A blog/website is driven by the number of people you can reach. In this article youâ€™ll learn more about some WordPress plugins that can help increase the number of visitors to your site. Letâ€™s take a look at some plugins that do automatic search engine optimization tasks, learn more about your visitors, and allow your visitors to submit your article to social bookmarking sites.
Search Engine Optimization
It’s very important that you make your blog search engine friendly. The average person looking for content via a search engine like Google or Yahoo won’t dig past the first or second page. This plugin helps you considerably improve SEO (search engine optimization) by dynamically optimizing your titles for search engines and generating meta tags. You can easily override any title and set any meta description and meta keywords that you’d like. This plugin should result in better page rankings, and people finding your blog easier.
Download the All In One SEO Pack
There are quite a few social media plugins available for WordPress, but they all do about the same thing. All of these plugins give your visitors the ability to submit your post to social bookmarking sites like: StumbleUpon, Reddit, Digg, Delicious, etc. Sometimes, these social bookmarking sites can generate a huge amount of traffic to your blog.
This plugin adds an AJAX rating system to your posts or pages. Youâ€™re probably wondering how this plugin will help your site gain more visitors? Well, your visitors will give you feedback about the posts/pages they like the most. By learning more about your visitors likes and dislikes you can target your posts more; this will help you get more loyal readers and overall higher traffic numbers.
Customized Referrer Messages
This plugin displays a greeting message to visitors that come from different urls (known as referrers). For example, you may want to welcome Diggers with a message that reminds them to digg your story, or you may want to ask Delicious users to bookmark your post, and so on. You can also customize the message that is displayed. This plugin really helps you interact with your visitors.
Download the Referrer Detector
When you know what your visitors like and how they act, you can use this information to attract more of them. Thatâ€™s why the information about your visitors is so important. There are various way to keep track of your readers, some people use Google Analytics, but I prefer the StatPress-plugin. This plugin collects information about visitors, spiders, search keywords, feeds, browsers etc. You can check preferred pages, posts and categories. Another useful feature is that you can see the keywords that visitors used to reach your blog via a search engine. You can use this information to write more posts about a certain keyword.
I hope you enjoyed this post and found it useful. I’d love to get your feedback on the WordPress plugins you use to help drive extra traffic to your WordPress blog