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6 Must Have WordPress Plugins

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6 Must Have WordPress Plugins

Mike Sayenko

We have been designing WordPress websites for over ten years. Over time we figured out the 6 must have WordPress Plugins. These will attract more users, enhance your conversions, and hopefully lead to more customers.

Gravity Forms

Very beautiful form that we love to use. A form is a must to help convert users into customers! Gravity Forms can manage multiple contact forms, plus you can customize the form and the mail contents flexibly with simple markup. The form supports Ajax-powered submitting, CAPTCHA, Akismet spam filtering and so on. The beauty is the easy to use form builder along with ability to see the database of form submissions allows you to manage your list of leads and export out if needed. Lastly, need a CRM or email marketing integration? Gravity Forms does this super well with all the popular systems such as Salesforce, HubSpot, MailChimp and so forth.

WordPress SEO by Yoast

This plugin is written to improve your site’s search engine optimization on all needed aspects. While this WordPress SEO plugin goes the extra mile to take care of all the technical optimization, it first and foremost helps you write better content. WordPress SEO forces you to choose a focus keyword when you’re writing your articles, and then makes sure you use that focus keyword everywhere.

Google XML Sitemaps

This plugin helps notify all major search engines every time you create or update a post with new content. That way its never missed and gets indexed properly. This plugin will generate a special XML sitemap which will help search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo and Ask.com to better index your blog. With such a sitemap, it’s much easier for the crawlers to see the complete structure of your site and retrieve it more efficiently. The plugin supports all kinds of WordPress generated pages as well as custom URLs.

NK Google Analytics

First go to Google Analytics, set up an account. Get the analytic ID and paste into the the NK Google Analytics plugin field. You’re all set, now you can track all users and how your website is found. The plugin takes away the headache of pasting code from Google Analytics into your theme. Making this plugin great for WordPress beginners.  This is a powerful way to measure the effectiveness of your website. Are users finding the website through search engines? Or most through referrals?

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The SEO Rich Snippets

Another great tool to attract more clicks on your listing in search engine results. Get a 30% higher click through rate by displaying star rating in Google search results. Users only differentiate one small business from another by reviews. As users usually don’t have any brand awareness of your small business, this is ultimately what attracts a user to your listing.

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 Anti Spam

It’s very annoying to receive spam notification on a comment or form. Anti-spam plugin blocks spam in comments automatically, invisibly for users and for admins. Any WordPress owner knows that there is lots of pesky spamming.

If you need help with your website results, by attracting consumers and convert them into customers, we would love to chat with you! If you have any questions aboutWordPress feel free to ask in the comments below or reach out to us directly at 206. 659. 8955.

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