Everyone knows that ‘spicing up’ your blog with additional features, new designs, and other funky stuff can really help to drive additional traffic and maintain a loyal following.
It seems that many people are confused on just what blog plugins are and how to install them properly. A plugin is a download you can acquire for free at different places on the Internet.What you are trying to do will depend on what blog plugin you get. There are many different ones for different functions, and most bloggers will tell you what they use but that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to have it.
There are a few plugins that are a must to have if you like your blog to function correctly. Here are just a few that I hear over and over again that are a must to have:
Yoast SEO: it’s miles the most popular plugin of on the page. By using this we are able to add SEO name, Meta keywords and Meta description to every submit. Additionally, it generates XML web sitemaps, Yoast search engine optimization Meta field that allows posting identify and Meta description. Also with the help of snippet editor, you possibly can see the real time output whilst displayed on Google.
All-In-One-SEO – this allows you to set the title of your post for search engines, assign a brief description of your post, and add your own keywords, these can be different from your original post so your title and description are search engine friendly.
Google XML Sitemap – this one will create a special sitemap for Google, it does not show up on your blog, it is a behind the scene plugin.
MaxBlogPress Ping Optimizer – with this plugin you don’t have to worry about notifying other places when you make a post. It will also allow you to make changes to a post without notifying other places that all you did was an update. If your posts get pinged too often it can be considered spam
WordPress Database Backup – this is a Must Have plugin it will back up your complete blog and you can either have it saved to your computer and/or sent to your email address. You can set a schedule to have your blog backed up one a daily, weekly, or monthly schedule.
All-in-one Bookmarking Button – this plugin will put a bookmark button at the end of your posts to make it easier for your visitors to bookmark your blog
Now like I mentioned, every blogger will tell you the plugins they use, getting and using plugins depends on the purpose the blog and what your market will like. Do not put things on your blog which YOU like, always, keep your customers in mind first when you are planning your content and blog.