AuthorSure

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Show your face and build your brand in Google search results. Or in SEO-speak, make sure your AuthorRank is contributing to your PageRank.

Author:Russell Jamieson (profile at wordpress.org)
WordPress version required:3.0
WordPress version tested:3.9.1
Plugin version:2.3
Added to WordPress repository:13-02-2012
Last updated:03-08-2014
Warning! This plugin has not been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.
Rating, %:96
Rated by:14
Plugin URI:http://www.authorsure.com
Total downloads:148 074
Active installs:1 000+
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  • Makes it easier to get Google Authorship Verification
  • Uses rel=author, rel=me and rel=publisher links to connect your posts, archives, authors pages, Google Plus profiles and Google Plus pages.
  • Works on single and multiple author sites
  • Supports several ways to link your posts/pages to your author pages: byline, footnote, author box or menu link.
  • Helps you set up your archive pages for Google authorship verification
  • Allows you to add a title, short or extended bio and sub-headings to your author pages
  • Creates links from your site's author pages to the authors' Google Plus Profiles on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, YouTube and Skype as well as Google+
  • Creates a link from your home page to your Google Plus Page for your product, brand or organization
  • Allows you to control whether your rich snippets show the original post publication date or the last time the post was updated.
  • Allows you to control whether external links in the author bios are rel=nofollow
  • Ability to control whether or not you have Google Authorship for custom post types
  • See http://www.authorsure.com/category/themes has set-up instructions for most popular WordPress themes

AuthorSure supplies some shortcodes for use on multi-author sites or where you want more control over placement:

  • [authorsure_authors] displays author boxes with photos and bios for all your authors
  • [authorsure_author_box] allows you to place the author box exactly where you want on the page
  • [authorsure_author_profiles] allows you to place the social icons exactly where you want on the page

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