Blogs are being used for many purposes. Whether you are a photographer, graphic designer or a showbiz personality the easiest way to make your online presence is to build a blog where only you are the administrator and no one else can intervene into your posts or comments. You are the blog holder therefore you make rules and manage things.
In the 2006-2010 era people use to create facebook pages to gather their fans on a single platform or to showcase their products at a simple stage from where people can buy and order things. Think about a mobile store which has some new imported gadgets to sell so the first thing he will do to promote his merchandise will be to promoting his gadgets on his Facebook page but from the start of the 21st century think tanks were predicting about the potential of the online business blogs because Facebook and other Social media platforms were not just enough.
I mean, you can’t make separate pages for your every single product. Once you have made a post about a product it will stay on top for a particular time until you do not publish other posts because after 5 or maybe 10 posts your first post will disappear from your page therefore your old products won’t get any exposure thus you won’t get any sales.
So you can tell you users about the new products but when you will do it you will be actually hiding your previous products which can still give you some more sales. Some customers have high budgets therefore they can purchase the latest gadgets but some have low budget hence they will be more interested in old and cheap products but you can’t sell them now because they are now being pressed by the other new posts into the very deep area of your page.
That is the reason why you need a blog where you can introduce your new products and you can also make sure that your old products don’t go into an exile. Meaning your customers will still be able to buy your firm’s previous products.
You can ensure that your old products are still getting exposure by making a separate page for them on your blog. Or if it was a series of products(for example: Andriod phones with different version) then it will be a good idea to make a drop down menu for your old products from where your users can reach those posts and pages from where they can buy your old products.
So I think I have made my point very clear that why blogging was used as an important factor for online businesses and how it can help a business to grow online but as we all know that for the betterment of a system or to make it more powerful software’s manufactures used to introduce plugins. Whether you are a gamer, software engineer, social media marketer or whether you are from any occupation you must be known of this term “Plugin”.
And when it comes to Blogging, WordPress is the biggest ever platform for bloggers which internet ever had. More than 32 percent of the internet is being owned by WordPress blogs. From CNN to Al-Jazeera, most of the blogs are being created on WordPress.
Well, I know you know all that but the point I am trying to raise is that wordpress is the biggest platform to create blogs. Do you know why? Because it has some multidimensional plugins which will give you the every single opportunity to make your blog as much good as you can.
So here are 5 of the most important WordPress Plugins for Business blogs.
The first plugin you will need to install is Woo Commerce. It will allow you to establish an affiliate or self branded blog from where you can sell products online.
Woo Commerce can accept payments from multiple methods from your customers from a very smooth and simple checkout process which be easy for your customers to understand.
Woo Commerce can also handle content generation, product reviews and has ability to present your articles or reviews in a very attracting manner.
With more than 1,800 downloads and 5 star rating Woo Commerce will be a good choice for your business Blog.
You can get some other benefits after purchasing the premium version of the plugin including free shipping option, you will also be able to offer discount coupons, your users will be able to buy from PayPal and they will also have cash on delivery option.
Wp Super Cache
Cache plugins are the most necessary factor for the improvement of a site speed. Use these Cache plugins to give your users a faster and better experience.
Well, It’s not just Wp Super Cache. There are a lot of Cache plugins that you can use to faster your blog’s site speed and by the way your site speed has also a major impact on your search engine ranking.
Read more about some other Cache Plugins
Social Media Auto Publish plugin
As we discussed first that Social Media is still a big factor in online business. Normally, people don’t often visit your blog but they will be keep in touch with your fan page because most of the internet users visit their social media profiles at-least two or three times a day.
So you need to publish your blog posts on your social media pages too, in order to get more attention therefore I have a plugin to share with you guys which will do everything itself from publish your blog posts to your fan pages to setting preferred images.
Social Media Auto publish will help you to do the same without even pressing a button. So just install it to ensure your social engagement.
WordPress SEO by Yoast
To get more leads and customers you will need to some new customers from Search engines for which you will need to do both on-site and off-site SEO.
One-Site SEO means using keywords on your posts titles, content and meta description. However, off-site SEO is related to link building.
So to do On-site SEO you will need to use some SEO plugins which WordPress offers. One of my favorite SEO plugins is WordPress SEO by Yoast, a plugin from Yoast which is the most popular SEO plugin too which has more than 16,984,441 downloads and 4.5 star rating.
Read more about SEO plugins here
Contact Form 7
You need to have a contact form on your blog in order to get complains and questions of your customers on your email. For this you need to install a contact form plugin on your blog. So here is a plugin which is called Contact Form 7. It can manage multiple contact forms, you can also customize your forms and the mail’s content will be send directly to your entered email address.
The most cool thing about Contact form 7 is that it supports Ajax-powered submitting, CAPTCHA entries, Akismet spam filtering and much more.
With more than 12 million downloads this free plugin has lot to offer. You can also ask your customers to give feedback to your product by using this small plugin.
This small form will do a very good job in terms of increasing your respect and reputation in your customer’s eyes because it will show your customers that how much care and concern you have for them.