Getting people to your website (or getting them to come back) is pretty hard work. If it wasn’t, then we’d all have sites that rank when it comes to the amount of traffic that they attract. Unfortunately for everyone – and dare I say, fortunately for us – there are some nifty WordPress plugins that can make your traffic-driving job easier.
This plugin adds a fully customizable vertical bar to the left of a post. The Sharebar contains a couple of links and buttons to the top social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest. Not only does it make sharing your content a whole lot easier for your visitors, it also encourages them to do so. Sharebar therefore makes it easier for their friends to see the same content and visit your site.
Facebook Social Plugin
With nearly a billion subscribers, Facebook is a resource that you simply can’t ignore. Enter the Facebook Social Plugin. This helpful little plugin provides your readers information about your Facebook page such as the number of people who like the page and the faces of those who do so. The ‘Like’ button is very noticeable, providing readers with the option to like your page without having to leave it. Install this plugin and start gaining more traffic to your site.
Facebook Comments for WordPress
This plugin puts the Facebook commenting system into your site. Not only does this plugin make it easier for your readers to place their comment on a post, the Facebook Comments for WordPress plugin gives your readers the ability to share the said comment with their Facebook friends with the ‘post to Facebook’ function. This sharing option exposes your website to more potential visitors or readers, so make sure to make use of this little plugin to increase your traffic and visibility.
Post to Twitter
Post to Twitter is a plugin that uses the content that you post on your WordPress site and posts that to your Twitter account for all of your eager followers to see. This plugin saves you a lot of time by eliminating the need to rewrite the same post and tweet it on your Twitter account.
Show Top Commentators
If you think that a bit of friendly competition can get your readers posting more comments on your WordPress site, then with this plugin, you just might be right. The Show Top Commentators plugin ranks your readers who comment the most. While your top commentators don’t get anything other than a bit of popularity, the Show Top Commentators plugin increases reader interaction. Readers would like to be the top commentator, of course, so they’re going to want to put one up against their fellow commentators. While they’re busy aiming for the top spot and commenting, your site becomes the real winner because of the exposure that your commentators are providing.
These plugins definitely make your work a bit easier. Not only that, they also give your readers an easier time liking, commenting, tweeting, pinning and sharing the content on your site, which in turn drives more traffic to your site.