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Blogging is one of the best activities that will grow your business online. Blogging requires many skills to get success in your business. You can achieve this by using the best blogging tools.
These tools will help you in creating, publishing and promoting your content in a proper and effective way. There are many tools available but here I have listed top 10 blogging tools that you should use in 2018.
List of 10 Best Blogging Tools for 2018
To start blogging, you need a website. WordPress is the best CMS to create a website for blogging. Currently, more than 74.6 million websites run on WordPress. WordPress has many user-friendly features that anyone can start blogging easily on a WordPress website. Below are the benefits of using WordPress:
- Ease of Use: WordPress is very easy to use that anyone can make changes to the website.
- Blogging from anywhere: You can easily login to your website from any computer and continue blogging.
- No coding required: In WordPress, you can publish an article, upload images, videos, documents without any programming knowledge.
- Plugins: There are many free and premium plugins available. These plugins will help you to manage your blog.
- Built-in blogging feature: WordPress was originally started as a blogging platform thus you can easily manage comments, email subscription, blog posts and many more.
- Multiple users: You can create as many users as you want. Also, you can assign different permissions to the users.
2. Web hosting
Bluehost is the best and officially recommended WordPress hosting provider company. You can host your website on Bluehost and increase the website speed and performance which will help you in search engine optimization.
Bluehost provides free domain with their hosting plan so you don’t require to spend extra money in buying a domain. If you don’t know about creating a website on Bluehost then watch below the video. A complete guide on “how to create a website using Bluehost” is provided here step by step.
3. Yoast SEO Plugin
Yoast SEO is the most popular SEO plugin for WordPress. To get website traffic from search engines, you have to optimize it and this can be easily done by using the Yoast plugin.
There are many SEO features available in this plugin like changing the meta title and description, URLs, sitemaps etc. If you haven’t used this plugin before then below video will help you in setting up the plugin.
4. Readability Test Tool
To get success in blogging, your content must be readable. Users always ignore reading articles which are written in a highly technical language and in a robotic way. Here the “Readability Test Tool” plays the biggest role. It will help you in checking whether your blog is readable or not.
If you are doing blogging then you can understand that there are also other bloggers who are blogging in your niche. So to compete with them you must optimize your blog. You can do this by using SEO tools but there are too many SEO tools available in the market so you will be confused which to use?
SEMrush is the best SEO tool that will help you in optimizing your blog. By using SEMrush you can do competitor analysis and able to know their link building strategy, keyword research, traffic analysis, and many more.
I recommend SEMrush as it is the cheapest and best SEO tool in the market.
BuzzSumo is the best tool to find the new topics ideas in your industry. Select a keyword that you want to rank high and search it on BuzzSumo, you will find the top articles which have the highest engagement in social media. Choose one of them then write an article better than that one and publish it on social media. It will increase your website traffic in very less time.
Buffer is the best blogging tool that will save your valuable time. You can schedule your Facebook posts, Twitter tweets, Google plus posts, Instagram pictures and publish at your selected time on social media.
If you don’t want to select posting time then this app will publish your posts at the best time so that you will get the maximum benefit from the social media. Buffer is available in free and paid version.
8. Google Analytics
If you are blogging from few months, write articles and promote them on social media and now you want to know the result of all these activities, Google Analytics tool will help you very well.
Google Analytics is one of the most popular blogging tools that all bloggers are currently using. You can check users’ all activity on the blog from entering to exit the blog.
Real-Time section will show you which users are currently browsing your website. Audience section will show users’ location, browser, operating system etc. Acquisition section will show you how people found your website and Behavior section will show your users’ activity on your blog.
If you are new to Google Analytics then here is the beginner’s guide that will help you to understand and setup it.
If you are not serious about spelling and grammar mistakes in your content you will lose your users fast. Once a user finds your content very user-friendly and easily readable then the chances of returning of that user are very high.
Grammarly will help you to make your blog content readable by detecting and highlighting wrong spelling, grammar, and inaccurate punctuation. It will not only detect mistakes in the content but also suggest a proper solution of the mistake.
Grammarly available in both free and paid version. In the paid version you can make the content more readable as it will find more errors and provide their solution.
To create a unique and proper image for your blog post, you need to have designing skill and time. If you don’t have both then Pixabay is the best tool for you. It has too many free photos available that you can use in your blog.
All the blogging tools listed above will surely save your lot of time and also help you in increasing the productivity.
Let me know which is your favorite blogging tool in below comment section.