10 Best WordPress Plugins
It’s one thing to attract traffic to your site and a different
story altogether to attract quality visitors.
You get quality visitors by putting things on your website that encourage them to stay longer and browse through
What about getting them to visit your page in the first place, or persuading them to return?
In this article, we’ll discuss the best WordPress plugins that you can use to attract new readers and get
encourage the old readers to return.
Social Media Slider
This plugin, and the related versions, allows readers to choose the social media platform through which they
would like to share your content. It encourages readers to share because they will not be restricted as to which
social network to use.
You might have noticed that this plugin slides up and down the side of a page as you browse, so it’s pretty
prominent on a page. There are several versions but Sharebar is a popular one.
Tweet Old Post
On the face of it, this plugin may seem like it wouldn’t really achieve much but it will help you to get all
your old Twitter content, most of which must be lost within the archive. You can play with the settings to include
additional texts, links, and number of posts retrieved a day, among others. You can also choose the URL
Facebook Social Plugin
Almost every descent blog out there has this plugin, or at least one of its versions. Most probably, the
official Facebook version is slightly better than the rest. It comprises a big square box to draw readers’
attention, with information on how many visitors like the Facebook page, with a section of names and pictures of
some of those who like it. It also features a ‘like’ button for those who don’t want to go all the way through to
the Facebook page.
You cannot exhaust ways of attracting website traffic without talking about PopUp Domination. As most of you
might be aware, this plugin has been tested and proven to boost traffic by 429 percent, by utilizing a simple but
attractive light-box solution which pops-up each time a new visitor comes to your website. It’s intrusive enough to
draw attention yet it doesn’t irritate like an unrelated advert.
Show Top Commentors
This plugin encourages people to comment frequently because it gives rankings to those who do so more often. You
can’t do anything with a higher ranking but people still love it anyway. It’s just an excellent way to build your
reader interaction and make people want to return to your website more often.
Post to Twitter
This plugin simply gets your WordPress posts and publishes it on Twitter, and your followers get instantly
notified. While Twitter allows this kind of automation, it’s not allowed on Facebook because the number of Twitter
updates per day is higher than Facebook.
Facebook comments for WordPress
This plugin works excellent with Facebook and WordPress. People can easily share their comments using the ‘post
to Facebook’ function, enabling them to share their thoughts in their Facebook feed, which effectively means your
website is shared to all their Facebook friends.
All in One SEO Pack
It’s one of the most popular WordPress SEO plugins. It’s compatible with most WordPress plugins and it’s very
easy to use. It will optimize your page titles for search engines, as well as
automatically generate Meta tags. It’s one plugin you don’t want to miss on your page if you want a higher ranking
in search engines.
WordPress SEO by Yoast
It’s probably the best SEO WordPress plugin because with it, you can check if your content is search engine
friendly. You get to preview how your post will look like in Google, and you’ll also see your keyword density when
you input your desired keywords.
You then have the chance to alter the appearance of your title in Google, and the description too. Generally,
you can better optimize your content for search with this plugin.
UpPrev Previous Post Animated Notification
If you’re familiar with the New York Times web articles, you’ve probably seen the ‘Next Post’ buttons at the
bottom of the page. This plugin was created to emulate those buttons. It’s probably the exception among all
previously mentioned plugins as it won’t get you more traffic but will keep someone on your website for longer by
browsing through more pages.
It ‘pops-up’ previews of the next page as a user gets to the bottom of the current page. It’s attention grabbing
looks professional without being overtly aggressive.