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Best Productivity Tools For Growing Bloggers

Last updated: October 15, 2017

When you start a blog, you need to first tackle one question. How do I reach out to the masses, how can I create amazing contents, how do arrange my working hours as to become more productive.Well, the answer is – Blogging tools.

Well, the answer is – Blogging tools. These tools help you with almost everything, from coming up with new ideas to luring traffic, to efficient management of time.

In today’s article, we have compiled a list of various tools that you can use to be more productive. So read on and learn about these secret tools that will make your blogging journey an amazing one.

Before you go deep into this article, let me remind you to have a look at a few other useful posts for you. If you are just planning to create your first blog, here is how you can start your blog from scratch and don’t forget these tools to find a great blog name.

Top Productivity Tools for Online Entrepreneurs

SemRush

If you are into digital marketing then SemRush is the all-in-one solution for your business. From optimising your website and making them search engine friendly to providing backlink audits and analysis SemRush will help you do everything that you would otherwise hire a professional for.

It will even help you generate ideas for your website and tack your position in the online market. If you have not tried this out yet, it’s time you check it out now.

SEMrush

WPForms

Having a form in your blog like contact form, suggestion form, subscription forms, request forms is vital. While there are tons of form plugins available, WPForms is the most user-friendly form plugin. It has almost all of the features that you will require –Create forms with a simple drag and drop in just a few minutes, pre-built templates, stop spam form submissions, easily create PayPal forms and a few others.

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Brand24

It is one of the best tools available for monitoring your brand or product on the internet. Discover what people are speaking online about you in real time. It notifies you of any social media comments or updates that are relevant to your blog/website. It is a highly responsive tool wrapped up in a user-friendly design that is easy to use.

Brand24

 

 

Canva

Canva is a freely available,cloud-based design tool that allows to create stunning designs and documents using a simple drag and drop feature. It provides access to over a million of fonts, stock photos and graphic elements that one can go nuts with. Create blog images in minutes, without a single line of code.

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Social Share Buttons

Promoting your blog on various social media sites is one of the fastest ways of luring traffic to your blog. But with so many social networking sites, it’s quite difficult to know which social media button to use. That’s where Social share buttons come in. The sole purpose of this buttons is to promote your business on various social networking sites.

Place this button on your blog and reach out to almost all social networking sites. However, use only what you need. Including every social share button on your page will simply clutter your page and annoy your visitors.

Another point to consider is finding the right place to put your sharing buttons. Cleverly place them so that they don’t draw the focus out of your article yet are easy to find. Make them visible as soon as the page loads with no extra clicking or scrolling required.

Some of the social share buttons that you can embed in your blog are-Social Share Buttons- Social Plug, Custom Share buttons with Floating sidebar, WP Social Share, Softshare Floating Buttons.

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Bulletproof Security

This is security plugin that provides strong protection against various cyber attacks like XSS, RFI, SQL Injection, DDOS(to name a few) on your blog site. It provides various features such as Firewall Security, Login Security, Database Security, Backup and much more. However proper usage of this plugin to get the most out of it may require some knowledge on the technical part.

BulletProof Security

 

Dropbox

It is one of the most widely used cloud storage tools. Simply download the software, create an account and you are done. Using DropBox, you can upload your files on the cloud, access it from anywhere, synchronize your content with all your devices, share files with a single click.

Also rest assured, your data is safe in case you lose your device. DropBox backs everything up!

dropbox

 

Hubspot’s Blog Topic Generator

Coming up with new topics every week for your blog may be a real head-scratcher. Luckily there is a tool that can aid you in this task. Hubspot’s Blog Topic Generator will generate topics for you. It has a very simple interface.

Simply go their website, fill in the form with the terms that you are likely to blog about. And in a matter of seconds, it will generate a week’s worth of relevant blog posts. Use Hubspot’s Blog Topic Generator to generate writing exercises for yourself, groups or some other sites that you manage.

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PICKtoCHART

A visual aid to your article can make it shine right away. PictoChart is one of the best infographic tool available on the net. From background colors and images to inserting texts and banners, PictoChart provides all. It contains over 600+ designed templates to choose from, for infographics, banner, reports, and presentations.

PictoChart also provides other features like embedding videos from YouTube or Vimeo and displaying Maps with custom data for each region. For non-professional designers, PictoChart is a must for creating an infographic from scratch.

piktochart

 

Grammarly

Grammarly is a grammar and spell checker tool that detects everything from grammatical mistakes to subject-verb placement to modifier placement. Download the software or install it as a browser extension.

It also provides cloud services – uploads your files to their server and scans your documents. It is available in 2 versions – free and premium. The premium version offers much more functionalities like advanced checking for errors, plagiarism detection, vocabulary enhancement.

grammarly

 

Buzzsumo

Simply said, BuzzSumo is content development and research tool.  It scans various social sites to find out which topics are getting the most attention. It allows to set up keyword alerts, so as to notify us when the content is posted or updated. It also has a paid version that scans the web to determine influential personalities in any topic or industry. Simply input the topic and start mining the data it retrieves.

buzzsumo

 

Conclusion

So now that you know about these amazing tools, start using them for your blog posts. I am sure you will love them. Do you know about any other similar tools that can help our other bloggers? If you do, then do not forget to let us know about them in the comments section below. We would love to expand our list.

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  • Hi Kaveri, very informative article.
    Thanks for including Brand24 here, between other great tools.
    cheers!
    Magda

    • Kaveri Bharali

      Hi Magdalena,
      Thanks for stopping by! Brand24 is a great tool and definitely deserves to be on our list. 🙂

    • Kaveri Bharali

      Hi Magdalena,
      Thanks for stopping by! Brand24 is a great tool and definitely deserves to be on our list. 🙂

  • Brian Turner

    Read the article. I need to be able to auto-publish WP articles on Facebook and Linked in. Looked everywhere on your web site for an email for techncial support. But nothing found. You don’t seem to live by what you preach.
    Have been in touch with WPS Symposium, but they dont seem to know much about the above.