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60+Blogging Tools for Beginners : Free and Efficient

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Are you struggling to get to hold with all the new technologies that seem to be part of your blogging experience? Then you must read this “60+ top blogging tools for beginners to run a successful blog.” And the important thing is that I have listed all those tools that are available free in Digital Marketing scenario. It’s Free. Don’t worry

You have already know that there are available options on the internet. So where do you start and how do you pick the good from the bad? It is very confusing. Here I will be your guide. I will help you to choose the right tool for your lovely blog.

Here’s a  list of the many free tools I use daily or weekly. Rest are useless tools according to me because  I’ve tried and wasted my time on and those are not included.

These tools will actually help, not hinder you, as you start your blogging journey. They will help take you from blogging newbie to a confident, efficient and well-seasoned blogger.

Keep in mind that here I am talking about Tools, not about WordPress Plugins.




List of Blogging Tools

Here is the list of Essential blogging tools for beginners to run a successful blog. We have categorized this into some categories

 

Content idea generation tools for blogging:

BuzzSumo  :

Enter a website or a topic to find the most shared and engaging content to BuzzSumo. It shows you the shares of the topic on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest. there is an extension of crome for the same use. There are two versions, those are free and paid. In the free version, you can not see the daily limit of search. It should be in on the list of your favorite blogging tools.

Quora :

Search for your keywords in a search box of Quora, and you will get unlimited ideas for your blog content. It is a Question Answer social media. So using this you have a good source for your ideas. Look after the question asked most by the internet world. And you will get keyword idea as well as the content topic idea.

Google Trends :

This is a great tool you must use because it belongs to the list of free blogging tools. Check the currently trending topics or find the search trend for any keyword of your choice. See what the world is searching and how the search growth. Please take your attention to the growth graph. Is it going upward or downward? If it is upward then you can go for it. Write a good long content for your blog. Voila!  You can see the ‘Stories Treading Now‘ with the graph.This website is very advanced to giving ideas.

 HubSpot :

Enter your keyword and it gives you a week of Blog Topics.It gives you best 5 ideas about the noun that you searched. But you have to register yourself to try it.

Blog post title tool:

 Free Headline Analyzer From CoSchedule :

This is the best tool in this lot. Regardless of what you know or don’t know about blogging, you will be able to dig out the best titles for your blog posts. It shows you Word Balance of your title. It shows you how emotional and how powerful your blog title is. Using this tool you can increase CTR from SERP.

Tweak Biz title generator :

A comprehensive title generator by TweakBiz. It gives you different categories of your title.

Portent:

Enter your subject and it gives you ideas about your title. Every time when you refresh, it gives you a new title.

Proof-reading tool:

Grammarly :

Saviour for a non-native English speaker like me.Helps with proof-reading, suggests words, is a great companion. It is a Chrome Extension. It helps people those are non-english people. It will track spelling and grammatical mistakes in your blog post. It should be on the list of must using blogging tools.

Stock images for blogs:

Flickr Advanced search:

Use Flickr Advance search to find images with a creative commons license. You can use these images without copyright strick.

Google image search:

Use images with an appropriate license which you can use on your blog. Here also you should go for Creative common license named as ” Labeled for reuse with modified” in Tools->User Rights section.

Pexel: 

Pexels provides high quality and completely free stock photos licensed under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. All photos are nicely tagged, searchable and also easy to discover through our discover pages.

Currently, they cover over 40,000 free stock photos. And every month at least 3,000 new high-res photos are added by them. All photos are hand-picked from photos uploaded by their users or sourced from free image websites. They make sure all published pictures are high-quality and licensed under CC0.

According to me, this is the best blogging tools for beginners.

Pixabay:

Another great site where you can download high-quality images. You don’t have to give credit links.

Image Suite :

WordPress plugin which searches 9 different sources to find free-to-use images. The best part is that you don’t have to add image credits! and you don’t have to leave the WordPress Interface.





Blog reading and content discovery tool:

Feedly:

Subscribe to any blog feeds or search for your interested topic to discover new blogs to subscribe to. This tool feeds your dashboard from different websites through RSS Feed. It is one stop content search.

