8 Best Blogging Tools For Beginners
Last Updated on September 9, 2021
It can be really tough to find and know the best blogging tools for your blog are. There are a lot of options out there and it’s hard to know where to start. I’ve compiled a list of 8 great tools that every blogger should have in their tool belt, no matter what stage they’re at in their blogging journey!
1. Keysearch – Best SEO tool for bloggers
The #1 keyword tool I recommend is Keysearch. I have been using them for years and it’s also the one I refer my clients to use. It’s affordable but most importantly ACCURATE. And they have some incredibly useful features apart from the keyword research section. If you want to get serious about SEO then I highly recommend checking out Keysearch.
It’s is a powerful tool that will help you get more organic traffic, find backlinking opportunities to overtake your competitors. My top 3 parts of Keysearch is the Keyword research section (this is where you can find the best keywords), Rank tracker (this is where you can track how you’re keywords are ranking), and the competition analysis (This is where you can spy on competitors and find keyword ideas that are relevant to your niche).
2. Pinterest Keyword Vault
The Pinterest keyword vault is a tool I created and contains 2000+ viral keywords specifically for Pinterest, which range in over 100 categories and niches. With this done-for-you keyword research, you can save yourself a lot of time!
People who have gotten access to the tool are seeing an increase in traffic after implementing these powerful words into their pins and descriptions.
The great thing about the vault is that you can request for categories to be added. If you have a pin about something specific on Pinterest, then mention it in your message and I’ll do Keyword research and add viral keywords to the keyword list!
3. Asana – Organise your blogging tasks!
You won’t see this tool mentioned often with bloggers because I have found that a lot of bloggers don’t even know it exists. Asana is a project management system and allows you to keep organised and run your blog like an actual business.
Asana is my secret weapon to staying organised and growing my blog month after month. If you’re interested in learning more about how to organise your blog with Asana, make sure you check out my mini-course that comes with tutorials and plug-in-play templates.
4. Grammarly – Best blogging tool for grammar and spelling
Grammarly is one of my top blogging tools on this whole list. It helps you ensure proper grammar and spelling in your articles automatically which is a lifesaver. As a dyslexic travel writer, this tool has saved me so many times!
Great writing skills are a key to executing your blog content strategy successfully and engaging your ideal readers, leading to more traffic and more impact with your words. You can download the extension on your Google Chrome browser and then it will automatically fix and inform you of any mistakes you make on your browser.
5. Eduzauras – Plagiarism checker
Do you want to make sure that your blog posts are unique and original? Then you need to use a free online plagiarism checker. You can spend hours working on an article, using online sources for help. Without realizing it, you may be copying these sources. Don’t worry, it can happen to anyone. But unfortunately, if you complete this work and publish it, you may be in trouble.
You risk getting into big trouble over plagiarising another person’s work. Of course, nobody wants this. So, using a free plagiarism checker will make sure these mistakes are brought to your attention. That way you can make the changes required without it being a problem.
Simply drop your file into the checker and it will search for similar results online. it is so fast and easy to use. In just a few minutes, it really could save your blogging career!
Tailwind is my #1 tool for Pinterest marketing for my blog! I use Tailwind to upload my pins and send them out throughout all the boards throughout the month.
Not only can you schedule pins but Tailwind also gives you different insights that are not available on Pinterest analytics, as well as some other scheduling tools for other platforms. They also have created a new feature called Tailwind create which helps you create pins using their AI tool. Click here to get $30 worth of Tailwind credit for free!
7. Yoast-SEO Plug-in – Free
If you’re confused about how to implement SEO within your articles, Yoast will be a great guide for you! Yoast really helps you to set up your articles’ SEO and guides on what to do and what NOT to do. It will tell you if you need to add your keyword throughout your article a few more times or that the SEO of your article is bad and give you recommendations on what you need to do to change that so your posts are going to be easily found on the internet.
I must say you should definitely not fully rely on Yoast to give you SEO results. Instead, you should use it as a guide and learned deeper into SEO by joining my blog course – The Blog Machine.
8. Canva – #1 blogging tool!
Canva is the ultimate design tool for creating social media images, headers, marketing materials, documents, presentations, invitations, ads, pins and so much more. If you haven’t heard of Canva you really must be living under a rock because this has to be the most popular tool out there for bloggers.
Canva has a free version or Canva Pro option – I love Canva pro because it allows you to use some time-saving features that are not available don’t the free version, plus you get access to some beautiful stock images, graphics and videos. Click here to get a 30-day trial of Canva pro.
We hope this blog post has helped you find the best blogging tools for your needs. And if we’ve missed anything, please let us know in the comment section below! Which of these 8 great tools is your favourite?
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The best list for traffic growth!
Sumo.me seems to be a really popular plugin. The heat map loks like a useful tool. I was wondering if you find any of the other functions useful besides the heat map and collecting emails.
I am using mailchimp and yoast and must say they are really helpful. I am planning to use a scheduling app as well. This list did give me some ideas.
Okay, i have been looking for a neat and concise summary of blogging tools and I think this is it. Thanks so much. Hope to make my life easier now.
Use Tailwind and Canva every day and love them – I would also recommend Hootsuite; a really great tool for scheduling social media accounts whether that be Twitter, Facebook, or now Instagram too 🙂
Thanks for the list. I use Canva, Buffer $!0 plan and the paid version of Yoast and love them all. I may look into board booster for the future and I definitely need to create a newsletter for those email addresses I’ve been collecting!
Anita Hendrieka> MakeTime2SeeTheWorld (@VickiLouise86)
Yes, highly recommend a newsletter! It’s a great traffic driver
Carmen's Luxury Trvl (@carmensluxtrvl)
I really enjoy Buffer! I’ll definitely look into the others. Great post, super helpful – thanks for sharing! 🙂
Anita Hendrieka> Carmen’s Luxury Trvl (@carmensluxtrvl)
Buffer is life!
ahh what I use are all in the list! Nice of you to share them to help fellow bloggers! Keep spreading the travel love <3
Anita Hendrieka> Mar Pages
Yay that’s fantastic. Watch the space because I have another list coming out soon 🙂
Anita Hendrieka> Mar Pages
Thank you for reading 🙂
Lauren Meshkin @BonVoyageLauren
Love Tailwind and Canva! I’ll definitely check out the others. Super helpful post, thanks for sharing. Happy travels 🙂
Anita Hendrieka> Lauren Meshkin @BonVoyageLauren
Anita Hendrieka> Lauren Meshkin @BonVoyageLauren
Thank you for reading!
Thanks for reading. Yes, unfortunately sometimes it does like pictures I wouldn’t have liked so that’s when I tweak the hashtags and become even pickier about my settings!
Awesome to know that Mail Chimp can start with a free option! I had been avoiding it because I assumed I’d have to start with a fee plan (don’t know why I thought that). You have dispelled my misassumptions!
Anita Hendrieka> NounConformist
Thanks for reading 🙂
Thanks for this list! I am very new in the blogging world and this will help me so much! ??
Thank you for sharing this list. I have visited some sites earlier as well. Recently I visited paper writer for plagiarism-free assignments for my college project and felt extremely useful. But, I am glad to know about the other sites too from this post. I am sure, these can help me so much in the future. Appreciate it.