5 Unbelievable Plugins to Promote Your Blog. Yes, Please!
The awesomeness of the WordPress content management platform is that you can constantly improve and update your site. For example, you can use a plugin to add a beautiful gallery of images, or add a call for action to your site, or add your Instagram stream to your Homepage. Just about any idea you can come up with there is a WordPress plugin for it:)
How about plugins to promote your blog? Here are 5 FREE proven to work plugins to promote your blog by attracting customers, making them come back, converting them into customers by building your e-list, and improving your site performance?
If you don’t have these plugins you can download them by clicking on the name of the plugin.
I am a big fan of using images on my site to attract new visitors. A picture is worth … you know. I use such free resources as Pixels and Unsplash to find high-resolution free to use images. High-resolution p sure look good but they are big and can slow down your site and hurt your SEO. One of the easiest ways to solve this issue is to install a plugin called WP Smush. It will help you to resize, optimize and compress all of your images. Here is what the plugin developers say,
“In addition to smushing your media uploads, you may want to compress the images stored in other folders. Smush now lets you compress any image in any directory so that you can optimize all the images on your site – including NextGEN images, images stored on Amazon S3 using WP Offload S3 and images in EVERY WordPress plugin and theme package.”
After your image has been optimized you will see this on your dashboard sidebar.
Do you know what the best part is? The quality of your images will not be compromised! Same beautiful photos and a faster loading post or page. Wow.
Share your awesome content to get more traffic! Make it super-duper easy for your visitors to share your content by installing social media buttons. Out of dozens of social media sharing buttons plugins, AddToAny Share Buttons works truly the best. This social media sharing plugin helps people share your content to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google, WhatsApp, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Reddit, and over 100 more (!) social media sites & apps. Literally, think of a social media platform you want to connect to. And here we go… You got it!
When you install share & follow buttons you will get share counts floating share, custom placement of your buttons (before content, after content, or before & after content) and many other customizable features to share your content.
Active Installs 400,000
Rating 5 stars
As you probably know, your visitors will give no more than 7 seconds of their time before they move on. You need to use those precious seconds wisely to draw their attention to what is the most important to you, like a call to action, for example. The Sticky Menu (Or Anything) On Scroll plugin will allow you to stick the most important element on this page/post to the top to get your readers attention.
This plugin allows you to make ANY element sticky (such as a Call To Action box, a logo, etc.) when it hits the top of the page when you scroll down. Although this is commonly used to keep menus at the top of your page.
Active installs 30,000
Rating 5 stars
We all know that traffic is not all created equal. What you probably want is visitors interested in buying your product and services. You need to grow your list of subscribers. MailPoet Newsletters is the best FREE alternative to other plugins you have to pay for. You can use this plugin for creating newsletters, automated emails, post notifications, and autoresponders. You can capture subscribers with this signup widget too! It is super easy to use. You can drop your posts, images, social icons, change your fonts and… Voila! You have your newsletter ready to grow your email list!
Active Installs 400,000
Rating 5 stars
This plugin is pure awesomeness. Monitoring your blog’s content performance is something you want to do all the time. Google Analytics Dashboard for WP brings your Google Analytics right to your dashboard. Yes, you can check your website’s traffic right from your WordPress dashboard. It enables you to track your site using the latest Google Analytics tracking code and allows you to view key Google Analytics stats. You will be able to see
- Sessions, organic searches, page views, bounce rate analytics stats
- Locations, pages, referrers, keywords, 404 errors analytics stats
- Traffic channels, social networks, traffic mediums, search engines analytics stats
- Device categories, browsers, operating systems, screen resolutions, mobile brands analytics stats.
On your Dashboard look for something like this after you install this plugin. And the drop-down menu will allow you to see different parameters.
This plugin will give you a rather comprehensive picture of your traffic but you still have to check your Google Analytics for your deeper traffic flow analysis.
Active Installs 1+ million
Rating 4,5 stars
Here is what you can do next
You can check out my Resources page for more FREE tools to promote your blog or site. Follow me on Facebook for tons of useful information to promote your blog. See those social media buttons to the right? 😉 Thank you!:)