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Increase pageviews and SEO with the best related and engaging content recommendation widgets and sidebars. Fully automatic to fully manual.

Contextly helps sites keep their readers reading more through content recommendation widgets at the end of stories and in sidebars in the body of posts. We also boost SEO by making it dead simple to add links in the body of your post to previous stories, and old posts get links to new ones.

Sites that take advantage of our sidebars and post-story widgets see clickthrough rates as high as 10.5% - turning drive-by search and social network visitors into loyal readers.

Contextly shows off both related content and your most engaging content in responsive widgets. Readers in research mode can dive deep; those just browsing can go wide. Related content can be chosen by writers or left to our algorithms, or some combination of the two.

You can also recommend videos, as well promote your events, email list and products with a custom row and promotional links.

Choose from 4 responsive designs that look great on large screens and mobile devices.


  • Easily add SEO-building links to the body of your stories with our one-of-a-kind link choosing tool that lets you link inwards or to the web
  • Easily build and add visually appealing sidebars to the body of your posts, including re-using ones you've built before
  • Automatic related and interesting links on ALL posts, regardless if you choose related posts for that post. Fully manual for posts where writers chooses related links
  • Four responsive visual designs and one text design to choose from
  • Customizable image sizes that change on the fly. Served from a CDN to make loading super-fast
  • No load on your database
  • Point-n-Click customization of displays (fonts, font sizes, colors, sections) and full CSS control
  • Awesome analytics emails that tell you how your site (and Contextly's recommendations) are performing
  • Reciprocal related links: If Story A links back to Story B, and a reader finds Story B through search, they will see a link to Story A
  • Contextly detects internal HTML links in the body of your stories as related links
  • Custom post types support
  • A/B Testing of widget designs to see which performs best (e.g. You can show 10% of visitors a different design and compare the performance.)
  • Add a custom row filled by an RSS feed or hand-chosen links. Show off your YouTube videos, products, or editor's picks.

Requires: 2.0.2 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.9.1
Last Updated: 2014-7-18
Downloads: 7,574


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