There’s no shortage of content on the internet. In March 2019, more than 4.4 million blog posts were published every day. The competition is steep to get people to visit your blog and read your content.
Quality traffic plays a critical role in the success of your WordPress website. With more site traffic, you can boost awareness about your brand, increase product sales, and even persuade advertisers to promote on your site. All of these benefits can add revenue to your business.
Several factors can affect how much traffic your blog earns. You must create engaging content, frequently promote your content on multiple channels, and use relevant keywords to rank your content on search engines. It’s a daunting task for a single blogger or a business with a small team.
Lucky for you, WordPress plugins can help get more visitors to your site. Plugins are available to assist you with SEO keyword optimization and social media sharing. These tools allow you to get more done in less time.
You don’t have to do everything alone. In this post, we’ll cover the best WordPress plugins to increase traffic to your blog.
The HubSpot All-In-One Marketing plugin automatically tracks your visitors' interactions on your WordPress website. You can add a pop-up form to capture visitors' information and then organize your leads within the HubSpot CRM. The built-in analytics dashboard also makes it easy to identify which traffic sources drive the most conversions.
Monarch is a social media plugin designed to encourage visitors to share your content on multiple networks. You can choose from more than 20 social sharing networks to display on your website with a custom collection of sharing options. These sharing buttons can be added to five areas of your site, including the sidebar, images & videos, automatic pop-ups, automatic fly-ins, and above & below content.
HigherVisibility found that 95% of all online searchers click on a link on the first page of search results. With the help of Yoast SEO, you can get your content to rank on the first page, too. This plugin offers title and meta description templates, flexibility to change your site’s breadcrumbs, and a feature that automatically sets canonical URLs to avoid duplicate content. With so many helpful features, Yoast SEO frees up your time, so you can write high-quality content.
It’s a time-consuming task to post your content on social media, especially if you publish several blog posts a week. Revive Old Post eliminates this stress by automatically sharing your old and new WordPress posts to your social media accounts. You can choose the social platform, decide the number of posts to share, and set time intervals.
WP Notification Bars plugin helps drive more traffic to specific posts on your site. It’s perfect for notifying visitors about new content and product promotions. Just set the notification bar in the header or footer section of your website. Then, customize the bar to fit your brand’s style by changing the color, font size, and call-to-action button.
Email marketing is an effective way to drive constant traffic to your site. But first, you need to get visitors on your mailing list. Bloom is an email opt-in plugin to help you generate and convert leads. You can create opt-in pop-ups that are triggered by timed delays, so they can appear when a visitor reaches the bottom of a page or even after they make a purchase. Bloom also seamlessly integrates with 19 email marketing platforms for you to send messages to your subscribers.
A growing number of people are using their mobile devices to access the internet, and a mobile-responsive website improves your search ranking and the visitors’ experience. WPtouch is a plugin that automatically adds a simple mobile theme to your site without modifying any code. Your mobile-friendly website will help your SEO rankings.
A broken link can drive visitors away from your site. You can fix those broken links by redirecting 404 errors to another existing page. That way, you keep your visitors engaged with your blog. Using jQuery, QuickPage/Post Redirect lets you redirect old URLs to new URLs in under five minutes. This plugin works well with WordPress navigation menus and the custom post types, too.
Have you ever noticed the star ratings in your Google search? Multi Rating is a review system plugin allows your visitors to rate your posts out of 5 stars. The plugin’s shortcodes make it easy to display the rating poll on your site. Then, you can use schema markup to show the aggregate ratings as a rich snippet in your search results. A high star rating will encourage more people to visit your site.
An XML sitemap lists the important pages on your website, helping search engines to crawl your webpages. There’s a long list of guidelines to follow to create a sitemap. This plugin does all the heavy lifting and creates the XML sitemaps for your website. Google XML Sitemaps supports all WordPress generated pages as well as custom URLs. Plus, the tool notifies Google and Bing about changes to your site via ping.
Internal linking, or links to other pages on your site, helps search engines crawl your content and denotes page importance. You don’t want irrelevant links on your site. With LinkPatrol, you can track, review, and remove any spammy links in your posts and pages. The plugin scans your site, sorts the links by anchor text, and lets you manually delete specific links.
Inline Related Posts helps you capture the attention of your readers. The plugin places links to related posts and offers in the body of your blog posts to encourage readers to visit other pages on your website. This plugin strategy increases your page views and keeps visitors engaged on your site, helping to reduce the bounce rate. You can choose from more than 20 different style combinations to match your brand.
Quality blog traffic can boost your brand awareness and encourage visitors to purchase your products, adding revenue to your bottom line. The above-mentioned plugins can get your content ranked on search engines and shared on social media. With this toolbox of plugins, you’ll be one step closer to increasing traffic to your blog.
Originally published Nov 1, 2019 3:07:53 PM, updated November 03 2019