17 [New]151 Free & Best Blogging Tools to Try in 2017 (And how to use them)
Today I am going to share 151 best blogging tools to grow your blog in rocket speed.
Blogging is not a hard work. You just need to use best tools for bloggers which will help you to grow your business, increase traffic and will save your time.
In this epic guide of 101 free and best blogging tools which your blog need right now. I will talk about all tools which is very necessary for every blogger. These awesome instruments will make you a better blogger.
In this epic guide ,We will cover :
- Basic Tools for bloggers which will increase your traffic.
- Best Blogging tools to save your time.
- How to manage all your social media account from one dashboards.
- Some tools which every internet marketer should have.
- And a lot more.
So Just start :
Blogging Tools To Start Your Website :
- Blogspot :
Blogspot is free platform where you can create your free blog . Blogspot made many person writer when it launched in 2008. You can create your personal or business blog in three easy steps here :
1.Pick Your Niche 2.Give A Name To It 3. Start Writing
If you are professional blogger than you also need blogspot to promote your affiliate products .
2.Wordpress :In WordPress ,you can create better site than blogspot. WordPress website is more beautiful than blogpost and also optimize .
There are many plugins to help you in wordpress So you need not to have any coding skills.
You can create many wordpress site to promote your affiliate offer or for your followup email .
For me I have created nekrajblog.wordpress.com to promote my affiliate offer
If you have made your site at blogspot than your website name will be like this example.blogspot.com and if you create your free site at wordpress than your blog name will be like this example.wordpress.com
It’s not look professional .So why not to buy a domain ?
There is a site called godaddy to buy domain but they sold very high price domain .What if we can buy same domain at some low price ?
Sounds Good and you can purchase cheap domain form bigrock. They very cheap price of every domain and plus you will get 2 custom email from them like firstname.lastname@example.org
I have also bought my new site domain from them named realtrafficmonsoon.com
Tips to buy Good Domain :
- Always Buy short domain .
- Add one keywords in your domain like seofreetips.net
- Though domain extension does not affect SEO but its advice that you buy .net,.com or .org domain.
- If you are making a site for your local business then always buy country label domain like .in, co.uk etc
Oh! I forget one more thing . Support of Bigrock is also very good .They have their support in local language also . There are 20% difference in price between bigrock and godadday for same domain.
Note: You can use Coupon code APCOM99AFF to get 90% off.
NameCheap:- This is the best place to buy domain name in cheap price.You can save upto 40% in domain buying than godaddy.
If you want a self hosted website than bluehost is leader of hosting service. They are currently hosting millions of website. There price is not also high.They charges generally 7.45/mo but you can buy self hosting at 3.95/mo from this promotion link. The good thing about bluehost is this you will get a .com domain for free from bluehost .
This site currently hosted at bluehost and domain seofreetips.net I get free from them .You will also get 5 custom email once you sign up .
One benefit of self hosted website I seen that they get fast approval by ads network like adsense ,popads or leadsleap.
5.Justhost: This is another great alternative of bluehost.I used justhost for my micro niche sites. Justhost: This is another great alternative of bluehost.I used justhost for my micro niche sites. Price and processor is same like bluehost.
Price start from $3.45/mo with one free domain.
Tools For Setting Up Your Website :
You have created your website , Now what next ?
Now you need some tools to set up your website . Here are some fantastic and best blogging tools to set up your site.
6. Jetpack WordPress Plugin :
This is the most downloaded plugin in WordPress . Most of the WordPress blog has this plugin .
This plugin will monitor your website ,provide you traffic stats , notify you if site goes down ,help you to make your site load fast and a lot of.
One of blackhat techniques to drive traffic is getting spammed by comments . But if you don’t like spam comments [No-One like] then you need to use this plugin . This is just an install and activate plugin .No other setup needed.
It will help you to stop spam comments. Look the pics below: [Image Credit: WPBeginner]
8. Sumo Me :
Sumo me is all one plugin for your WordPress website. With Sumo me you can increase your conversation, collect more leads ,increase your traffic , show a welcome mat to your first time visitors , increase twitter followers and Facebook fans and a lot of more.
