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Blog Plug-Ins to Get More Readers

pluginWordPress specifically has a number of plug-ins for blogging that will allow you to attract more readers to your blog. Some of the best blog plug-ins for increasing traffic to come in three main categories:

  • Social networking and bookmarking
  • Posting across many different platforms
  • RSS feed helpers

BTE Related Websites: For WordPress users the best way to get traffic is to use the plugin that I developed called Related Websites. The more bloggers that use this plugin, the stronger the whole system is. To get your links to show up on relevant posts, you must join and become a full member. This quality control is completely humanized so that the system is never compromised. You get strong related links for your site and in addition are linked to from other sites. What are you waiting for?

RSS Feeds: Lots of people prefer to read blogs in feeds rather than having to visit several different blog sites per day. This doesn’t actually get them coming through as traffic, but they read the post and will follow links and other such information. If you don’t have your blog available as a feed, then you’re missing out on those readers who prefer feeds over surfing to your blog regularly.

Some of the more popular WordPress plug-ins for RSS feeds do different things. Some are designed to allow you to add a copyright to your posts like ©Feed, which also “fingerprints” your feed so you can search for plagiarists who are duplicating your content. Feed Footer lets you copyright as well, and also lets you add advertising in the footer of your feeds.

The type of plug-in that lets you use ads is great for those into monetizing their blogs and can help offset the loss of clicks or advertiser revenue by adding it to the feed. Feedvertiser lets you place ads in your feed, as well. Feed Control lets you exclude certain posts from the feed, while Better Feed lets you ad the © notice, a del.icio.us link and a “read more” link to lead people to your blog.

Feedstats lets you see the stats on your feeds, and SlashComment adds a little note to the end of the feeds about the number of comments on the post.

Social Bookmarking: For social bookmarking and networking within your blog, the one of the best plug-ins is called Share This. Unlike many other plug-ins that will let you social bookmark at Digg, Reddit or del.icio.us, Share This create a drop-down box where the reader can choose from about 14 of the most popular Social Bookmarking sites online. The Social plug-in, however, has the record for offering 61 social bookmarking links to your reader.

The RSS Flashfeeder to MySpace combines the RSS feed help with social networking, by letting you send the last two posts of your feed directly to your MySpace page.

Crossposting: These plug-ins let you make a post in your WordPress blog and recreate in your other blogs without having to copy and paste. One plug-in, Dj-Email-Publish, sends your new post by email to many or your other blogs, like those on MSN.

For those with blogs at popular sites LiveJournal, Vox and Xanga, each has a separate crossover plug-in that allows the content in your WordPress blog to be automatically cross-posted to that other blog. Live Space Sync lets you send your content to all the contacts you have in Microsoft Live.

Getting the word out about your new post is made much easier by using these handy blog plug-ins.

Photo Credits: 416style

Originally posted 2009-05-29 05:26:46. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Review of WordPress Plugin Development

One of the most well known publishers around the globe right now is Packet Publishing, and thy specialize in the development of CMS web applications and open source technologies as well. CMS stands for content management system, and WordPress is an example of what a CMS is capable of. Packet Publishing has put out hundreds of different books on CMS systems including Drupal and WordPress. Its latest effort in this approach to reach out to people about the world of open source is a resource known as WordPress Plugin Development. Developing plugins for WordPress may not be the easiest topic in the world, but it is certainly an advantageous one as it can help businesses and other bloggers improve the capabilities of their blogs through customizations beyond what the current collection of WP plugins would be capable of.

WordPress Plugin Development is a truly practical book that is designed to teach people how they can write enhancements for the WordPress platform using real live examples. Rather than just giving small snippets of code with no real understanding, this book offers the entire script, and a complete walk through for the entire process. If you are looking for a true hands-on approach to writing scripts and publishing WordPress plugins, then you should rest assured that WordPress Plugin Development will allow you to write your own WordPress enhancements in absolutely no time at all. As long as you have a pretty good working understanding of PHP, you should have no trouble writing WordPress plugins of your very own.

