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WordPress has an active global community of plugin, theme, and product developers who are always looking for ways to improve the experience and results of WordPress users everywhere.
Additionally, many software developers create tools and services that WordPress users can integrate with their online marketing strategies to automate processes that can improve search rankings, drive more traffic to their sites, generate more leads, and help get more sales.
In this WordPress Roundup, we look at a plugin that lets you instantly find and add relevant WordPress tags to posts, a web-based software that creates high-converting video background landing pages, a WordPress plugin that automates social marketing campaigns, a cloud-based application that lets you create info products such as reports and lead magnets in minutes, and more.
Below are some of the latest products creating a buzz with WordPress users:
(WP Tag Machine)
Adding relevant tags to your posts can help your website rank higher and should be done as a regular habit when creating new posts. Finding relevant post tags, however, can take a little time and effort.
WP Tag Machine is a simple, yet powerful SEO plugin for WordPress that will help you improve Google rankings using post tags and instantly add tags to your posts with just a few mouse clicks. Used wisely, this plugin can be a very powerful SEO tool.
WP Tag Machine installs like every other WordPress plugin (if you need help installing WordPress plugins, see this tutorial: How To Install WordPress Plugins).
Once installed, there are no settings to configure. The plugin works right out of the box and adds a new section to your posts below the content area …
(WP Tag Machine installs a tag search feature below your post content area)
To find tags for new and existing posts, just enter a keyword relevant to your post into the keyword field and click the ‘Search’ button …
(Search for relevant keyword tags)
The plugin searches for relevant tags. Depending on the keyword(s) you have entered, the plugin can return hundreds of results …
(WP Tag Machine finds and returns relevant post tags)
Select the tags you want associated with your post. You can select tags individually by ticking each check box, or click the ‘Select All’ button. For best results, select only tags related to the content of your post, and add no more than 10 to 20 tags per post …
(Select and add relevant tags to your post)
Once you have selected your tags, click the ‘Add Tag(s)’ button to instantly add the tags to your post …
(Post tags added)
Publish or update your post and you’re all done!
WP Tag Machine works with every WordPress theme and post tags can be downloaded and exported as a CSV file.
Below are some testimonials from WP Tag Machine plugin users:
“Been using this for a couple of weeks now and my website rankings have gone from nowhere to 1st and 2nd page. WOW just love it.” Phill Waters
“This is an awesome plugin. I can sure see how this can help and save so much time in the mundane tedious tasks of tags and linking. Really keen to put this to work. Kudos to an inspiring new SEO plugin …” Ken Kruger
“I’m one of the ones who got away from using tags because having to take the time to figure out which ones made the most sense to use on a post. WP Tag Machine makes its easy to find relevant tags quickly.” Don Roberts
For more testimonials, visit the WP Tag Machine website.
Here’s a video of WP Tag Machine …
The plugin developers provide video tutorials and regular plugin updates. The plugin is available with individual or unlimited site licensing and comes with a 30-day money back guarantee.
Go here to learn more: WP Tag Machine
(LandingPage Monkey – Landing Page Creation Software)
A proven way to capture new leads and subscribers is to build a list using a high converting landing page.
Creating a good looking landing page that converts well, however, takes time. It requires designing the page and then tweaking it to improve conversions. Hiring web coders, web designers, and web marketers to create landing pages that convert well is expensive, especially if you plan to build multiple lists using multiple landing pages.
Many landing page creation services produce unattractive or outdated-looking pages, or tend to be restrictive or complicated to use.
Landing Page Monkey is a web-based software that lets you build high-converting, very attractive and professional looking landing pages with a few clicks of the mouse.