Here is complete guide to setting up SUMO Me by WPCube.
9. Insta Builder WP Plugin –
If you don’t want to download multiple plugin for different task than You can use Insta Builder WP plugin . It will do all different task like collecting email , increase conversation , content locker etc.
You can build a quick sales page with the help of this plugin . The best feature of this plugin is this that it has 2 steps opt in technology which wp plugin has . You can collect leads just by asking question .
Remember : If you download multiple plugins then it may affect site speed and also it down your website. So it’s a good advice you download only plugin like Insta Builder .
Making Your Website Perfect :
The following tools will help you to make your website perfect .
10. Lazy Loading :
Lazy loading will help images to load fast .IT will be very good if you are using a lot of images at your site
11.TinyMCE Advanced — This plugin will enable the advanced features of TinyMCE in the default WordPress Editor like font size ,font-family , background color etc. Here is the pics of my editor :
12.comment luv plugin :
This beautiful plugin will help you to get more comments on your post .
13. Image suit WordPress plugin :
This is another good option to finding an image without leaving your website. This plugging will find pics from public licence so you can use them without giving image credit . Quora use this plugin .
14.Max CDN :
IT will make your site fast and will help to protect your site at same time.
15. Table Press :
If you want to add table in your post then you can create tables without touching html and css with table press.
It will add poll and surveys in your article .
17.nreleted pluging :
nrelated content is playing related content at the end of your articles is an effective way to increase pageviews. nRelate is a third-party related content service provider. It is available as a WordPress plugin and allows you to easily display related posts with your articles in WordPress.
18 Easy Digital Downloads :
If you have website to download songs, ebooks, software etc then you need this plugin .
19. Optin Monster-
This is another optional for Sumo me. . You can use it same way as Sumo Me.
20. wpforms –
This is a wordless plugin to create forms on your site.
21. Click to Tweet
Built by the team at CoSchedule (which also makes a helpful WordPress calendar and scheduler), this WordPress plugin makes it simple to highlight snippets of your blogpost for readers to easily share on Twitter. For sites not running WordPress, consider a tool like clicktotweet.
Tools#22.Yoast SEO Plug-in
One of the most popular ways to get traffic to your blog posts, particularly if you don’t have an established audience, is through search engine optimization (SEO). Organic search traffic comes from people who use Google, Bing or other search engines from looking up specific phrases.
Once they receive their results, they can enter your site. This is why it’s important to have a high rank on search engines, so you get more traffic to your blog.
There are a variety of factors that impact SEO, but the two major categories everything falls under are:
- On-page factors: Such as meta titles, Web development, urls, the actual content on each page and page structure
- Off-page factors: Such as backlinks, mentions of your company/website online and social factors
Yoast SEO is a WordPress plug-in designed to help you improve some of the most important on-page SEO factors–even if you aren’t experienced with Web development and SEO. This plug-in takes care of everything from setting up your meta titles and descriptions to creating a sitemap. Yoast even helps you tackle the more complex tasks like editing your robots.txt and .htaccess.
Some of the settings may seem a little complex if you’re new to SEO and WordPress, but Yoast created a complete tutorial to help you get everything set up.
23. Crezzy Egg’s Heat Map : Because it’s fun to see what people are clicking on at your blog.
24 . Hello Bar :
With the help of this stool ,you can show a hello bar in your header . This tool will help you to convert your visitor into customer.
Tool#25.WP super cache-We recommend installing WPSuperCache to maximize the speed at which your blog’s pages load for a visitor. Consider it fine-tuning for your blog’s engine; knowing the technical details at this point won’t make you a better blogger but your blog won’t annoy your visitors.
26. NextScripts: Social Networks Auto-Poster: When you publish something new, this free WordPress plugin will automatically publish it onto multiple social networks.
