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11 Best Free WordPress Plugins Every Blogger Needs For More Traffic

My coaching clients that are bloggers always ask me what plugins they should be using for WordPress. Here’s the list I always give them and now I’m sharing it with you. Use it wisely!

When it comes to succeeding as a blogger, you need to be a master with plugins – because they can either save you hundreds of hours of time (like the Pinterest Plugin which automatically adds a Pin It button to each of your images) or they can cost you time, depending on how you use them.

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Are you using the best free wordpress plugins?

I hope this list of my top WordPress plugins will help you get more traffic and succeed as a blogger.

1. Akismet

Akismet blocks spam comments and is crucial for any serious blogger. Don’t post without it!

2. All in One SEO Pack

All in One SEO Pack is awesome – it allows you to customize a lot of the basic features of your blog for better SEO (like post and page titles) along with some other neat things. Highly recommended!

3. Facebook

The Facebook plugin allows you to install Facebook comments, like buttons, recommended posts and much more. It’s the official Facebook plugin for WordPress and works great!

4. Fast Secure Contact Form

This plugin allows you to create a contact form super easily and quickly in wordpress and install it on any page or post in your site you want to. Every blog must have a contact page! I can’t tell you how many opportunities and checks I’ve received because I had a contact page that made it easy for others to reach me.

5. Google XML Sitemap for Videos

Great sitemap for Videos. Helps increase your SEO results if you post videos.

6. Google XML Sitemaps

Great sitemap for Google indexing – helps increase your search engine traffic.

7. Jetpack Lite

Gives you nice and easy WordPress stats within your WordPress dashboard.

8. Pinterest Plugin adds a Pinterest “Pin It” button to every image on your site.

9. Post Layout

This plugin is AWESOME! It allows you to add any html, text, pictures, links or anything else you want before, in the middle of, or after every post on your site. I use it to add an opt-in box below my blog posts and this plugin makes it easy.

10. Shareaholic | email, bookmark, share buttons

This plugin adds share buttons below or above your blog posts – great for getting more social  traffic.

11. TweetMeme Retweet Button

TweetMeme is a great Twitter button for your blog with a simple counter. It gets a lot of action so I recommend putting it at the top of your blog posts.