Every blogger have got favorite blogging tools to keep their blog productive and successful. So for this article, I decided to reach out to 10+ experts, and ask them to share their best blogging tools. I’m blown away with all the fantastic answers that came in.
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Thanks to all the great contributors who took part and shared their great blogging tools
ROUNDUP : WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE (TOP 3) BLOGGING TOOLS?
Marko Saric – HowtomakemyBlog
1. My favorite blogging tool by far is WordPress, the content publishing platform. Why WordPress? Without it I wouldn’t have a blog. It allows me to quickly and without much technical knowledge create a site, have modern design and great functionality and features.
2. Quality of the content that I publish is key for me so I spend some time editing each and every post. For this I use Grammarly and Hemingway App. They help me identify any spelling mistakes or types, and help me write clearer and get my points across better.
3. After publishing the time is to promote the content. For this purpose I use Buffer in order to share my post to all my social media profiles at once and also MailChimp to get the content out to all the people on my list that are interested in it.
Akshay Hallur – BloggingX
My favorite blogging tools are Ahrefs, KWFinder and MailShake.
1. Ahrefs is the best SEO tool available for blogging. It offers the best features that you need for great SEO campaigns. It has the largest keyword and backlinks index.
2. KWFinder is my favorite keyword research tool. When there is a lot of keywords that need to checked for competitiveness, the manual competitiveness research won’t suffice. In those cases, KWFinder comes handy by displaying the best accurate scores for the keywords.
3. Mailshake is also the tool I use for outreach process. I bought it in AppSumo deal. It’s the best deal I’ve ever got my hands on. It lets you outreach the prospects for link building, guest posting, for free using the Gmail API and you can setup automatic follow-up and tracking for your campaigns with this tool.
Jacob Cass – Justcreative
1. Buffer – So I can share my blog posts, and others to all my social networks with ease.
2. Commun.it – Twitter automation & insights for growth hacking
3. Aweber – Handles my email newsletter send
Elvis Michael – Listiller
Here are my top 3 blogging tools
This tool helps me schedule social media updates throughout the week/month. This means I can post something even while I sleep, which helps me target an otherwise unreachable audience. It also supports the most popular networks, so you’re fully covered.
2. Tweet Deck
This one is meant to complement Hootsuite, so to speak. It lets me view all Twitter notifications/mentions/updates easily from one screen. It’s never been easier to follow up on my updates and keep in touch with followers. This really helps strengthen relationships online.
3. Google Docs
I write new blog posts multiple times a week. I have Google Docs saved in my bookmarks, which makes composing a new article a breeze. The best thing about it is the auto-save feature, which saves all my work as I type. How cool is that? Lastly, I can share it with other bloggers and they can make changes if necessary.
Ron Stefanski – Transcriptionjobshq
Choosing just three favorite blogging tools is tough for me mainly because there are so many great options out there. That said, below is my list of my favorite three tools and why:
1. Thrive Themes
By far my favorite tool, well, set of tools for bloggers is Thrive Themes. This is a toolbox of tools you can use including excellent and easy to use WordPress themes, Thrive Architect which is a content builder/editor and lets you make awesome looking pages, as well as a host of other tools that bloggers need to be successful.
2. Google Analytics
Overlooked too often by new bloggers, Google Analytics is a free tool that is absolutely essential to become a successful. My personal saying is “Data never lies” and analytics is a way to understand how people come to your blog, what they look at, and when/how they leave. If utilized correctly, analytics will give you the information needed to make your blog incredibly successful.
3. Long Tail Pro Keyword Research Tool
An oldie, but still a goodie to me. Long Tail Pro helps you complete keyword research for your websites and I feel that if you haven’t done keyword research, there is no reason to write anything at all. I am a firm believer in using data to not only steer the direction of my blog, but to also determine what I will be blogging about as a whole.
Michael Blankenship – Booktrep
My favorite 3 tools for blogging are Grammarly, Google Docs (for it’s collaborative potential), and, on the promotion side of things, Buffer.
Russell Lobo – RussLobo
Blogging in 2017 has never been easier ever before. We can literally buy a domain with hosting within minutes, select a template and start sharing our thoughts in the form of words, images or videos. Having tools help make your blogging experience easier.
My top three blogging tools would be:
It helps you write without worrying about the quality of your English. You will be able to write concisely without making mistakes and spending money on editors.
2. Yoast Plugin
The yoast plugin is your best buddy when it comes to on-page optimization and maing sure that Google picks up your blog post and sends you traffic.
Every blog post looks much better if it has images. With Canva, you can create and edit great images which will help you get more social traffic to your website.
Chris Lee – Ablogonblogging
Over the years I have come across many blogging tools that I peaked my interest and enticed me to try them out, but most often, older ones get replaced with better faster ones so even though I tried many, today I only keep a handful of them with pretty much the same benefits.
