WordPress is one ofthemost widely-usedcontent management systems (CMS) for a good reason: it can be easily tweaked and customized to your liking. However, theflexibility of WordPress to accommodate different website types, from blogs to e-commerce, hinges on the WordPress plugins used to help achieve thesite owner’s goals.
For webmasters whowish toincrease site visitors, one way of doing this is to use WordPress plugins that allow easy sharing of site pages on social media.
Below are five of the best WordPress plugins that youshould use to get more shares, as well as possibly boostyour fans and followers.
SumoMeoriginallyworked to increase your e-mail subscribers with its List Buildingapps. However, it has grown to include more appsto really help site ownersgain more visitors to their pages.
The Image Sharerapp lets visitors share pictures on the page using Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
The Shareapp is a floating bar on the left side of the screen to make it easier for visitors to share the post on social media. The default available are Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and Pinterest. To access other social media sites where you can share the post, click on the crown icon.
The Highlighter app lets visitors easily share quotes from the post. All they have to do is highlight the text and a pop-up menu will appear on the screen so they can share it using Facebook or Twitter.
Create tweetable content on your post so people can easily click and share it on Twitter. Make sure to observe the 140-character limit when writingmessages to tweet using this plugin.
Another plugin that boosts site traffic using Twitter, this lets you automatically post your website content on social media. This is ideal for webmasters who manage sites with lots ofcontent that theywant to share on social media. You can set up the types of posts and under which category, allowing you full customization of the automatic tweets that will be published on your Twitter account.
If you have e-books and white papers available for download on your site, then you ought to use this plugin. Once installed, instead of people downloading the resources off your site for free, they will have to sharethe page on your site using their social mediafirst before the resources become available for download.
This is similar to wpLike2Get, but instead of downloadable content, it works on the actual content on the page . If you want to entice readers to read your post, you can stop at the first few paragraphs and “gate” the rest of the content using this WordPress plugin. This will encourage them to share the post in order to read the entire article. Keep in mind that this is a paid plugin.
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