Must-Have Plugins For Every Affiliate Marketer
Plugins are the lifeblood of every online site
What are plugins?
Plugins are very important tools for Internet marketing. As an internet marketer, you may be able to get the job done without using various plugins, but it won’t be very easy. Plugins are designed to make your work faster, easier and effective.
Promotion is an important part of successful internet marketing, with the correct plugins you can get your products promoted more easily and get more sales. This article will provide you with the important plugins for your internet marketing business.
Here are our Must-Have (or basic ) Plugins For Every Affiliate Marketer:
An Anti-Spam Plugin (Akismet)
Akismet is a very useful plugin for fighting spam. It provides a free anti-spam service for online marketers for use on their websites or blogs. Spam is a ridiculous problem for every Internet user especially internet marketers. For fighting spam, Akismet is very essential, especially if your website accept forms, comments, or any sort of generated contents by the users. It comes bundled with every install of WordPress.
You need an API from the Akismet website to activate this powerful plugin. The API key allows the plugin to do two things. First, it allows Akismet to filter all the incoming spam based on the spam signals on its database.
And secondly, it allows your website to share new useful information with Akismet in order to help it identify more spam signals and also enable it to filter spam more efficiently. Akismet is free for personal blogs while you will pay a little amount for its commercial use.
Yoast SEO Plugin
This plugin is generally considered to be one of the best WordPress SEO plugins in existence. For its simplicity and effectiveness that allow users to customize search engine optimization options is very amazing. Yoast SEO plugin will help you with focus keywords, Page analysis and so on. Another interesting thing about this powerful plugin is that despite several changes on how Google search algorithms, this plugin never gets outdated and still deliver excellently.
Jetpack is a comprehensive plugin for internet marketing it has features that boost speed, enhance security, and monitor the site. JactPack also has a feature for social sharing which is important for every internet marketer. There are several social sharing buttons available, these buttons that make it easier for visitors to share your content on their social media pages. The social sharing buttons are easy to activate and customize to fit your design needs.
With this plugin, you can ditch WordPress comment box and enable your audience to post comments directly on Facebook, Google Plus, and Twitter quickly and without any stress. It incorporates seamlessly and works excellently on any and all websites. Comments Evolved For WordPress is a must have a plugin for every internet marketer.
Building or creating a list is an essential for every internet marketer. The Magic Action box plugin enables the user to add a customized opt-in box anywhere they like on their website. You can even place the opt-in box within blog posts. The plugin has a “Lite” version available and it’s absolutely free. The lite may suit the needs of most internet marketers, while others prefer the “professional” and “ultimate” version because of some really nice extra features they contain.
One of the easiest ways to promote your website is through the social media. SumoMe plugin makes sharing your contents to social media platforms super easy, thereby increasing your content outreach.
This plugin is very simple to set up and also enables your visitors to easily share your content on their social media platforms. Heat maps and List builder are two other essential features of SumoMe, they help you grow your traffic further by providing page analytics and email forms respectively.
Optin Revolution is a cool plugin that shows a customized pop-up box every time an individual reaches your website. This plugin is important for every internet marketer in that it allows users to add descriptions or pictures of their promotion such as free giveaways and present visitors and prospects with offers they can’t refuse.
Optin Revolution fully integrates with Mailchimp, Aweber, and other autoresponders. You can also customize the timing of the pop-up and where you want it to appear, maybe on every page or just the first time a visitor reaches your website.
Ultimate TinyMCE makes posting and customizing content a lot easier for every internet marketer. With this plugin, you don’t need to mess with HTML codes in order to change font sizes or to c change fonts completely. This plugin enables you to do it all in one click rather than inserting code to for specific attribute.
Making your website rank higher on search engine result page is important for successful internet marketing. W3 Total Cache will help increase your rank on google because Google ranks websites that allow for a good user experience, and this plugin will maximize the speed with which your site operates.
This plugin maximizes your website speed by minimizing the total space taken up by CSS and files that can really slow down the speed and also the overall performance of your website.
The popular way for hackers to infiltrate your website is by guessing your administrator username and password and accessing your administrative. Login lockDown is a powerful plugin that prevents unauthorized users from logging into your internet marketing website.
The plugin will deny access any repeated attempts from a specific IP range and lock down your website for a particular period of time, this way hackers will be discouraged. During the lock down you can always access your website with brute force password discovery.
Redirection is A Link Maintenance Plugin. A simple and very powerful plugin that permanently redirects a specific URL to another URL. This plugin is essential because, over time, links within your website and links to your website will change.
When the links change, visitors and search engines get an error “404 Not Found page” these can make you an internet marketer loose customers and prospects. But with Redirection, you can preserve your user experience and search engine signals by permanently redirect the old URL to another new URL.
N/B: All these plugins mentioned above have been used in this blog. These plugins indeed are must-have if you want to have a chance in the online world. We will take a look at each of these plugins in greater detail in a later post with relevant tutorials to help you succeed in installation.
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