Our contents should be promoted across leading social sites in order to divert more traffic and income. The main advantage of social media marketing is that it can generate huge massive traffic to your blog. Just follow the post guidelines of each network and know which is the best time to post on each of them. Thus you can earn maximum results from the marketing efforts.
We explained some social media marketing tips and tools in recent posts. Go through them to know how to manage your promotions from outside WordPress or any other website platform.
In this post, we’ll show you 10 best free social media marketing plugins for WordPress. They allow you to optimize, send and monitor contents right from the website.
1. Yoast SEO
Yoast SEO automatically optimizes your contents for search engines and social media. It provides detailed analysis on various parts of the post and guides you to improve the score by optimizing keywords, meta description, images, slug, title and links.
Authors are able to display different titles, description and images for the social media posts if needed. Using the snippet preview, they can see how the page will look like in the search results. It helps them to make changes in the SEO part, boost organic traffic as well as website rankings. XML Sitemaps, RSS optimization, Social meta integration are some other features of the plugin.
Jetpack is a great tool for search engine optimization, social media marketing and security. It will add several features to your WordPress dashboard to keep the blog secure and increase the traffic.
The plugin will automatically share your new blogs on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and adds share buttons for the readers. It allows you to insert own comment forms in the single pages and users can leave feedbacks with Facebook, Twitter, Google+, WordPress.com accounts. It also delivers valuable traffic analysis and insights in the backend and lets you monetize the site using ads as well.
Jetpack shows related posts widget after the posts to divert readers to other parts of the site and reduce the bounce rate. It will protect your website from malicious attacks, monitor downtime, optimize images and activate a separate theme for mobile devices etc.
3. Revive Old Post
Revive Old Post is a powerful plugin to automatically share your blog posts on social networks. Connects your social accounts first and set an interval between the shares. After clicking the start sharing button, the plugin will begin promotions for you.
You can decide how many posts to be shared each time and exclude specific categories or tags from the campaigns. It will fetch hashtags from the post categories, tags and will add them in the social posts to maximize the results.
4. Google Analytics
Google Analytics is the best free tool to monitor and analyze the website traffic. This plugin enables you to track the site and view Analytics status from the WordPress dashboard.
GADWP is fully customizable and provides in-depth, real-time reports on the number of visitors, traffic sources and performance of each part of the site. It also allows you to track downloads, affiliate links, outbound links, authors and others.
Disqus is a professional quality commenting system for websites. It has a beautiful interface and comes with impressive features like social media integration, recommendations etc. People can make comments with social accounts, Disqus login and recommend favorite posts to their followers.
Hustle is a fantastic plugin to grow your social media followers as well as the mailing list. It allows you to include popular social media icons in the site via floating, widgets, and shortcodes to expand the followers’ strength.
As an admin, you are able to display ads or other contents with pop-ups, slide-ins & customize each and every part of them. Hustle is integrated with leading email marketing services like MailChimp, AWeber, Campaign Monitor, Constant Contact etc and lets you collect new subscribers. Track visitors by location, device type, category, referral links and show targetted email opt-in form to them.
7. AddToAny Share Buttons
AddToAny sharing plugin empowers readers to share contents on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn, StumbleUpon and other over 100 social networking sites. It is a universal sharing tool that can also be used to share posts through email services and native apps.
You can place buttons anywhere in the site including single posts, floating share bar, widget and via shortcode. The plugin is highly responsive, well optimized and integrated with popular analytics tools like Google Analytics, Bitly, Google URL shortener and so on.
8. W3 Total Cache
W3 Total Cache improves your website performance in many ways. It will clear cache, minify files and codes, reduce download times using CDN integration. The plugin compatible with any type of hosting, servers and clusters.
W3 Total Cache increases the visitors time on the site by reducing the page load time and optimizing the database. Thus it helps the site owners to reduce the bounce rate and increase the search engine page rankings. It is a perfect tool to rectify Google Page speed insights errors and improves the user experience across the devices.
Images are valuable assets of our blog. They are able to bring a good amount of traffic through Google images. But at the same time, they will affect your site loading time and drive away the visitors.
Smush is my favorite plugin to optimize images and speed up the website. It is super easy to use and automatically compress images on upload. Large images can be scale down according to your configurations without losing their quality. A faster site will get more traffic than others. Isn’t it?
10. All In One Schema.org Rich Snippets
We often see Google search results with star ratings and content images. They are mostly applicable for reviews, recipes, and videos. It’s a great method to attract visitors to open your page.
All in One Schema.org Rich Snippets plugin helps you to show interactive snippets in the search results of Google, Bing, and Yahoo. It supports eight types of schemas including review, events, product, recipe, application, video, articles and product.