WordPress offers a mind-boggling array of social media and SEO plugins, but these are the top three that you simply must have in order to quickly and easily increase social media traffic to your blog site.
In addition, these three plugins all have specific SEO features and functionality with proven track records of substantially increasing social media traffic from social media platforms back to your WordPress blog.
HeadSpace2 – HeadSpace2 is a powerful multi-tool plugin that provides shortcuts you can use to manage and analyze your metadata simply and effectively.
HeadSpace2 allows you to create custom titles and descriptions that will increase your page ranking.
You can also use it to tag your posts, change themes and run disabled plugins on specific WordPress pages, and much, much more. In addition, it comes in over twenty different languages.
SEO Smart Links – SEO Smart Links is an effective way to get your blog posts interlinked and to add affiliate links to other sites, as well.
With SEO Smart Links, you can create custom keyword lists, nofollow attributes and open links in a new window.Using it is simple and automatic – you can edit your options from your administration settings panel – and it will then link comments, keywords and phrases placed in your posts to corresponding posts, pages, tags and categories found on your blog.
The new and free premium version contains bug fixes, improvements in performance and updated features.
Digg Digg Social Sharing – A fully supported plugin, Digg Digg, allows you to add an attractive floating bar with share buttons to your WordPress blog.
It also has many customization options, like placement at either the top or the bottom of your blog page, and left or right scrolling effects.
You can showcase all of the popular social sharing buttons like Twitter, Buffer, Facebook Share, Facebook Like, Digg, LinkedIn, Google +1, Reddit, dZone, TweetMeme, Topsy, Yahoo Buzz, StumbleUpon, Del.icio.us, Sphinn, Designbump, WebBlend, BlogEngage, Serpd and Pinterest.
A highly versatile plugin, Digg Digg even provides support for email and print services.
Although you may think your WordPress blog is one of the best there out there, in order to get the attention it deserves, you must link it to the many social media platforms on the Internet.
These three free WordPress plugins make it possible to increase social media traffic to your blog without getting a headache in the process.
Not everyone understands metadata and linking, and the developers of these three plugins took that fact into careful consideration when creating these helpful plugins for WordPress use.
Author – Eric Pratum manages Inbound and Agile – a marketing, leadership, and growth website that specializes in inbound marketing, and exponential acquisition.