7 Blogging Tools Everyone With A Blog Should Be Using
Having a blog on your site is great for creating content that engages with your audience. It is also great for your website’s SEO too. However, a blog alone isn’t going to increase your click-through rate. You need to create content that is relevant and more importantly, as unique as possible.
There are hundreds of blogging tools available for you to use. Here, we have listed 7 blogging tools that will help you become a better blogger.
There are a number of things you’ll want to consider when writing a blog post. First, you’ll want to come up with the keyword that your blog post will focus on. Secondly, you should check to see how often the topic has been used; Search engines prefer it if you to come up with original content. Finally, you’ll want to check what your competitors are writing about and what is being shared.
This is where BuzzSumo comes in. BuzzSumo lets you find content that has been widely shared on social media. All you have to do is take the keyword that your blog is going to be focused on and perform a search. BuzzSumo will return a list of the latest blogs using that keyword and how often they were shared. You can then take this information and write a better version that will rank higher and get more shares.
Running out of topics to write about is a nightmare for any blogger. Thankfully this Hubspot tool is perfect if you need some quick ideas on what to write about. All you have to do is provide Hubspot with three keywords and they’ll provide you with a week’s worth of ideas. Also, if you sign up to their mailing list they’ll give you a year’s worth of topic ideas.
Now that you have a keyword to focus on and an awesome blog title, it is time to concentrate on writing your content. If you don’t have the time or money to pay for a proof-reader you should get this tool. You can add the tool to chrome via the extensions store or you can paste your text into the grammar checker on their site. We suggest using the chrome extension as it gives you suggestions on the fly. We recommend using the paid version of the software if you can afford it as this will provide better analysis of your copy.
Once you have created your masterpiece you should add eye-catching graphics to help engage your audience. You can do this by using Canva, a free image creation tool that is easy to use. With Canva you can create images for your blog and for your social media accounts. They provide you with the perfect size canvas for Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and much more.
Now that you have added the finishing touches to your blog post you’ll want to share it with your audience. One of the easiest ways to share any content that you create is using Buffer. This app lets you share your content on each social media platform simultaneously. You can also schedule your posts so that they are published at a later date.
Adding share buttons like the ones at the bottom of this post encourage people to share your content. These two apps provide the ability to do just that. You can use either app to add the buttons and it is really simple to do.
FATRANK from FATJOE
This Chrome extension allows you to check your content’s position on Google. All you have to do is navigate to your website, open the FATRANK extension and type in the keyword that you used for the blog. You can then track how your content is performing.