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25 SEO Tools For Successful Blogging

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Blogging is a time-consuming process because you need to maintain several routines on a daily basis. The optimization aspects like keyword research, content sharing, backlink analysis etc, takes much time and effort.

Consequently, many bloggers get overwhelmed and give up instead of embracing the tedious tasks necessary for blogging success. I’m sure at some point you’ve wondered which tools are best, with the lowest learning curve to facilitate the entire process…

We sure have!

Which is why we invited Irina Weber from SERanking.com to enlighten us as to which tools are the most productive and best organized to help you succeed as a blogger.

Irina and her team have tested many tools of top productivity and blogging experts and have a good idea of what top performers in the blogging world are using to get through the day in a highly productive manner.

Here’s an awesome list of SEO tools that can simplify and supercharge your blogging efforts…

25 SEO Tools For Successful Blogging

#25. BuzzSumo

Content Curator

BuzzSumo is a fantastic tool that allows you to search widely shared content through social networks, gather all data about the content, define top influential content curators in your niche and collect statistics about all of them into Excel spreadsheets. It’s easy to use: just type a word and it will show you all the most popular posts on the web based on that particular keyword.

BuzzSumo

buzzsumo.com

#24. Trello 

Online Organizer

Trello is a great way to organize your blogging process with your team via real-time collaboration, effective project management, easy track of tasks, monitoring project hours, anticipated resource needs and a good reporting system. The more informed you are, the smoother the whole blogging process will be.

trello-screenshot

trello.com

#23. SE Ranking

Website Rank Checker

SE Ranking allows you to monitor website rank in search engines and any target regions. It provides advanced keyword analysis, website audits, competitors’ website checking, online marketing plans with an easy way to get White Label reports.

SE Ranking

seranking.com

#22. Portent

Content Idea Generator

If you’re looking for good ideas and titles to write epic content, just enter a keyword and you’ll get a list of catchy potential titles for your next article.

Portent

portent.com

#21. Google Docs

Content Creation & Editing

This is a great tool where you can write and store content and check for any grammar and spelling mistakes. For more advanced features, you can easily change the HTML or CSS of the document and even collaborate with other people, in case you need some help.

GoogleDocs

docs.google.com

#20. Piktochart

Infographic Design App

Nowadays infographics are the best way to cover visual and interesting information on your site and attract your target audience. It is quite expensive to order infographics, but Piktochart will help you to create your own for free. Pie charts and graphs can also be pretty to attract user’s attention.

We’ve found it to be a great addition to the professional looking landing pages that you can create with OptimizePress.

piktochart

piktochart.com

#19. ScreenPresso

Screen Capture Tool

Screenpresso can improve your screen capture experience. Right now with ScreenPresso, screenshots can look natural and eye-catching. Their powerful built-in editor allows you to grab an image or video of what you see on your computer screen, add effects, and share with anyone.

ScreenPresso

screenpresso.com

#18. Doodle

Task Scheduler

Doodle makes your blogging simple and more organized. Using a content calendar will help you to figure out how often and when you should schedule your blog posts. The tool facilitates the content process and gets rid of excess distractions.

Doodle

doodle.com

#17. Dropbox

Filesharing

It is one of the most popular tools to store things like images, pdf files, and Word Docs between mobile devices and computers. You can keep your files secure wherever you go. Dropbox is easy to use; Simply save your files, add them to the tool and sync them with a supported app.

Dropbox

dropbox.com

#16. Windows Live Writer

Blog Editor

The tool simplifies the writing and editing of all blog posts. It is one of the most famous blog editors on the Windows platform. You can easily edit blog posts, images, videos, etc. You can also add additional features with lots of useful plugins.

Windows-Live-Writer

windows.microsoft.com/ru-ru/windows-live

#15. Ping-O-Matic

Pinging Service

It is one of the best pinging services to let search engines know about your new posts. You can choose different services that you want to ping. All services are regularly updated, so make sure you take advantage of the most useful ones. 

PIngomatic ID

pingomatic.com

#14. Keyword Planner

Keyword Research

Keyword Planner is the best tool to find and discover keywords in order to optimize your content, build up successful marketing campaigns, gather metrics about websites and get an estimate of search queries for target keywords. You can monitor and export your competitor’s keywords for better website performance. A lot of useful tools are built-in so the Keyword Planner can help you to create paid Ad words campaigns easily.

Keyword Planner

adwords.google.com/KeywordPlanner

#13. Toggl

Time Tracking Tool

A super simple time tracking tool, that helps you stay on track. It lets you create tasks, click the Start/Stop button, check out how the task is going and how much time you spent on it. It works online and offline and easily syncs to the cloud when you’ve reached the internet. It is quite an indispensible tool for bloggers who need to keep track of writing, editing and researching tasks.

