Effective Blogging – 10 Plugins You Must Have
WordPress has become the most popular blogging platform because of its vast range of plugins. If you have just set up your blog, and you’re looking for the best plugins to optimize your blog and use give your readers some great functionality, we have compiled a list of the Top 10 List of Plugins You Must Have on your WordPress blog.
Search Engine Optimization
WordPress SEO is the most complete WordPress SEO plugin that exists today for WordPress.org users. It incorporates everything from a snippet preview and page analysis functionality that helps you optimize your pages
The Lite, Free version of All in One SEO Pack is the most powerful tool for managing your SEO. Packed full of features and easy to use, it provides every WordPress user with a simple way to improve their search ranking!
To get the best statistics for your site, sign up for a Google Analytics account here, and download the Google Analytics Plugin here. This plugin will automatically add your Analytics code to every page to allow your site to be tracked.
Social Media and Sharing
4. Digg Digg
Make it easy for your readers to share your articles. Digg Digg is a floating social media plugin that scrolls down the side of the page as the user views your blog. With plenty of options and easy to use, this plugin is a must use.
Adds an attractive social bookmarking menu and related content widget to your posts, pages, index, or any combination of the three.
Contact Form 7 can manage multiple contact forms, plus you can customize the form and the mail contents flexibly with simple markup. The form supports Ajax-powered submitting, CAPTCHA, Akismet spam filtering and so on.
Advertising and HTML Code Tool
With the Easy Ad Code Insert plugin you can add advertisements to your blog directly from the back end. Information about where you can add advertisements can be found here.
Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet web service to see if they look like spam or not. An essential tool for anyone on WordPress to fight the daily bombardment from spammers.
Sharing Related Posts
Quickly increase your readers’ engagement with your posts by adding Related Posts in the footer of your content. This is great for reducing your bounce rate, a factor in increasing your PageRank with Google.