A website created with WordPress.com is a great idea. But do you know if it is optimized to drive more inbound traffic? There are many innovative plugins for analyzing the efficacy a website created with WordPress. Here’s a list of some really useful ones:
# 1: All in One Webmaster – This plugin helps you to integrate Google Webmaster Central, Alexa Rank, Bing WebMaster Center, BlogCatalog, Yahoo Site Explorer and Facebook Insights all together in one side-header on your website. You can even add additional HTML components later on without having to edit the main WordPress template. It is a “one solution for all” plugin.
# 2: Keyword Statistics – This plugin automatically segregates the keywords and checks them for density and placement. Are the keywords placed such that search engines will find them quickly? Is the homepage overcrowded with keywords? Over enthusiasm in using keywords defeats the SEO purpose because search engines will treat the page as spam and not list it in the search results.
# 3: WordPress.com Stats – When you want simple and precise statistics on how optimized your website is, this plugin is just right for you. With just a click it tracks and reports the number of page views of your website, the most popular posts and pages on/about your site, the volume of incoming traffic and what was the last item visitors had clicked before navigating away from your website.
# 4: Woopra – This is one of the most useful plugins that tracks website activity, collects detailed information and generates a comprehensive report. You can even customize the events you want to track on your WordPress website like number of page views, number of registrations, subscriptions, cart activity, online transactions and mode of payment, etc.
# 5: Google Analytics – Customizing your website-analysis is the most important benefit of this plugin. It tracks the number of clicks on all outgoing links and affiliate links on your site, the number of page views, number of visitors, authentication of visitors, input by visitors and which links generated maximum clicks, and many more. It also counts the number of inbound visitors from blogs, articles, social networking sites, etc. Besides these, the plugin also tracks AdSense clicks, searches for keywords that are part of your image file name, and many other activities related to a website.
# 6: Piwik Analytics – When you want just a basic plugin that tracks downloads from your website, this is the perfect tool for you. It also tracks the number of visitors to your site, conversion rate, keyword efficiency, number visitors filling the contact form, and other equally useful activities on your site.
# 7: GoingUp! Web Analytics – Is a plugin that forms an interface for website visitor analytics and search engine ranking. It tracks and provides reports on entry and exit pages, most popular pages on your site, page rank in search engines with historic analysis, efficacy of keywords with density and placement report, referral activity, and the most popular links or items that are clicked by visitors on your site.
# 8: Analytics 360 – This is a great plugin for your WordPress website that can be made available directly on your dashboard. It is a comprehensive tool that tracks website traffic, trends, favorite pages and links, entry and exit points of the site, etc. It prepares a growth chart the will become your mailing list over time. It also checks which referrals have brought the visitors into your site so that you can plan your online marketing strategies accordingly.
Most of these analytical plugins for websites created with WordPress are easy to install. They provide real-time analysis of your site with proper tables and charts. They notify you on the volume of activity and tell you which backlinks worked best for you. The plugins also provide real time notifications on which links have remained static for a while. The reports generated by these plugins can then be used to enhance the search engine ranking of your website through more targeted online marketing strategies.