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June 23rd in WP Stuff by .

There are plenty of viral sites around these days. They use quizzes, polls, and all kinds of interactive content to keep their visitors engaged. Planning to build your own viral site? You may want to give these viral WordPress plugins a look:

Snax: a font-end uploader with open lists that allows users to create and share viral content on your site. Memes, galleries, and other content formats are supported. [click to continue…]

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June 6th in Social Media, Wordpress Plugins by .

There are plenty of social media plugins that allow your visitors to share your posts with their friends. But have you ever wanted to let people share parts of your posts with others? Highlight & Share for WordPress offers that functionality. It lets your visitors select and share text via Twitter. They can also share your entire posts with their Facebook friends.

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August 20th in Wordpress Plugins by .

We all would love our posts to get more Facebook Likes, retweets, and shares. You can’t just pray for it to happen though. You need to include proper call to action and buttons your website to encourage your visitors to share your content with their friends. Sticky ShareBar for WordPress can help. It is an extension for Mashshare that adds a responsive sticky ShareBar on top or bottom of your page. The Sharebar will slide down upon scrolling.

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June 27th in Social Media, Wordpress Plugins by .

Mashable happens to be one of my favorite sites but not for the reason you might think. Sure, the content is great, but you can get similar coverage on other sites. One can learn a lot from Mashable by studying how it approach social media marketing, content production, and article promotion. Many of our readers are simply fascinated with Mashable’s social sharing buttons. We have already covered this a number of times in the past. But if you need to add Mashable-like share buttons to your site, you should give Mashshare Share Buttons a look.

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November 22nd in Wordpress Plugins by .

Many webmasters have already added popular social sharing buttons to their websites. There are many plugins that can handle that part for you. But what if you want your visitors to share only a part of your post (e.g quote you on something)? The ShareIt plugin can help. This handy plugin lets you create shareable content snippets for your website. Your visitors will be able to share your content on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+.

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December 29th in Wordpress Plugins by .

All webmasters would love to get more traffic on their website. But what good traffic is going to do them if people leave their website right away. In reality, many websites are not optimized to retain visitors for a decent amount of time. Thankfully, there are plugins you can install to increase your chances of keeping people on your site. These 7 plugins can certainly help:

Popular Posts: showing your visitors your top stories may encourage them to check those out before leaving your website. I personally prefer using popular posts plugins that track hits. Some prefer displaying popular posts by the number of comments they have received. The choice is yours.

Similar Posts: these plugins are quite powerful as they give your visitors the chance to explore the stories you have written on topics that interest them. The contextual ones do put a bit of a load on your server. If you do not have enough resources to handle those plugins, you can rely on plugins that use tags and categories to handle this. [click to continue…]

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October 3rd in Free Plug-ins, Social Media by .

If you have visited top blogs recently, you have probably seen that they all heavily use social sharing buttons. The fact is, people are more likely to submit your posts to those social networking websites when you provide them with the appropriate buttons. I have tested this extensively, and it is clear that most people won’t take time to submit posts to Facebook or Twitter unless you have a share button available on your website. Thanks to easyShare you won’t have to worry about that.

easyShare makes it easy to add sharing buttons of your favorite social networking sites to your blog posts. All you have to do is install it and check the boxes next to your favorite social sites in this plugin’s setting page. You also have the option to display buttons in large or normal format.

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