There is no question that WordPress is one of the mostly used CMS and fortunately many developers create incredibly useful plugins to extend the functions for many purposes. In my point of view that is why WordPress is so powerful as it can be enhanced via plugins.
From traffic point of view view you can find many great plugins that helps better SEO and to get free traffic. In this list I would like to show you how you can get traffic to your Wordpress blog by using free as well as commercial plugins.
WordPress On-site SEO
On-site search engine optimization is really important nowadays to get more traffic via search engines. Since WordPress itself is very SEO friendly it is a good platform to work with. However, some changes should be made, but this can be done via SEO plugins such as All in One SEO which lets you to tweak metas, indexing, titles etc. I call these type of plugins “Global SEO Plugins” since they lets you to tweak everything related to the full website.
Another part of the on-site SEO is how your posts are written and I have to say this is really crucial. There are many factors your should check when you write your posts such as the headlines, how many words you use, bolding and underlining the keywords, proper keyword density etc.
Fortunately, SEO plugins have been created that helps bloggers to write search engine friendly posts. There are two which are really useful one is SEOPressor and the other is Easy WP SEO. Both of them analyze your posts and tell you what type of modifications you should make to make your posts optimized for search engines. By using one of these WP SEO plugins you can get higher ranks in search engines and with that more traffic.
WordPress Traffic Via Syndicating Content
Blacklink building is important for SEO and one of the best bay to get links is to make posts on WEB 2.0 sites such as Blogger, Livejournal etc. Well, this can be automated by using a special backlink builder plugin that automatically syndicates your content to more 10 WEB 2.0 sites. This means good amount of high page ranks backlinks for you.
Another even more powerful WordPress backlink generator plugin that works like the before mentioned is WPSocial Pipes. However, this lets you to build unlimited number of backlinks on WEB 2.0 sites.
WordPress RSS Plugin
Another good way to get traffic as well as building backlinks is to submit RSS feeds to feed directories. This can be done manually, but there is a powerful RSS plugin that automatically submit all your posts separately to high page rank directories. This means 20+ powerful links on highly visited sites. By the way, the the name of this WordPress traffic plugin is Traffic Genius.
Get Traffic and Links via Pingbacks
Another good and effective way to get relevant backlinks as well as traffic is to pingback. In brief this means that you put a link pointing to a relevant post and he will thank it by putting a link on his site poinitng to yours. This is really powerful since the backlink will be a on a really relevent website and that is the best.
A new powerful WordPress traffic plugin has just been released that automatically searches for high page rank blogs and does pingback. This way you can get a good amount of relevant backlinks automatically.
WordPress Traffic via Commenting
You can do blog commenting manually by submitting comments on related blogs, however this is a slow process. You can do commenting by using commenting software, but there is also an automatic commenting plugin called WPsBox that searches and automatically comments on blogs that are relevant to your. It is a really powerful tool since you can build thousands of backlinks with some clicks!
WordPress Keyword Plugins to Get Optimal Keywords
A crucial factor for SEO and to get traffic from search engines is to find the optimal keywords. If you use keywords that are over promoted and millions of websites are optimized for those, it will be really hard to get higher rank in search engines. So simply you should find keywords with low competitions, mainly long tail keywords.
A WordPress keyword plugin has been mentioned on this blog, but since then a new very useful WordPress keyword research plugin has been released called SEORockstar which helps you to find long tail and LSI keywords and even EDU/GOV backlinks. So you can get more traffic via long tail keywords and create really powerful links as well.
These are just some of the plugins you can use to get traffic to your WordPress blog and of course there are more. My plan is to collect all the best WordPress traffic, SEO and backlink generator plugins here so keep going back.