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8 WordPress Plugins to Increase Traffic

Website traffic is a little bit like cake: you can never have too much. But getting people to visit your website is far from simple. Not only are you competing against countless other websites, trying to stay ahead of the game in terms of SEO and social media marketing in order to expose articles and blog posts to a captive audience is time consuming, expensive and, for the most part, having little-to-no effect. Needless to say, any help you can get will be duly appreciated.

For those with a blog, website, or even an ecommerce platform running on WordPress – and, let’s face it, a lot of us do – help is at hand. You doubtless trawled through the many thousands of plugins available for WordPress, trying to identify those which will help gain you more visitors, attract audiences, and gather great social media traction. You doubtless found that even that is an arduous task!

As such, we at Minerva Creative – staunch advocates of WordPress that we are – have taken on some of the hard work for you and found 8 WordPress plugins to increase traffic to your website. Take a look at the recommendations below and leave suggestions for your own in the comments.

WordPress plugins to increase traffic - Yoast SEO

Yoast SEO

Where else can we begin to recommend WordPress plugins but with Yoast SEO? Arguably the most well-known WordPress plugin available, if you’ve not installed this on your website, drop whatever you’re doing and do so now!

It’s in no way hyperbolic to claim that Yoast SEO is the best WordPress SEO plugin available. Offering everything you need to fully optimise your website – such as meta descriptions, title tags, XML sitemaps, the option to integrate Google Search Console, and much more – Yoast SEO even provides the opportunity to optimise individual posts for social sharing.

Find out more about how Yoast SEO can help create webpages built on best practice, giving you the chance to achieve better search engine performance and increase traffic to your WordPress website.

OptinMonster

OptinMonster

Never underestimate the value of repeat visitors. If you’re able to develop a loyal audience that comes back time and again, you’re in a position of developing a lasting relationship that will only serve to benefit your business and your website.

OptinMonster is a WordPress plugin that has the ability to support the conversion of a solitary visitor into a loyal subscriber. By monitoring the behaviour of your users, then sending a targeted message at the precise moment they’re about to leave your site, the opportunity to turn the loss of a visitor into a permanent user is maxmised.

Discover how OptinMonster can help you develop a mailing list that helps promote repeat website traffic and develop a valuable email subscription list.

Click to Tweet

Click to Tweet

Social media is one of the best ways in which to generate traffic to your website; if you’re able to get traction on social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter, the potential audience can grow exponentially. Developing this engagement, however, isn’t easy.

Click to Tweet simplifies the process of getting your content into the Twittersphere (which is apparently an acceptable term to use!). By strategically placing ‘click to tweet’ buttons within your own quotes, quickly sharing snippets of your articles to Twitter couldn’t be simpler. As such, you can expect to generate more shares and more Twitter users visiting your website, increase the level of traffic you can enjoy.

You can find out more about the benefits of Click to Tweet and how to drive more engaged traffic to your WordPress blog or website by visiting the plugin’s own page today.

Revive Old Posts

Revive Old Posts

It can be time consuming to schedule social media posts, particularly when you’re busy managing other elements of your website and your business. Plus, when it comes to getting coverage for your blog posts and articles, the need to repost and reshare following publication is vital. So, how can you make the process more efficient?

With Revive Old Posts – formerly known as Tweet Old Post – being able to automate the act of promoting articles both new and old is hugely simplified. Revive Old Posts does exactly what the name promises: reshares blog posts to both Twitter and Facebook, all without you having to lift a finger. Being able to capture the attention of social media audiences couldn’t be easier.

For more information on the service provided by the Revive Old Posts plugin, visit its plugin page today. With minimal effort, you can get to work republishing your articles and attracting the traffic your website deserves.

Inline Related Posts

Inline Related Posts

Making the most of the traffic you have is essential to the success of your website. You don’t want visitors simply paying a visit to one page and then heading off elsewhere. Instead, keeping them on your website for longer means better engagement and greater traffic. But how can you effectively help visitors navigate to other articles?

