Top 5 Plug-Ins to Boost Blog Content

January 27, 2015

Plug-in applications are programs that can easily be installed and used as part of your Web browser. For example, if you manage a WordPress blog you can install a plug-in called Sumome which allows you to create automated forms for your audience to fill in as they move through your web page.

There are so many fantastic plug-ins and apps available now that can assist us in boosting our blog content to make it go viral, it is hard to know which ones are the best! One thing to note before downloading any plug-ins for your blog is that Google crawlers do not like it when there are excessive plug-ins installed. It can make your load time slower amongst other things. So before you upload any think about what it is your require, then search for it.

Here are our top 5 plug-ins to boost blog content and make it go viral.

1. Share This

When people care about your content or just enjoy the read, they will share it with their networks. What will hold them back from sharing your content? If your blog doesn’t have easy ways to share! Share This is easy to install and works like a charm.

2. Click-to-Tweet

We might be CTT’s number one fan. Why? It allows us to create catchy sentiments that our readers can easily send out to their following with a click of a button.

Another great asset this plug-in has? It automatically tags you in the share so you can thank the tweeters!

3. Pin It Button For Images

Pin It is the perfect tool for avid Pinterest fans. When your readers hover over your image a “Pin It” button will appear making it a million times easier for them to share the image on their Pinterest board.

4. WordPress SEO

WordPress SEO is an easy to use SEO plug-in that works incredibly to help you find your target audience with a blink of an eye.

5. Broken Link Checker

Broken Link Checker—the name is pretty straight forward. We find this essential for those of you that have been in the blogging game for a while as our social media experts have had many clients who have lost viral-status for this exact reason.

Keep checking periodically for updated plug-ins to help your blog content go viral.

Is all of this getting you a bit confused? Learn all there is to know about social media marketing, blogging, and viral plug-ins with Social Media College. Find out more here!

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About the author 

Jonathon Tanner

Jonathon Tanner is the Co-CEO of Social Media College, Australia's leading educator and trainer for social media.

He co-authored the Diploma of Social Media Marketing, the world's first and only Australian Government recognised course in social media marketing, delivered by 25 leading colleges and TAFEs across Australia, and articulating into several Bachelor programs at Australian Universities.

His deep expertise in social media spans content marketing, social media strategy, 15 different social media networks, paid social advertising, personal branding, email marketing, and social media conversion.

Jonathon has also co-founded several other businesses, as well as spending 12 years as a management consultant specialising in mergers & acquisitions for private equity firms, growth strategy, and operational improvement.

Jonathon holds a combined Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Sydney.

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