Our websites are something very important to us. Usually they are our way of earning more money and promoting ourselves and there are just so many things that should be done, but they are not done properly.
The point of this post is to give you some pointers towards the right things to do for your WordPress site. There are many plugins that you can apply and use to your advantage in WordPress, but like it usually happens, you will probably not find it at first.
The first we will talk about is the Google XML Sitemaps.
This great plugin will be of a big help to you. When you first build your website, one of the most important things is to make your sitemap and give it to the search engines. Since the sitemap will benefit your website in a bigger way that you maybe even realise, it is good to have this little plugin to help you create it in a very fast manner. But its magic does not end here. Every time that you create a new page or post on your site, this plugin will automatically send your sitemap to the Google and Bing. This in turn speeds the indexing process and you are now available to kick back and enjoy while it works for you.
The next great plugin is the All in One SEO Plugin.
Well another thing that you will need from the very start is the SEO optimization, the proper one. Maybe the best thing that you can think of when you are using this plugin is that it is free. There are many things that you can do and all that you will need to properly adjust SEO for your WordPress website. For example, you can optimize your keywords, titles and meta data in a very simple way. It will also give you a possibility to make great use of the Canonical links and tweak your pages to the finest touches. It will also help you to find and address duplicate content problems.
The third place should probably be YARPP.
YARPP is short for Yet Another Related Posts Options. Why this will help you? It is very important to have your posts followed by related articles section for so many useful reasons. You may have read that Search Engines do a lot of things in order to know who to rank higher and who not to. With this they will see that you are giving to people something that they like, so Search Engines will like you. They see this by noticing people going th
rough your pages and not leaving your website just as soon as they got there. With this plugin you are able to have very sophisticated algorithm searching and linking related articles for you. This way you will be able to set up how you would like this plugin to work and relax, because you know that it works its way around your pages just like it should.
The forth plugin is the List Eruption.
This plugin does an extraordinary job for your email marketing. It is using people and their social media accounts to tell the world about you. The way it works is that you are sending emails and offering high quality e-books. When they share their knowledge about your website they are also rewarded points and prices. You of course choose how you will reward your great visitors and in turn they get you hundreds of new visitors as well. If you for some reason want to know which user got you the most referrals or any other bit of information, you will be able to monitor them and it will give you an option of the arrival pages that you can create to meet them. All in all a very nice way to get many visitors, fast.
The next plugin that you will never want to remove is the WordPress plugin called Advertising Manager.
Advertising Manager is a great tool that can help you with your adds. It will help you to manage them to the smallest details like rotation of your adds like Google Adsense and others. You will also be able to set different limitations or criteria under which it will run like setting the author, page type or category. It is also a plugin that supports Google Adsense, Yahoo!PN, AdBrite, ShoppingAds, Adify, AdGridWork, Commission Junction, Adpinion, Chitika, Adroll, OpenX, CrispAds and WidgetBucks.
The next plugin can be used in many websites, not only in WordPress, but it surely is something worth of your time and mentioning, the ShareThis plugin.
The ShareThis plugin is great because it allows your visitors to quickly share your page over more than 50 social media networks. They can email, tweet or post a message to their friends on Facebook about it and it will only take them a second to do that. The other amazing thing is that it can be integrated into your website in a very short time and customized by your own desire, which will not only allow to be added quickly, but to blend in your website like it was there from the start.
Our next plugin is great for you and your visitors and it is called WP-PostRatings.
With WP-Postings you are able to create a user friendly environment where your visitors will feel safe while they are ordering from you and trusting in what you are doing. The reason to that is because they will be able to provide their own thoughts about your products and service and will rely on the same made by others. When they see a lot of positive ratings on one of your products, you can be sure that they will stop to see what the commotion is about. You will be able to give them that using a big variety of ratings styles that you think look the best for you. In the other hand, you can see what you need to improve or market a bit more.
Now you have it almost all but there is one very important thing, the Google Analytics for WordPress plugin.
Now when you have everything set up and ready to go you will need to take a look how your SEO and SEM are holding up. To see this, you will need this plugin and in turn it will give you the valuable information about what your users are clicking, where are they going or from where have they come from. You will also have many other insights like which author makes the most traffic come to you, or what keywords people used when they have found you. A very nice thing to have in order to be one step in front of the competition.
Now there is another plugin that most of you will like as soon as they hear for what it is used. It is used to protect your valuable comments from spam and what plugin is that? It is the Akismet.
The Akismet is a great plugin to keep those very busy spammers off your back and off your comments board. Since some of you may not know, the spam is definitely something you do not want to leave there. If you do, it will for sure, result in various Search Engine punishments and very big problems. Using Akismet, you, however will not need to worry as it will detect them and deal accordingly in an instant after they have been made. This way you just activate and enjoy, while it protects you from spammers.
There is just one more plugin that you will want to know about, the WP-DBManager.
This is something very useful, for everyone, especially the experts and those that know something about databases. It will help you to easily backup and restore databases. It will also help you later on when you are a veteran of blogging, with a proud website that is starting to slow down because of all the articles posted. With this little plugin you will be able to manage, repair and speed up the database and that will give to your website a freshness that your visitors will appreciate.