Some of my favourite ones I use on a daily basis are:
This is a golden tool where I do all my writing. Again, I have tried many different ones, including the WordPress Editor and other paid options but none could compete with Evernote.
I have it on my desktop and my phone, and they sync up automatically giving me unrestricted access to my writing to where I decide to work from.
If you’re looking to organize your content, Evernote is the one!
Speaking of content, writing on the go as I do with my Evernote mobile app, makes way for a lot of bad grammar and embarrassing spelling mistakes.
For this, I use Grammarly, a free tool you can use, and it checks your grammar and sentence structure making sure you are writing like a pro.
This tool is a must for all bloggers out there!
3. Wealthy Affiliate
This is more of a community, rather than a tool but I confidently say that the only reason I managed to survive close to 5 years with my blogging business is that I have the backing of this community (among many other benefits).
If you’re a newbie blogger, looking for ways to monetize and turn your blog into a business, then Wealthy Affiliate is worth checking out.
That’s all from my end.
Esteban – Mypathtopassiveincome
“To keep it short and simple, when it comes to blogging and picking my top 3 favorite tools, I guess I’d have to say that Canva.com is amazing for creating visually appealing pictures.
I use this tool for every post.
To build an email list I like to use Aweber. Although I’m not using the full potential of it yet, I know how valuable an email list can be and it’s definitely the best tool I’ve used for it.
And finally, you can’t go into an online business without a keyword research tool. I started off with Googles free tool but have since moved on and tried a few. I’m currently trying KWfinder.
I like the simplicity of it but I’m still a big fan of Jaaxy. I wrote an extensive review on my blog here in case you’re curious why I’m such a big fan of it.
I guess that sums it up :)”
Ted Rubin – Tedrubin.com
For me it is not about tools, but about strategy, and execution. My Most Important Social Media Tools…
1 – My personality.
2 – My passion
3 – My obsessiveness with being connected .
Marcus Svensson – Albacross.com
With so many awesome tools for bloggers out there, it’s may be hard for the beginners not to be confused. That’s why here I’ll share the most useful tools which can be handy for some basic needs of the new blogger.
I consider Canva to be one of the best tools on the web for creating custom images that you can then use either on social media or as part of your blog posts. You can create almost anything with this tool. Of course, Photoshop is a better tool which comes with tons more features and possibilities, but with Canva it’s quicker and efficiently.
If your blog is built on WordPress CMS, then Yoast SEO tool is a must-have. With its help you’ll make sure all the SEO basics are covered on your site and that all your pages and posts are properly optimized.
MailChimp is an excellent choice for new bloggers. This tool comes with resources for creating, managing, delivering and sharing everything one needs. MailChimp allows you to build any type of email marketing campaign. The automation reports are very well structured, offering all the details you would need to track the results including social media and Google Analytics integration.
Jimmy Rodriguez – 3dcart
If you’re blogging for content marketing purposes, you need a slightly different tool set than someone blogging purely for fun. The quality of your writing is also important since you’re presenting yourself in a professional manner. My favorite blogging tools are geared toward creating well-written content that serves its SEO purpose without sacrificing style.
You’ll get better results if you start writing with keywords in mind, so this comes first. KWFinder is one of the most powerful keyword research tools available, and a great starting point for choosing the keywords to target with your article.
My next recommended tools involve analyzing your text for different purposes. The second is WordCounter, which despite its name, does much more than simply count words. It provides you with tons of useful information about your writing, including word and phrase frequencies and top 10 most-used keywords. This helps you identify and avoid repetitious wording to improve your style, and also helps your SEO by informing you of keywords your article might accidentally target.
My final tool is the SEMrush SEO Writing Assistant, an extension for Google Docs that has some similar functionality to WordCounter, but with an SEO rather than stylistic focus. Choose your targeted keyword and the Writing Assistant will rate your article’s SEO across multiple criteria like keyword density, length, and reading level all with the goal of producing content that will rank higher on search engines. The Writing Assistant even suggests related keywords to add to your content.
Overall votes for Blogging Tools
Grammarly – 4, Buffer – 3, Canva – 3, Aweber – 2, KWFinder – 3, Mailchimp – 2, Yoast – 2, Google docs – 2, WordPress – 1, Hemingway – 1, Ahrefs – 1, MailShake – 1, Commun.it – 1, Hootsuite – 1, Tweetdeck – 1, Thrivethemes – 1, Longtailpro – 1, Google analytics – 1, Evernote – 1, Wealthy affiliate – 1, Jaaxy – 1, Personality – 1, Word counter – 1, SEMrush – 1
Do you use any of the tools recommended by these Blogging experts? Make use of these tools and take your blog to the next level.