It is very common that people reach our site via google or any other search engine (according to google analytics, 65% of our traffic is due to search engines). This is great, but there is a disadvantage. People just see the article they want and they searched for in google, but they have no idea about what else is on the blog. This is the main issue that the Interesting Articles plug in is trying to solve.
The plug in presents at the bottom of each page (pic 1) the 4 more “interesting” articles, with link, title and image, according to you. In this way, the accidental visitor is informed about the most hot topics of your blog. Beside that, the plug in uses the ultimate tag warrior plug in (you have to install it separately) and shows the articles of your blogs that are related with the current one. In this way, the visitor is informed that there are more articles on your blog concerning the issue he was looking for in the search engine.
The plug in helps a lot in the rising of the blog traffic. We are testing this plug in in newsfilter.gr for some months and, according to google analytics, we had a rise of 34% after installing the plug in for the first time. This is because it is easier for the visitor to see that there are more things to see and do in your site.
- Download the plug in (link provided below).
- Upload the whole “InterestingArticles” folder in the wp-contentplugins folder.
- Activate the plug in.
- Copy the following code into the comments.php file of your theme (or wherever else you like).
<?php if(function_exists(‘InterestingArticles’)) InterestingArticles();?>
- Install Ultimate Tag Warrior if not already installed (to function better).
In your blogs control panel go to Options->Interesting Articles and fill in the boxes and hit save. Voila… Your plug in is configured and running.
Pick up an article and check if everything is fine.
- If not, try sending us an e-mail or posting a comment here asking your questions!
- If yes, post a comment telling how useful the plug in was for you, e-mail it to all your friends and print some leaflets about it to advertise it in the street!
- Interesting Articles version 1.1
- Automatic insertion of code in comments.php file.
- Combo box for adding the article.
- and so on
- and so forth
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