Seven Social Media Friendly WordPress Plugins

December 22, 2010

WordPress Wednesday Tip of the Week:

Cool WordPress Plugins to help get social!

wordpress wednesday 7 killer pluginsWordPress is one of the most popular blogging platforms and the value of social networking is undisputed, so the question is how to bring these together. Making a blog or WordPress site social media friendly can result in a more engaging blog which can result in a wider readership. What follows are a list of seven easy plugins to make your blog stand out.

  1. Reader comments are great extra content and Comment Luv can bring those comments to life and highlight visitor conversations.
  2. Adding blogs to Twitter and Yahoo has never been easier than with Add to Any.
  3. User ratings using GD Star Rating are a great way to interact with your readers and let them review the content.
  4. Social sharing is almost imperative to any blog and any marketing campaign and Sociable is a great sharing tool with ninety-nine different options for readers to choose from.
  5. Emulate Facebook with an interactive wall called WP Wall where reader comments can be left.
  6. Twitter is an excellent social networking tool and Tweetable Twitter is a plugin which can connect your blog posts to your Twitter account keeping everyone abreast of your latest posts.
  7. Buzzing with WP Google Buzz is a great way to add social interaction with an easy tool that puts links directly in a visitor’s Google reader.

One of the keys to success with social networking is to coordinate all your efforts and to make it as simple as possible for the visitor to comment, Tweet, shout or repost. User interaction is the lifeblood of almost any blog and these WordPress plugins can help bring all your efforts together and make it simple for the visitor to become a follower, a liker or a subscriber. With all the social media tools available choose wisely and don’t over clutter your blog but provide your visitor with options which help them become fans.

Are you using any of these plugins? Have you used others that you would recommend?

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