Last month I introduced readers to a WordPress plugin, Popular Posts, that is one of the best kept secrets to boosting search rankings while lowering a website’s bounce rate.
In addition, I revealed the Popular Posts plugin was developed and designed to help website owners and operators gain clarity in regards to the most popular website content.
But it’s not the use of this plugin alone or the one to be introduced shortly that will boost search rankings and lower website bounce rate.
Website content must be rich in quality, clear in messaging, and engagingly entertaining while enlightening and educating readers intellectual growth.
Yeah, that last sentence is a mouthful, likely leaves content creators feeling like there is no way in the world to consistently deliver desired content.
But no worries, there is hope and it comes by way of another WordPress plugin that promotes website reader stickiness by displaying and engaging readers to consume a website’s most popular content.
This mysterious WordPress plugin I reference is the Top 10 – Popular posts plugin. The Top 10 plugin is one of the most powerful WordPress plugin that will count and track the number of page, post and custom post type views by website visitors.
Not only is this plugin a tracking tool, but Top 10 plugin provides two widgets for the following:
- displaying the overall count for website views in its entirety
- displaying the most popular content using time-based view counting
As shown below, I recommend using the Popular Posts [Top 10] widget:
That’s the backend view, rather the admin view. To view the frontend as a reader would, simply look in the sidebar to the right of this website for the “Most Popular” section. There you have it!
In addition to the aforementioned bullets being the crux of the plugin, Top 10 plugin provides a slew of attributes — shortcakes, thumbnail support, exclusions, HTML / CSS styling, Caching, Extensibility — that make it one of the most feature-rich plugins.
I’ve personally experienced increased web traffic and search rankings, and lower website bounce rate introducing the Top 10 plugin. I wish I would have introduced this plugin when originally launching my website.
In fact, I use this plugin today to determine which content topics are resonating with readers as well as using the data to research and prepare for future content topics.
Just as I’ve come to learn and understand the value of the Top 10 plugin and all of its glory, I invite you to watch a quick tutorial designed to jumpstart your usage of the Top 10 plugin.
Let me know if you have questions or comments. Thanks and that’s all for now!