5 WordPress Plugins to Promote Your Blog
One of the great advantages of using WordPress to manage your blogs is that you can add a variety of plugins to help you promote your content to a wider audience. This is essential if you want to raise your profile and authority, and build a network of contacts that read and follow your content.
You also want to make it easy for your readers to share your blogs with their own contacts as this helps to drive potentially hundreds of people back to your website.
So here are 5 WordPress plugins that you can use to promote your blog posts.
This enables your contacts to share your blog post to a wider variety of social bookmarking sites than most social sharing plugins. Not only is it visually attractive with the buttons appearing in rows which pop up as you hover over them, you can also add call to action text to encourage readers to share your content.
WP Greet Box
Puts a welcome message at the top of each blog post to encourage readers to subscribe to your blog via RSS. It also automatically adds a personal message depending on where the visitor has come from. So if someone has clicked a link to your blog via Facebook then it will say something like “Hi Facebook friend, welcome to my blog xxxx”. Check out the top of this blog to see what it looks like.
This plugin puts a box at the end of your blog with thumbnails showing details of previous posts on similar topics. Again, check the bottom of this blog to see what it looks like. By recommending other blogs for your readers to look at, it encourages them to stay longer on your site.
Tweet Old Post
Let’s you share previous blog posts with your Twitter following. The blogs are posted out at random on your Twitter profile at intervals set by you. Helps to increase traffic to your blog and to promote older posts to your online audience.
Facebook Like Button
Lets you add both Facebook follow and like buttons on to your blog posts. So readers can like your posts and share them with their Facebook friends. They can also click a button to like your page and connect with you on Facebook.
Finally, if you want to track how well your posts have been shared on social media, then look at the Social Metrics plugin. This compares posts so you can see which ones have been shared the most and how they perform on each of the different social media networks. It helps you to track what works and what doesn’t so you can focus on improving content.
If you want to find out more about setting up and managing a blog, then download a copy of our free guide “How to Start a Blog”. This guide contains everything you need to know from the best platform to use for blogging to where to get content. It also contains the top 20 essential WordPress plugins.
Download your free guide by clicking the link here >> How to Start a Blog
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