I’ve been thinking of jump starting the Improving Your Blog series that I abandoned a while back. What do you think? I knew you’d be excited because you’re looking to bring your blog to the next level this year! It’s so important to always be improving.
Here’s the four must have plugins for your WordPress blog:
Comment Reply Notification: This plugin does just what the name suggests. It allows you to reply to a comment left by a reader, and notifies the reader that you’ve responded. This plugin, or one like it, is wonderful for reader engagement and developing your community.
WordPress SEO by Yoast: WordPress SEO forces you to choose a focus keyword for your post, and then ensures that focus keyword is used everywhere. Brilliant. Using this plugin will help get you noticed by search engines.
JetPack: The JetPack plugin enables you to manage nearly every aspect of your blog from one dashboard.
NoFollowr: Do you have sponsored content on your blog? Did you know that you’re supposed to disclose that content to search engines? The NoFollowr plugin makes it easy for you to “no follow” links with the click of a mouse.
Did your favorite plugins make my list? If not, please share them in the comments.
This is part of an occasional series of posts about Improving Your Blog. If there is a specific topic you would like to see in the coming weeks, please email me with Improving Your Blog Series in the subject line.