I prefer to use only those plugins which are a must for my Blog. Below is the list of plugins used by me.
SEO is important for the articles to rank high in Google search. On-page SEO is as important as Off-page SEO. Yoast SEO helps keep your post aligned to best On-page SEO practices. It is one of the most widely used on-page SEO plugin for WordPress websites.
ConvertKitEmail Marketing is important and it helps you keep a record of your audience and help you interact with them. ConvertKit is an Email Marketing tool which is easy to use. The basic services are free while you would need to upload if you need premium services. It is of the best Email Marketing tool availabe in market.
SemrushIf you are seriously into Blogging then an analytics tool apaart from Google Analytics is must. Semrush helps you in keyword research, backlink profile and competitor spying. It is the leading analytics tool in the market right now.
WP RocketThe load time of the website is another important factor that Google considers to rank your content high. The problems arise for articles where we add a lot of images, videos, etc. These make the article heavy and slow hence increasing the load time. WP Rocket gives you provisions to load the images and videos as you read through the post. Hence by avoiding a load of the entire page at once, this plugin makes your site and posts load faster. It is also a cache plugin and is really very helpful for loading heavier pages faster.
Another very important plugin. This plugin helps you create a copy of your website. You can use this copy or staging site to test your changes. This will also help you fall back to previous changes in case you face any issue on the main website.
It is very important to track the progress of your articles. MonsterInsights connect to Google Analytics to create different analytics to give you a view of the different statistics such as monthly visitors to each of your Blog Posts.
Themes also play an important role in ranking your articles. Read the article – Why I changed the WordPress theme of my Blog. This blog post will help you understand the importance of choosing the right theme.
Genesis is a framework developed by StudioPress. This framework acts as a skeleton for child themes. There are many themes that were developed to be compatible with the Genesis Framework. These themes will work properly only when you have already installed the Genesis Framework. Hapchap.in uses Genesis Framework and its child theme for the best user experience.
Semrush is a tool that helps you in many aspects. The prominent advantages of using Semrush are that it provides Keyword Research, Tracking your Blog Traffic, Spying your competitors etc.
This tool helps in creating videos to help your readers and viewers. Adding audio and video helps you increase the engagement of your Blog posts.
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