24 Mar 4 Essential WordPress Plugins for Your Blog
aWeber, a trusted email marketing client, recommends some ways to make the most of your WordPress Blog. They gathered four of their favorite plugins that help take your content marketing to new heights.
Here’s our take on the four recommended WordPress plugins:
Scribe is a plugin that analyzes your blog posts to make sure the content aligns with the rest of your marketing strategy. It’s an intelligent plugin that shows you the language your readers prefer when searching and discussing on social networks, before you actually begin to create content. Once your content is created, Scribe reveals other profitable topics and keyword phrases.
This plugin powerhouse also analyzes your content, telling you exactly how to gently tweak it for better search engine rankings. It goes on to analyze your overall site content.
The only downside here is this kind of intelligence doesn’t come cheap! The basic plan is $97 a month. Well worth it if your primary goal is content marketing.
This is one of the best A-B Split Testing plugins out there. Optimizely eliminates the complicated process of manually testing whether or not a different headline would bring more traffic to your Blog post, or if your image will get the most Facebook shares.
Split testing is an absolute fundamental in digital marketing. The ability to test, learn and optimize to improve results in short cycles is one of its’ great advantages.
WordPress doesn’t make it easy to see when your posts are scheduled. The editorial calendar plugin gives you an overview of your blog and when each post will be published. You can drag and drop to move posts, edit posts right in the calendar, and manage your entire blog.
This plugin makes planning posts so much easier, allowing multiple users to schedule posts on the same Blog. It’s also a great way to ensure post topics aren’t scheduled too close together. Thumbs up!
Web Form Widget
How often do you think people return to your Blog to see if you’ve posted new material? Chances are, unless they visit every day or sign up for an RSS feed, your great content isn’t getting read as much as you’d like.
The WordPress Web Form Widget auto-generates an email newsletter every time you post a Blog.
How do you get readers? Easy – the Widget also lets you add a checkbox to your comments section so people can opt to get your newsletter just by clicking the box when they leave a comment.
We highly recommend this widget as well.
What about you? What WordPress plugins help you reach your Blogging goals? Share by commenting below!