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Welcome to Wordnik’s Related Content blog for content publishers!
In this forum we will give you our take on the trends, issues, and technologies facing publishers, and share tips and tutorials on how to get the most out of our Related Content widget to help you better engage your users and boost your traffic.
We built Related Content to help publishers like
you increase engagement with visitors on your sites. Our patent-pending technology identifies links between related pieces of content, and recommends the most relevant articles to readers. Presenting hyper-relevant content sources to readers has increased publishers’ click-through rates (CTRs) as well as pageviews since publishers’ posts are also recommended to new readers through Wordnik’s Related Content Network.
Since the launch of Related Content for WordPress three months ago, we have added hundreds of active partner sites to the Related Content Network, sites that display links to hundreds of thousands of unique visitors each day. The success of this tool is tangible: CTR on sites using Related Content by Wordnik has increased by 5 percent on average.
- Home page links: Publishers can show related content links at the bottom of each full post on their home page. These links allow publishers to engage even those users who don’t normally click through to a second post.
- Responsive design: Related Content doesn’t disrupt a publisher’s design — it is inspired by it. The links borrow the style and design of the host site and are displayed in a natural and attractive way.
- Thumbnail images: Nothing attracts readers more than rich media. Related Content features standardized, high-quality thumbnail images for its links.
- Cutting-edge technology: Through it all, Related Content relies on cutting-edge technologies such as websockets and microdata tags to deliver these links quickly and without any drag on page load time.
Installation is fast and simple: all it takes is a few moments to copy-and-paste the code and then you’re all set.
Want to see it for yourself? Related Content is in action on these partner sites:
We hope you’ll check back here regularly and share your thoughts and feedback with us.