Digg is committed to sharing the most interesting — and most talked about — stories on the internet. Using virtual thumbs-ups from Digg users — called, what else? diggs — Facebook shares and tweets for a story, Digg determines how to populate its home page. Digg also operates as an RSS reader, so you can add the feeds you want to read into your Digg account, keeping all of your reading organized in one place. For bloggers, Digg can generate traffic, so make sure your social media buttons let your readers “digg” your work.
WordPress SEO by Yoast helps your WordPress SEO — and helps you write better content. The plugin works best if you choose a keyword for your post, which gives writers a focus to tighten content as they write. SEO optimization is a major part of WordPress SEO by Yoast, especially the page analysis, a feature that scans posts for things like images, readability, language and length. The premium version of the plugin has additional features to further make an SEO impact with your blog.
EWWW Image Optimizer automatically optimizes your blog images as you upload them. The WordPress plugin will convert your images automatically to the file format producing the smallest image size, including optimizing images you’ve already uploaded. Optimized images mean faster site load times, faster backups and less bandwidth usage, so you’ll have gorgeous images without bogging down your blog.
CW Image Optimizer automatically and losslessly optimizes your images. The WordPress plugin optimizes images as they’re being uploaded to your blog, and you can use it to optimize the images already loaded on your site. Lossless optimization techniques mean your image quality remains exactly the same — only your file size changes. Optimized photos and other images mean your site runs more quickly and smoothly, giving your visitors a quick, user-friendly blog.
Flare adds a simple but eye-catching social sharing bar to your site. The WordPress plugin makes it easy for your site’s visitors to share your content — and to follow you. Grow your social media following with Flare’s Follow Me widget for various social networks, and configure share icons for popular social media platforms. You decide which posts include Flare — and where the share and follow icons appear.