(Create attractive, high-converting video background landing pages)
Landing Page Monkey lets you create great looking landing pages quickly and easily using a background color, background image, or background video …
(Create great looking landing pages quickly and easily)
Attention-grabbing video backgrounds can out-convert regular landing pages, in some cases by almost 40% …
(Landing pages with video backgrounds can outperform standard opt-in forms)
Landing Page Monkey works with all autoresponder services …
(Landing Page Monkey works with all autoresponders)
You can add video backgrounds from any hosted service, including YouTube, Vimeo, Amazon S3, and even your own server …
(Add video backgrounds from any hosted service)
You can also add animations to your landing pages …
(Add animations to landing pages)
Your LandingPage Monkey dashboard lets you track conversions and monitor the performance of your landing pages and perform additional tasks like cloning, editing, resetting and deleting campaigns, copy landing page codes to your clipboard, import, export, and more …
(Track the results of all landing pages from your dashboard)
LandingPage Monkey features include:
- Landing pages integrate easily with WordPress.
- Build unlimited landing pages quickly and with no coding involved.
- Landing pages can be cloned and replicated with just one click.
- Build video background landing pages that help convert more leads faster.
- Landing pages are fully responsive and work on all devices.
- Built-in social sharing.
- Edit pages on the fly inside your dashboard with no other software or tools required.
- Customize your landing pages (pick different layouts, swap out background graphics or videos, change colors and font styles, add animations, etc).
- See which pages perform best, and maximize conversions and ROI using built-in tracking and statistical tools.
- Edit your landing pages live with no downtime.
- Use ‘simple’ mode for fast page creation and basic features, or ‘advanced’ for customization and fine-tuning.
- Import and export landing pages (can share with other users or affiliates and make backup copies).
As LandingPage Monkey is a web-based software, there is nothing to download, install, or update. LandingPage Monkey makes it easy to create high-converting landing pages without coding skills and without hiring a programmer or web designer. After your account is created, just log into your dashboard and start building beautiful point-and-click landing pages.
With LandingPage Monkey, you can easily build:
- Opt-in Pages
- Affiliate Pages
- Sales Pages
- Webinar Registration Pages
- Workshop Registration Pages
- Prize Draw Pages
- Contest Opt-ins
- After-Purchase Email Collection Pages
- List-Building Pages For Pay-Per-Click Campaigns
- You can host your landing pages on your own website or host them at no cost on LandingPage Monkey’s servers.
- If you’re just starting out, you can build a list or promote affiliate offers without a website or a web hosting account. Just drive prospects to your landing pages using the unique links generated for each page.
- If you have a domain you’d like to use, you can cloak your links using a tool like Trackerly and promote your offers or list using links from your own domain.
- Video tutorials inside your account show you how to easily add landing pages created with the software to your WordPress site.
Here are some testinmonials from LandingPage Monkey users:
“Using motion backgrounds on opt-ins is the next obvious step in list building – you guys are ahead of the game as usual…” Chris Hitman, HitmanPublishing.com
”Looks very sexy! love the demos – There’s some very cool stuff you can do with this software and it’s easy too.” Soren Jordensen, IMWealthBuilders.com
For more testimonials, visit the LandingPageMonkey website.
Watch the video of LandingPage Monkey …
LandingPage Monkey comes with a 30-day money back guarantee and there are no add-ons, upgrades, or upsells related to the software when you buy. If you plan to build landing pages for clients, however, you can upgrade to a Developer license inside your account area.
Learn more: Landing Page Monkey
SociTrafficJet is a WordPress plugin that automates social media marketing campaigns. Used sensibly, this plugin can help drive more traffic from Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to your blog, e-commerce site, or affiliate offers.
(Drive more traffic from social media to your sites or affiliate offers)
Users have reported a significant increase in traffic, engagement, opt-ins, and revenue after installing the plugin …
(SociTrafficJet beta testing results)
SociTrafficJet can be used as part of your digital marketing strategy to promote your blog posts, e-commerce products, special deals, coupon offers, and affiliate offers in any niche …
(Promote affiliate offers in any niche)
Once installed and activated, the plugin will add a new section to your dashboard menu …
(SociTraffic Jet menu)
Click on the menu to bring up the plugin’s dashboard …
The intuitive dashboard lets you set up, run, and manage all of your marketing campaigns.