Blogging Tools To Create Better Content :
You have set up a perfect website .Now your task is to create user and search engine friendly content .So here is the great blogging tools like which will help to create better content in short time .
27. Long tail pro
LTP is keywords research software works on mac and window .It is the best keywords research tool available in the market .You can find many untapped high search and low competition keywords using long tail pro.
Also Read : Long Tail Pro Review
28. Keyword Planner
How do you frame your awesome idea into a far-reaching blog post (that people can easily find)? Check for popular keywords. Google’s Keyword Planner lets you enter a series of keywords, and Google returns results on search volume and popularity as well as related keywords that might spark an idea for you.
29.Portent title maker
If you are not sure what should be the title of next post then head over to portent tile maker and it will suggest you some title . Which you will surely like .
30 .Blog topic generator :
If you can’t decide on which topic should you post ,then this blogging tolls can help you .
- Just head over to this tool and enter your three main keyword
- and it will come out with 5 post idea
31. Hemingway : This is a cool website to check readability for your post/content.
I use this tool for my every post include this one. Why not to check readability for your own post ?
32. grammer.ly : Best tool to check grammar mistake in content .
33. evernote :
I use Evernote to organize my business . There’s an overwhelming amount of information that I learn everyday and I use evernote to keep all that information.
Finding Visual Content For Your Next Post :
An Image is equal to 100 words so why not to add lot of image in your post to make it more interesting .Here is the tool which you need:
If your target to drive maximum visitors from Facebook then you need to use meme . This is the best tools for blogger to generate memes.
35. light screenshot taker :
Its is chrome extension which help to take screenshot and you can also edit your screenshot with this tool.
The screen shot you see on this blog has been taken by lightshot screen taker .
With pixabay , you can find free and public licence image in hd quality . Most of the image at this blog I have taken from pixabay.
To find more beautiful and data driven images .This is the most reliable option to find an images for business website.
38.Start.me:– This is a great free social bookmarking tool.
You can manage all your favorite website,filter,use rss feed to read your favorit blog and a lot more.
39.Soctop:- If you need social signals for free then use this free tool.
Best Tools For Email Marketing :
Money Is In list .So why not to have a look at best email marketing tools :
40. Aweber :
Aweber is my favorite email marketing software . If you are not using email marketing for your website than you are leaving money on the table . I have written in my last post about benefits of email marketing .
41.Feedburner: To power my WordPress RSS feeds and also to make them available for everyone to subscribe via email.
42.Constact Contact –
Constact contact is an email service providers. But its much better than aweber or mail chimp.
It has many features like –
1.Free For two months. (MailChimp provide for only 15 days)
2.Easy to use (More easy than mail chimp or aweber.)
3.No credit card required while sign up. (Aweber need it)
4.You can use different address for each campaign. (You cant do it In Aweber or MailChimp )
5.Fast and 99% delivery. You can sent 1M in a single click to any email address. (You cant do it in MailChimp).
P. S- You can get $30 Free +2 Months Free trial using this link.
43. Leadsleap :
Leadsleap was launched in 2008 and started as auto-surfing site, and now it has released its second version with more opportunities and rewards for its members.
It is a free list builder for your blog.
You should also check Leadsleap Review
Tools To OutSource Your Work :
You can not do every work so You need high qualified tools/free lancer which work for you .You need to create an online team for your blog. So here is the best blogging tools to out source work.
44. Magic Submitter Tool
You can say this tool a ROBOT SEO Tools . It will do all work which seo agency do . Magic Submitter will submit your site into various search engine , directory and create some high quality backlinks for your site.
45. SEOCLERKS :
It is the best tools to outsource your some work like link building service , twitter follower increment , seo service and many more .
I would also like to remind that this is the one of best money making sites . I use this for making money and making my team.
Fiverr is alternative of seoclerks .
This is also a WordPress plugin which will create pdf e-book from your post .You can also create beautiful eBook with beacon and the best thing is this is totally free.
