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WordPress ‘Related Post plugin’

How do I get users to read more of my content and to stay  at my site? The more long staying time often get you more profitable, and will lead you to good & useful website for your reader.

Top quality content is, of course, a big piece of the puzzle, but an easy to navigate website structure is just as important. After reading your article, a visitor will  leave, and that time you must do something for reader. The best & easiest way is to show a related contents, articles, photos, or something.

Related content links are an ideal way to encourage visitors to remain on your website. In doing so, this will improve your bounce rate, page views, and time on website statistics — all metrics with a positive influence on your website’s SEO performance.

Yet Another Related Posts Plugin
The Yet Another Related Post Plugin (YARPP) is one of the most popular related post plugins available. The plugin allows you to link to posts relevant to the current article, either at the bottom of the post, or in the sidebar. You can also choose between a list and thumbnail view.

The algorithm for determining whether a post is related is relatively sophisticated. It takes into consideration the body content, title, tags, and categories assigned to the piece, especially using some sort of database engine ISAM of MySQL (which are full text index engine and could affect site performance)

Contextual Related Posts 
Contextual Related Posts is another plugin that lets you add the related post function to your website. The plugin allows you to place related post links at the bottom of your article — pretty standard — but also at specified points of your article, by using a simple shortcode.

Contextual Related Posts considers only the title and body content, completely ignoring tags and categories. You can, however, select how many posts you want to appear, as well as how recent they should be — great for avoiding any ancient, completely irrelevant posts being included.

Unfortunately, the plugin suffers from the same problem as YARPP — it is very database-intensive plugin.

Yuzo – Related Posts 
As you probably know by now, speed matters a lot in the online world. Because related post sections are inherently relatively slow, you might consider choosing a related posts plugin that’s optimized for speed.

Because you’ll want to craft a related post section that draws attention and really fits with the rest of your website, Yuzo supports extensive customization capabilities. For a start, you can list your related posts either vertically or horizontally. Throw in infinite colors for backgrounds, custom text, and custom thumbnail dimensions, and you have an elegant, versatile plugin on your hands.

You can add your related posts to any widget area. The plugin supports all content – posts, pages, and custom post types. Not much is known about the algorithm, though, but you can override it and manually add posts to the widget if you’d prefer.

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