Best Tools/Softwares Every Blogger Must Use – Part 1

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Hello friends I hope you all are doing well. If you are a blogger, then don’t close this page without reading it till end, you might miss something amazing 😛

Oh yes…I just said AMAZING. In this post I have mentioned some best tools+softwares which I think every blogger must use to increase the productivity of his/her blog. The tools and softwares which I have mentioned in this post are added after reading their reviews and by considering their ratings from professional bloggers.
These tools can be useful for those newbie bloggers like me who are lacking behind in making most out of their blog.

Best Tools/Softwares For Bloggers

1. Topsy

Topsy offers you to search, analyze and draw insights from the conversions of social networking sites, which includes Twitter and Google+. It is a real-time search engine for social posts and socially shared content, which primarily focuses on Twitter and Google+. This service scans the whole query for its social media presence. The service also provides access to metrics for any term mentioned on Twitter via its free analytic service at which you can find at Topsy Twitter Search Page. In this you can compare up to three terms for content in the past hour, past day, of a week or of a month. 

  • Go to Topsy and select links.
    • Now enter a search term. e.g. – ‘Internet Security Tools’

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      • Now you will see some results on a page. Select “All Time” from left.

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        Now you have to look for those posts who have a lot of links to them. After that open that post and check out that why it is good that so many people liked it. Then write something good from it, and I am sure that you will get a lot of links to your post.

        2. Canva

        We are bloggers, so every time when we write any post we have to make an attractive image related to title too. Professional bloggers have many paid softwares and tools which they can use to create stunning images, but newbie bloggers like me always try to find free tools to get our work done. So here is good news for newbie bloggers. Now you can create stunning and eye catching images for free with just clicks. Yes with just clicks. Canva is a free graphic designing tool which allows you to create images with drag and drop feature. All you have to do is search, select and drop. Not only images for blog posts, you can also use this tool for creating Flyers, Presentations, Business cards, Covers For Facebook Profile, Graphical Designs For Blog, Invitation Cards, Posters.

        You can design your image with hundreds of free elements and fonts available on it, or you can choose from library of more than 1 million premium images for $1. Not only this, you can also edit your images with it. You can adjust various elements of your images with it like brightness, contrast, tint, blur, saturation, x-process, vignette and much more. Sharing options to available in it, so you can share images with your friends and family members.


        3. SocialOomph

        SocialOomph is a social media management tool. This tool will help you to save time and money, and it will increase your traffic too. This tool can help you to grow referral traffic from Twitter. This tool was launched to increase the productivity of Twitter users, but later on Facebook and LinkedIn was added in it too. There is a good feature in it queue reservoir where you can add your old blog posts to a queue and get SocialOomph to send recurring social media updates based on these posts. There are two kind of accounts available in it. One is free which offers a little less features and another one is pro, in which you can get all basic and advanced features. Below I have mentioned the features available in both type of accounts.

        Pro Features: 

        • LinkedIn and Facebook scheduling
        • Import RSS feeds
        • You can publish and schedule blog posts from unlimited number of blogs.
        • You can filter out spam with Advanced DM management 
        • Twitter dashboard
        • Bulk tweet upload

        Free Features: 

        • Unlimited accounts
        • Schedule tweets easily
        • Track keywords
        • Shorten URL’s and track clicks

        4. Screaming Frog

        So it’s time to enter the Screaming Frog SEO Spider Tool. All you have to do is to install this tool, point it at your site, and it will crawl your website’s pages in the same way like search engines do. The amazing thing about Screaming Frog Tool is that in a couple of minutes it will display a grid of all your blog’s webpages URLs. This is a great to find out:

        • Why Google have crawled 100 pages of your blog when you have only 70 posts.
        • Is there any broken or malicious links on your blog?
        • Is there any inadvertent redirects that you didn’t know were there?
        • URLs to be blocked from your blog.
        • The information being crawled by different search engines via your robots.txt.

        5. InboxQ

        InboxQ is a great tool which allows you to create campaigns with those keywords from topics you specialize in. This tool helps you to find questions that people are asking on Twitter. So when someone will ask a question with those keywords, then you will be notified about it and you can answer that question and increase your blog productivity and traffic from twitter. You can use it to find blog topics too. Didn’t get it yet?
        Ok let me explain it to you. Suppose I have two campaigns. One with keywords like White Paper, WhitePaper, Paper etc. and another one on social media keywords like Social Media, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter etc.
         

        So when someone will type in question with these keywords then I will get an update. If I think that there are more audience for that keywords, then I will write a blog post on that and post it as answer on their update. More information can be found on SimplicatedWeb.com.

        6. OmmWriter

        OmmWriter is a text editor that combines a simple yet beautiful interface of attractive backgrounds and attractive audio with many more advanced features which will make one thing better – Writing Skills. There is one best thing in OmmWriter, and that is, it will strengthen the writing process of yours until you have successfully completed your article. After completing your article, adding images, audios and media files is just a matter of seconds.
         

        This tool is now available for free on iTunes stores for iPad app, and for an upgraded version it will charge you a small fee. OmmWriter is a powerful and useful tool, which will keep you engaged in writing process.

        Conclusion

        So this is it! You made it till the end of Best Tools/Softwares Every Blogger Must Use. These are just a few valuable tools which I think every blogger must use. I am using many of them. There are many other great tools available over the internet, all you have to do is to keep looking and researching about the best alternative of the current product you are using. Do let me know which tools do you use and why? 

        NOTE: Part 2 of this article will be posted soon. To get instant update about it, like page on Facebook, or connect with me on Google+.