When you find amazing content to share on social media – what grabs attention and gets people to click, share and comment – one of the most valuable and original places to go to is your own blog and the content that you create.
Blogging is an art, and using the right blogging tools will make your art grow and shine!
This is an epic list of blogging tools you can refer to (hint: bookmark it!) And find new tools to enhance your blogging experience and your readers’ experience!
This epic blogging tool list is made up of resources for all types of bloggers, whether professional, part-time, or personal. I structured them into different sections, which allows you to evaluate and choose the right tool for the right purpose.
Although the list of available tools is long, each tool is useful in its own way. I also have given you a short comment about the tools as a quick but helpful reference.
I have personally used at least 75% of the tools mentioned below, and the remaining 25% are offered by bloggers whose opinions I read and trust.
Do you have a favorite blogging tool? Read on to see if he is on the list here and drop a note in the comments with which ones you love.
100+ Insanely Useful Blogging Tools For Writing, SEO, Marketing, Content Creation And More
Content Idea Generation Tools
Quick Sprout: Enter a URL into Quick Sprout, and you get an analysis of the site’s performance and content.
BuzzSumo: Enter a website or topic to find the most common and interesting content.
Quora: Search for keywords in the Quora search box and you will get unlimited ideas for blog content.
Keyword Tool: an alternative to Google’s Keyword Planner, returns up to 750 suggestions for every keyword you enter.
Blog Theme Generator: Enter a keyword and it will give you ideas for posts.
Twitter trending topics: The trending topics section on your Twitter homepage can be a great place to get ideas from the latest news.
Google Trends: Check for relevant topics or search for a trend for any keyword of your choice.
LinkedIn Pulse: Like popular Twitter trending topics, LinkedIn Pulse extracts content from the channels you use on LinkedIn and people from your LinkedIn network.
Blog Post Title Generator Tool
Headline Analyzer: This is the best tool in this series. Regardless of what you know or don’t know about blogging, you will be producing better headlines for your blog posts.
Blog Topics Generator: HubSpot’s title maker works the same way as Portent’s. With the HubSpot tool, you can enter three keywords, and HubSpot gives you five titles – content for the week – to work with.
EMV tool: Tests the emotional marketing value of a title. The higher the EMV, the better it will work on social networks.
TweakBiz Title Generator: A comprehensive title generator from TweakBiz.
UpWorthy title Generator: The only viral title generator you need.
Tools To Organize Your Ideas
Google Calendar: Calendar tools like Google Calendar can be reassigned as editorial calendars. If you publish one post per day, you can save your ideas as all-day events and move them around the calendar as needed.
Hemingway Editor: A great desktop writing tool to enhance your writing. Get an instant reading score and word count. Available for Windows and Mac.
Trello: We love to add all of your blog post ideas to Trello, turning each idea into a map that we can refine with notes and drag and drop from the list to list.
Frase: A web-based writing tool integrated with WordPress, the environment, and several other platforms. It uses AI technology to help you improve your content.
Todoist: Put your ideas on a to-do list where you can plan when posts can appear and break down the process of writing posts into manageable steps. Todoist allows you to collaborate on common tasks with the team.
Open Live Writer: The best desktop editor for Windows and you can publish right from your desktop.
Wunderlist: It is another useful to-do list tool that helps you sort your ideas by tasks and subtasks. Even consider adding an idea of lists and creating subtasks for each of the list items you want to add.
Evernote: I use this to take notes on my iPhone, and it’s available via cloud sync.
Dropbox: When your ideas come with files, Dropbox is one of the best places to store and share things like PDF, Word Docs, design files, photos, and more.
Tools To Help You Write Easier And Faster
Desk: Download the Desk app (Mac only currently) to write directly from your desktop in a clean and uncluttered editor (with markdown support), then connect directly to WordPress, Blogger, Tumblr, Facebook and many other online publishing sites.
Google documents: Many bloggers immediately go to the editor on their blog (WordPress, Ghost, etc.). You might also consider writing to Google Docs to collaborate with other users and taking advantage of the advanced features of Google Docs spelling and grammar tools.
