If you are using WordPress to manage your website, you should definitely consider using the following very simple WordPress plugins to boost the traffic to your website. Believe it or not, these actually help, so without further delays, here is my list:
Social Networks Auto Poster WordPress Plugin
Whether you run a blog or just business website, you definitely need to promote your content in all relevant social networks you could find. A good plugin, that can help you with this is Social Networks Auto Poster – it allows you to automatically syndicate all of your latest publications in some of the leading social networks such as Facebook, Linkedin, Google+, Tumblr, Delicious and much more.
Once you have the plugin installed, you will only have to configure the appropriate social networks you want to use and get started. However, you should manually share all of your older posts/content, because the plugin only works when publishing new one.
WordPress SEO by Yoast
Nowadays, you just can’t make list with traffic driving plugins and not include WordPress SEO by Yoast in it. This is the most complete and handy WordPress SEO plugins ever developed. If you are still new to it, let me give you short introduction.
Besides the obvious, basic SEO setup – configuring META titles, descriptions and tags, WordPress SEO by Yoast will allow you to configure the default appearance of all your META elements, you can also configure your own XML sitemap, create rules for your robots.txt file, include rel=canonical to fix possible duplicate content issues and much more. Once you are done optimizing a particular page, you can see the page/post analysis tab and get an overview on how well you have done this including information about the reading difficulty of your content, subheadings usage, alt tag usage and keyword optimization. The best thing is that this plugin is used by almost every webmaster and there is lots of useful information and tips on how to configure it or perform more advanced operations, based on your exact needs.
Zemanta Editorial Assistant
Are you tired of searching for your own images for your content? Do you have hard time optimizing your post’s tags? Stop the hustle and install the Zemanta Editorial Assistant – it will allow you to quickly add images, not only in your content, but you can set them as featured image. Additionally, the plugin analyses your content for the most appropriate tags and helps you add as much as you want with just 1 click. Once you are done adding images and tags, you can also insert related content from your blog or other related blogs, place internal links to different authoritive sources such as Wikipedia, or Google Maps.
Beside this plugin, Zemanta also recently launched related articles, which is also extremely useful for creating relevant internal backlinks to other pages/posts from your website. What I do like most is the very easy configuration of the related content’s appearance, as well as the detailed metrics available for content views for both mobile and desktop users. This plugin definitely helps improve user engagement on your website and increase page views per visit.
Believe it or not, these are the 3 main plugins, your WordPress website won’t make it without. If you feel that there is something missing, do not hesitate and add it in the comments.