Pocket :

A “read it later” app which is also a productive app. It is a bookmarking app. It lets you save articles for later reading.

 

Visitor stats and analytics tool:

Jetpack plugin:

This plugin offers a module called “WordPress.com stats”, which allows you to see traffic details on your WordPress dashboard. You can view details analytics according to your filter method. Like month/ week / day or custom period wise.

Google Analytics:

 It is a robust must have blogging tools. You can understand the past present and future of your blog traffic. All the data like No of user, Page view, Average Audience retention rate will help you to understand the status and statistics of you blog. And also helps to improve the weak issues of your website. It also shows for which keyword your site ranks on SERP and what are those landing pages. You also able to understand how many traffic are generated from the search engine.

GADWP:

This is a WordPress plugin which helps you to see the statistics of your Google Analytics from your WordPress Dashboard. Just you have to connect it with a API key provided by Google Analytics.

Keyword research tools:

SEO STACK and Keywords Everywhere  (chrome extension):

You can research a keyword by using these two chrome extensions. Just open SEOStack Keyword Tool, then enter the keyword. You will see a huge list of result. Now download this as Excel File and copy the names.

Then open Keyword EveryWhere, and click on Bulk Upload Keyword. Now paste the keywords. Then click on ‘Get Search Volume and CPC’.

And it’s done.

Keyword tool :

In this Website, you can see the Search Volume of a keyword in different search engines  like Google, Youtube, Bing, Amazon, eBay, App Store.

KW Finder:

This is a free keyword research tool. Specialty of this blogging tools is that it shows you how competitive a keyword to rank for. This website is brilliant for keyword research. You can see Trend, Search, CPC, PPC, and DIFF of your keyword.

You can also see the suggestions. But it has a daily limit of free search.

Only bad thing is that you can only do five research per day. No Problem .. To get the full features you have to go for PRO version.

Uber Suggest:

You can also consider the keyword suggestions of this website.It gives you the details (Monthly volume, CPC, Competition) of your entered keyword.





SEO tools:

Yoast:

This is an on-page SEO tool for your blog so using this tool, you can get more visitors from Google and Bing and also can attract more visitors from social media. Thus it helps to increase your readers’ engagement. Just you have to install this plugin on your WordPress website

Google Webmaster Tool:

This is a free tool from Google which shows various data such as links to your website, duplicate content and keyword ranking.  You can submit your Sitemap to Google by using this tool. You can perform a manual crawl to your sit for indexing.

Bing Webmaster Tool:

This website is similar to Google Webmaster Tool, but for Bing search engine.

ScreamingFrog:

It is a desktop SEO tool which lets you check your blog from the web-spiders point of view. Available for Windows, Ubuntu and Mac OS.

Social Media Tool:

BufferApp :

This will never let your social media profile run out of content. Also offers a mobile app called “Daily”, which lets you add high-quality content to your social media profiles.

HootSuite :

This is the best social media dashboard tool for managing all social media channels from a single dashboard. It supports Google Plus, and you can auto-post content from your blog’s RSS feed.

Post Planner :

It is a post scheduling tool for Facebook which is constantly updated with new features and helps you to take care of Facebook’s edge rank algorithm.

ClickToTweet :

Create a single link to the tweet. You can use it within your blog post to increase your number of tweets.

SocialPilot :

New kid on the block of social media tools, but I love it as they offer an iOS app (and an Android app too). Doesn’t support Google Plus, but offers support for Facebook groups.

Pilot Poster:

If your Facebook account is connected with 1000 of the group and want to post your new blog post to those group then you must take the help of Facebook Group Auto Poster Tools like Pilot Poster. The main thing is that it is free.

 

Blogging Graphics :

Online Photo Editing :

Pick Monkey :

Online photo editing and photo design tool. Also lets you create photo collages.

INfographic design :

Canva :

The most talked about social media image tool. You can create an infographic, social banner, logo etc. Offers images of various sizes based on specific social media platforms.

Pictochart :

Infographics are the most shared content type on social media, and Pictochart is the best free Infographic tool available right now.

Blog Monetize :

Google AdSense :

The best contextual advertising network. It’s easy to manage and pays on time.

Infolinks :

In-text advertising solution which offers various ad formats.

