Thursday, November 8, 2012

Plugins To Maximize The Traffic On Your WP Blog

We completely relate with the feeling of elation your new WordPress blog has brought you. After all, having a personal blog is another feather in your hat. It would help your cause by showcasing your work, your achievements or voice your opinions.

Now, you've also equipped it enough to attract traffic. However, even then it somehow hasn't been getting the kind of visitors you'd have wanted.

Which means it becomes imperative to take certain steps (read: integrating plugins) that can boost your quality of visitors, page views and have them stay on your blog for as long as possible.

Plugin 1: Sharebar

A rail kind of placements of the sharing tabs is what Sharebar is mostly known for. In fact this has become its signature style. And a number of people have been seen to go for it for their WordPress blogs. What makes it distinct is that its placement is kept on the side instead of the top or the bottom of the page, improving visibility. So the ones who wish to look at your post would have a good time while sharing it. However, with all this, there's a flip side to this plugin too. It supports only some social media networks namely, Facebook, Digg, Twitter, Email and Buzz.

Plugin 2: ShareThis

Easily configurable, it can showcase the share buttons through myriads of methods. Like it can sport a single icon, a string of icons or a sequence of widgets that contains the count of its sharing or retweeting. Plus the people who're registered users of Share This, can also find tracking reports accessible to them.

Apart from the core sharing choices, the plugin also has a ShareBar for the tabs of your web pages. It even empowers you with a Hovering Buttons bar, to have the buttons in a horizontal line along the page.

Plugin 3: Sociable Pro from Sociable

The premium edition from the freely available Sociable, Social Pro is priced at $9.99. This version certainly adds newer dimensions, like it has an array of functionalities, on top of the things available on the free version.

However, the greatest single motive to go for Sociable Pro is its capability that allows you to hand-pick the icons and use them. Having this feature alone sets it apart from all the other plugins. This helps you incorporate it more effectively while letting you make the most out of it.

Plugin 4: AddThis

This plugin's considered as the intelligent one. It's a blend of both good analytics and sharing tools. It helps you keep a tab on how your content is faring on the web. Then, it also has a personalization option, which lets users go for the appropriate choices at the appropriate time. With a big directory of services to select from (which is no less than 300) plus a deeper incorporation with Facebook and Twitter, makes it shine out of the lot. Also, it offers translations to over 70 languages.

Another important aspect is that AddThis doesn't require any registering. But with that option you don't get the analytics.

Plugin 5: Socialize

This one lets you share buttons by sharing counts. It functions with Facebook, Twitter, Digg, StumbleUpon, Reddit plus some other services too. Socialize's biggest asset is that the tabs can be positioned inside your post, at the footer or anywhere else, making it a worthy option.


Quite effortlessly, these plugins would empower you to distribute or share your work much more effectively through social networks and can augment your blog's reach in a big way.

Dharam Tripathi is a seasoned Technical Writer with XhtmlJunction a branch of creativeweblogix. He specializes in Social Media, Content Management and SEO is what he deals with, while sharing information and insights on PHP-based CMSs like WordPress and Joomla. XhtmlJunction is known for providing effective PSD to HTML Transformation at reasonable prices.

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