There are plenty of ways to increase a site’s traffic. Cross promotions, social media marketing and many other strategies can be incorporated in order to make your site more popular and increase its traffic. When your site is using WordPress as a CMS, there are also a lot of plugins that can simplify these tasks. We are going to take a look at some of the best in this article.
As the name suggests, Sharebar is a WordPress plugin that adds a floating share bar to your site. Unlike other plugins that display static icons, Sharebar actually connects to the social networking sites and display native Share buttons from each of them.
You can also persuade users to share using Sharebar thanks to its display of stats. The number of times a page has been shared can often increase the sharing rate perpetually.
To make it even better, Sharebar is very light. It will not slow your side down simply because it is loaded asynchronously. You can use Sharebar to increase your site’s exposure by quite a long way.
- WP to Twitter
WP to Twitter is another plugin that can help you share quality content to social media. You don’t have to even worry about sharing manually, because WP to Twitter will post a tweet every time you post a new article.
The process of automatically tweeting new posts is actually very simple. You start by creating a template for your tweets. You can add hashtags, titles and even a shortened link to the tweet. Once the template is set, WP to Twitter will automatically tweet your new posts.
WP to Twitter is a set-it-and-forget-it kind of WordPress plugin. It also comes with a Twitter widget that you can use to display your tweets.
- SumoMe Popup and Headers
SumoMe is no stranger to WordPress users. The SumoMe complete suite of WordPress plugins has been helping WordPress users add a lot of interesting features to their blogs and websites. What I want to focus on in this article is the SumoMe Popup and Headers.
The plugin can be used to display a popup that shows a subscription form. This is a good way of getting more users to subscribe to your website. Be sure to time the popup properly and to have a good design as well as clear content.
- All in One SEO Pack
There are plenty of SEO plugins for WordPress, but All in One SEO Pack is perhaps the most comprehensive yet easiest to use of them all. Once installed, you can fine-tune every page’s SEO parameters, from keywords, descriptions and key titles all the way to Twitter cards and Open Graph elements.
Other additional features include the ability to search for duplicate contents. We all know how much duplicate contents could hurt a site’s SEO performance. The WordPress plugin also helps review each page’s SEO performance and give you a clear analysis of what you can improve.
Scribe is a content research tool for WordPress users. It helps you identify trends, top (relevant) keywords to aim for based on the existing contents of your site. It taps into the Trends engine of multiple search engines and provide you with quality information to begin with.
Scribe is simply a must-have if you want to increase your site’s traffic. It is a good way to keep up with popular searches. As you fine-tune your content to these searches, you should see a surge of new visitors almost immediately.
- Facebook Comments
I don’t really like third-party comments plugins such as Disquss, but this one is an exception. Facebook is still such a huge social network that not offering a chance for Facebook users to comment using their IDs is just a bad mistake. Besides, you can also use Facebook Comments to help gain more followings or subscribers.
Alternatively, you can use Jetpack’s own unified login for commenters. The plugin works as effectively in getting more subscribers.
- Websitez Mobile Optimization
If your site is not mobile optimized already, this next plugin will certainly help you. For just $50, Websitez Mobile Optimization will optimize your site for mobile users. With over 50% of today’s internet traffic coming for mobile devices, not having a mobile-friendly site is simply unacceptable.
With everything that has been outlined in mind, what do you personally think about the WP plugins that we have mentioned? We can guarantee that most of these will surely give you a traffic boost on your website, which is exactly what you might be looking for.