WordPress is an excellent tool for building and running a website or blog. WordPress.com allows internet users to host a customizable blog without charge. Those who will use the WordPress script on their site can choose from many plugins which they can add to their site for more functionality. The following are eight of the most famous WordPress plugins to help website owners improve their site and attract more visitors.

  1. WordPress SEO by Yoast

Search engine optimization or SEO should be practiced to help internet users find a site. The WordPress SEO plugin by Yoast is intended to help in improving a site’s SEO by enforcing the selection of focus keywords which will help in getting high search engine rankings. A snippet preview is available to show the actual look of a post in search results. This feature allows bloggers to refine their posts. There is alos a Page Analysis functionality which checks for alt tags, images, meta descriptions and post lengths. All of these things are necessary for SEO.

  1. AdPushup

AdPushup is an AdSense revenue optimization tool which can help publishers & bloggers make more money from their existing website traffic using advanced automated A/B testing without the need for any programming knowledge. They also recently published an article with a list of wordpress plugins to boost monetization.

  1. MailPoet Newsletters

After you have attracted a number of internet users to your WordPress site through SEO, you would want to ensure that those visitors will visit your site again to read more content in your site. In order to help attract these readers, you can create newsletters through MailPoet. This plugin helps in building and sending newsletters, automatic response emails and post notifications for readers through a system that is easy to drag and drop.

  1. Disqus Comment System

Your blog readers should be given a way to provide feedback and interact with your post. This is what the Disqus Comment System can do for you. This plugin is already used by a lot of sites as their comment system.

  1. Swiftype Search

If you wish to improve your WordPress site’s search function, this plugin is the best tool to use. Aside from giving bloggers search analytics for their site it also enhances search result relevancy to allow readers find exactly what they want to read. This plugin comes with an autocomplete search suggestions. If you want re-orderthe search results for a specific search term, you can use the drag-and-drop feature of the Swiftype Dashboard.

  1. Akismet

As with any other sites, you may find spammers who post comments on your posts and fill them up with some rubbish posts that you surely don’t want your readers to see. This WordPress plugin helps in eliminating those spammers by detecting suspicious comments and showing them to website owners to moderate. Also, the plugin highlights misleading or hidden links that used by spammers.

  1. Broken Link Checker

Of course, website owners don’t want to see broken links in their site. This is the reason this plugin is created. This helps in monitoring a blog and keeping such broken links controlled.

  1. Yet Another Related Posts Plugin or YARPP

This plugin helps in keeping readers on the site for longer by letting them visit other published content. It shows posts, pages and custom post kinds in a list view or thumbnail so readers can read other articles on the site.

Author Bio : Diana has been into writing blogs since 4 years and her thorough research and wide experience makes her articles full of worthwhile information on WordPress plugins and other useful aspects.

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