For years I have used Zemanta to suggest Related Articles for my blog post and it has always served me well. Mainly I look for other WordPress bloggers who are taking part in the Weekly Photo Challenges and include them as Related Articles. Usually Zemanta would return links to about twenty or thirty weekly challenge participants and I would choose the ones I liked to add to my blog. Recently though it has no longer been returning the results I want and gradually I have been seeing less and less results from Zemanta.
For example, whilst I have been writing this article Zemanta has suggested the following Related Articles to me
- Summer Days :: Lately on Instagram
- We Crawled in Each Others Skin for Game Nights
- Happy Holidays from Cul-de-sac Cool!
- Most anticipated movies of 2015
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All of them are
obviously relevant to this post. Even using the search term “WordPress Weekly Challenge” doesn’t return any hits. So reluctantly I am going to remove the Zemanta plugin from my browser. Why keep something that isn’t working?
Sure WordPress has the facility to insert Related Articles but I have never found the articles they supply relevant to my blog articles.
So if you know a browser plugin that can suggest Related Articles for a WordPress.com blog I’d love to hear about it.