Do you want to get more visitors to your website? Perhaps you feel like you’re doing everything right by publishing high-quality content regularly. And that’s a big piece of the puzzle … but using the right plugins and tools can make a huge difference in how much traffic you get.
Here are 8 great plugins and tools to help you generate more traffic.
1. Yoast SEO
WordPress is designed for good SEO (search engine optimization) when it comes to the technical side of things – but it’s important to use a high-quality SEO plugin too. This lets you go further with things like making sure you include your keyword frequently enough, easily editing titles and meta descriptions, optimizing image SEO, speeding up loading times, and much more.
Yoast SEO is a very popular choice of plugin, though All in One SEO and RankMath are alternatives that should both work perfectly well for you too.
2. Facebook (and Other Social Media) Sharing Buttons
You’re likely sharing your website content on social media … but if you don’t have many followers, or if your followers aren’t very engaged, then it can be difficult to get much traffic.
This is where sharing buttons come in. You can easily add a Facebook sharing button (or buttons for any social network you want) to your website. That way, visitors can click to share to Facebook and your content will reach their friends and followers.
Perhaps you get quite a few new visitors to your site … but not many of them are coming back. It’s important to have a way to get back in touch with visitors (who may otherwise forget about your website).
OptinMonster lets you add beautifully designed email opt-in forms to your website. You can create these as popups, add them within your blog posts, put them in your sidebar or header, and more.
4. Headline Analyzer
However great your blog posts are, they aren’t going to bring in much traffic if the headlines don’t sell them. On average, 8 of 10 people will read your headline … and not the rest of your post.
A few small tweaks can make the difference between a headline that gets ignored and a headline that gets lots of clicks. A great way to test out your headlines is with a free tool like IsItWP’s Headline Analyzer. This will give you a score for your headline plus specific tips on how to improve it.
If you have lots of content on your site, are your archives working as hard as they should for you? Revive Old Posts is a simple way to automatically share your older content on social media – getting fresh traffic to great content that you created months or even years ago.
You can also use it to automatically share new content that you publish, too, making sure you maximize traffic from your social media accounts.
Push notifications can be a great way to bring visitors back to your blog – boosting your traffic. They’re easy to implement with a tool like PushEngage. You can use them to promote content, to alert people to special offers or sales, and much more.
You can also trigger push notifications based on specific user activity, like users visiting a particular page, or users abandoning their shopping cart without checking out.
If your blog gets a lot of comments, you definitely need a plugin like Subscribe to Comments Reloaded. This plugin lets users opt in to get notifications about new comments, bringing them back to your blog to engage or interact.
While it’s not the perfect fit for every blog, it’s a great option if your blog has a real sense of community and engagement in the comments section. Just make sure you’re also tackling spam comments, so people who want to have a conversation can do so without getting lost in a sea of spam.
Fast sites get prioritized in Google – meaning they’ll get more traffic. Plus, if someone visits your site and it loads quickly, they’re more likely to stick around and look at more pages.
A really quick and easy way to speed up your WordPress site is by installing the W3 Total Cache plugin. This can make your site quite a bit faster straight out of the box, though for the maximum benefits, you’ll need to do some configuration.
The right WordPress plugins and tools can make a big difference in how much traffic your blog receives. Try out some of these plugins this week (several are free and others have free versions or free trials), and you’ll likely start to see results almost straight away.
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