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All in one SEO pack
One of the most important things is that your potential visitors can find your blog. If they’re searching for your website via a search engine (Google, Yahoo…) but the search engine doesn’t list your blog high enough, then you won’t get these potential visitors.
This plugin optimizes your blog for search engines. (SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization). This plugin automatically optimizes your titles for search engines and it also generates META tags. You can override any title and set any META description and any META keyword you want. This plugin should result in better page rankings and hopefully more visitors.
Social Media Plugins
There are quite a few social media plugins available for WordPress but they all do the same thing. All of these plugins give your visitors the possibility to submit your posts to social bookmarking sites; for example StumbleUpon, Reddit, Digg, Delicious, Furl… Sometimes, these social bookmarking sites can generate a huge amount of traffic to your blog.
Download one of these social-plugins:
This plugin adds an AJAX rating system for your WordPress blog’s post/page. You’re probably wondering how this plugin can help you get more visitors? Well, your visitors will give the posts/pages they like a higher ranking than the other posts. This means that you can write more posts in the same category as the posts that have a high ranking.
Download PostRatings 1.4
This plugin displays a greeting message to visitors that come from different urls (known as referrers). For example, you may want to welcome Diggers with a message that reminds them to digg your story, or you may want to ask Del.icio.us users to bookmark your post, and so on. You can also customize the message that is displayed. This plugin really helps to interact with your visitors.
Download Referrer Detector
When you know what your visitors like and how they act, you can use this information to attract more of them. That’s why the information about your visitors is so important. There are various way to keep track of your readers, some people use Google Analytics, but there’s also a great WordPress plugin called ‘StatPress’.
This plugin collects information about visitors, spiders, search keywords, feeds, browsers etc. You can check preferred pages, posts and categories. Another useful feature is that you can see the keywords that visitors used to reach your blog via a search engine. Keywords are usually the information people are looking for. You can use this information to write more posts about a certain keyword.