Increase Traffic to Your WordPress Blog with These Two Plugins

by golda on May 26, 2011

 
Increase Traffic to Your WordPress Blog with These Two Plugins
By Golda Smith
 

 
If you are serious about your business, and I am guessing that you are, then you must have a wordpress.org blog. Why? Your blog is your virtual home; it’s where people get to know you and more importantly, to decide if you have what they need. With your blog, you have the ability to show your personality and style. A great blog can potentially generate a lot of leads and income if done properly. Now you can have a beautiful header with the right colors and fonts, videos and maybe even fabulous content however, if no one sees it, what’s the point? Here are two plugins that you can add to your wordpress blog in less than 5 minutes to increase traffic and they both involve a social media platform that you may already be using…Facebook. The two plugins that I am referring to are the facebook like and the new facebook share buttons. I would have made a video demonstrating this but my audio is acting a bit funky, so it’s all text!


Facebook Like
 
Both of these buttons have the ability to drive tremendous traffic to your blog if you understand how they work. Let’s tackle the facebook like button first. When someone “likes” your blog post they are announcing to everyone in their facebook network that they like your post. It shows up on their facebook wall. To be more specific if:

Nicole has 5,000 friends that all see that she “liked” your post and just 5 of those friends read the post and “like” it as well. Those 5 friends have now shared it with their networks and what if those 5 friends each had 500 friends. The total number of people who have read that blog post is now at least 7,500. Very cool don’t you think?

Here’s another reason WHY the facebook like button is so powerful. It’s a psychological trigger because people are already used to seeing this button on facebook. Remember, you have to make it really easy for people to take the desired action and the like button is something they are already familiar with. So, when they see it on your blog, it’s like an old friend. In addition, if you have the settings correct and they can see their photo when they press the like button the better. Why? Because people like seeing themselves as much as they enjoy hearing the sound of their own name.

Facebook Share
 
Now the facebook share button works a bit differently but the concept is still the same…..to share content with your network. When you “share” a blog post, there are two very powerful things that you can do. The first is to select the individuals that you want to receive it. Instead of your entire friend list getting your blog post only those people that you send it to will receive it. Secondly, in addition to sharing it with individuals, you can also share it with any facebook group in which you are a member! ANY group that you are a member of. The ability to do this will allow you to really segment and target your messages, which I think is very fabulous. With over 500 groups and counting on facebook, the ability to send targeted messages to them will help you in getting better quality leads.

As with any plug in, remember that they are not all created equally. The same lies true for these two. I choose to install them separately but there are some where they come packaged together. My suggestion would be to install them, test them out and decide which ones work for you. There you have it, two things you can add to your blog in less than five minutes to start increasing traffic to your blog today.



 

Golda Smith is a single mom who is building her "Business From The Kitchen Table" and enjoys working with other moms to get them into the happy zone and living the lives they were meant to live! She has a FREE report entitled “5 Ways To Talk To People Without Picking Up The Phone”. Don’t listen to another dial tone, get this NOW!

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1 Quaneshia Holden
Twitter: QuaneshiaHolden
May 26, 2011 at 8:15 pm

Yes Golda! Having these two plugins are an absolute must have for your blog.

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2 Sadie May 26, 2011 at 9:15 pm

Thanks for the information.

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3 Golda
Twitter: only1golda
May 27, 2011 at 10:39 am

Hi Sadie and you are most welcome!

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4 Paul Crowson May 26, 2011 at 10:57 pm

Great article Golda, thanks for the review!!!

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5 Golda
Twitter: only1golda
May 27, 2011 at 10:39 am

You’re welcome Paul!

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6 Joe Young Personal Passion Formula May 26, 2011 at 11:52 pm

Hi Golda,
These two plugins are fantastic and have great potential in reaching many people. They really strengthen a person'a reach with others able to share when they come to the blog.Any plugin that increases your exposure is huge!
thanks for taking time to share this!
Joe

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7 Golda
Twitter: only1golda
May 27, 2011 at 10:37 am

Hi Joe,

Glad that you agree. Until next time…

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8 OLga Hermans
Twitter: thechoicedriven
May 27, 2011 at 12:47 am

Great Golda, I am going to act on your information. The facebook share is also a plugin, I assume? Thank you so much!!

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9 Golda
Twitter: only1golda
May 27, 2011 at 10:35 am

Yes Olga, facebook share is also a plugin.

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10 Mavis Nong | Online Business Tools May 27, 2011 at 6:20 am

Hi Golda! I couldn't agree with you more. These plugins can truly make your content go viral and generate tons of traffic. Thanks for sharing.
All the best,
Mavis

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11 Golda
Twitter: only1golda
May 27, 2011 at 10:33 am

Thank you Mavis!

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12 Cliff Davis June 29, 2011 at 8:52 am

Golda sorry for being lost here. Where can I find the plugin you use? This is good stuff!!!

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13 Golda
Twitter: only1golda
June 29, 2011 at 8:01 pm

Hi Cliff, great question. I went into the article and created hyperlinks, so you should be able to just click and be directed directly to the plugins. Hope that helps.

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