These WordPress Plugins Will Help You Drive Traffic
Just install them one by one then go back to your homepage and make sure your site is still operational the way it should be. I have used all of these plugins at one stage or another, some of them are deactivated now, but none of these gave me any misfortune with my WordPress Thesis Theme.
A couple of these plugins take some time to set up correctly and my suggestion would be write down all your logins, usernames & passwords to refer back to in case you get in a muddle and forget, this may save you a lot of time and frustration later.
I am speaking from past experience “not enjoyable ones” and now I write every username, password & email down just in case. It really sux when you have computer probs and lose all your automatic logins.
The best way to install these is to login to your wordpress admin panel and goto plugins >- Add New >- Search. When you acquire what you want just install it from right there in the in your site. You ought to see an Install Button on the right hand side of the elected plugin.
If you at this point don’t own a WordPress blog just go to my How To Set Up A WordPress Blog post and follow the video instructions.
I haven’t gone into a lot of detail with these as the best explanations are with the plugins themselves.
Addtoany: Help people share & bookmark your content with the world’s best sharing button
Askimet: Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet web service to see if they look like spam or not. You need a WordPress.com API key to use it. You can review the spam it catches under “Comments.”
All In One Video Pack: This is not just another video embed tool – it includes every functionality you might need for video and rich-media, including playing, uploading and editing.
All In One Video Pack Sidebar Widget: A sidebar widget that allows you to display the most recent posted videos and comments in your blog.
Auto Tweet: Adds a check box to the Write Post editor (both the TinyMCE/Visual Editor and the advanced editor). When this box is checked, publishing your post will also send the post to Twitter. If a post is longer than 140 characters, it will be truncated. Auto Tweet creates a new column in the “posts” table of your database to mark which posts have already been submitted and will use that information to help prevent double-posting.
Blogrush Click Maximizer: BlogRush Click Maximizer allows you to control what you want to display in BlogRush. You can include or exclude any post you want and also use alternate – short and catchy title just for BlogRush.
Google Analytics for WordPress: This plugin makes it simple to add Google Analytics with extra search engines and automatic clickout and download tracking to your WordPress blog
Google XML Sitemaps: This plugin will generate a sitemaps.org compatible sitemap of your WordPress blog which is supported by Ask.com, Google, MSN Search and YAHOO.
Hello Dolly: This is not just a plugin, it symbolizes the hope and enthusiasm of an entire generation summed up in two words sung most famously by Louis Armstrong: Hello, Dolly. When activated you will randomly see a lyric from Hello, Dolly in the upper right of your admin screen on every page
Hocus Pocus Buttons: is a WordPress-Plugin that provides sidebar widget with a widerange set of buttons for social bookmarking websites. However each button is only visible to the user if he has visited the corresponding site lately. The goal is not to disturb the user by using too many buttons / links (since he could probably only use one or two at all) and rather only show relevant services.
OnlyWire: Onlywire is a service that allows you to spread your content to multiple social sites from one place with the touch of a single button
Customizable Search Widget: Adds a Customizable Search Widget to give you more control over how the search box looks on your sidebar.
Embed YouTube Videos in WordPress: Include YouTube videos inside posts or pages and also in a widget. Works in WP version 2.5+
Featured Content Gallery: Used to create a customizable rotating image gallery anywhere within your WordPress site.
Popularity Contest: This will enable ranking of your posts by popularity; using the behavior of your visitors to determine each post’s popularity. You set a value (or use the default value) for every post view, comment, etc. and the popularity of your posts is calculated based on those values. Once you have activated the plugin, you can configure the Popularity Values and View Reports. You can also use the included Widgets and Template Tags to display post popularity and lists of popular posts on your blog.
Social Profilr: LifeStreaming Plugin for Wordpres
SocioFluid: SocioFluid is a social bookmarking plugin for wordpress. For details you can check the SocioFluid Homepage.
StatPress Seolution: Based on Statpress [Reloaded] with some more improvements (better crawling stats of important search engines, module structured code, Flash charts)
TagALLY-for-WP: Want to show more in your tag cloud? Want more people to know your blog? The plugin can help you to realize these ideas. If you are the first time to activate the plugin, please be sure to read the tagally-for-wp-help.html file , especially “Export posts and related tags” section in the file.
Thesis Import/Export: Import/Export all Thesis settings and OpenHook. For Thesis Theme.
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Thesis OpenHook: This plugin allows you to insert arbitrary content into the many hooks that the Thesis Theme Framework provides. Never again edit a file! Based on K2 Hook Up and GPLed.
Top Level Categories: Removes the prefix from the URL for a category. For instance, if your old category link was /category/catname it will now be /catname
TweetMeme Retweet Button: Adds a button which easily lets you retweet your blog posts.
What Would Seth Godin Do: Displays a custom welcome message to new visitors and another to return visitors.
WP-Smiley: Define smilies as your way!
HGK FeedBack Form: Drop-in feedback / contact form for your WordPress blog. Works for pages and posts “Thats it below”
So there you have it, this should keep you busy for a while and dont fail to remember to make sure you dont double up on things, some of the social media plugins might seem like they will double up, but when you look more closely you will notice that one may not have every site the other has so just enable what you need.
There is a virtual endless list of plugins, for example… there are plugins specifically made for Amazon ect… thats why I have only covered the prime traffic generating helpers.
If you know of a great plugin that I haven’t mentioned here, please leave a comment and let me know.
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