If you’ve ever seen the move “Field of Dreams” then you probably remember the line “If you build it, they will come”. That line couldn’t be further from the truth as it relates to your website. Being active on social media is important as it helps promote your website. Search engines like Google look at social media indicators when ranking websites because it means you care about interacting with people and being up to date.
As an owner of a handful of affiliate websites I test out WordPress plugins on my own sites when I get a chance. This way if I build a WordPress website for one of my clients I choose from my arsenal of only the best plugins that will provide the greatest impact.
Here are 5 plugins I recommend that can help boost traffic on your WordPress blog. Some help promote/syndicate content through popular social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter while others integrate social media into the user experience on your WordPress website.
The Shareholics plugin has many benefits. One is that it can add very nice looking social sharing buttons which can be placed above and below your content. However one surprise was that it automatically connects your blog to an the shareaholics ad network which promotes product articles at the bottom of blog posts. The ads are very discrete since they are mixed in the related articles so you can’t really tell they are ads. This is a great way for bloggers to monetize their website. Site owners can track earnings through shareaholics.com.