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Beyond Ping-O-Matic: Share & Get Social with Plugins

April 23, 2013

If you use Ping-O-Matic, you’re interested in sharing your stuff with the rest of the world and driving as much traffic to your site as possible.

You’ve pinged search engines, but what else can you do? If you’re all about sharing and traffic building, here’s a list of plugins to consider:

Jetpack by WordPress.com: An uber-plugin to supercharge your WordPress site with powerful features previously only available to WordPress.com users. Highlights for those interested in sharing and traffic-building:

  • Email subscriptions for your blog’s posts and your post’s comments.
  • Social networking enabled comment system.
  • Integration with and automatic posting to your favorite social networks including Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and LinkedIn.
  • Your readers can easily share your posts via email or their favorite social networks. (Previously provided by the Sharedaddy plugin.)

WordPress SEO by Yoast: A plugin that helps you write better content and also takes care of all the technical optimization. The plugin assists with page analysis, meta and link elements, XML Sitemaps, RSS optmization, social integration, and more.

Google Analytics for WordPress: Track your site easily with lots of metadata: views per author and category, automatic tracking of outbound clicks and pageviews, and much more.

Wysija Newsletters: Spread the word about your site with newsletters! Here, you can create newsletters, post notifications, and autoresponders; as well as manage your subscribers.

BuddyPress: With this plugin, users can create profiles, post messages, connect with others in groups, and  more. You can build a community for a company, school, sports team, or other niche community.

Sociable: A plugin for ratings systems, as well as sharing to numerous sites, including Pinterest, Tumblr, Google+, LinkedIn, and Inbound.org.

Add Link to Facebook: Got a great Facebook following? Take advantage of this by adding links to posts or pages that are published to your Facebook wall.

To explore more plugins for your site, browse the WordPress.org Plugin Directory.

6 Comments
  1. May 20, 2013 5:46 pm

    I find google analytics has everything also for StatCounter.

  2. May 16, 2013 12:55 pm

    Jetpack will never keep up with Google Analytics. Great to finally have a list of usefull tools that provide usefull data.

  3. May 10, 2013 6:52 pm

    I find google analytics has everything I need to track all the visitor info. Sociable is a good sharing tool.

  4. Stuart permalink
    April 24, 2013 10:55 am

    Who needs Google analytics when you have Jetpack, which provides all the stats in WordPress itself?

    • April 24, 2013 4:30 pm

      There is a ton of data that Google Analytics provides, that Jetpack does not and likely, never will.

      Such a event tracking, visitor drill-downs, and exploring how users explored your site. WordPress.com stats provide very high level analytics. While they are useful at a high level, they do not provide the deeper insights that Google Analytics can provide.

      I run 3 different analytics solutions on my site, Clicky, GA, and WP.com stats.

      • blogonasis permalink
        May 9, 2013 6:06 pm

        I agree with you, if I only use 2 different analytics solutions on my site, GA, and WP.com stats.

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