Learn about the plugins that help you build relationships with your blog readers. Experience with more than 80 blogs makes me an expert at finding the appropriate plugins to fit your goals and relationship building needs.
I will consult with you about your primary and secondary goals, currently list building strategies and other needs such as hosting events, scheduling posts, auto-content building, managing your blog and so much more.
A typical consultation can be completed in about 2 hours. This breaks down to 30 minutes for you to explain your goals, 1 hour for research and testing to ensure the plugin plays nice with your other plugins and 30 minutes to configure and explain the new plugin(s).
With thousands of plugins available, it's sometimes hard to know the best one to use for a specific purpose. Or those that play nice with others. I have extensive experience with plugins and can help you find the perfect fits for your blog feature requirements. (includes up to 2 hours consultation)
Plugin Installation Packages
I frequently install some of the same plugins on each new blog, based on the goals of the blog. These break down into three main categories, Visitor Connections, Tracking and SEO (though there are others, these three categories represent the majority of the plugins)
Visitor Connection Plugins
Includes: Installation and Configuration of Subscribe Remind (to increase RSS subscribers), WP Greet (to increase RSS subscribers), Sexybookmarks (to increase social sharing), Contact Form 8 (to allow visitor email), Backtype Connect (to increase social proof), CommentLuv (to share do follow links with commenters)
Includes: Installation and Configuration of Firestats (visitor inbound tracking), Psychic Search (visitor onsite navigation tracking), Slimstat (detailed historical views) and Google Analytics. Setup of Google Analytics in blog (and Google profile if required).
SEO Support Plugins
Includes: Installation and Configuration of Google XML Sitemaps, SEO Links, MaxBlogPress Ping Optimizer, and adding an additional 20 Ping Update Services
Do It Yourself Plugin Options
More of a Do It Yourself-er? I wrote a comprehensive guide to many of the plugins I use and why. I also explore many speciality plugins for certain goals like displaying events or social connection options.
Ultimate Guide To WordPress Plugins
A plugin guide that discusses more than 80+ plugins... when to use then, why use them and strategies to help make promoting your blog a breeze. Also covered are techniques to test new plugins, the importance of the visitor experience and a brief guide to successful blogging strategies.
What, do DON’T have one?