If you are a new blogger or a content publisher then the most challenging task for you would be to keep the visitors stay for a long time. However, this scenario can be easily fixed by installing a related content WordPress Plugin which takes less than 2 min to set up. This also helps to increase the page views and reduce the bounce rate. A well designed related post WordPress Plugin encourages the users to look at other articles once they finish off with the present one. This article will showcase the 5 best related posts Plugins (with thumbnails) for WordPress –
1) nrelate Related Content
This is a very popular plugin that helps to display related posts on the top or bottom of the blog post. There are advertising options for the publishers who can earn some real good money by showing the sponsored posts. It is basically a 3rd party content provider and do not consume much CPU resources. It is a completely free plugin and has an options page that allows the freedom to9 display thumbnails and gallery styles.
It is a flyout box which is fully animated and has related content. When the reader scrolls down to the bottom of the article, the box usually slides out from the bottom left/right corner with a related post. The sliding features helps to draw the attention of the readers and induces them to read further.
3) Contextual Related Posts
This is a very powerful WordPress plugin that allows the user to display a list related posts on the website and in the feed. Compared to other related post plugins, this one is a bit different. It shows a list which is based on the content of the title and content of the posts which makes the whole thing more relevant and hence more interesting for the readers to read. The Contextual Related Posts Plugin has some unique features like short codes, custom post types, widgets, CSS styles & caching. However, the plugin does not come with any unique templates which the other plugins have. In order to style it, the user needs to add CSS by himself.
WP-Thumbie is a unique plugin as it will add related post with a vertical listing. It will include thumbnails, post name and the first 2 lines of the article. It has superb in-built customizable options that make this plugin different from the others. If you had been searching for a clean related posts box, then do not look beyond this plugin.
5) Yet Another Related Posts Plugin or YARPP
YARPP is easily the most popular related post plugins for WordPress and it boasts of more than 2 million downloads. It offers both textual display and thumbnail of related posts. This plugin has been strongly recommended by all SEO and WordPress experts. The plugin has some noteworthy features like Caching, Templating, advanced algorithm, related posts in RSS type etc.
It is true that not all posts will be interesting to the readers. When a visitor come to your blog post by following a link, the reader may not find that landing page interesting at all and there is a chance that he will leave the page immediately and thereby increase the bounce rate. The above-mentioned Related Posts Plugins do a great job in keeping the readers engaged to a particular blog post or an article.