10 most useful blogging tools

photo-1416339442236-8ceb164046f8Blogging is easy for some, burden for some and a rocket science for some, this post is here talking about various tools you can use to analyze and manage the current status of your blog/website. This post is written for WordPress users especially but some of these tools can be used for other Content Management Systems as well. So here are some of the great, easy-to-use tools that I personally found very useful and hope to hear from you saying the same.

1. WordPress SEO by Yoast

This WordPress plugin is widely known as the most easy-to-use SEO tool. Search Engine Optimization is by itself a hard thing to deal with in the blogging industry as you can even hire agents online to help you with that and it’s one of the most essential pillars for a blog to get huge traffic. This plugin upon every content entry be it on a page or a post, will enable you to type in some keywords on a separate column and become visible on different search engines.

2. SumoMe

You would have noticed a popup when you came to this blog for the first time, well SumoMe did that thing. SumoMe is essentially a tool that empowers you to gather a list of email addresses of your readers from a popup which in turn you can then use to send updates/mails to them regarding the various happening in world of your website or company. To the bottom you’ll find another tool called Mailchimp will accompany you to send more attractive newsletters to your list of subscribers.

 

3. Share button by Add-To-Any

You’re the blog owner and it’s your duty to ensure your content is shared effectively with your niche but you might not be the most popular person on the social media so what do you do? you enable others to share your awesome content with their followers so the number of your visitors now start to multiply. Share button by Add-To-Any works on any website or CMS and it simply adds the share buttons automatically to different parts of your website and empowers your visitors to share your content on different social media including Whatsapp.

4. Mailchimp

This free/paid service will enable you to send attractive emails/newsletters to all your subscribers easily.

5. Buffer

To share more useful content on time with your niche is never possible when you’re asleep or on the go, Buffer let’s you schedule tweets, status or whatever in a very neat manner.

6. Hubspot Blog Topic Generator

If you’re still wondering what to write now if you’re in the mood to write something on your blog, this tool should help you a lot. You basically type in some three nouns/words that you’re more interested about and it automatically generates a list of topics for you.

7. Quicksprout

Quicksprout basically let’s compare or analyze your website in detail. It works like magic and it even gives you some suggestions on what you can do to improve the overall status of your website.

8. Filament.io

This cute little suite empowers you to enable sharing buttons on different pages, posts or even text. Not just that but there is even a SEO tool that has a very attractive user interface.

9. BBPress

A Forum is extremely essential when you have a product on sale or a collaborative content on your website/blog. Basically a forum let’s your visitors create discussions on various subtopics within your blog. BBPress is meant for WordPress users but I would suggest phpBB for those non-Wordpress users out there.

10. Contact Form 7

Adding a contact form to your website adds the possibility for your users to get in touch with your readers more easily. Contact Form 7 is a very simple yet free WordPress plugins that let you create custom contact forms and embed them into different parts of your website.

 

These are the list of tools that I personally think is very useful for everyone but if you’d like to anything more, feel free to do so from the comments section below. I have attached a video below that’ll preview all of the tools listed above.

P.S. Apologizes for the background noise and I am available in the comments section below if you want to clarify anything you didn’t understand what I was trying to say in the video.

 

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