Creating add ons for content management systems like WordPress is about more than simply writing the underlying code, and WordPress Plugin Development explains this well. You also are going to want to think about things like security, compatibility and deployment. This WordPress Plugin Development book will teach you how to master the code base used for WordPress plugins, the plug in architecture, the API or application programming interface, how to manipulate data, how to handle permissions and user roles and posts, how to use filters and actions for the creation of more sophisticated code, how to customize menus, as well as sub menus and the plugin panel for admin, how to use jQuery and AJAX, how to better integrate your plug in using tinyMCE and panels, how to publish completed plugins, how to word with third party APIs and also how to localize your installation.

Obviously this book is jam packed with a lot of information about crafting and publishing your own WordPress plugins. The author walks you carefully through the process of creating simple but effective solutions for your content management systems. The scripts may become a bit more complicated, but WordPress Plugin Development teaches how to create secure and hardworking code that is functional and capable of helping you take advantage of everything that the WordPress blogging platform has to offer.

Buy: WordPress Plugin Development (Beginner’s Guide)

Originally posted 2009-05-20 05:50:49. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Click to Call

Adding click to call (click2call) capability to your blog will enable users to call you directly from your website. Clients, buyers, or shoppers no longer need to leave your website or even their computer to initiate a phone call.

There are settings to control the looks and feel of the click to call widget so that it can be aesthetically integrated into your site. This widget is powered by the Ribbit developer API.

Installation

  1. Download
  2. Unzip
  3. Upload Folder to WordPress Plugins Folder
  4. Activate Plugin
  5. Signup for a developer account at http://account.ribbit.com
  6. Create a Ribbit “App”
  7. Copy credentials from Ribbit App into admin options for plugin
  8. Adjust Options to Style as desired

Optional Ribbit Voicemail Setup

If you want to send initiate the call to a voicemail box that will transcribe the email to text and then email the transcription. You will need to do the following.

  1. Download Kermit and login
  2. Add an email device with the following flags: notifyvm, mailtext, notifymissedcall, notifytranscription, and attachmessage
  3. Request a purpose number (either us or uk at the moment)
  4. Test the click to call. This will result in an email with the number of the voice mail call in number.
  5. Block your caller id (*67 on sprint) and call the call in number. Default pin is 1234. You can now set the name, message, and voicemail pin.

Click to Call in Action

Enter your number:



Powered by Click to Call


Download the Click to Call Plugin


Change Log

  • 05/11/10 – 1.4 – Added Call Volume Limits.
  • 03/16/10 – 1.1 – Release to public.

Originally posted 2010-03-16 09:33:58. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Related Tweets

tweetUsing your blog as the seed, find quality content from the Blog Traffic Exchange and tweet it automatically. Provide your followers with interesting and relevant content within the niche of your blog. Supplement your twitter account with quality content related to your blogging niche using the our powerful content search engine.

There are setting to control the frequency and regularity of the posts. Other than that simply run the plugin and tweets will begin. I am now running this plugin and pointing it at the Blog Traffic Exchange twitter feed.

How does it work? After setting your Twitter username, password, tweet frequency, and tweet regularity the plugin will run on a schedule. Each time the plugin executes it will select a public blog post from your blog at random. Then it will use the post as the search seed of the Blog Content Exchange repository. The content repository will return a tweet containing the most relevant website, famous quote, or other content in the repository.

Installation

  1. Download
  2. Unzip
  3. Upload Folder to WordPress Plugins Folder
  4. Activate Plugin
  5. Adjust Options to Style as desired

Download the Related Tweets Plugin


Change Log

  • 10/31/10 – 1.6 – Updated for Twitter oAuth.
  • 09/21/09 – 1.5 – Added Befriend code from GeekLad.
  • 09/03/09 – 1.4 – Added RT code from GeekLad.
  • 08/31/09 – 1.3 – Added more options for interval and randomness.
  • 08/12/09 – 1.2 – Added #RTW adn #quote Hashtag to tweet.
  • 08/04/09 – 1.1 – Release to public.

Originally posted 2009-08-04 13:15:48. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

WordPress Plugins

These WordPress plugins are offered by the Blog Traffic Exchange. Enjoy

Related Websites / Related Posts

Related Sites OptionsCloud based multi-site related posts plugin. Traffic balancing algorithm to ensure equality based on traffic. Randomization to spread the effect. New traffic opportunities every 24 hours. Increase your traffic today, join the Blog Traffic Exchange.

WordPress Backup

Wordpress Backup OptionsPerforms regular backups of your upload (images) and current theme directories. Backup files are avilalbe for download and optionally emailed to a specified email. Don’t get caught without a recent backup of your theme or images.

