When Magna Technology is done designing or redesigning your site, you’ll want to keep it refreshed with relevant content. The easiest way to do this is with a blog. By blogging a few times a month, you signal to the search engines that new content has been added to your site. This will send the bots over to search and index your site, boosting its placement in the search results.
To make your life easier, here are six plugins that will help you be a more effective blogger.
1. Yoast SEO
Yoast SEO is the best plugin for search engine optimization. It ensures your content is written well and easy to understand by most readers. You can also optimize all of your content for related keywords and synonyms. A free and paid version are available. Thankfully, the free version has most of what you need.
When you want to filter spam, scan for malware and protect your site from attack, the Jetpack plugin will help you get the job done. You’ll also get push notifications and emails about website downtime in real time. Jetpack’s core features are free, but if you want added protection backups and security scanning, you’ll need a paid plan.
Akismet is an anti-spam plugin that examines all of your comments and contact form submissions from users. If there is harmful comment, the plugin will omit them for you. You can check out removed spam comments in your status history. Akismet is free for personal blogs, but business and commercial sites have paid subscriptions.
4. NextGEN Gallery
Photographers, visual artists and imaging professionals all use NextGen Gallery because of its power, though it’s easy enough for beginners to understand. We recommend this plugin to customers because it offers a gallery with the option to upload photos, import meta data, edit thumbnails and more. This will keep your blog from going stale.
5. Easy Social Sharing
You want your blogs to reach as many people as possible, so make sure that people can easily share them. The Easy Social Sharing plugin allows your content to be shared on 18 different social media networks. It also has a responsive design that makes it compatible on all devices.
6. Everest Forms
Everest Forms is one of the best plugins for adding forms to blogs. It features a user-friendly interface with drag-and-drop fields. This allows you to modify the forms to fit your brand. The plugin is also responsive so that it works well on all devices. Build simple or complex forms for free with this plugin.
Blogging is a commitment, but it’s an excellent way to drive traffic to your site and establish yourself as an authority in your field. Hopefully, these plugins will make blogging easier and more efficient. To get your site ready for a blog, or to learn more about our favorite WordPress plugins, contact Magna Technology today.