Grammarly: Copy and paste your article into Grammarly’s online grammar checker to check how it works with spelling checks, sentence structure, punctuation, style, and more. The initial invoice can be seen for free.
Egg Timer: Super simple timer, tell Egg Timer how long you want to work – 15 minutes to study, 40 minutes to write a draft, etc. – and Egg Timer will count the time. When the time is up, a pop-up window appears and a timer sounds.
Toggl: Toggl is one of the easiest and most fun time tracking tools you can find. It allows you to add a task, hit the start/stop button, and go back to see a complete panel of statistics about how you are spending your time.
WordPress Distraction Free Writing: This useful tool is baked directly in the WordPress editor. To access the editor without distractions, click the four-way arrow icon in the upper right corner of any WordPress post you write.
Attractive Stock Images And Graphics For Blogs
Canva: Probably our most-used image tool at Buffer, Canva makes creating images super easy (especially for non-designers) with pre-made templates, custom image sizes for each social media channel, drag and drop interface, cool fonts, and much more. Almost every original image that you see on our social networks was made in Canva.
Pixabay: Another great site where you can download high quality images. You do not need to give credit links.
PhotoPin: PhotoPin is one of 53+ places we search for free images. It lets you search millions of Creative Commons photos from Flickr.
Flickr Advanced Search: Use Flickr Advanced Search to search for images with a Creative Creative license.
Skitch: Capture screenshots and annotate them with notes, arrows, and icons. Skitch connects directly to your Evernote account so that you can save any screenshots you take.
Meme Generator: Sometimes a simple meme says more than any other image. Meme Generator allows you to create a meme from scratch or use an existing meme character to add your own saying.
Google Image Search: Use images with an appropriate license that you can use on your blog.
Gimp: Photoshop is the king of image software. Gimp is similar to the free version of Photoshop. There are almost all the basic functions here, and amateur designers can do different things with layers, masks, photo effects, and much more.
Share as image: Turn text from any web page into a public image with the Share as Image browser extension and bookmarklet. The Pro plan ($ 8 / month) even lets you add a custom branding to your image and choose from a huge number of background photos and fonts.
Death to the stock photo: Each month you will receive an email with links to a new collection of free high-resolution photos. The site offers a premium subscription to be able to access and search its full archive.
Sendinblue: Sendinblue is like a Swiss digital marketing knife. You can create a custom email template using the advanced email options.
Google Analytics: Google Analytics is a free tool that can be integrated with your WordPress site using simple embeddable code provided by Google.
Sumo: Sumo is one of the most enjoyable free blogging tools. It allows you to add social media sharing buttons, email capture forms, and various analytics to your blog.
HubSpot All-In-One Marketing: HubSpot guys have their own WordPress plugin with several marketing options. Most tools provide you with one basic function, but this plugin has a lot: forms, chat, pop-ups and contact management (CRM).
Revive Old Post: This tool will save you a lot of time by automatically posting your articles to social media.
Elementor: Elementor is arguably the most popular visual WordPress page builder. With this plugin, you can create tons of layouts, templates, forms, and landing pages that make your website look beautiful.
Fiverr: Outsource content writers or logo designers and more for just $ 5.
Upwork: Post your requirement freelancers will contact you.
Freelancer: Great place to hire virtual assistants or freelancers to get the job done.
99designs: crowdsourcing sites for your web design needs. Cheap but high quality.
Keyword Research Tools
Ahrefs: Allows you to do keyword research to make sure you pick the best keywords with the highest traffic and least difficulty to rank.
Google Keyword Planner: Lets you enter a range of keywords, and Google returns results based on search volume and popularity, as well as related keywords that might turn you on.
SEMRUSH: An typical keyword tool that allows you to find the keywords for which a given website is ranking. Use it to find long tail keywords that are easy to rank.
LongTailPro: A desktop-based keyword research tool (Windows & Mac). Ideal for those with little keyword research experience.
Social Media Tools
SocialPilot: New to social media tools, but I love that they offer an iOS app (and an Android app too).
ClickToTweet: Create one tweet link. You can use it on your blog to increase the number of tweets.
AgoraPulse: One of the best social media management tools of 2020. Try their mobile app and you will thank me later.
