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May 1 2018
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10 WordPress Plugins That Can Supercharge Your Website
PostedTuesday May 1st 2018

One major advantage WordPress has over it’s competing Content Management Systems is the sheer number of useful plugins that are available to the community. Here’s our pick of 10 WordPress plugins you can install on your website to start seeing instant results and give you the edge over your competition.  

Yoast SEO Plugin

The Yoast SEO plugin acts as your personal SEO expert, providing you with tips and tools to improve your website’s visibility within search engines.

Helpful features include the keyword density tool and the readability checker, which when combined, ensures you’re using the keywords you want to rank for enough and that you’re content maintains its readability.

Along with assisting you in your content creation, the Yoast SEO plugin also takes care of many technical aspects of SEO, such as creating XML Sitemaps, adding meta tags and title tags to your content.

Active Installs: +5,000,000
WordPress Rating: 4.9 / 5

Pretty Links

Pretty Links gives you the ability to customise and shorten links using your own domain name (as opposed to providers such as bit.ly and tinyurl.com). This makes your links easy on the eyes, simple to share and maintains your own branding.

Along with creating friendly URL’s, Pretty Links also allows you to track clicks, helping you determine which of your online marketing campaigns are working and which ones aren’t.

Active Installs: 200,000
WordPress Rating: 4.5 / 5   

OptinMonster

The majority of your traffic will leave your website without making a purchase or taking any action at all. So how do you get them coming back to your website once they’ve left? That’s where OptinMonster comes in.

OptinMonster helps you build email lists through the use of pop up boxes, sidebar forms, floating bars, inline forms and more. That way you can capture the email addresses of people who are interested in what you have to offer and follow up with them at a later date.

Active Installs: 200,000
WordPress Rating: 4.5 / 5   

Yet Another Related Posts Plugin

You’ve put your precious time and energy into creating blog posts only to find most people are reading one or two of them and then abandoning your website for good. So how do you entice people to explore all the other useful information you have to offer?  

With Yet Another Related Post Plugin, you can put relevant content right in front of your readers’ eyes, ensuring they will never run out of interesting and helpful articles to continue reading.

Active Installs: 200,000+
WordPress Rating: 4 / 5

Hubspot Marketing Free

Hubspot Marketing Free gives you the full picture of your websites’ leads by pulling in additional information about them from around the web. Hubspot Marketing Free can provide you with job titles, location, and social profiles as well as what pages they visited and the offers they viewed.

This information gives salespeople a massive advantage when it comes to knowing what to pitch their prospects and understanding what part of the sales cycle their customers are in.

Active Installs: 30,000+
WordPress Rating: 4.5 / 5   

Google Analytics Dashboard for WP

Having Google Analytics installed on your website is a must, unfortunately, far too many people set it up and then forget about it.   

Google Analytics Dashboard for WP puts your key site usage stats right in front of your eyes everytime you log into WordPress. This handy plugin shows you traffic of your posts and pages as well as real-time numbers of visitors, conversions and traffic sources; meaning you’ll always have a more accurate picture of how your website is performing.

Active Installs: +1,000,000
WordPress Rating: 4.5 / 5

Title Experiments Free

Your blog posts’ titles are the biggest factor that determines if someone will click on your content or if they’ll continue scrolling through their Facebook feed or Google search results. So how do you know if your titles are effective or if they’re putting people to sleep?

With Title Experiments Free, you can determine what titles resonate with your customers by testing two competing titles against each other and discovering which one generates more traffic.  

Active Installs: 1,000+
WordPress Rating: 4.5 / 5

Contact Form 7

Without a way for your customers to contact you, there’s little point in having a website at all. Contact Form 7 is one of the simplest ways to add a contact form to your website, which isn’t surprising as it’s been downloaded over 5 million times.

Contact Form 7 automatically forwards form submissions to your email address, giving you the chance to follow up directly with those people who express interest in your product or service.

Active Installs: +5 Million
WordPress Rating: 4.5 / 5 

Quick and Easy FAQs

Having a ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ section on your website is almost a necessity when it comes to today’s information-hungry consumers.

The Quick and Easy FAQ’s plugin allows you to simply add your customer’s most common queries to your website, saving you from the monotonous task of back and forth emails and better serves your customers by providing key business information at the click of a button.

Active Installs: 1,000+
WordPress Rating: 4.5 / 5

Testimonial Widget

When deciding what service or product to purchase, we put a substantial amount of importance on other people’s opinions and recommendations.

Adding testimonials to your website can explode your conversion rates and put your customer’s apprehension at ease by knowing other people had a positive experience when dealing with your business. To boost your conversions further, you can even add photos to your testimonials helping people put a human face to your recommendations.

Active Installs: 50,000+
WordPress Rating: 4.5 / 5  

These are only 10 of the thousands of WordPress plugins available for you to use on your website. Feel free to use them at will or explore the massive plugin ecosystem yourself, you might just be surprised what gold you can find.    

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