Related Tweets

Using your blog as the seed, find quality content from the Blog Traffic Exchange and tweet it automatically. Provide your followers with interesting and relevant content within the niche of your blog. Supplement your twitter account with quality content related to your blogging niche using the our powerful content search engine.

Blog Copyright

Blog Copyright OptionsBlog Copyright injects a copyright notice into the blog footer. You can see it in action on this very site. The copyright notice automatically updates the year range as time goes one removing the need to ever revisit your copyright once the plugin is put in place… Adjustments can be made to a variety of options including the starting year and the rights reserved statement.

Old Post Promoter

OPP OptionsThe Old Post Promoter (OPP) is a WordPress plugin by the Blog Traffic Exchange. The purpose of the plugin is to promote old posts by sending them back onto the front page and into the RSS feed. It does it randomly choosing an eligible post and updating the publication timestamp. The post then appears to be the latest post on your WordPress blog. “You down with OPP? Yeah you know me!”

Online Stores

Online stores adds related online stores to the bottom of your blog posts. Improving the user experience by offering them additional related content. It uses your blog as the seed to find the related online stores.

Click to Call

Adding click to call capability to your blog will enable users to call you directly from your website. Clients, buyers, or shoppers no longer need to leave your website or even their computer to initiate a phone call.

Originally posted 2009-04-08 21:22:26. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Related Websites

Welcome to the power of relevant chaos.

The Related Websites plugin is the latest to come from the labs of the Blog Traffic Exchange. The Related plugin has been built by a blogger for the benefit of fellow bloggers everywhere.

There is no advertising present on member blogs – only pure, highly relevant links, that enhance the user experience while increasing traffic. Consider the Related Websites plugin as a related posts plugin for the entire blogosphere.

The Related Websites WordPress plugin is released in the GPL. Any blogger with an API key can now easily utilize the plugin to display relevant links from around the web directly on their site and without the tedium normally associated with the process. This is an unprecedented opportunity to increase traffic in an organic way without using spam tactics or anything that could dilute the quality of a blog.

These unique traffic opportunities exist for members and users of the plugin only. Here is the way it works.

After installing the Related Websites plugin, it will auto-install various links to related posts from other “Related Website” member sites, displaying them at the foot of each previously published post.

This is the most elegant, out-of-the-box, and organic method for building traffic and refining your user experience from anything else currently available.

See it in action now on this blog!

All links are randomly rotated both locally per page load and globally every 24 hours, and though a proprietary traffic balancing algorithm rewards blogs who send diverse traffic into the exchange with more frequent placement, relevancy is NEVER compromised.

Membership requirements: In exchange for displaying the related blog posts of other Blog Traffic Exchange members, your blog posts are also displayed on other members’ blogs whenever possible and relevant.

Not only is relevancy never compromised, but ads (in the form of traffic opportunities) are never sold to member blogs.

Installation

  1. Requires php 5 and curl
  2. Download
  3. Unzip
  4. Upload Folder to WordPress Plugins Folder
  5. Activate Plugin
  6. Adjust Options to Style as desired
  7. Email kevin at blogtrafficexchange dot com and request a private key for your blog. Please do not forget to include the blog URL.
  8. Be patient, it may take up to 48 hours to review your blog and respond with your key.
  9. Insert key into the Blog Traffic Exchange key field on the options page and save.
  10. Congratulations! Your site is now a part of the exchange. Enjoy the enhanced traffic and happy readers.

Download the Related Websites Plugin

Download the Related Websites Plugin

Membership Terms of Service:

  1. Original content blogs only
  2. No spam
  3. No porn
  4. No warez
  5. No copyright violations
  6. English only (until further notice)
  7. All users must report duplicate content, spam or porn.
  8. You can cancel your membership at anytime by removing the API key. Removing the API key will cause your posts to no longer be served via the Blog Traffic Exchange.
  9. You must display at least 2 (and up to 10) traffic opportunities per single post page.
  10. You agree that your entire post content, title, tags, and category can be used to determine relevance by the Blog Traffic Exchange.
  11. You agree that up to the first 50 words of your post content can be republished so long as your post title is used along with the post permalink to direct traffic to the original publication.
  12. Traffic opportunities offered and clicks on those opportunities will be tracked.
  13. In order to balance the exchange, traffic opportunities will be limited if a source member blog receives more unique traffic than it produces over a 30 day period.
  14. Traffic opportunities are randomized in order to balance the exchange and allow all relevant traffic opportunities a chance at being displayed.
  15. Only connect to Blog Traffic Exchange from approved clients such as this Related Websites WordPress plugin

Click on the link to sign-up for the pro member account. Start your climb to the top today!