Chitika :

A good alternative to  Google AdSense with a lower minimum payout.

VigLink :

Perfect for bloggers who use commerce-related words in their articles. Search engine friendly, and lets you earn money from an text to outbound link.

Po.st :  should study and research

Earn money from social media sharing buttons on your blog. Po.st is the most advanced social sharing platform, providing publishers and brands with sharing tools that are placed on your website and social media channels.

 Media.Net

Media.net has one of the most comprehensive portfolios of advertising technology in the industry across search, display, mobile, native, local, products, and video. Through this blogging tools, you can monetize your blog easily. Its platform & products are licensed by various publishers, ad networks, and other ad tech companies worldwide. Each product implementation has the feature set required to execute successfully.

Affiliate marketplace for affiliate bloggers:

ClickBank :

A popular affiliate marketplace for bloggers in any niche. Many different affiliate products to promote and you can earn a handsome revenue by focusing a micro niche.

ShareASale :

Another popular affiliate marketplace with tons of affiliate programs from which to choose.

Peerfly :

One of the most talked affiliate marketplace where you can get a great offer. Promote deals from popular companies like Uber, Booking.com.

Impact Radius :

Gaining traction lately as many popular companies like MaxCDN and Media Temple use IR to run their affiliate programs.

Commission Junction :

One of the oldest & reliable affiliate marketplace to find great affiliate offers. You can also get paid via Payoneer.

Email marketing tools for bloggers:

Feed Burner :

Free service by Google which let you optimize your blog feed, and you can use it’s newsletter feature to send daily updates to your subscribers.

Aweber :

Best email marketing software for bloggers offering email automation, personalization and pre-built templates for sending beautiful email newsletters.

Getresponse :

Another popular tool for bloggers & internet marketers. Offers Webinars support & 30 days free trial without a credit card.

MailChimp:

MailChimp is the world’s largest marketing automation platform. It’s like a second brain that helps millions of customers—from small e-commerce shops to big online retailers—find their audience, engage their customers, and build their brand.

Landing page tool for WordPress:

LeadPages :

One of the most trusted landing page tools for WordPress or any other blogging platform.

OptimizePress :

Offers WordPress plugins and themes. You can use either to create a landing page on your blog. Also a great solution for creating a membership for your WordPress site.

Blog promotion tools:

Flipboard :

Create your own magazines and curate articles from the web or from your own site.  Your creation combined with Flipboard can drive targeted traffic. You can use their bookmarklet to add content to your magazine or use their mobile app.

Triberr :

Create your own tribe, and connect with like-minded people. Or you can join an existing tribe to amplify your post reach on social media platforms. Recommended by blogging pros.

MakeWebvideo :

Use whiteboard style videos for your blog intro or for any topic.  See an example here.

Whats new :

Show your blog’s new updates since the reader’s last visit. Great idea for a blog and gets tons of return visits.

Wisestamp :

Add visually appealing signatures after your email. Use Wisestamp RSS addon and show your latest blog post in every email. A clever technique to market your latest post. I use it to gain subscribers to my social channels. This is an add-on for browsers.

IFTTT:

It works on trigger method. If something is happened in the web (in a particular “services”) and if you have the authority to track then it will do his work according to the IFTTT recipes (applets) which were defined previously. It can also work on multiple hierarchies. You can use it on your desktop or in Android IFTTT App.

Content marketing tools:

Apart from the above blogging tools for WordPress website, there are some other tools available with discrete features like

Sumo:

Offers various tools to enhance your blog. Do check out heatmap and content analytics to start.

Inbound :

A community-driven site to discover the best of inbound marketing content. A website to find content that is worth reading.

BuzzStream :

For bloggers’ outreach. Not a free tool, but this is an absolutely amazing tool for serious bloggers & marketers.

 

Conclusion:

Blogging industry is evolving day by day. Numerous tools available and still developing a new one. These blogging tools will help you lot to stand your blog. But you have to choose the right one which is appropriate for your blog type.




 

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About Krishnendu

Being a Post Graduate in Science he is working as a teacher in a High School. Apart from these writing in this blog, he has a passion for singing. Also, he is a certified Graphic and animator.

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