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Are users leaving your site after reading the first post? Increasing page views can be difficult and showing related content is an effective way of getting more page views. In this video, we will show you the 5 best related posts plugins.
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Summary of this Tutorial:
#1 is yet another related posts plugin or YARPP which is one of the more popular plugins to use.
It has a great built in algorithm for finding related posts for your visitors with a great templating system and the ability to show post thumbnails.
On the downside it is a bit resource intensive for large sites.
The next one is contextual related posts which is for text only related posts and works right out of the box.
However there is no templating system and hosting providers have blocked it as well just because like YARPP it’s resource intensive for large sites.
The next one is related posts for WordPress plugin which focuses on performance and doesn’t slow your site down, but if you’ve used some of the other plugins, you might be missing some of the extra features they provide.
#4 is the yuzo related posts
It’s very easy to use and setup, the downside is it’s not a lightweight plugin even though it is fast.
#5 is the inline related posts plugin this plugin will show related content inside the article when users are more engaged instead of at the bottom.
The only con is if you want to display things at the bottom you’ll have to install another plugin to do that which can be resource intensive.
As you noticed, many of the related posts plugins are resource intensive but you can use the manual related posts plugin.
If you have time to use it, this lets you manually setup the related posts yourself and is very lightweight.
Yet Another Related Posts Plugin
Contextual Related Posts
Related Posts for WordrPress
Yuzo Related Posts
Inline Related Posts
Manual Related Posts