How I've Nearly Doubled Website Traffic

Over the course of the past month I've been doing a bit of work on my blog, everything from performance, to seo. I've noticed a pretty good jump in my visitors too. Nearly twice as many! I thought I'd share a few of the enhancements I've made. This is of course a WordPress blog, so of course all the changes are for WordPress.

  1. Yet Another Related Posts Plugin
  2. W3 Total Cache
  3. Sociable
  4. Bird Feeder
  5. All in One SEO Pack
  6. Google XML Sitemaps
  7. Resorted to a more CSS based design with fewer images to load
  8. And a change of servers, so hopefully the site will load a bit faster

Most of these are simply plugins, so they are dirt simple changes. Google Sitemap Generator took a little thought in tweaking its configuration, and same goes with the others as well so they fit my needs. I also am trying to keep the site clean looking, and not become cluttered, which forces me to be careful selecting plugins which may harm the visual aspect of the site. I've also considered a translation plugin. Does anyone have any experience or suggestions on these? Or whether or not it would help? Hope these tips help you as well as it did me!