Change Log

  • 12/09/09 – 2.8 – Changed Click Tracking to use http://bte.tc.
  • 10/07/09 – 2.7 – On a low traffic volume site new link requests where happening too infrequently. This update will keep low volume site’s content indexed within the BTE repository.
  • 09/22/09 – 2.6 – Added default thumbnail and webservice timeout.
  • 08/31/09 – 2.5 – Added Settings link on plugin page and removed extra debugging.
  • 08/25/09 – 2.4 – Fixed tagging to prevent array keyword.
  • 06/27/09 – 2.1 – Statistics in Options page & Pro accounts.
  • 06/26/09 – 2.0 – Better relevancy.
  • 05/14/09 – 1.5 – Now With Images.
  • 04/24/09 – 1.4 – Option to only show on single post page.
  • 04/12/09 – 1.3 – Icons added for branding.
  • 03/29/09 – 1.2 – Synchronized beta and public plugin versions.
  • 03/15/09 – 1.1 – Release to public.

Originally posted 2009-03-15 10:00:06. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Online Stores

Online stores adds related online stores to the bottom of your blog posts. Improving the user experience by offering them additional related content. It uses your blog as the seed to find the related online stores.

There are setting to control the looks and feel of the online stores so that it can be aesthetically integrated into your site. This plugin is running across my network of sites.

Installation

  1. Download
  2. Unzip
  3. Upload Folder to WordPress Plugins Folder
  4. Activate Plugin
  5. Adjust Options to Style as desired

Download the Online Stores Plugin


Change Log

  • 03/12/10 – 1.1 – Release to public.

Originally posted 2009-08-06 10:55:45. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Related Posts

The Blog Traffic Exchange’s version of the Related Posts plugin utilizes the same cloud based, Relevant Chaos technology that is behind the Blog Traffic Exchange in order to maximize the internal linking within your blog.

In order to view related posts you must have first installed the Related Sites plugin and then obtained a valid membership key from the Blog Traffic Exchange.

BTE’s Related Posts plugin eclipses all other related post plugins currently available for WordPress because it is able to randomize all the relevant posts within your site, so long as they are above the relevancy threshold.

This in effect, maximizes the internal linking power of your website.

This Wordpess plugin relies on Blog Traffic Exchange cutting edge technology and is strongly related to Related Websites plugin for WordPress, also currently available.

Upon installation of the Related Websites plugin and receipt of the API key, you will start to immediately witness the plugin’s massive value – and that is before you have been able to experience the extraordinary benefit of the Pro account.

All Pro accounts receive access to all traffic data, allowing members to see view the flow of incoming and outgoing links.

The plugin automates a steady balance of incoming and outgoing links, but Pro accounts are permitted to run at a traffic deficit in addition to regularly receiving extra opportunities for additional traffic without reader relevancy ever being compromised.

The technology behind the Blog Traffic Exchange is impressive for sure, but so is the price of a pro member account. Pro members need only pay twenty dollars per month – the best value for organic traffic available anywhere.

In addition, Pro members are able to black list sites. You will never have to send traffic to a competitor.
Pro members are paying for an enhanced user experience with appropriate author attribution, never for links.

Click on the link to sign-up for the Pro member account right now, and trade soaring success for the price of 4 soy lattes. Do it today, be happy tomorrow!

Originally posted 2009-03-15 09:45:55. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Improve Your Blog Functionality

commentsYou can improve your blog functionality in order to improve your traffic, readership and the number of people that comment on your blog posts. When you improve your blog functionality, it can have a profound impact on the capabilities of your blog. Here are some tips to improve your blog functionality by making small tweaks and improvements to how your blog works.

Improve Your Blog Tip #1 – Install a plugin to track top commenters.

One way that you can reward the readers that are participating in your blog as well as to encourage other people to get involved is to install a plugin for top commenters, which works for WordPress blogs. This is going to put a little box on your sidebar with the names and the links to the commentors that have had the most participation in your blogs to give them a little big of recognition.

