The growing trend of Blogging has definitely taken the internet by a storm. It has become the new media sensation. In this pool of fishes, you need to be the shark that stands out. But how would you do that? With blogging concepts defined, what different can you do? Well, the difference lies in the blogging tools you use. A blogging pro knows that mere creativity in blog writing won’t fetch him the desired results. Blogging tools are the savior here. They work as the torch bearer and let you be the one that takes the lead.
In this blog, we bring to you a breakdown of blogging tools used at various steps. Right from the initial brainstorming of idea generation to monitoring the performance of the blog, months later. We need blogging tools at every step. Inspired by this understanding, here we are! With a list of the best blogging tools to ease your job right from take-off to landing.
P.S- If you are a beginner in blogging, you will find our blog on ‘How to learn blogging in 30 minutes’ to be extremely helpful.
Blogging Tools for Various Steps in Blogging
Get glued! Cause if you’re a blogger, the space below is likely to provide you answers for all your blog related problems.
Tools for Idea Generation
At times, it becomes quite a challenge for you to decide what should be the ideal topic to write on. This is where the blogging tools for idea generation step in. Given below are the best tools for getting a topic to begin blogging.
This is a tool that allows you to find the topics with high engagement around a keyword. The tool is easy to use. All you have to do is begin a search with a keyword or a website
This Question and answer site is an excellent platform to pick a topic of public interest.
Hubspot’s Blog Ideas Generator
Hubspot’s Blog Ideas Generator is one of my favorite blogging tools for finding a topic. Just by entering some random keywords, You can get an amazing topic for your blog.
Google trends is a unit of Google displays the trending topics. You can select the geographical area for which you want to see the trending topics.
Keyword finding tools
Keywords are the stepping stones of a blog. There are various of types of keywords available. To achieve a good Google ranking, choosing the right keyword is very important.
This is one tool that is loved by bloggers all over the world. And my blogging team is no different. Enter a keyword, the location, and the language. A list of the most searched keywords will appear on your screen.
This tool is considered to be the best alternative for Google Keyword Planner. Enter a keyword, select the location and language. You are good to go!
Google Keyword Planner
One of the most popular tools for finding the most searched keywords. Being a unit of Google, it has got privilege over other keyword finding tools.
Enter the domain, keyword or URL and select the location. You will get a set of keywords you can rank well for. SEMrush is one of the well-renowned blogging tools in the SEO industry.
This is the ideal tool for the bloggers who possess a love for long tail keywords and are fond of playing safe. This desktop app is easy to use and thus, ideal for beginners.
Tools for Generating Blog Title
The title of the blog and the meta description are absolutely the first interaction with the audience. Make sure it’s catchy enough.
Use this tool to calculate how effective is your headline. The tool gives you an analysis of your title. Considered to be one of the best blogging tools for generating topics.
Portent’s Content idea generator
This is one tool which has already made it to my favorite’s list. When you use it, you would know why I am so glad to have it found.
Tools for Proof-reading the Blog
Nothing is more unattractive in a blog than spelling mistakes, punctuation errors, typos and grammatical errors. Its like deliberately asking the user to leave. And you don’t want that.
It has been almost a year since I am using this tool for overall proofreading of my blogs. Available for various platforms. Since, I write on WordPress, Grammarly extension for Chrome suits me best.
Quite a helpful tool!The best part, it comes for free. It roughly analyzes your write-ups and suggests you the crisp version of your long and twisted sentences. Suggested for improving writing skills.
Tools for Creating Images for Blog
The visual appeal of a blog if done right can actually fetch you a good amount of traffic. The image SEO is a very important aspect of the blog. So use the best tools to design some really attractive images for your blog.
This is a paid app that lets you do so much with the images. The perfect app for creating blog banners.
This is a free tool that has more than you need to create a blog image. The tool shows you templates as per your requirement from a collection of more than 50.000 templates.
This tool by Buffer is so smooth to use that creating banner for the blog would only take you a minute (or two, if You’re slow).
Blog Performance measuring tools
To know how well a blog has performed. Make use of these effective tools to measure the performance of your blog.
The top rated and most preferred tool for monitoring a blog’s performance. This is a wholesome tool that gives you a thorough insight into the performance statistic of your blog.
Alexa is another very popular tool that is used by marketers all over the world. When you log into your account and click on site info, the tool shows you traffic on the website, bounce rate, session rate, shares, ranking and more over a period of time.
This tool measures detailed insights about a like the demographics, interest of the audience, traffic sales, etc. Along with these statistics, you also get a clear overview of what kind of audience is visiting your website. Are you receiving more of teenage girls as visitors or more of men in their 40s with a stressful job?
Blog SEO Tools
The Google algorithms classify the metrics on which you need to stand true in order to score a position on the result pages. So, it is important that you optimize your blogs time and again. To do so you need to know their current performance first.
Search Console (formerly known as Webmaster tool)
This is one of the most popular performances measuring tools. Google’s own tool for measuring the overall performance of the website. The insights shown on Search Console are aimed at making the website Google-friendly and thus, improve the ranking and website traffic.
Bing Webmaster Tool
Just like Google webmaster, the Bing webmaster tool helps to check a website’s performance on Bing.
This is a desktop SEO tool which can be used on PC, Mac, Linux, etc. It is used to measure the performance of the blog from the Google Spider’s point of view.
This is a website monitoring app that is available on Mac app store. This tool monitors the site for broken links, images, files, internal and external links. All these insights create scope for improving the quality of the website and improve the ranking.
Tools for Social Media Posts (Off-page SEO of blog)
Sharing on social media can be a task of hassle in a daily routine. But why worry when we have such amazing tools to ease our off-page SEO tasks.
This is a pre-post scheduling tool. At present, it works for Facebook and Twitter. Though it soon plans to add LinkedIn and Google+ soon.
This is a dynamic tool that has no limitations when you talk about the social networks you plan to post on or the apps you want to schedule posts for. It supports more than 100 apps and the most popular social networking sites. Apart from letting you schedule your posts, this app also allows you to check the performance of each post.
Tired of posting on multiple social media channels separately?Do no more! save your time with BufferApp. This app lets you not only post from one place but also reply from one place. Also, see how the posts performed.
Blog Monetization Tools
We need some proficient tools in order to earn money through our website. So, here are some of the best ones.
Google Adsense is basically the gateway through which you can start earning money online. Google Adsense places ads on your website. Thereby allowing you to earn through them.
This is an alternative to Google Adsense. Chitika has its own terms and policies for monetizing the website. It offers a limited number of ad types but the plus point of using Chitika is that it is very target-centric.
Infolinnks is a tool that offers you multiple ad types. The ads on Chitika are in-text ads. These ads eat less space because they appear as pop-ups when the user hovers over the anchor text these links are inserted into.
Tools for Content Marketing
Content is the backbone of SEO. Thus, content marketing is a sub-division of SEO that must be catered with utter precision. (content marketing tips)
This tool analyses the content of the website for you. The first bar on the home page Of Sumo’s website asks for the URL of your website. Sumo equips you with tools that back your website in terms of traffic, building audience and monitoring performance.
Buzzstream is a tool for experienced bloggers who want to build their outreach. This tool connects the bloggers with influencers. Thus, helping the bloggers to build effective relationships.
Inbound.org shares Email digest with you on the topic of your interest. A good method of keeping yourself updated on the theme of your blog or the topic you want to learn about.
Contribute to the list!
The list of blogging tools is a never ending list. Go ahead! add some of the best ever tools discovered by you while practicing Blogging. I am sure there must be many good tools that I might have missed. So share them with us via comments. Also, if you find this post substantial, do SHARE with it your blogger friends.
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