Social proof can persuade your visitors to take specific actions on your WordPress website. A slight nudge in the right direction can boost website engagement.
For instance, if visitors see a popular post, they may feel tempted to read it. You can show popularity by displaying the total views on the post. That way, visitors catch a case of FOMO and will engage with your content.
Simple Post Views Count lives up to its name. With a quick setup process, you can use shortcode or PHP to display your post views. This plugin outshines the rest because it counts a post view only after a visitor spends eight seconds on your page. You also can adjust the specific time duration.
While displaying total post views is an effective tool for social proof, it doesn’t provide the full story of your content’s performance. You need a robust dashboard to monitor top posts and track conversions. Check out these platforms to learn more about your website analytics.
Google Analytics + gives you an overview of your website activity in the WordPress dashboard. You can track page views, visits, and bounce rates. You also can analyze your data with easy-to-read graphs.
Monster Insights offers universal tracking setup across multiple devices and campaigns without any code. You’ll see real-time stats of who is online and what they are doing. Plus, you get page-level analytics to identify your most popular posts and pages.
Jetpack is a suite of security, performance, and site management tools. It offers a Google Analytics integration to optimize your visitors’ behavior. You can explore detailed insights on traffic and search results.
You can persuade visitors to take action on your website by displaying your WordPress post views to increase your content engagement. To dig deeper into your stats, install an analytics platform.
Originally published Sep 19, 2019 4:36:15 PM, updated November 20 2019