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Three Essential Guest Blog Plugins
If you own a guest blog or a Wordpress based article directory, you can find a few things overwhelming, fortunately these three essential guest blog plugins for Wordpress will help make the management of your site much easier!
Introduction to the Three Best Guest Blog Plugins
So you decided that building a blog with guest blog posting availablilty would be a great way to earn a little extra cash, but you soon realized that most of the people submitting comment were submitting badly spun dross. Even worse, your writers cannot see their own traffic stats in Wordpress!
Very quickly a guest blog can become over run by spammers, fall under the Google Adsense ban hammer, and turn in to jsut another piece of Internet trash collecting unmoderated spam.
Fortuantely there are a few plugins that can help reduce spammers, involve your real authors, and even make you a few pennies in the process!
3) S2 Member
One of the best ways to reduce spammers is to implement a fee based system for signing up. by far the best member management system out there is S2 Member, and best of all they have Free and Paid editions!
S2 Member allows you to provide different payment structures, access to premium information, and more. The true benefit of S2 member however is that even just by charging a dollar a month, you are vastly reducing the number of spam sign ups to your guest blogging site.
2) Google Analytics Multi User
One of the biggest problems faced by many Wordpress based guest blogs and article directories is that writers cannot see their own statistics. There are a few work arounds, but what most people really want is to be able to install their own Google Analytics tracking.
With Google Analytics Multi User Tracking you can track your sitewide stats, and allow your users to add their own Google Analytics tracking code to user profile.
1) Duplicate Content Filter
The duplicate content filter is a godsend for guest blog owners. One of the biggest problems you will face as a guest blog or article directory owner is unscrupulous writers trying to post duplicate content on your site.
The Duplicate Content Filter scans wach post submitted to make sure it doesn't appear anywhere else on the internet, and flags any duplicate content for review!
Using the duplicate content filter reduced my workload by hours every single day, and helped me easily identify spammers on my site!