(Gawkwire) – The Dilemma Experienced by WordPress Bloggers Has a New Solution
It’s no secret that a better search engine ranking can drive more traffic to a webpage and thus is proportional to more customers and more purchases. However, a conflict of interest can challenge this. By linking to other webpages, sites provide useful content for its viewers who are therefore more likely to spend time browsing. The problem is that previously, when a user found a link that captured their interest, they would navigate away from the original site, and sometimes not return. This would, in turn decrease the amount of time spent on the blog and thus take away from a potentially high search engine ranking.
A unique and simple solution to this problem has been created for WordPress by adding a specific code to the HTML tag, which users click. Rather than loading the new page in the existing window, the target="_blank" attribute will force a new tab to open with the desired link. The result- the original page is still running in the background while also not interrupting the user’s viewing of the new link.
The Growing Popularity of WordPress Links
The new WP Links plugin saw a spike in popularity earlier this month and has drawn exceptional ratings from users. This is likely due to its relative simplicity and ease of use. Installation is a straightforward 3-step process and is outlined on the WP Links webpage. Along with this, bloggers can receive help with all available plugins via an online forum monitored by volunteers who answer questions on topics from installation to advanced queries.
For other general help, WordPress suggests users visit the WordPress Codex – essentially the owner’s manual for all things WordPress. Here bloggers can find documents and troubleshooting pages to help with any difficulties they might encounter.
A Variety of Available Options and Themes Offers Users the Ability to Effortlessly Customize
WP Links is just one of over 21,000 different plugins available to download to increase productivity on users’ WordPress blogs. Also available are over 1,500 themes, created for users to base their blogs off of. With the help provided in the forums section, users can now make the most of the available WordPress features to create a truly unique blog. For extra support with WordPress blogs, users have the option to choose from one of the commercially supported themes for a small fee.
In addition to blogging directly from a computer, WordPress offers users the ability to write and edit content from a wide range of mobile devices. The WordPress App is available in the Apple App Store and Android Market. Furthermore, users can access WordPress from select Windows, Blackberry and Nokia devices.
By utilizing these features and taking advantage of plugins including WP Links, bloggers can create a page that will attract and keep visitors engaged for longer than average and thus boost their search engine ranking.
About WP Links:
WP Links version 1.0 is now available to download as a plugin directly from the WordPress website.
Do so by visiting http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-links/.