BufferApp: This will never let your social media profile run out of content. It also offers a mobile application called “Daily”, which allows you to add high-quality content to your profiles on social networks.
Tailwind: Ideal for planning Instagram and Pinterest.
Yoast SEO: Yoast SEO is the most popular WordPress plugin when it comes to search engine optimization, and it’s completely free. In fact, it is one of the most downloaded WordPress plugins.
Google Webmaster Tool: A free tool from Google that displays various data, such as links to your site, duplicate content, and keyword rankings.
KWfinder: The free plan lets you do 5 searches in 24 hours, which is pretty good.
ScreamingFrog: A desktop SEO tool that lets you check your blog for web spiders. Available for Windows, Ubuntu, and Mac OS.
Bing Webmaster Tool: Similar to Google Webmaster Tool but for the Bing search engine.
SiteBulb: another great tool for crawling and crawling sites on your desktop. I discovered this recently and love it.
Integrity: A desktop tool for Mac that checks your blog for broken links (internal and external).
Images And Social Media Post Tools
Canva: The most talked about image creation tool on social media. Offers images of various sizes based on specific social networks.
Stencil: create beautiful images and upload them or share them directly on social networks. Easy to use and requires zero experience.
PicMonkey: online photo editor and photo design. Also allows you to create photo collages.
Pablo: This is a free web application from Buffer. Allows you to add text over images and share it on social networking sites with one click.
Vid to gif: .gif images increase CTR, and sites like Facebook, Twitter support .gif images. Use this tool to create a .gif from any online video.
QuotesCover: Create visually appealing quote images.
Pictochart: Infographics are the most common type of social media content and Pictochart is the best free infographic tool available right now.
Google AdSense: The Best Content Network. It is easy to manage and pays on time.
Amazon Native Shopping Ads: Bloggers and other site owners have been using the Amazon affiliate program for a long time to generate additional income, but Amazon Native Shopping Ads offers another high paying way to monetize your site.
Media.net: Yahoo and Bing ad network. Quality ads like adsense.
VigLink: Ideal for bloggers who use trade-related words in their articles. Search engine friendly and allows you to make money from outbound links.
Properllerads: A good alternative to Google Adsense with a lower minimum payout.
Affiliate Marketplace For Affiliate Bloggers
Amazon Affiliate: Its the most popular affiliate marketplace through out the world.
Digistore24: Digistore24 has been my most reliable business partner over the last years.
ShareASale: another popular affiliate market with a huge number of affiliate programs from which to choose.
Impact Radius: It’s been gaining momentum recently, as many popular companies, such as MaxCDN and Media Temple, use IR to launch their affiliate programs.
Web Hosting Providers For Bloggers
SiteGround: Looking for Non EIG Hosting? Try SiteGround Hosting. Not the cheapest, but definitely one of the best in this series. Based in Los Angeles and has a thriving community.
Bluehost: Recommended as # 1 hosting on the official WordPress.org hosting resource page. Cheap and affordable shared hosting with one free domain name.
Cloudpoco: Cheapest multi site lifetime hosting plans, starts from even less than 2 dollars.
FileZilla: Desktop FTP tool that is available for any desktop OS.
Cloudways: Want to host your WordPress site in the cloud (Amazon or Digital Ocean)? Look no further than Cloudways. Allows non-technical users to host their website in the cloud.
Blog Promotion Tools
Pinterest: Create pins related to your articles and promote your blog.
MakeWebvideo: Use whiteboard-style videos for blogging or for any topic. See an example here.
Flipboard: Create your own magazines and curate articles from the web or from your own site. Your creation in combination with Flipboard can attract targeted traffic. You can use their bookmarklet to add content to your journal or use their mobile app.
Wisestamp: Add visually appealing signatures after your email. Use the Wisestamp RSS addon and show your latest blog posts in every email. Smart technique to promote your last post. I use it to get subscribers to my social channels. This is a browser add-on.
What’s New: Show new updates to your blog since the reader’s last visit. Great blog idea and gets tons of repeat visits.
Now Its Your Turn : Whats Your Favorite Tool?
This list will never be complete without your input. You can make this epic tool list more useful by adding your favorite tools in the comment section below. Help me make 100+ list …
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