Improve Your Blog Tip #2 – Customize the sidebar on your blog pages.

When did you last make any modifications to your sidebar? The chances are, the people who regularly read your blog will have grown accustomed to what is already there, and they probably completely tune your sidebar content out as a result. From time to time, it may benefit you significantly to change things up just a bit, adding new features or new content to your sidebar.

Improve Your Blog Tip #3 – Separate your trackbacks from your comments.

Most blogs are displaying their pingbacks and their trackbacks along with comments from the blog’s readers. They may be helpful in showing your readers that other people find your content to be valuable but they can also actually get in the way, interfering with conversations that are going on throughout your comments section. There is a simple way to separate these things in WordPress, so if you use WordPress, make sure to separate your trackbacks and your pingbacks from your regular blog comments.

Improve Your Blog Tip #4 – Adjust and improve the about page of your blog.

Some of the people that read your blog are going to want to visit your About page so that they can find out more information about you. When was the last time that you took the time and made the effort to update this page? Make sure that you are taking a look at how effective it really is when it comes to communicating with your readers.

Improve Your Blog Tip #5 – Add a sitemap to your blog website.

Users can really benefit when you have a sitemap available to them. WordPress users can make use of a sitemap generator plugin that allows a sitemap page to be designed that lists out all blog posts and pages for easy access.

Photo Credits: geishaboy500

Originally posted 2009-10-26 03:16:09. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Blog Copyright

Blog Copyright is a simple wordpress plugin by the Blog Traffic Exchange. It injects a copyright notice into the blog footer. You can see it in action on this very site.

The copyright notice automatically updates the year range as time goes on removing the need to ever revisit your copyright once the plugin is put in place…

For example, this website was started in 2008. So between the start date and the end of 2008, the copyright notice will look like this…

© 2008 Blog Traffic Exchange All Rights Reserved

Beginning in 2009 the copyright notice will automatically change to…

© 2008-2009 Blog Traffic Exchange All Rights Reserved

and so on and so forth.

You can adjust a variety of options including the starting year and the rights reserved statement.

I would like to thank Tough Money Love for pointing out the need for an accurate and legally binding copyright notice.  For those interested the notice requirement is in Section 401 of the Copyright Act of 1976. While the display on the copyright notice is not required in order to copyright the blog (thanks to the Berne Convention Implementation Act amending the Copyright Act of 1976), failure to use a notice provides an opportunity to an infringer to claim that the infringement was “innocent” and therefore can reduce or eliminate recovery of damages from that infringed by the copyright owner. This is a particular concern in the blogosphere where copying of content is rampant by folks who claim not to know any better. Use of the notice takes that “I didn’t know any better” defense away.

For this reason alone, not using a proper notice is silly.

For more FAQ about copyright see the US Copyright Office FAQ.

Installation

  1. Download
  2. Unzip
  3. Upload Folder to WordPress Plugins Folder
  4. Activate Plugin
  5. Adjust Options if needed.

Options

BlogCopyight Options

  • Copyright Header — Html to start copyright tag.
  • Starting Year — This is the first year the copyright existed.
  • Org Header — HTML to start organization name.
  • Organization — The name of the organization claiming copyright.
  • Org Footer — HTML to end organization name.
  • URL — Link to the organization website.
  • Rights Reserved — The rights reserved.
  • Copyright Footer — Html to end copyright tag.
  • Automatically Add to Footer — If no or your theme doesnt call wp_footer, then you will need to place the tag: <?php if (function_exists('bte_bc_tag')) { bte_bc_tag(); } ?>

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Blog Copyright Options

Blog Copyright Options

Change Log

  • 7/12/09 – 1.6 – Tested and Confirmed on WordPress 2.8.1
  • 1/22/09 – 1.5 – Refactored code to incorporate my learning and to ease long term maintenance.
  • 1/1/09 – 1.4.1 – Better displaying of html in the copyright statement.
  • 12/28/08 – 1.4 – Better html handling within options page.
  • 12/22/08 – 1.3 – Added organization header and footer.
  • 12/22/08 – 1.2 – Added ability to change organization and url. Pushed to into WordPress Repository.
  • 12/20/08 – 1.1 – Release to public.

Originally posted 2009-02-05 05:30:01. Republished by Blog Post Promoter