Wednesday, December 24, 2008

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Promote Your Content with the Greet Box WordPress Plugin

Posted: 24 Dec 2008 12:00 AM PST

If your WordPress blog gets a lot of referral traffic, there is a WordPress plugin you may want to check out called Greet Box. This plugin actually looks at where referral traffic is coming from and displays an appropriate greeting message to your readers.

A popular example is Digg.  If visitors come from Digg.com, they will see a message reminding them to Digg the post!   If you have a Twitter account, you can also setup a custom message to show people visiting from Twitter reminding them to “Tweet” your post or to follow you on Twitter.  This plugin also works for visitors via Google search, etc.

For everyone else, you have the option of setting a default greeting message for new visitors (not matching any referrer URLs) suggesting them to subscribe to your RSS feed.

Greet Box Plugin Features:

  • Compatible with various WordPress cache plugins so you do not have to sacrifice speed.
  • Show a different greeting message to your visitor depending on the referrer URL. You can add/edit/delete/disable these greeting messages as you choose.
  • Detect the visitor's search keywords and use those keywords to display related posts.
  • Show a default greeting message even if the visitor does not match any of your configured referrer URL.
  • Show a default greeting message even if the visitor does not have JavaScript enabled.
  • AJAX greeting message in the front-end makes it compatible with caching plugins and WPMU.
  • AJAX administrative interface that uses nonce verification to discourage hackers.
  • Ability to set a timeout to forget a visitor so we do not keep nagging them with greeting messages.
  • Ability to setup regular expression rules to exclude some referrer URLs from seeing greeting messages.
  • Ultra customizable greeting message box (with CSS) allowing you to prepend/append HTML around the greeting message box.
  • Currently the following traffic referrers are in Greet Box by default (you can easily create your own if your favorite referrer is not on the list):
    1. Delicious
    2. Digg
    3. Google
    4. Yahoo
    5. StumbleUpon
    6. Technorati
    7. Twitter

You can download Greet Box here.   If you’d like to check out some of the other WordPress plugins we’ve featured in the past, you can check out our WordPress Plugins page.

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