How to get WordPress Traffic with Plugins
In this article on The Best WordPress Traffic Plugins there are I am going to show you the best WordPress plugins I have ever used to drive more free traffic (visitors) to your Blog. Note that with the recent Google Penguin update you can't just use automated plugins to do on page SEO and expect to get more traffic and you can't use plugins that generate backlinks to get more traffic. You need plugins that get the word out to the social web 2.0 sites and that really promote the full range of blog marketing tactics in order to increase the amount of visitors to you blog. We are talking about White Hat SEO – Search Engine Optimization based upon optimizing your websites visibility AND QUALITY for readers not search engines. (You can click on this link to read more about White Hat SEO).
There is our list of the top WordPress Traffic Plugins
- All of these plugins are FREE or have a Free version (you can upgrade some of them to a paid version)
- I actually use these plugins myself
- They are in alphabetical order not best to worst or anything
- A few of them do not bring traffic in but increase the quality of your blog which can increase return visits and increase how long people stay on your blog and how many pages they view.
- I make no money by recommending these plugins!
The Akismet Anti-Spam Plugin
This is used by millions. Akismet is quite possibly the best way in the world to protect your blog from comment and trackback spam. If your blog comments are full of spam it can have a lot of negative effects on your blog. First off if the spam links bag to pornography sites or virus sites Google may actual decrease your page ranking in the Search results and less people will find your blog. Also if people see your comments are full of spam vs meaningful conversations about your blog, they will assume your blog has less authority and will be less likely to visit more often.
It keeps your site protected from spam even while you sleep. To get started: 1) Click the "Activate" link to the left of this description, 2) Sign up for an Akismet API key, and 3) Go to your Akismet configuration page, and save your API key.
The All in One Webmaster WordPress Plugin
This single plugin lets you setup your tracking codes so Bing, Yahoo And Google webmaster services can give you vital information about your blog. It also will do Sitemap Submission option to Google, Yahoo, Bing and Ask.com so that when you change your blog by adding a post or something, the search engines are notified.. Options to add Google, Bing, Yahoo, Alexa, Facebook Insights, Facebook, Blogcatalog Webmaster Meta Tag. Options to add Google, Quantcast.com, GetClicky.com, Compete.com Analytics scripts for your blogs.
The Auto Featured Image Plugin
This is a nifty plugin that Automatically generates a featured image for new/old posts if Post Thumbnail is not set manually. Having an image related to your post show up as a featured image really helps people when they are looking at your site deciding if they should click on an article to read. In addition to post attachment, it also support external image, Youtube, Vimeo, DailyMotion. Originally designed by Aditya Mooley .
The Keyword Statistics Plugin Or the Platinum SEO Plugin
OK ignore the keyword statistics and either use this plugin or the Platinum SEO plugin to help create your Title Tag, And Description meta tag. Keyword Density is no longer relevant and the recent Google Panda and Penguin updates has really resulted in sites being penalized – or dropping in the search results – if they have the same keyword in the heading, title and URL and repeated thru out the page. Just write the post in English about the subject and use more synonyms for the keyword.
The OnlyWire for WordPress [OFFICIAL] Plugin
This is a must have plugin to drive visitors from the popular social media sites like Digg and Tumblr to your website. I pay the $10 a month for the updated version. Basically you set up a login and password to any of the about 100 (if you pay for the $10 version) social media sites and then anytime you post an article to your blog this plugin sends that article and posts it to your account at the social websites with a link back to your article. This works in two ways:
1) People se ethe article and click on it to read more and are sent to your blog – FREE traffic!
2) Google see the links back to your blog from the social media sites and it gives you more creditability!
The SEO Booster Lite Plugin
People enter search terms into search engines. When they click on a link to your blog this plugin stores what they searched for and what page they landed on at your blog. You can review this to understand what are the keywords that are driving the traffic to your pages AND MORE IMPORTANTLY it displays those same terms dynamically on a widget list on your blog adding a little more juice for those terms for future searches!.
Dynamic SEO. Use Search Engine traffic to dynamically optimize your blog!
SEO SearchTerms Tagging 2
This is similar to the previous plugin with some added benefits. The purpose of this plugin is to strengthen our On Page by adding new internal linking to the blog post using the most popular used by visitors to find the blog post from a search engine ( incoming search terms ). It can also display the most popular & recent search terms in the sidebar to get a side wide internal linking to the corresponding blog posts. The New since version 1.25: Automatically convert popular search terms into Post Tags. Multiply blog traffic by strengthening on page SEO, increasing the number of indexed pages, auto convert search terms into post tags, and more.
The SEO Smart Links Plugin
SEO Smart Links creates links between pages of your blog automatically. This helps people navigate your website for more information, gets pages indexed quicker, helps the search engine spiders etc. Here is what the Plugin writer says;"
SEO Smart Links can automatically link keywords and phrases in your posts and comments with corresponding posts, pages, categories and tags on your blog.
Further SEO Smart links allows you to set up your own keywords and set of matching URLs.
Finally SEO Smart links allows you to set nofollow attribute and open links in new window.
Everything happens completely transparent, and you can edit the options from the administration settings panel.
provides automatic SEO benefits for your site in addition to custom keyword lists, nofollow and much more."
The Sociable Plugin
Automatically add links on your posts, pages and RSS feed to your favorite social bookmarking sites.
Enables you to display how many times a post/page had been viewed. Modified by David Potter to include options for when and where to display view counts.
WP PlusOne This
Automatically adds Google's PlusOne button to your posts. Google gives more juice to posts with a lot of likes or Plus ones!
Final note: Speeding up your blog is important and will get it ranked higher by Google. you can click on this link to read our article on How to make WordPress faster.
You can also click on this link to go to our main web page to read more articles like this WordPress Traffic Plugins Article
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