Keep Visitors On Your Blog With Related Posts!
Have you seen at the bottom of our posts, it shows you a few other posts that you might be interested in? If you haven’t noticed it before now, take a look at the end of this post. We’ll wait for you, promise.
Another one you may have heard of is Linkwithin. It’s one of the most popular related post widgets, but bloggers are starting to move away from it because of concerns about how the plugin deals with sending the reader to the next link. (Search for “linkwithin SEO” if you’d like to read up more about this) It’s very simple to install (just a line of code!) and works on Blogger, self hosted WordPress, Typepad and again for any manual installs.
Finally, Outbrain is quite similar to nRelate, where it provides analytics and the ability to generate commission. It also allows you to buy space to advertise your links on other sites – this might be a good choice if you’d like your ads to be targeted to people looking at similar content. Outbrain also looks at how popular a post is, not just the relativity to the post that the reader is currently on, as well as what the reader has been looking at elsewhere and serves up posts that they would be more interested in. (You might think that’s a little creepy though!)
What do you think of related post plugins? Do they make you stick around a bit longer?