1. Make sure to delete any unnecessary plugins not being used in wordpress. Believe it or not, but the speed of your website is one of the most important determinations of how Google ranks your website. Hence, it is a lot better to avoid the risk of forfeiting your entire blog or website, as a result of cheap hosting, or a result of too many plugins or graphics going on.
2. Make sure you have both a clean menu up top and within your sidebars. Anything that seems to have no value to your reader will ultimately both slow the loading of your webpage, and make for a more unnecessary unattractive look for your website. What you really want to have within your sidebar and menu are tools, links, and/or categories that will strongly encourage your readers to click on and becoming engaged upon.
3. My final advice concerning this would be to actually remove your blogroll from within your sidebar, and actually create a page that includes a specific list with either all your favorite posts you’ve ever written, or the most popular posts alongside a thumbnail image featuring the post!
How to add a list of popular posts to your sidebar is a fairly simple task, that can and will be very beneficial, and effective, as it will increase overall viewership overtime.
Simply showing the term “popular,” will have your visitors running over to those links as a mere psychological result in yearning to know what it is other people are so intrigued by!
Hence, it is one of the easiest ways, I’ve ever found to truly increase additional post viewership.
To go about doing this first install a WordPress plugin to simplify this process. Below is a list of some of the best “popular plugins” I’ve found for wordpress in order of top ranked.
#1 – WORDPRESS POPULAR POSTS plugin
#2- WordPress POPULAR widget plugin
#3- WordPress TOP 10 plugin
#4- wordpress MOST READ POSTS plugin
#5- WORDPRESS SIMPLE POPULAR CONTENT Plugin