WPSSO v2.8 Adds Author and Publisher JSON-LD

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WPSSO version 2.8 has been released and adds a new JSON-LD social markup feature that includes author (Person) and publisher (Organization) social profiles markup in schema.org JSON-LD format for Google Search and their Knowledge Graph. The author (Person) markup includes the author’s website URL, their profile social sharing image, and all listed contact URLs from their user profile. The publisher (Organization) markup includes the website URL, a corporate logo, a default image, and the publisher Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Twitter business pages.

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Social SEO: WordPress SEO vs WPSSO

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A few years ago, most website visitors came from Google Search results. Plugins designed to optimize your content for Google Search became increasingly popular, and part of many “must have” plugin lists. Recently though, that trend has been shifting, as the percentage of visitors coming from social websites is increasing — often matching and sometimes out-pacing — the number of visitors from Google Search. Traditional Search Engine Optimization (SEO) plugins, like WordPress SEO by Yoast for example, have adapted to this change by stepping away from their core purpose, and re-using their SEO content to generate additional meta tags for social websites. But how good is an SEO plugin at addressing the needs of social websites? We compare WordPress SEO to WPSSO, a dedicated social sharing optimization plugin to find out.

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NGFB, WPSSO — Author and Publisher JSON-LD

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NGFB version 7.8 and WPSSO version 2.8 have been released — The latest versions include several improvements and new features for Google, Pinterest, and LinkedIn. “Publisher Business / Company Page URL” options have been added to the Pinterest and a new LinkedIn tab on the General settings page. Three more options have also been added to the Google (G+ and Search) tab for the new JSON-LD social markup feature –“Schema Website / Business Logo URL”, “Add Schema Publisher Social JSON”, and “Add Schema Author Social JSON”.

The new JSON-LD social markup feature includes author (Person) and publisher (Organization) social profiles markup in schema.org JSON-LD format for Google Search and their Knowledge Graph. The author (Person) markup includes the author’s website URL, their profile image, and all listed contact URLs. The publisher (Organization) markup includes the website URL, a corporate logo, a default image, and the publisher Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Twitter business pages.

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New Plugin for FB “Location” and Pinterest “Place”

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Do you have location specific webpages on your website, like contact information, store locations, products, etc?

WPSSO Place and Location Meta (WPSSO PLM) works in conjunction with the WordPress Social Sharing Optimization plugin, extending its features with additional settings pages, tabs, and options, to include Facebook / Open Graph Location and Pinterest Place Rich Pin meta tags in your webpages. WPSSO PLM is fast, efficient, and — using WPSSO as its framework — provides accurate information about your content to social websites.

You can download the Free version of WPSSO PLM on WordPress.org and purchase Pro license(s) on SurniaUlula.com (includes a No Risk 30 Day Refund Policy). The Facebook / Open Graph Location meta tags are available in the Free version, and the Pinterest Place Rich Pin meta tags are provided with the Pro version.

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