It goes without saying that having an effective internal linking structure is fundamental – both to user experience and also for SEO – but with Inline Related Posts, you can suggest related articles to those readers already engaged in longer content on your website.

Try Inline Related Posts on your WordPress site today and see how you can boost the number of pageviews from your visitors as well as their overall time on site.

WordPress Popular Posts

WordPress Popular Posts

Let’s be honest, we all like to follow the latest trends and keep our finger on the pulse of activity. Helping visitors to your website clearly see which content on your website is most engaging and popular not only helps them keep us with the others, but also boosts the time spent on your website and the overall number of pages viewed.

The WordPress Popular Posts plugin enables you to highlight the best content on your website. With the option to filter according to the number of comments or pageviews, website users have the opportunity to clearly learn for themselves precisely why some pages are ranking higher than others.

Install the WordPress Popular Posts plugin today and help highlight the most popular and engaging content currently residing on your site.

Share Buttons by AddThis

Share Buttons by AddThis

As already identified above, sharing your website’s posts on social media is not simply a great way to increase awareness and drive traffic, but it is essential. After all, just think how often you find yourself tempted to view an article based upon seeing the link in your Facebook or Twitter feeds?

With Share Buttons by AddThis, you can make the act of sharing your articles across an array of social media websites – as well as by email – easy. Plus, there is the opportunity to customise the appearance of the share buttons in order to best complement the design of your current WordPress website.

Discover more about the benefits of Share Buttons by AddThis by visiting the plugin page on WordPress. Installing on your website is simple, and will help your existing audience share your quality content with more people.

SEO Friendly Images

SEO Friendly Images

Search engine optimisation is essential to driving traffic to your website and, with Yoast SEO installed (you have installed it by now, right? No? Well get on it!) you can ensure that all the necessary meta information, etc. is ready to expose your website to the world. But there is still more you can do, not least with imagery.

Installing SEO Friendly Image onto your WordPress website makes the process of optimising images quick and easy – and ensures that you’re covering an essential part of on-page optimisation that can often be overlooking. The plugin automatically optimises all images by adding appropriate alt tags and title attributes, thereby ensuring the chance of appearing higher in the search engines is maximised.

Add SEO Friendly Images to your WordPress plugin selection today to ensure that you’ve optimised your images effectively.

More WordPress plugins to increase traffic

So there you have it. Our selection of WordPress plugins to increase traffic to your website. Perhaps you have some recommendations of your own, or have had success – or even, no success – with those listed. Let us know in the comments below.

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Top Quotes on Content Marketing

Top Quotes on Content Marketing

Content Marketing Institute has kindly put together an infographic detailing a selection of quotes on content marketing. These quotes come from a number of inspiring and influential individuals in the marketing industry, and can be relied upon when devising your content strategy. Take a closer look at the content marketing quotes below.

Email marketing best practice

Email marketing best practice

For a long time, it seemed as though email marketing was confined to history, with the preference for social media promotion taking prominence. Yet, with the cost and efficacy of a well-managed email marketing strategy enabling your marketing budget to stretch further than ever, it’s no surprise that there has been a resurgence in email popularity.

From lead generation to customer retention, email marketing can be used in a manner of ways to support the marketing of your company. Even as a means of collecting customer feedback for future publication will prove invaluable and, after all, staying engaged with your customers will keep them coming back for more.

I only recently came across this email marketing infographic. In terms of best practice for your email marketing, it offers exceptional advice and reminders so that your campaign can be as effective as possible. Take a closer look and let us know what you think.

Top 10 Email Design Best Practices

Explore more infographics like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually.

New site launch: Boho Cakes

We’re proud to announce the launch of our most recent project, Boho Cakes. In addition to preparing the copy, this was one of our first ventures into web design. Based on a very basic platform, we take great pride in representing what is an exciting and up-and-coming brand in the Kent region. The quality of workmanship across the full range of products is simply impeccable, so we encourage you to visit the site – and purchase one of the delicious cakes – today.

This has definitely been one of our favourite projects so far, with the freedom to design the page and create the website copy ensuring that we could match one another in perfect harmony. Click on the screenshot below to visit Boho Cakes.

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