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4 Best Plugins for Your Wordpress Sites

  • Wordpress is one of the most popular content management systems utilized today. In fact, most websites you see are likely to be using the Wordpress platform, no matter which web hosting and domain registrar company they use. It is certainly one of the easiest systems to use when starting a website. But, more importantly, it is because Wordpress is SEO friendly. However, it would not hurt to use tools to help boost your page even further. For this, you will need plugins that you can install via the Wordpress dashboard. In this article, we are featuring four of the best plugins you can use to maximize the benefits of having a Wordpress website.

    Domain Check

    Web hosting companies like Crazy Domains is not the only way to make a domain name check. You can also use the Domain Check plugin on your Wordpress - it is a domain management tool that allows you to keep track of all the domains you own and ones you want to own. You can mark domains which you own at the Your Domains section and set up a reminder for when you need to renew them, you can also do the same for SSL certificates. You can also use the plugin to look for coupons and discounts from your chosen web hosting and Internet registration site. And if you are on the lookout for a domain name that you want to own, the Domain Watch can keep track of its expiration date and alert you when it is available to backorder.

    Yoast SEO

    Yoast SEO is a plugin which aims to increase website traffic by guiding you through technical optimization. One of the ways Yoast helps you is by making sure you are writing good, optimized content. Which is why it asks you what your focus keyword is and tells you how many times you have used it on the article. Not only that, but it assesses your articles readability by telling you how long it is already and how understandable it is.

    Yoast can also do page analysis, checking your posts if it has images, meta descriptions, subheadings, the focus keyword is in the alt tags, and more. It can automatically create XML sitemaps and alerts Google and Bing if there is a new one, it has an RSS optimization where you can take a punt at scrapers that are outranking you, and it has a Facebook OpenGraph that lets you know if it is social media friendly (will soon add Google+ and other sharing sites).

    SumoMe

    Think of SumoMe as one whole shop for all the apps you need on your website. Their Sumo Apps fall into three main categories: Lead generation (which means their List Builder apps for email), social sharing (sharing buttons and other social media integration functions), and analytics (a real-time report of visit count and heat map of the activity on your site. Their List Builder allows you to create a pop-up window that can ask your visitors to sign-up on your email list. Their sharing buttons can be customized, you can even choose which social media network to highlight and where to position both on the desktop version of your page or the mobile. But the best feature is their analytics report. Through their heat maps, you can see which button gets more clicks and which page is frequently visited.

    Sucuri

    Of course, this list will not be complete without a plugin that can help you fight hackers and malwares. Sucuri is one of the most trusted and globally recognized brand for website security. Their features include Security Activity Auditing, Remote Malware Scanning, Blacklist Monitoring, Post-Hack Security Actions, and Website Firewall. This will come in handy, especially in this age, when malicious web attackers are looking for various ways to steal sensitive information and gain from exploiting it.

    The best part about these plugins is they are freemiums - which means most of the services you will need are free, but there are extra features which will require a small fee. Go on and install these plugins on your Wordpress site, and see how much it can improve your traffic and engagement.

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