Tonight I’m doing a review of WP Traffic App by Peter Garety. Now Peter is one of my favorite product creators because his software is always well thought out and packed with functionality that we need as marketers. WP Traffic App is no exception.
Here’s how it works: WP Traffic App is essentially a scraper and a poster built into one.
Using this application you can find content related to your website on Facebook and Twitter and publish it to your social profiles. I think it’s supposed to find Tumblr images too but in my testing I saw Facebook and Twitter images only. I say that because those are the 3 sites you need to create an API for during the setup. It’s against the Terms of Service to scrape social sites without using their API.
So, yes it’s a bit of a pain initially, but it’s well worth it because it means you have a better chance of being able to use this for some time. Don’t worry Peter covers all of this in the members area… There were setup videos for all three APIs and each one is only a few minutes long. Overall it took me a couple hours to setup but it was the fourth of July and I had other things going on. Had I been able to focus strictly on this task I’d imagine it wouldn’t take more than a half hour to an hour to setup.
After everything is setup the process is pretty simple. First you find content through the “Explore” section which I show in the demo video. You can bookmark content by adding it to the “Active Source” which is like a lightbox where you save photos. Then you can edit the content, if you want to, and post it through the Publisher. If you don’t want to post it immediately you can schedule it.
In the end I found this to be a nice plugin which could help you automate the process of finding images to post either through regular organic posts or through paid ads. I’d still prefer a dedicated posting software to handle posts, and a dedicated image editor to edit them, but all together it’s a good way to create content without much effort. The explore feature was the most useful because it finds popular content for you. Other than using a site like Buzz Sumo I don’t know of another way to do this. And Buzzsumo is a paid subscription after you first couple searches.
Would I recommend this software? Yes if you can use it. If you have a content site that needs content than it’s well worth it. Even if you only use the Explore feature to find ad images it’s probably worth the investment. I’m sure the price will be going up as the week progresses so if you want to pick this up now is the time to get in. When you purchase through my link you’ll also get the following bonuses: