Traffic is Key – Use these 10 WP Plugins
I’m a long time fan of Syed Balkhi and his site WPBegginer.com. That’s where I get most of my WordPress information. Here’s a list of excellent WP plugins that may increase traffic to your site. I use several of them.
The point to remember is a plug in is only as good as how it is used. Although many plugins are of the “set it and forget it” variety, you do need to keep them up to date and do what is necessary to get full benefit.
Read on and learn how to increase traffic to your WP site
Last updated on June 8th, 2016 by WPBeginner – a team of WordPress experts led by Syed Balkhi.
Do you want to get more traffic to your WordPress site? There are several WordPress plugins that can help boost traffic and user engagement on your website. In this article, we will show you 10 WordPress plugins that will quickly help you get more traffic.
Did you know that more than 70% of people who visit your website today will never come back again. That’s where OptinMonster comes in. It helps you convert visitors into email subscribers.
OptinMonster allow you to tracks user’s behavior and show them a targeted message at the precise moment they are about to leave, so you can convert them into email subscribers.
There are thousands of WordPress plugins that allow you to add social sharing buttons. However, most of them are complicated, has too many unwanted social networks, and they slow down your website.
Floating social bar is super fast and has only the most popular social networks. You can set it to stick at the top of your posts when users scroll down. You can also add it at the end of your posts. We use a slightly modified version of Floating Social Bar on WPBeginner.
Too often new users create a blog post, share it once, and then leave it to die in their archive pages.
Revive old posts make your old posts work for you by keeping them alive on your social profiles. It allows you to automatically share your old posts on Twitter and Facebook at regular intervals.
Buffer allows you to schedule updates for your social media profiles. WP to Buffer plugin automatically adds your WordPress posts to the Buffer queue. This way you can totally automate all the social media sharing you have to do after publishing a post.
Yoast SEO is the best WordPress SEO plugin with the most comprehensive set of tools to optimize your website. You can add meta tags, XML sitemaps, breadcrumbs navigation, and even import your Google search console data into WordPress.
Yoast SEO also helps you optimize your website for social platforms like Facebook and Twitter. You can add thumbnails for facebook, and Twitter cards, etc.
Inlined Related Posts shows links to related posts inside your articles. This works really well for long articles because users are already engaged with the content and are much more likely to check out similar content. This increases your pageviews and the time users spend on your website.
WordPress popular posts plugin allows you to highlight the best content on your website thus bringing even more attention to them and increasing engagement.
It allows you to display your popular posts based on pageviews or comments. You can also display the list with post thumbnails and can even choose popular posts by day, week, or month.
Traffic and user engagement go hand in hand on website. Comments are the perfect tool to boost user engagement. Subscribe to Comments Reloaded plugin allows your users to subscribe to comments on your articles. This lets them get an email notification whenever there is a new comment on the articles they have subscribed.
This plugin allows you to add a click to tweet box in your WordPress posts. You can strategically place click to tweet boxes in your articles with your own quotes.
It is very effective and helps you bring more users from Twitter to your WordPress site.
Facebook has opened Instant Articles for all publishers. Instant Articles for WP is the official plugin to help you setup your WordPress site for Facebook Instant Articles.
Due to the incredible page load speed, Instant Articles are more likely to be clicked and shared on Facebook. This not only brings more traffic to your website, but will also help you increase your Facebook page reach.
Editorial Staff at WPBeginner is a team of WordPress experts led by Syed Balkhi. Page maintained by Syed Balkhi.
How to Use this information:
- Click on each link and learn from the plugin provider if the plugin is for you – meaning to you have a site that warrants installing the plugin?
- Not all plugins help all sites. My advice is use WP plugins carefully – don’t overload any site with plugins that don’t serve a positive purpose.
- Keep your site clean and loading faster.
- Make sure your site provides information of interest to your ideal customer. Just putting stuff “out there” is no guarantee of success. And doing so usually hurts traffic flow. Why subscribe to or visit a site that does not consistently publish information necessary to the ideal customer’s success?
- Learn what a plug in actually does for you. Check your statistics and measure effectiveness of everything on your site. That is key to successful monetization of your site.
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