I hate to say this, but not all plugins are created equal. And when it comes to WordPress web design, the abundance of plugins make it even harder to differentiate between those worth using and those worth bypassing.
But this list of plug-ins are tested and used by some of the industries best to draw traffic to their websites, make them more user-friendly and monetize the awesomeness they already have going on.
And just to be upfront, Linchpin SEO is not an affiliate with any of these plug-ins. We personally use some of them and have been advised by trusted professionals about others. They are not free, but offer a money-back guarantee.
We hope you enjoy this list and look forward to hearing feedback on their performance for you.
The first time I heard about PopUpDomination was on a podcast interviewing Michael Dunlop, the man behind the plugin. Dunlop and associates built the plugin with the intention of helping website owners to build up their email campaigns by getting subscribers to sign up in a more effective manner.
The plugin installs a non-abrasive pop up form asking readers to sign up for email updates. The plugin has over 15,000 satisfied customers with several well-known folks from the blogging industry.
Some of the features include customizable forms to match your blog, specific targeting, pop up customization, A/B testing and analytics. Plus, you’ve got 60 days to fall in love or get your money back.
Plugin Website: PopUpDomination
Let’s face it, the future is visual, i.e. video – so be ready. If your business blog is not utilizing blogging videos or vlogs to communicate with your audience, a large percentage of the target audience may be elsewhere.
LeadPLayer is the top dog amongst the video plugins right now. Features include opt-in boxes built into the player, the ability to add a call to action anywhere in the video, fully integrates with YouTube and includes FREE hosting. Plus, it’s guaranteed for 30 days.
Leading yet? Better be..
Plugin Website: LeadPlayer
While recently building a website, I realized how tough it is to find the perfect direction and map plugin. There are hundreds available, but few are usable for both the website owner and user. MapPressPro impressed me for many reasons, but mainly because it did exactly what a map plugin should.
A few of the features include toggle ability between driving, walking and biking directions, real-time traffic, street views, the creation of maps on any page or post, the latest Google API, marker lists, and whitelabel branding.
The bottom line is, it’s easy for you to implement and simple for anyone to get directions to your business from their desktop, tablet or mobile device. Simplicity rocks.
Plugin Website: MapPress Pro
Interested in SEO, but don’t have the time to learn what it’s about? Check out SEOPresser, downloaded by over 70,000 WordPress sites and powering more than 15 million WordPress pages. Created by Daniel Tan, or the SEO guy, to turn your website into a top ranking site faster than three shakes of a lambs tail.
The plugin works by analyzing EVERYTHING – title and heading tags, keyword density and content length, images and links, font decorations, and the exact placement of key words. It tests each post and page, reveals current seo scores, and has its own algorithm that correlates with Google. Sound like it covers everything? It isn’t even half of it.
It comes highly recommended and has an “iron-clad” 60 day money back guarantee.. What are you waiting for?
Plugin Website: SEOPressor
Did you know that Pinterest drives more traffic than Google Plus, LinkedIn, and YouTube combined? It does, and not having full Pinterest optimization on your website is a mistake.
Pinterest Pro offers swift Pinterest installation into a website making it simple for readers to pin and follow you. It may be a simple plugin, but when it comes to driving traffic to your WordPress site from Pinterest – make sure it’s done correctly.
Plugin Website: Pinterest Pro
Do you have any premium WordPress plugins you can’t live without? Please share, we’d love to know about them!