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Plugins-to-Grow-Business-300x200.jpgAs a small business owner, you're always looking for ways you can grow your company, whether it's through gaining new clients, making more sales, or increasing the cost of your average transaction. Here's a few highly-rated WordPress plugins that can help.

Simple Share Buttons Adder: This tool does one thing and it does it well. Ranked 4.8 out of 5 stars and with over 400 reviews, Simple Share Buttons Adder allows you to place buttons for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and more on your web pages and blog posts – but without the hassle. You can choose buttons provided by the plugin, or create your own custom ones. With all your buttons having similar designs, you can give your website or blog a clean, polished appearance while encouraging users to share its content.

WooCommerce: One of the most popular plugins on WordPress, WooCommerce allows you to turn your website into an online marketplace. Compatible with any WordPress theme, WooCommerce is easy to use for beginners and experienced users alike. You can choose an eCommerce theme that fits with your brand or you can design your own. A dashboard view allows you to keep track of incoming sales, product reviews, and performance statistics all from one screen. With lots of payment options available in the free version, and others available to add on, it's no wonder WooCommerce has earned 4.4 out of 5 stars with over 700 reviews.

Easy Digital Downloads: Do you write ebooks? How about your own music? Do you develop themes and plugins? Easy Digital Downloads has 4.9 out of 5 stars and over 150 reviews. An easy-to-use tool, Easy Digital Downloads allows you to turn your website into an online marketplace for digital products. It includes some pretty advanced features, like the ability to create bundles. Customers can purchase multiple downloads at once through a shopping cart system and they're able to re-download products they've paid to download before. With extensions available to work with programs like MailChimp, you can also use Easy Digital Downloads to grow your email subscriber list.

Google Analytics By Yoast: With 4.1 out of 5 stars and over 300 reviews, Google Analytics By Yoast brings the data to you through a handy dashboard instead of forcing you to log into your Google Analytics account. If you don't already use Google Analytics, it's the most widely used analytics service on the internet. It allows you to track how viewers use your blog or website so you can make educated decisions that better serve your customers.

WordPress SEO By Yoast: Another plugin by Yoast, WordPress SEO can increase your blog or website's search engine optimization. With 4.6 out of 5 stars, and over 1,000 reviews, this tool analyzes your content, titles and descriptions for your keywords, providing you with a red, yellow or green light rating. While it's designed in such a way that even beginner bloggers can use it, it continues to be a favorite for experienced users as well.

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