Configure your social media settings in the ‘Settings’ tab …
(SociTrafficJet Settings Tab)
The ‘Campaigns’ tab lets you view all the campaigns you have set up. You can add unlimited campaigns and promote a post or page multiple times in multiple campaigns at the same time (great for promoting an offer in different niches) …
(Create unlimited campaigns)
The Traffic Finder tool lets you find Facebook groups and pages that you can promote your social posts to …
(SociTrafficJet Traffic Finder)
You can also view your campaign reports and analytics in the ‘Reports’ tab. This section lets you see the status of your campaigns and evaluate how your campaigns are performing, what was shared, where traffic is coming from, which campaigns are pending or scheduled, and more, giving you full control over your automation …
(SociTrafficJet Reports tab)
SociTrafficJet lets you publish your campaigns immediately or schedule these using the Campaign Scheduler …
(SociTrafficJet Campaign Scheduler)
You can also preview and edit your campaigns before going live …
(Preview social posts before going live)
SociTrafficJet is easy to use and requires no technical skills. User training is provided with video tutorials covering everything from setting up to using the tool, including video walkthroughs of each dashboard section.
Here are some testimonials from SociTrafficJet users:
“Managing social media campaigns was always a painstaking task, and i’m not a fan of it. Even after hours of dedicated work, I couldn’t get enough traffic but with SociTrafficJet its much easier now. Definitely something I’d highly recommend.” Abhi Dwivedi
”Superb – I’ve been looking for a tool to do something like SociTrafficJet for some time now. This exceeds what I was looking for and WOW; to be able to use this for automating your social media campaigns & driving traffic from social media.” Venkata Ramana
For more testimonials, visit the SociTrafficJet website.
Watch the video below to see how SociTrafficJet works …
In addition to the regular plugin edition, which lets you set up social media campaigns to post on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, SociTrafficJet offers the option to upgrade to the Elite and Enterprise editions for additional automation and leverage.
The Elite upgrade provides complete social marketing automation to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and lets you set up multiple campaigns at once.
The Enterprise edition gives you the full power of the software and includes access to additional social networks like LinkedIn and Pinterest, and bookmarking sites like Tumblr, Reddit, and Bitly …
(Post to additional social networks with SociTrafficJet Enterprise edition)
Learn more here: SociTrafficJet
A great incentive to get people to subscribe to your list is to offer something of value like a guide or special report. Creating quality info products, reports, and lead magnets, however, can be time-consuming.
Instant Product Lab is a cloud-based software that lets you create info products in minutes using point-and-click.
While there are various e-book creators in the market, this tool is very simple and easy-to-use. No technical or design skills are required and there is nothing to install or update. Instant Product Lab is hosted in the cloud, so you can access this tool from anywhere.
To create a simple e-book, guide, or report, simply access the tool, search for content to use in your digital product by entering a keyword, and choose a template. The tool will then automatically create digital info products that you can download, publish, sell, or give away.
(Create digital products quickly with Instant Product Lab)
The developers of this newbie-friendly tool claim that no tools, designer, or even writing experience is required, as the tool will compile the content for you. Users, in fact, have access to an exclusive content library of over 250,000 online articles.
(Source content for your info products from over 250,000 exclusive articles)
Some of the benefits and features of Instant Product Lab include:
- For affiliate marketers, the software automatically inserts your affiliate link into the content in various locations.
- You can create e-covers and landing pages for your e-books with the tool and host your info products on their servers.
- Repurpose existing content.
- Share your PDF products on sites like Slideshare for additional traffic.
- Integrates with all major email marketing services like Aweber and GetResponse.
- Includes full support and step-by-step video training on how to use the tool, plus money-making and list-building training.
(What Instant Product Lab will do for you)
Automated content creation tools should always be used in a sensible way. Some situations where this tool can be used in a practical way include:
- Creating simple reports you can offer as an incentive to start building a list, or testing different report titles. Once you start acquiring subscribers, or find a title that converts well, create a high-quality info product to replace your ‘test’ lead magnet and offer your existing subscribers the new and improved version of the report.
- Using the tool to compile your own articles into reports and other info products. This also applies for PLR articles, affiliate articles or promotional content supplied by product vendors, etc.
