Most WordPress themes automatically link to the Author Archives from the Post Meta Area on WordPress Posts (the Post Meta area includes information about when the post was published, linked author name etc… see screenshot), some themes also link to the author archives on archive sections (Home Page Archives, Category Archives, Tag Archives, Dated Archives, Author Archives, Search Archives) as well (depends on the WordPress theme installed).
See the output of the Post Meta area for the Twenty Sixteen theme on a WordPress Post in the screenshot above.
The Author Archive link has URL: example.tld/author/admin/ with anchor text “Admin” in the example above because on my test site I kept the default Admin username etc…
This will be what most single author WordPress websites author links look like and there’s ZERO SEO value in this link or the Admin Author Archives.
They are in fact SEO damaging!
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