One of the leading web content recommendation service provider nRelate has decided to close it’s service at the end of this year. It was started in 2009 and in the year 2012 it was acquired by the Internet Active Corp(IAC) which is an american based internet company. After the acquisition it has been growing like a banyan tree and it has provided billions of recommendations for over 1,00,000 websites on the internet till now. But now IAC has decided to shut down the service of the nrelate on the coming December 31st. Few days back “The nRelate Team” has officially announced it’s retirement to it’s publishers by way of sending Emails and they have requested the users to deactivate/delete it’s plugin.
I know it is a shocking news for many bloggers like me, because when it comes to the blogging whether it is blogger blog or wordpress blog, nRelate is one of the finest tool for displaying related articles in our blog. And one more thing, nrelate allows the bloggers to make money by displaying other blog’s contents in their own blog, so that’s only a group of bloggers loves nRelate more than other plugins. So now it is the time to select an another plugin for your blog instead of nRelate and here i have suggested some alternative WordPress Related post plugin.
Alternative Related Content WordPress Plugins for nRelate:
Linkwithin is an another popular related post service after the nRelate, initially it offers related posts widgets for blogger blogs and then it expands the content recommendation service for WordPress and such other platforms. It is completely free service and you can find the linkwithin plugin in their official site only, so first go to the linkwithin.com and start to configure. By using this plugin you are able to display related articles with thumbnails, so now it is possible to increase the page views or reduce the bounce rate of a blog.
Yet Another Related Post Plugin(YARPP) is one of the best free WordPress plugin for displaying the related contents. The major feature of this plugin is that it displays most accurate results in everytime becacuse of it’s powerful algorithm and it supports both thumbnail and textual types of related contents. So that’s only the a large number of popular bloggers have been using this plugin.
Wp-Thumbie is one of the attractive plugin with over 60k downloads. It helps the users to display the related articles along with thumbnails for every single posts in a blog. You can set the number of posts, size of the thumbnail images, set the length of post excerpt, stylish of the display, etc., and also you can manually add a code for this plugin in your template.
Contextual Related Posts is an eye-catching wordpress plugin which helps to show related article in your blog and your blog feed. It displays the relevant articles based on a article contents and it displays the related posts along with the thumbnail images. By using this plugin you are able to display the recommendations in anywhere in your blog, and also you can show related posts in the sidebar of a blog.
WordPress Related Posts is a powerful plugin which offers by zemanta for the wordpress users, it is a free plugin with over 1.2 million downloads. Basically this plugin comes with an attractive style and you are able to customize all the setting manually. The settings includes number of posts, size of thumbnail images, background color (which helps to choose the suitable color for you blog), Style of the display.