I have created most of my eBooks like RealTrafficMonsoon , The Amazon Income Guide etc with Beacon .
Tools For Social Media Automation :
If you want to save your time at social media ,you need to use these tools :
48. WeFbee – It is very good tool to increase website traffic from Facebook.
Using this tools you can Share your post in multiple groups at a single click. You can post in your all Facebook page at once and many more features.
Visit wefbee now (It’s totally free.)
Note – Don’t share your post more than 20 groups in a single click else your id may be block.
49. Mass Planner – Best Social Media Automation Tool
Mass-planner is social media automation software which runs only window operating system. This software can grow your social media fans, increase traffic to your website, boost your social media presence and automate every task we do at our social media accounts e.g. commenting, liking, sharing etc.
Also Check Mass Planner Review
50. Buffer :
Buffer is my favorite social media tool . With buffer you can share your latest post to multiple social accounts. You can also schedule your post , tracks clicks ,likes and reach and a lot more.
51. Onlywire :
only wire is another social media automation tool .With Only-wire we can automatically share our post at 100 channels like Reddit , StumbleUpon etc .
52.Dlvr.it – Its a solid media tools. It will automatically share your all blog post to social media as you publish.
Plus You can schedule your post, update any post to all your social media network in single click and much more.
Its a totally free tools. Join dlvr. It
Tailwind: Pinterest is my number traffic source from all social media channel because of tailwind.
With the help of tailwind you can automated,schedule and analyze pinterst marketing and grow your traffic.
Price start from ony $4.95/mo for unlimited pins scheduling and posting.
They have android apps and chorem extenstion which makes scheduling very easy.
They will provide 2 month free trial if you use this link.
Else you can get 1 month free trial by this link.
53. IFTTT : It will automated your most of the task .
54. AddMeFast: To finding and adding more twitter followers ,Facebook fans etc .
55. Tweepy : To manage your twitter account .
Monetization Tools :
There is no good reason to writing blog post if you don’t have a monetize plan . Lets talk about some tools to make dollars from your blog .
56. Shote.st : If you want to get some quick money when someone click on your short url than you should use shorte.st
57.Popads Network – It’s a very good monetize network which give highest payout. You will get automatically payment as minimum $5. Approval is very easy and very fast.
If you are an amazon affiliate and all your income come from aAmazon than you need this theme.
59. paypal : You know a lot of about this . PayPal will help you to collect payment from various online source.
SEO Tools For Blogging :
60. Google webmaster tools
This is also known as Search console tool. If you are a tech geeky than this tool is very friendly for you. This tool will give you all the insight about your blog e/g which of your page is ranking high ,how your site will look in search engine etc.
Screaming Frog does an analysis of your existing post to check page titles, page descriptions and other areas that are important to SEO. It’s very useful to do a review to see if you can further optimize your existing posts!
Check Screaming Frog https://www.screamingfrog.co.uk/
62. Majestic SEO :
This is all in one SEO tools . You can analysis your back-links ,indexed page in google ,and a full report of seo . It is tool for seo agency .
A Must Have SEO Tools For Every Bloggers. This is complete seo tool which will also hep to boost your website traffic .
Enter a URL into Quick Sprout, and you get an analysis of the site’s performance and content. The “Social Media” tab shows you which posts from the site have been home runs, and you can take inspiration from the highlights on the list.>
Your content is created and you’ve been promoting it through social media and email marketing tools. Now, you need to know the results of your efforts.
Google Analytics is the most popular blogging tool to track the performance of your content. Google Analytics can get very advanced, but here’s a good guide for beginners that tells you the main areas you should start looking at, which are:
- Audience: Who’s coming to your blog?
- Acquisition: How are people finding your blog?
- Behavior: What are people doing on your blog?
The more you log-in and check your analytics, the more comfortable you’ll become with the dashboard. If you don’t have Google Analytics installed on your blog, make it a priority.
Tool#66.Sinium SEO tools – This is an android app which will provide you all information for any site like alexa rank, backlinks, websites worths and dead links and much more.
