4 WordPress Plugins to Keep Visitors On Your Site

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Have you ever noticed how many pages your visitors click on? With fashion blogs, we tend to put everything on one page, but that keeps the readers from clicking on links and staying on your blog.

There are several ways to drive up the page views (number of pages viewed on your site), but when it comes down to it, you want your readers to read more of your blog.  Luckily, there are plenty of plugins available to automate that process for you.  Just in case you're in a rush and forgot to link to that other post about keeping people on your website.

nrelate Flyout:

This plugin sends a nifty little popup on the bottom right of your screen after you've been on a page for a certain amount of time. If someone is on your site and is reading a post, they might not scroll all the way down to the bottom, so if you want to catch them in time, here's your chance with the nrelate Flyout. Another bonus is that there are several design templates you can use to customize your look, you can even use sponsored posts in this as well.

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Linkwithin

Linkwithin is by far the most popular widget I've seen in the blogosphere. It looks nice it's graphic and it can be used on multiple platforms. I have used this plugin for years and it does increase your page views for certain.

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Engageya

Engageya is a new plugin that works like Linkwithin, I'm experimenting with it now, and down the line you will be able to monetize this section of your blog as well, which is great for diversifying your income streams!

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Outbrain

Outbrain is a robust related post service that tracks clicks in real time, giving you analytics of how your readers are engaging with your content. It also has promotional opportunities where you can promote your content on other sites (for a price). However, it also offers you the opportunity to monetize the links on that section of your site, giving you another way to bring in extra cash.

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19 Responses

  1. Alyssa

    This is a great post; I am always looking for new plugins to keep people on the blog. However, I tried using linkwithin and it only works with self-hosted wordpress.org sites. Do you know of anything similar, or perhaps a work around for wordpress.com hosted sites? I’m going to try engageya and hope it is compatible with wordpress.com hosted sites but if you have any other recommendations, would love to hear about them! I’ve been dying to get a “related posts” widget on my blog but wordpress.com is proving rather difficult!

    Thanks for another great post!

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    • Jennine Jacob

      Yeah, it looks like you can’t upload external plugins to wordpress.com… you have to use their plugins.
      http://en.support.wordpress.com/plugins/

      I would suggest moving over to wordpress.org there are hosts like mediatemple.com (… disclosure they are a sponsor) that can set up the wordpress install for you. It seems like wordpress.com is great, but it doesn’t allow ads or plugins, so if you are planning to monetize or customize your options are limited.

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    • eemusings

      Plugins are only for self hosted WP blogs. I recommend taking the leap, it’s scary I know but you get SO much more flexibility! You should be able to find web hosting for as cheap as $4 a month from the likes of Dreamhost.

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  2. Arye

    Hey Jennine, thanks for mentioning Engageya’s plugin here, much appreciated!
    I’d like to add that we have many unique offerings, including increase in blog’s traffic by creating readers and related content exchange environment, promoting related Facebook posts and pages, reports to track reader’s engagement, and a few more treats 🙂

    Best,
    Arye

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  3. Rachelle P

    So after reading this I went and downloaded nrelate flyout. I’ve been looking for something similar. Thanks Jennine, now I’ll customized it a bit more.
    xo
    http://pinksole.com

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  4. Sabrina + Mariana

    Love linkwithin, but I’m still a bit confused about engageya.. will it put links on my blog from other bloggers? or other random websites? I installed but couldn’t figure it out so decided to deactivate it and check back again with more time later…

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  5. Nadya Helena

    I’ve been looking for something like Linkwithin for ages. I searched within WordPress’ plugin list and can’t find something like it. So hallelujah for this post!

    Nadya
    eyeshadow illustrator
    http://thedillychic.com

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  6. eemusings

    I use Nrelate (I read Geek in Heels so like Mike chose it over Linkwithin when I went self hosted) but have been looking for something just like Nrelate Flyout! I’ve seen this on a number of blogs. Thanks, going to go look it up in the plugin library right now 🙂

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  7. Adam

    This is an awesome post. Each of the plugins are extremely helpful and I will certainly be giving a couple of them a shot on my blog site. Thanks for sharing the info!

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