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One of the great things about a WordPress blog is all the Plugins easily available for use.
Plugins help add features to your WordPress site that maximize flexibility and minimize heavy HTML coding. They offer custom functions and features so that each user can tailor their site to their specific needs.
Here are my top 6 favorite WordPress Plugins:
All in One SEO Pack
Automatically optimizes your WordPress blog for Search Engines (Search Engine Optimization) by allowing you to easily add keyword tags and relevant descriptions to each blog post.
Checks your comments against the Akismet web service to see if they look like spam or not and lets you review the spam it catches under your blog’s “Comments” admin screen.
Enables google analytics on all pages helping you understand how someone came to your site and what keywords they used to get there.
Provides a comprehensive subscription management and email notification system for WordPress blogs that sends email notifications to a list of subscribers when you publish new content to your blog.
Adds links to share posts via Email, StumbleUpon, Digg, Facebook, Twitter at the end of each article you write.
Yet Another Related Post
Shows a list of the last 5 other posts you’ve written on this same topic that is related to the current entry, which introduces the reader to other relevant content on your site and keeps them engaged with your site longer.
The Social Media Success Summit #SMSS10 continues to deliver powerful information on how you can utilize social media marketing in your business.
“8 Steps to Creating a Winning Social Media Strategy”
@JayBaer wants us to remember that tools change, so, start with a strong strategic plan for your social media efforts. Make sure you have a team at your office to support it. Decide who your audience is and don’t forget to listen to them. The best way to break through is make the company human. Tell stories or your customer’s stories (remember Jared from Subway?). Get beyond the features and benefits and make people feel your passion.
“How Mobile Marketing Can Improve Social Media”
@kimdushinkski wants you to know that even if you don’t think you are mobile, if you are sending email and someone checks it from their phone you are! You should even consider having a web page to your main site that is optimized for mobile so people can easily see how to contact you on their 2 inch phone screen. If you are ready to dip your toe into the mobile marketing waters, both Twitter and Facebook offer SMS test message feeds your fans and followers can subscribe to.
“The Future of Social Media”
@steverubel says that trends develop slowly but are timeless. Remember that people need to hear your message 3 to 5 times from 3 to 5 different sources for it to sink in. Tap into free tools online and become a data junkie to figure out what unmet needs are on the rise that you can provide the solution for and create content that will be passed around. All roads to content lead through Google, so, make friends with Google Insights. You could rise to the top of a search category if you are digitally visible in enough places. Klout.com is a great place to find out “who the world is listening to”.