It is keyword tracker tool .You can also submit your site in multiple directory at one time .You can also track your backlinks .social media promotion etc with this tool. The main benefit of this tool is this you will get weekly mail that how is your project going.
It also has 60 day trail which is very good . [Click at the image to start ]
Best Tools For Bloggers To Cloud Storage :
68. drop box :
Free 2 GB cloud storage of your files. You can also use dropbox to store your freebies/ pdfs/ videos and send the link to your readers to access it. You can also automated your action to drop box with the help of IFTTT tools.
69.Google drive :
Work similer like drop box .
70. MediaFire – If you are giving something free to your readers eg. PDF or any file, Mediafire is best for cloud storage.
Mediafire is now rated amongst the quickest developing websites, with its yearly growth rate being 100%. This online backup provider is still the only one to offer unlimited downloads and uploads, download resuming capability, unlimited storage and also zero wait time to users, and all this for no charge. Moreover, addition of new features as necessary keeps the service updated as per the feedback given by the users.
Mediafire is a well-known file storage provider, and is globally popular for allowing users to store and download large files. Users who do not opt for any plans can also download the files uploaded publicly. Almost all file types can be uploaded, and the upload process is fairly easy with the new multi-upload button.
Other Tool You MUST Have
71. Buzz sumo
Suppose you are going to write a new post but you don’t have any idea about which is the most successful post in your niche .
So what next ? Just go to buzzsumo and enter your keywords .Buzzsumo will show you all post with social shares and backlinks .
This is will give you an idea that what should you write and what should be the heading . Before writing this post I have also checked my keywords in buzzsumo tool.
A card-based task management tool. I have used it in the past, but have now shifted to Wunderlist. Still, Trello serves a different purpose and is very popular.
73. Google docs
Google docs is free service from google .With google docs you can create excel sheet ,docs file online . This is a must have tools for every marketer and website owner.
You have a question which is very necessary for your business . Where to ask your question so that you get a fast response ?
Only one place I suggest that is quora . You can ask question and also answer . This will help you to gain knowledge and share knowledge .
Note :You can also ask question in comment and I guarantee for best answer.
75. Viral Content Buzz :
Viral Content Buzz is free social media promotion tool. With the help of VCB , you can share other article at your social media account . When You share other post ,you will earn points and you can use those points to promote your article .
Join Viral Content Now!
Note : To be qualified for Viral Content Buzz , you need an account which has large number of followers. If you don’t have large number of followers then head over to these 2 articles :
76. Google trends : If you are from high competitive niche like blogging ,marketing that you should use this tool for upcoming queries in your field. You can explore trending search topics on Google.
77. camtasia video maker tool :
If you want to create a high quality video than you need this software .
Semrush 30 Days Free Trial :-
Semrush offer 30 days free trial and many pro marketers use this tool.You can semrush for many task.
You can research Competitors’ Keywords to find untapped keywords.
I have shared details guide in kwfinder review .
79. bit.ly It’s my preferred URL shortening service (when I have to shorten one).
80. RealTrafficMonsoon : An Ebook Course which will guide you how to drive 5000 daily visitors without SEO or PPC.
81.pingometic: To monitor the uptime of my websites.
82.My Hours :
My Hours is an online time-tracking tool to help you work out where all those hours in the day disappear to and see which tasks take more time than they should. I’ve just started using it to track how my time is spent in a bid to increase productivity. It seems easy to use and useful too.
Have you got a little image which displays when you leave a blog comment or are you stuck with the default grey man? If you’re a grey man hurry over to Gravatar (it stands for globally recognized avatars) and spend a few minutes uploading a fab photo of your dear self. This is such an important part of your online branding but one which many new bloggers overlook.
What is your audience asking in other forums ? This free blogging toolset will tell you.
keyhole is a Twitter search engine that you can use to discover Tweets. It allows you to filter the results based on various parameters – links, photos, videos, influencers, time, etc. keyhole also allows you to identify influencers by keywords, person or company name and leads you to content trending as ‘hot’ for the specific industry.
