We are seeing more and more customers using the OptimizePress Theme on their sites which means they are actively blogging and try to grow their audience through content.
Good move on their part!
To help increase those clicks through to your content, we have improved our blog post element and you’re going to love it!
Why would you want to increase click-throughs on your blog, and how can you increase them?
Let’s start with the why:
- You already have traffic, but it could be leaving quickly (increases bounce rate).
- You want existing traffic to view more of your content.
- You want to share related content.
- You want search engines to crawl deeper into your content.
- You have a higher chance of collecting leads after you read more of your content.
As you’ve spent hours creating amazing content, you want to make that content easy to find… agreed?
If we can help you present your blog posts in a beautiful clean layout, it should in-turn increase the click-throughs to those pages, getting more eyes on your content.
And now the how part:
- Show related content in blog posts.
- Show recent blog post on landing pages and content landing pages.
- Make the blog posts look visually appealing.
- Use featured images on blog posts to encourage clicks.
- We include recent/related content at the end of all blog posts.
And to tie this all together, you only need to add the element to your blog posts or OptimizePress LiveEditor pages.
We also made another update that some of you might not have seen. We cover these two features below.
To see a full list of features and fixes hop into the members’ hub and read what we’ve been working on.
Update #1 – Recent Blog Post Element
The newly updated blog post elements will really make your content stand out. There are 5 new styles, each can have different layouts and display up to 10 blog posts.
You can choose from the latest blog posts or choose any post from a “selectable list“.
Here’s a look at two of the new layout options we’ve created.
First, a wider style block layout with border and author on display. The layout is 3 posts to a row showing 5 posts in total:
Second, a thinner block layout with slightly different styling:
To see all the new style and layout settings, watch this video:
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Update #2 – Edit OptimizePress Elements In Blog Posts.
You may not have noticed in this update, but the OptimizePress elements in blog post pages would show blocks of messy code that couldn’t be edited **Sad face** 🙁
Yes, we know it was disappointing… so we fixed it!
**Big Smile, Happy Face** 🙂
This means your elements actually look like your elements in blog post pages! Same as they do in LiveEditor pages.
Here is the new feature in action. You can now visually see the element and edit it.
There are still some PlusPack elements we’re working on, but eventually, you will only see elements in the blog that work on blog post pages.
These elements don’t work or render in the blog:
- Facebook Comments
- WordPress Comments
- Custom HTML / Shortcode
- Feature Box (Still works but shows shortcode)
- Feature Box Creator (Still works but shows shortcode)
- Launch Navigation
- Text Block
Here is how the element would look before the update:
And now the element renders in visual mode as it would in LiveEditor pages as seen below:
See This New Feature In Action In The Video Below
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Only a short update today, but two helpful features that we know will speed up your blogging process and improve your click-throughs to other related content.
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Tell Us What You Think – Please Comment Below!
Thanks for reading this post, we are actively working on some awesome new elements to make you content different. We would love to know which elements you use on your blog posts and why, comment below!