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Wordpress Tips: Top Plugins for Blog Traffic

written by: Marce•edited by: Robin L.•updated: 6/30/2011

Wondering what the top plugins are for increasing blog traffic? Read this article Wordpress tips on the three most essential plugins for your blog!

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    Are you in need of some Wordpress tips to increase traffic to your blog? Many plugins are available for Wordpress blogs that will help you increase traffic to your site. One of the great things about using Wordpress is that if you host it on a server other than the free Wordpress one, you will be able to configure it any way that you choose.

    Finding Wordpress plugins is quite easy because Wordpress.com has almost all of the plugins you need. You can download and install SEO packs, spam controllers, stat counters and more. You may become overwhelmed after looking at everything the site has to offer so keep reading to find out what the top 3 plugins for Wordpress that will help increase your blog traffic.

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    Top 3 Plugins for Blog Traffic

    Here are some Wordpress tips on plugins to help you make your blog gain rank in search engines and increase traffic.

    Plugin Wordpress Tip #1: All in One SEO Pack

    Probably one of best and necessary plugins you can use in Wordpress. This plugin will help you by automatically optimizing your titles so search engines can identify the keywords people are searching in your title for each blog post. It will also automatically generate META tags for your posts instead of you doing it yourself. META tags are descriptions for your blog posts that are keyword dense so that the search engine can notice it and show it to people searching for those keywords. This SEO pack is so easy to install and use – all you do is install it into the appropriate directory on your server and it's ready to go. You can use the All in One SEO Pack on Wordpress Version 1.5 or higher.

    Plugin Wordpress Tip #2: Google XML Sitemaps

    A sitemap is essential in helping you gain higher traffic to your site. A sitemap is a directory of all of your pages and posts on your blog. When a search engine spider crawls over your site, it will use the sitemap to pick up everything on your site – making it less likely it will miss key information. A sitemap is also useful to your visitors because it helps them find what they need quickly and easily.

    Google XML Sitemaps automatically generates a sitemap for you and places it on your site for search engine crawlers. You don't have to do a thing unless you want to change something in the configuration. It will automatically update itself or you can manually have it update the sitemap. An updated sitemap is a search engine's favorite thing about web sites because search engine's love updated, fresh information. Google XML Sitemaps can be used with Wordpress Version 2.1 or higher.

    Plugin Wordpress Tip #3: GoStats for Wordpress

    The last essential plugin you should download for your blog is GoStats. It's an automatic stat counter to keep you informed on how your site is doing traffic wise. You can also sign up with the GoStats.com site to receive analysis of your site's traffic. Once you have this information, you can use it to update your site appropriately to continue tailoring it to the audience that is most likely to visit your blog. You can use GoStats plugin for Wordpress on version 2.0.2 or higher.