Fyrebox is a free tool that lets you make your own quiz in minutes. Imagine how long it would take to design an interface and write code for your quiz manually.
Wunderlist is a productivity tool for getting things done, setting reminders for important events and running virtual errands. You can use it to keep your life in sync with a professional to-do list.
88.linkedin pulse – For curated social news.
VaultPress is a subscription-based protection, security and backup service for WordPress blogs and sites.
Visit Vaultpress https://vaultpress.com
This toolset will save your website from malicious attack,hacker and always take back up of your site
91. thristyaaffilaites :
ThirstyAffiliates will create pretty links from ugly affiliate links (aka link redirection or link cloaking) all the while giving you the double benefit of protecting your affiliate commision.
92.last pass- It will help you to remind all password. As blogger you need to join many website which requires to open an account .So how to you manage all the account ? Last Passs the best solution .
93.feedly It’s the sexiest RSS reader for desktop and mobile.
94.pingdom -For Pinging your newest post .
95. Pingler – It’s a pinging bot. If you write too many post a day or having forums then use this tool .It will automatically ping your newest entry/post on your site.
96.Google image search: Use images with an appropriate license which you can use on your blog
Tool #97: Simply Measured
Simply Measured has a handful of tools, and my favorite ones are their free tools.
You can put in your social media handle in one of them, and the tool will tell you the best times for you to send a tweet or share a post on Facebook.
Their reports will break down data such as:
- The words and phrases your users want to see in social media posts.
- The time of day they use these social media platforms. This way you know when to post.
- The top users that follow you and the times when they log in.
The reason you want to use these tools is because you don’t want to tweet at 8 a.m. when all of your followers are on Twitter at 4 p.m.
If you aren’t already using Google Alerts, definitely set up this tool to use in conjunction with your blog. Even if you don’t report the news, it’s good to know what is going on in your niche. You can also set up a Google Alert for your name (if it isn’t too common) and for your blog’s name so you get an email every time someone else talks about you.
Even if you’re new, you might be surprised how often other bloggers link to your site or mention something you’ve written.
99. Alexa Master : In my post “[Secret Revealed ] How to increase Alexa Rank ” I have described how alexa master can help you to increase alexa rank .
I use it personally and advice to use it .
This is all in one website for social bookmarking ,social media and to promote your content.You can also submit press release here.
The best thing of IBO that you will get point for each of your activity .It means promote yourself and earn points.
101.Unroll.me: Easily unsubscribe from multiple mailing lists you are currently subscribed to and go on an email inbox detox today.
102 . Pro Rank Tracker :
Pro rank tracker is rank tracing tool . Let’s suppose you want to rank for keyword ” pro rank tracker review ” and you written your awesome post . Once you have finished your post , you need to build links so that you can rank for your desired keyword .
Read More at Pro Rank Tracker Review
103. 000Webhost :
If you can not afford premium hosting than you can start with free hosting . 000webhost is leading free hosting provider. They have same feature as paid hosting like one click wordpress installation , unlimited disk space etc .
One good thing I like about 000webshot is this that they don’t show ads in your website like many other free web hosting service do. If you have already a website then You can create website for sales page /review website / affiliate website there .
104.canva :To create online graphic designs.
105. Easl.ly : We use it for creating beautiful info graphics at our blog .
106.Hootsuite: A Great social media manager tool which also to schedule your post on all social media channel.
107.Sharethis:– A very fast way to share your own post and make backlinks over 300 plateform for free.
The Best Blogging Tools We Use at SEOFreeTips :
Now IT’s Your Turn :
I have mentioned all best tools for bloggers which are perfect for each new blogger, advance market and even for expert .Now its your time to add more toolbox in this list . Remember: Blogging is not a hard work . You need to continue learn blogging .
If you have any query or want any help about any tools just comments below . we will feel happy to help you. You can also suggest the best blogging tools which you are using for your site.