Here are some testimonials from Instant Product Lab users:
“You can make a ton of money as an affiliate but the real money is being a vendor and selling your own digital products. As a product vendor I’ve managed to turnover seven figures in sales and now have hundreds of affiliates driving traffic to my products online which is awesome” Matthew Neer, Internet Marketer / Digital Product Specialist
“I generated over $60,000 in revenue with my first digital product and have since gone onto generate over $145,000 from selling digital products online. You can make a lot of money in a short period of time with your own digital product online” Brendan Mace, brendanmace.com / CEO
For more testimonials, visit the Instant Product Lab website.
Watch the video below for a demo of Instant Product Lab …
Instant Product Lab comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee and is available in two editions: Lite and PRO.
More info: Instant Product Lab
Useful Tools For WordPress Users
If you are stuck for content ideas for blog posts, check out this great FREE content idea generation tool …
(AnswerThePublic.com – Content Idea Suggestion Tool)
According to the developers, this tool was created to provide content, creative, PR, and SEO marketers with a search insight tool that better utilizes the auto suggest results provided by Google & Bing to uncover the motivations & emotions of people entering search queries and provide users with a richer starting point for content ideas.
To use this tool, visit AnswerThePublic.com, then enter a keyword in the search field and select a language from the drop-down menu …
(Enter a keyword)
Click on the ‘Get Questions’ button …
(Click the button)
The tool will create a new report with visual graphics and a list of alphabetical results …
(A report is generated with a list of results)
The alphabetical list report generated by the tool contains clickable links to Google’s Search tool, allowing you to further explore results for selected keyword phrases …
(Content ideas – alphabetical list)
You can download the images to your hard drive …
(Download images to your hard drive)
You can also export results in CSV format …
(Export results to a CSV file)
The tool can be used to generate ideas in other languages …
(Generate content ideas in different languages)
You can also view recent searches made by other users …
(View reports generated by other users)
For more great content generation ideas and content generation tools, make sure to subscribe to our FREE 120-Part Content Creation Course.
InkThemes is a WordPress theme marketplace where you can find hundreds of affordable WordPress themes.
Here is one of their latest themes …
(Geocraft – WordPress Business Directory Theme)
Geocraft lets you set up a business directory website. You can add, edit, and sell free and premium directory listings, capture leads, add advertising banners, and more!
This highly customizable and fully responsive directory theme works on all user devices …
(Geocraft resizes listings automatically to match user’s viewing devices)
The theme is also available in different color schemes …
(Geocraft theme is available in different color schemes)
A built-in lead generation form lets prospects contact listed businesses directly …
(Geocraft Theme – Lead Generation Form)
You can easily customize listing prices, set up free and premium listing packages, configure one-time and recurring billing options, etc …
(Setup different listing options)
Additional theme features include:
- Geolocation search functionality displays results customized to user’s location.
- Interactive Google Map displays listings as custom markers.
- Prioritize listings based on higher advertiser bids.
- Automated email notifications for listing approvals and expiries.
- Customized reviews and rating systems.
- Display categories and recently added listings in the sidebar.
- Import bulk listings using CSV format.
- Monetize web traffic with banner ads or Google AdSense.
- And more.
To learn more about this business directory theme, go here: Geocraft – WordPress Business Directory Theme
Ink Themes has more than 50,000 customers worldwide.
Here are some testimonials from Ink Themes customers:
”Just wanted to say that I finished my site for Bikes Reviews and I am extremely happy with the way it has turned out. I was initially worried about how easy this would actually be but it is just as easy as it seems. Thanks for awesome themes InkThemes.” Kimberly Aita
”I’ve been using this Theme for my own website and keep getting clients complementing me on it. They are easy to setup. The support is also second to none. I’ve never had an issue they couldn’t solve and always withing 24 hours. InkThemes team is awesome!” Nick Ferrara
“I love InkThemes. Easy to use, attractive and very professional.” Paul Woodall
Check out these additional themes from Ink Themes:
To view other great WordPress themes and learn more about other WordPress theme companies, see the tutorials below:
- Best WordPress Themes
- WordPress Themes For e-Commerce
- For the latest WordPress Themes from Theme Forest, see the “WordPress Themes Directory” section on the sidebar menu.
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