Translate

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

100+ Blogging Tools For 2018, Categorized (+ Expert Tips)


Blogging is an art, and using the right blogging tools will make your art rise and shine!This is an epic list of blogging tools to which you can refer (hint: bookmark it!), and find new tools to enhance your blogging experience as well as the experience of your readers!This epic list of blogging tools consists of resources for all types of bloggers whether professional, part-time or personal. I have structured them into various sections, allowing you to evaluate and choose the right tool for the right purpose.Though the list of available tools is long, every tool is useful in its own way. I also offer a one-line comment for each tool as a quick but helpful reference.I have personally used at least 75% of the tools mentioned below, and the remaining 25% are suggested by bloggers whose opinions I read and I trust.Note: Some of the links have my affiliate link ( I will buy coffee) The Ultimate Cheat Sheet of Blogging ToolsDesktop blog editors
Hemingway Editor: A great desktop writing tool which will enhance your writing. Get instant reading level and word count. Available for Windows and Mac.
Desk: This will pull you away from all the distractions and help you focus on writing. Available for Mac OS, and the cost is affordable.
Open Live Writer: Best desktop editor for Windows OS, and you can publish directly from your desktop.
Blogo: Desktop publishing tool for Mac that supports WordPress.
Evernote: I use this to take quick notes on my iPhone, and it’s available via cloud syncing.
Content idea generation tools
BuzzSumo : Enter a website or a topic to find the most shared and engaging content.
Quora: Search for your keywords in a search box of Quora, and you will get unlimited ideas for your blog content.
Blog topic generator: Enter your keyword and it will give you post ideas.
Google Trends: Check the currently trending topics or find the search trend for any keyword of your choice.
Blog post title tool
EMV tool: Checks the emotional marketing value of a title. The higher the EMV score is, the better it will perform on social media channels.
Headline Analyzer: This is the best tool in this lot. Regardless of what you know or don’t know about blogging, you will be churning out the best titles for your blog posts.
TweakBiz title generator: A comprehensive title generator by TweakBiz.
Potent C idea generator: Call it a content idea generator or a title generator – it functions as both.
UpWorthy title generator: The only viral topic generator you need.
Proof-reading tool
Grammarly: Saviour for a non-native English speaker like me. Helps with proof-reading, suggests words, is a great companion.
Hemingway App: Free web-based tool to improve your writing. I’m sure you will end up bookmarking this one.
Stock images for blogs
Flickr Advanced search: Use Flickr Advance search to find images with a creative common license.
Google image search: Use images with an appropriate license which you can use on your blog.
Pixabay: Another great site where you can download high quality images. You don’t have to give credit links.
Blog reading and content discovery tool
Feedly: Subscribe to any blog feeds or search for your interested topic to discover new blogs to subscribe to.
Pocket: A “read it later” app which is also a productive app. Integrated into all the reading apps mentioned previously and lets you save articles for later reading.
Desktop Image/video recording + editing tools
Camtasia: Available for both Windows and Mac OS, and let you record screencasts. Offers a one-month free trial.
Loom: A brand new tool which also offers desktop recording. You can use it to record screencast with your face in a bubble.
Snag it: Image capturing and editing tool for Mac and Windows OS. One of the best, and highly recommended for bloggers.
Image Optim: Mac Image compressor tool which optimizes your images for the web.
MPEG Streamclip: A powerful desktop video converter software for Windows and Mac. You can use it to convert, cut, trim and join videos. I usually use it to convert my video format to reduce the size of the video.
Audacity: A sound recorder tool for every major desktop OS. Useful for podcasters, as you can record and then edit your recordings.
TubeBuddy: If you are a Youtube publisher or video blogger, you should get Tubebuddy. This one tool can double your Youtube channel traffic & make it easier to manage your Youtube channel. Highly recommended for Youtube publishers.
Visitor stats and analytics tool
Google Analytics: The best solution for viewing advanced details about your blog traffic. Also shows live traffic status of your blog.
Jetpack plugin: Offers a module called “WordPress.com stats”, which allows you to see traffic details from your WordPress dashboard.
Outsourcing websites
Fiverr: Outsource things like YouTube video intros or buy social media likes & much more for only $5.
Freelancer: Great place to hire virtual assistants or freelancers to get a job done.
99designs: Crowd-sourcing websites for your web-design needs. Cheap, but high quality.
Productivity tools: Take control of your time
Headspace: Tired of blogging constantly? Use Headspace and meditate for 5 minutes. You will thank me later!
Wunderlist : Manage your to-do list with Wanderlust. Available on all platforms, and stores data in the cloud.
