page authored by this user. This overrides the default Google+ profile entered in the Google Settings box on the General Settings screen.
Disable Google Plus Profile
If you don’t want the Google+ field displayed in the Edit User screen then you can disable it by checking the box titled “Disable Google Plus Profile”. For example, if you have a membership site and you don’t want your members seeing the Google+ field in their User Profile then you can disable it using this option.
Display Sitelinks Search Box
This option will output the code required for the Sitelinks Search Box that Google may display in search results. You can read more about the Sitelinks Search Box on Google’s website here.
Note that Google uses a variety of factors to determine when the Sitelinks Search Box appears, including the information on your site and different types of queries from Google Search users.
Set Preferred Site Name
Checking this box will display a field where you can set your site name which Google uses as part of Google Knowledge Graph. This will default to the Site Title set in WordPress under Settings, General.
Advanced Authorship Options
Select Enabled to enable the Advanced Authorship Options within All in One SEO Pack. These options are detailed in the sections below.
Display Google Authorship
This option lets you control where authorship is displayed. You can select whether to display the rel=”author” tag on your Home/Front page, on Posts, Pages, Custom Post Types, Media attachment pages, or everywhere else which encompasses 404, search, categories, tags, custom taxonomies, date archives, author archives or any other type of page.
Display Publisher Meta on Front Page
This option lets you control whether you want to display the rel=”publisher” tag on your Home/Front page. According to the advice from Google on their blog, they recommend using rel=”publisher” to “create a shared identity by linking your business’ website (homepage) to your business’ Google+ page”. This article can be found here.
Specify Publisher URL
This is the field where you can enter the Google+ profile URL that will be used for the rel=”publisher” tag. According to the advice from Google on their blog, they recommend using your business’ Google+ page for the rel=”publisher” tag. This article can be found here.
Google Analytics and Advanced Analytics Options
You can find full documentation about all of the advanced Google Analytics options in All in One SEO Pack here.