2 Great WordPress Plugins to Find Your Blog Most Powerful Pages

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Learning which of your published content did particularly well based on some parameters is a great way to become a more successful blogger. This way you can see which of your posts are well received in social media, which of them get linked more and which of them spur a more active discussion.

This week I am sharing the two best WordPress plugins that will offer you a huge variety of parameters to evaluate your posts:

Blog Link & Traffic Analysis Plugin for WordPress

This plugin digs into your blog posts and offers several variables to find the most powerful of them:

  • post date
  • page views per post in the previous 3 months
  • inbound links (requires Yahoo Site Explorer Yahoo API which is quite easy to receive)
  • Google bot visits (last visit and number of visits)
  • Yahoo bot visits (last visit and number of visits)
  • MSN bot visits (last visit and number of visits)
  • Other bot visits

You can sort by any of the column to find the pages that did best for any of the criteria. For example, if you want to find post with most backlinks, click > icon in the “Inbound Links” column:

Blog Link & Traffic Analysis Plugin for WordPress

The best part of this plugin is that it gives you the ability to compare any of the variables side by side. For example, you can see how number of links effects the bot visits and traffic:

Blog Link & Traffic Analysis Plugin for WordPress

Just a quick note: you will need to update the link count manually and the process takes quite some time, so you don’t want to do that too often.

Popularity Contest for WordPress

This plugin provides a wealth of information on how well your posts are doing.

1. The summarized popularity data:

The first thing you’ll see is the table containing the following data:

  • Post unique views;
  • Category and archive views,
  • Comments,
  • Trackbacks, etc

(I wish the table were sortable though)

Popularity contest

2. Recently popular pages: the section allows to see most popular posts over the past 30, 60 and 90 days as well over the past year.

3. Most viewed pages and categories:

  • Most viewed pages;
  • Most viewed categories;
  • Most viewed tags;
  • Most viewed archives;
  • Home page views;
  • Feed views;

4. Reactions:

  • Most commented posts;
  • Posts with most trackbacks;
  • Posts with most pingbacks;

5. Averages:

  • Average popularity by category;
  • Average popularity by tag;
  • Average popularity by month.

6. Popular posts within each category.

The plugin also offers a handy sidebar widget that allows to list your blog most popular posts by plenty of parameters including overall popularity, archive views, comments, etc:

Popularity widget

The widget also has quite a few options that allow to exclude views by authors, (dis)able showing the popularity rank of the posts, set the search engines, adjust the popularity values, etc:

Popularity contest plugin options


  • The plugin gave me an error on installation but when I left the installation screen it appeared to be working just fine;
  • After installation you will notice that new posts are much more popular than old ones. Since home and feed views have not been recorded for old posts, they won’t be ranked as highly as new posts.

Any other suitable plugins I have missed?

Ann Smarty
Ann Smarty is the blogger and community manager at Internet Marketing Ninjas. Ann's expertise in blogging and tools serve as a base for her writing, tutorials and her guest blogging project, MyBlogGuest.com.
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  • http://www.simplefuzz.com/ Jeremy Martin

    Ann, Thanks for posting this kind of info. There are so many plugins it's impossible to try them all. It is good to know some of the most helpful plugins and get a full review before I use them. Keep 'em coming!

  • http://www.stayonsearch.com Mark Thompson

    Ann, those are some unique ways to see which are your most powerful pages on your blog. I usually will just look at Google Analytics to see what pages the majority of my traffic is going to.

    I also use a plugin called “Wordpress Popular Posts” that will show the most visiting pages on my blog in the sidebar…that also gives me a gauge on which pages are popular.

  • http://www.encoreunblogseo.info/ Blog SEO – Vincent

    I just turned into blogging with WP and as Jeremy says, it's sometimes hard to find plugins in the WP-plugins jungle. So thx Ann !

  • http://www.oe-design.com/ Ben Sinclair

    Awesome plugins! I'll be sure to give them a try. I'm always keen to find ways to make my life easier 🙂

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  • http://www.sharmainfoway.com Sharma Infoway

    I am agree with Jeremy that yes there are so many plugins and its impossible to try all.
    Nice post Ann thanks for sharing.

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    Wow those looks killer

  • leningberekenen

    Thanks for sharing, going to gif it a try

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    This is very helpful guide I will figure out how to use this plug in on my blog. thanks

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    I think WordPress Plugins can let our blog easy to make!

    Happy to share your blog!

  • http://www.animepalm.com/ Anime

    Awesome, thanks for the plugins! I had to rely on Analytics plugins like WordPress Stats and Google analytics to try and find out which were the mots popular posts on my blog.

  • http://www.animepalm.com/ Anime

    Awesome, thanks for the plugins! I had to rely on Analytics plugins like WordPress Stats and Google analytics to try and find out which were the mots popular posts on my blog.