Top 5 WordPress plugins for "making money online" blogs

Mon, Sep 14, 2009

Traffic, Web Design / Usability

To master your craft, it’s important to have good tools. R.W. over at NewsNotion recently posted this great article revealing what he thinks the best wordpress plugins for your money-making blog are. I think I was running them all except for the twitter one, which I am TOTALLY GOING TO INSTALL RIGHT NOW.

There are a ton of these lists out there, but for my money making blog, these are the five wordpress plugins I would not want to do without!

1) CommentLuv – Plugin to show a link to the last post from the commenters blog by parsing the feed at their given URL when they leave a comment. Rewards your readers and encourage more comments.

2) Dofollow – Disables the rel=nofollow attribute in comments.

3) Google XML Sitemaps – This plugin will generate a sitemaps.org compatible sitemap of your WordPress blog which is supported by Ask.com, Google, Bing, and YAHOO.

4) WP to Twitter – Updates Twitter when you create a new blog post or add to your blogroll using Cli.gs. With a Cli.gs API key, creates a clig in your Cli.gs account with the name of your post as the title.

5) FeedBurner FeedSmith – Originally authored by Steve Smith, this plugin detects all ways to access your original WordPress feeds and redirects them to your FeedBurner feed so you can track every possible subscriber.

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24 Responses to “Top 5 WordPress plugins for "making money online" blogs”

  1. Kyra Says:

    Very useful post. Right now I’m using Dofollow and so far, it’s doing great with my blog. I’ll go try the others you listed here.

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  2. Josh Zehtabchi Says:

    I use Joomla for my blogging and designing needs (not trying to raise a CMS issue of what is best) but does anybody have good plugins for Joomla that will help also??
    .-= Josh Zehtabchi´s last blog ..About V2interactive: =-.

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  3. Careless Says:

    CommentLuv works best for my blog. I like it in the sense that it makes your blog interactive by showing a link to the last post from the commenters. Great job by the CommentLuv there.

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  4. Yana Says:

    I’m using twitter now and didn’t know about it can be linked brom a blogsite using this plugin. Kudos! Now I know.

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  5. Carluh Says:

    Dofollow is the coolest! Been using it for quite some time now.

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  6. Nhoel Says:

    You really made this right by placing commentluv first.

    thanks for this,
    -Nhoel of http://keywordspeak.com
    .-= Nhoel´s last blog ..10 Most Common Grammar Mistakes =-.

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  7. Joel Says:

    And i thought that i had all the plugin’s i needed already installed. I think the first two are going to be added to my blog very soon, i think it makes it more inviting for people to post, as it gives more benefits then just a link people may click.

    Thanks
    .-= Joel´s last blog ..Marketing Tips: Don’t overdo the SALE =-.

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  8. Gaga Says:

    Tried using the WP to Twitter plugin. Interconnecting platforms. That’s the coolest plugin I’ve used so far.

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  9. Bill Bartmann Says:

    I don’t know If I said it already but …Cool site, love the info. I do a lot of research online on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say I’m glad I found your blog. Thanks, :)

    A definite great read..

    -Bill-Bartmann

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  10. Toni Says:

    Mmm ok. More plugins. The DoFollow plugin SOUNDS like a good idea, but I’m wondering if it’s ethical (so to speak) for me to use given that I do like to nofollow links in my pages. What’s the benefit of DoFollowing? Are there any benefits to taking out my nofollows?
    .-= Toni´s last blog ..Web Traffic =-.

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    • admin Says:

      I don’t really understand your ethical concern, but in terms of reasons why you might want to consider making your blog dofollow:

      1. It encourages quality people to leave quality comments.
      2. It rewards quality commenters for their participation.
      3. It improves search engine performance (if you follow a sensible comment policy).
      4. It helps you grow your RSS subscriptions and builds a better blog community.
      5. It facilitates the purpose of linking, instead of crippling it with “No Follow”.

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  11. marco Says:

    Hello

    you should get your blog listed at http://www.bloggingcritic.com , a directory of cool blogs!

    Marco

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  12. Saikat Says:

    Link Love is a good one! I love this too.

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  13. Cheap Hair Extensions Says:

    Excellent choice of WP plugins. Keep ‘em up.
    .-= Cheap Hair Extensions´s last blog ..Why get hair extensions? =-.

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  14. wahab Says:

    Cool information Thanks
    Free money make tips,free earn money from google,affiliate,and hundred of other tips you can earn money from home at free of cost there are thousands of lines from where you can earn money.For example if you web designer then you can join e lancer liek company,or if you have a website then you can join google adsense,and if you did not know any thing and if you have no website or blog then also there are many ways like surveys,paid to click etc
    And many more tips at make-dollars-tip.blogspot.com
    .-= wahab´s last blog ..Get paid to write 51 great website =-.

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  15. mick fallon Says:

    Use all these great plugins also use the all in one seo a must have plugin and of course askimet
    cheers mick

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  16. satrap Says:

    as always informative and a great read. thanks.

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  17. WILLIAM Says:

    Thanks for your post, I found it very interesting. Trying to wrap my head around it it’s mind boggling.

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  18. Jennifer @ Natural Hair Loss Products and Treatments Says:

    I use commentluv as well as keyword luv. Both are great. I find it interesting that many of the people who commented on this post that these are “great plug ins” do not use them. They are missing the boat.
    .-= Jennifer @ Natural Hair Loss Products and Treatments´s last blog ..The Causes of Hair Loss in Women =-.

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  19. ONLY IN THE PHILIPPINES Says:

    Thanks fir this very informative article. With your list, I have four of them already installed. I will try to install the DOFOLLOW plugin and try to observe the benefits it could bring.Cheers!
    .-= ONLY IN THE PHILIPPINES´s last blog ..IS MAXBLOGPRESS NINJA AFFILIATE PLUGIN FOR REAL? =-.

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