Promote your blog – Greet your readers to share

From last one month I am concentrating on different issues about promoting my blog. It is really hard to promote a new, fresh blog, moreover if the blogger doesn’t have much recognition it can be hardest in many cases. After spending huge time on different resources and blogs I am digging deep on better promotional aspects as much as I can. It all depends on which position you are starting your blog? What is your current social value? How many people follow you? Most important is how about the contents as well as what is the prospect of your blog, how it’s going to be differ than others? Well, lots of questions to follow-up at a time aren’t it? I will write about this topic later very soon with resources but right I am after something else.

In this post, I am going to write about a wordpress plug-in which may help you to promote your blog. It named “WP GREET BOX”. Yes, already known to lots of bloggers, even one of the biggest blogging networks like Smashing Magazine was using it. What is it really? What it does? OK let’s have a look:

WP GREET BOX – What is that?

WP GREET BOX is a plugin for wordpress, in simple sense it welcomes new readers. Yet simple, but it does have some dynamic ways to greet your blog visitors. It place a welcome box at the end or beginning of the post and reminds you to subscribe to the blog’s RSS.

Features

The best feature it has is the dynamic version of greetings according to tracked visitors from different social websites. Which means if your visitors are referred from Google, Digg, Stumbleupon or even from Twitter this greeting box will show their  customized subscriber links according to referred sites.  Moreover it gives you option to see related posts those are already listed in Google search.

I am placing some of it’s features bellow:

  • Show a different greeting message to your visitor depending on the referrer URL.  You can add/edit/delete/disable these greeting messages as you choose.
  • Show a different greeting message to your visitor depending on the referrer  URL.  You can add/edit/delete/disable these greeting messages as you choose.
  • Ability to keep displaying the greeting message until after the user click  close for the first time.  After that, the greeting message will not show up or that user anymore.
  • Ultra customizeable greeting message box (with CSS) allowing you to  prepend/append HTML around the greeting message box.
  • Cache compatible mode makes use of AJAX to display greeting messages in the frontend.  This makes WP Greet Box compatible with other caching plugins (such as WP Super Cache) and WPMU.
  • * AJAX administrative interface that uses nonce verification to discourage hackers.
  • Currently the following referrers are installed by default, but you can easily create your own if your favorite referrer is not on the list!

Subscriber buttons:

  1. bing.com
  2. blinklist.com
  3. blogmarks.com
  4. del.icio.us
  5. delicious.com
  6. digg.com
  7. diigo.com
  8. facebook.com
  9. flickr.com
  10. friendfeed.com
  11. furl.com
  12. google.*
  13. linkedin.com
  14. ma.gnolia.com
  15. mister-wong.com
  16. myspace.com
  17. netvibes.com
  18. newsvine.com
  19. plurk.com
  20. reddit.com
  21. search.live.com
  22. search.msn.com
  23. search.yahoo.com
  24. simpy.com
  25. stumbleupon.com
  26. technorati.com
  27. twitter.com
  28. youtube.com

Installation:

First download the plugins for this link:

After download the plugin file unzip the folder.

  • Upload the plugin to your plugins folder: ‘wp-content/plugins/’
  • Activate the ‘WP Greet Box’ plugin
  • Go to the Options -> WP Greet Box admin panel to make any customizations.
Test

To test it is properly working type any of the keyword which will show post link of your blog. After clicking that you can find out a Google icon is in place with greetings “Googler”. Remember you can change the welcome message in option panel.

Supports

You can get full documentation about this plugin at Ominogging.com

Your turn Now

I think this plugin may help me a lot. As a new blogger social icons and subscribing functionalities helps you a lot to promote your baby blog. Let me know if you have any other good plugins that you have already used. And yes don’t forget to share!!

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