Toggl

toggl.com

#12. Grammarly

Grammar Checker

The tool makes your writing better by finding and fixing grammar mistakes. It checks different mistakes for sentence structure, style, grammar, spelling, punctuation, etc. It is a perfect match for a newbie and you don’t need to have any special editing skills.

grammarly

grammarly.com

#11. Canva

Simple Graphic Design

It is the most-used image software and it’s because Canva allows you to create fancy and awesome images with a wide range of different templates for social media, website interface, fonts and more.

Canva

canva.com

#10. Mention

Media Monitor

It is a great real-time media monitoring tool. Mention is a great alternative to Google Alerts. It lets you track the keywords and mentions about your website, whether it’s positive, negative or neutral content. Using Mention you can also collaborate with your employees; share alerts, assign tasks, get them involved in the discussion and keep track of your competitor’s actions.

mention_1

en.mention.com

#9. MailChimp

Email Marketing Solution

MailChimp is a great email marketing tool that helps send emails to a list of your users, create great email campaigns, manage all of your subscribers, share them on social media and integrate with any web services you use. It is easy to get automated campaigns every day that deliver all new posts you write. It is integrated with Google Analytics for better business insight.

mailchimp

mailchimp.com

#8. Buffer

Social Media Manager

When you publish a blog post, you can easily set up a schedule with Buffer. It will help you share different posts via social networks with custom images and titles. This is the greatest social media app, and it really makes it easy to update all of your social statuses.

BufferApp

bufferapp.com

#7. KeePass

Password Management

KeePass is a free and easy-to use password management tool. All passwords are stored in your own database with a master password to lock/unlock the database. The tool is available for iOS, Android, Mac OS X and Linux.

KeePass

keepass.info

#6. Moz Toolbar

On Page SEO Metrics

Moz Toolbar is a great and powerful tool that provides access to all important SEO metrics, allows you to explore page elements, displays PR and domain rank, shows social metrics, and analyzes page overplay.

Moz Toolbar

moz.com/tools/seo-toolbar

#5. Screaming Frog

SEO Spider Tool & Crawler Software

Screaming Frog allows you to explore all onsite SEO. It is a good tool to use when reviewing medium and large websites. All key on page SEO elements (headline, meta tags, URL, interlinking, duplicate pages, redirect, etc) are exported to Excel. It is useful to check out all SEO recommendations that you use for better onsite SEO optimization.

Screaming-Frog-Screenshot

screamingfrog.co.uk/seo-spider

#4. Rapportive

Displays Email Contact Information

Rapportive is a free Gmail add-on that displays everything about your contact’s (Twitter, FB, LinkedIn) on your inbox. It is easy to contact them without leaving gmail. You can follow them on Twitter and even friend them on Facebook. You can stay in one place, grow your social network and establish good relationships with people all the while, staying on top of emails. 

rapportive-screenshot

rapportive.com

#3. Copyscape

Plagiarism Detection 

Copyscape is the best plagiarism detection software that lets you find out who used your content and create an auto RSS blog with an RSS feed. You can try it free or use the premium version of this service.

copyscape

copyscape.com

#2. WorkExaminer

Online Employee Monitoring

If you run a lot of projects, you probably need to hire workers to complete certain tasks. In order to increase employees’ productivity, you should always control their daily activities, working hours, etc. WorkExaminer is an excellent employee monitoring tool for effective website performance.

WorkExaminer

workexaminer.com

#1. Ahrefs

Site Explorer & Backlink Checker

It’s a powerful online backlink checker and site explorer tool that is very easy to understand at a glance. Ahrefs has a suite of useful tools like keyword analysis, domain comparison, batch analysis and competition analysis. It is perfectly designed for web masters and website owners that want to save money and get the most out of their business. Due to its rich functionality and a wide range of toolsets, it is poised to be a large player on the market.

Ahrefs

ahrefs.com

We’ve had the priviledge to check out many of these tools. As you’ve already figured out, blogging is a hard world to break in. With the right tools, you are sure to improve your chances of success on your blogging journey.

As of now, you’ve got a good arsenal of tools to make your blog ready for best of times.

Now it’s your turn to share your favorite blogging tools. We’re always happy to discover more about the tools that are out of there and currently working for you!

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  • A good list of SEO tools

  • Awesome list. Some of these tools I have been using but many I have not heard of. Thanks for putting this together.

  • Some great tools here, thanks

  • Really comprehensive and helpful article Irina.. thank you.

  • Raihan Kabir

    Really beautiful

  • Jennifer Metro

    Oh sure, now I have 5 tabs open and I don’t know what to do with them…
    There is so much good content here I couldn’t even get to the end.
    So, now I can’t close this tab until I finish it. Plus, I have four of the products, listed in this article, opened in tabs so I can sign up, research them etc. Got my work cut out for me.
    This article has grabbed me like no other.
    Thanx dude.

  • Wow. Fantastic list. I had heard of only about half these tools. Thanks so much!

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  • Tara Woodruff

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