Trello: 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.
Rescuetime: Sends you weekly stats (configurable) of which site you spent the most time on during the previous week. A good idea to start taking note of your counter-productive activity, and save your precious time. Install, configure and it runs in the background.
Selfcontrol: App for Mac which lets you block access to certain sites. Try blocking Facebook, and notice how your productivity increases!
Keyword research tools
Google Keyword Planner: Free and easy-to-use keyword research tool.
SEMRUSH: Atypical keyword tool that allows you to find keywords that a given website is ranking for. Use it to find long-tail keywords which are easy to rank for.
LongTailPro: Desktop-based (Windows & Mac) keyword research tool. Perfect for those who have little experience with keyword research.
SEO tools
Google Webmaster Tool: Free tool from Google which shows various data such as links to your website, duplicate content and keyword ranking.
Bing Webmaster Tool: Similar to Google Webmaster Tool, but for Bing search engine.
Integrity: Desktop tool for Mac which checks your blog for broken links (internal and external).
ScreamingFrog: Desktop SEO tool which lets you check your blog from the web-spider’s point of view. Available for Windows, Ubuntu and Mac OS.
KWfinder: I discovered this tool while doing research for this post. Guess what? I have fallen in love with it. I will share a detailed review soon, but for now you should bookmark and try it. The free plan lets you make 5 searches in 24 hours, which is pretty neat.
Social Media Tools
BufferApp: This will never let your social media profile run out of content. Also offers a mobile app called “Daily”, which lets you add high-quality content to your social media profiles.
Hootsuite: Best social media dashboard tool for managing all social media channels from a single dashboard. Supports Google Plus, and you can auto-post content from your blog’s RSS feed. (Free 30-day trial)
AgoraPulse: One of the best social media management tool of 2018. Do try their mobile app and you will thank me later.
Postplanner: Post scheduling tool for Facebook which is constantly updated with new features, and helps you to take care of Facebook’s edge rank algorithm.  (Free trial.)
ClickToTweet: Create a single link to tweet. You can use it within your blog post to increase your number of tweets.
SocialPilot: New kid on the block of social media tools, but I love it as they offer an iOS app (and an Android app too). Doesn’t support Google Plus, but offers support for Facebook groups.
Images for social media tool
Stencil: Create beautiful images and download or share them directly to your social media channels. Easy to use and requires zero experience.
Canva: The most talked about social media image tool. Offers images of various sizes based on specific social-media platforms.
PicMonkey: Online photo editing and photo design tool. Also lets you create photo collages.
Pictochart: Infographics are the most shared content type on social-media, and Pictochart is the best free Infographic tool available right now.
QuotesCover: Create visually appealing quote images.
ButtonFactory: Create call-to-action buttons, and download them to use on your blog. Useful for increasing CTR.
Pablo: This free webapp is by Buffer. Lets you add text over images, and share it on social media sites with a single click.
Vid to gif: .gif images increase CTR, and sites like Google Plus & Twitter support .gif images. Use this tool to create a .gif from any online video.
Blog Monetization
Google AdSense: The best contextual advertising network. It’s easy to manage and pays on time.
Properllerads: A good alternative to Google AdSense with a lower minimum payout.
VigLink: Perfect for bloggers who uses commerce-related words in their articles. Search engine friendly, and lets you earn money from an outbound link.
Affiliate marketplace for affiliate bloggers
ClickBank : A popular affiliate marketplace for bloggers in any niche. Many different affiliate products to promote.
ShareASale: Another popular affiliate marketplace with tons of affiliate programs from which to choose.
Impact Radius: Gaining traction lately as many popular companies like MaxCDN and Media Temple use IR to run their affiliate programs.
Commission Junction: One of the oldest & reliable affiliate marketplace to find great affiliate offers. You can also get paid via Payoneer.
Email marketing tools for bloggers
Feed burner:: Free service by Google which let you optimize your blog feed, and you can use it’s newsletter feature to send daily updates to your subscribers.
ConvertKit: Best email marketing software for bloggers offering email automation, personalization and pre-built templates for sending beautiful email newsletters.
Getresponse: Another popular tool among bloggers & internet marketers. Offers Webinars support & 30 days free trial without the credit card.
Landing page tool for WordPress
LeadPages: One of the most trusted landing page tools for WordPress or any other blogging platform.
OptimizePress: Offers WordPress plugins and themes. You can use either to create a landing page on your blog. Also a great solution for creating membership for your WordPress site.
Webhosting resource for bloggers
Bluehost : Recommended as the #1 hosting service by the official WordPress.org hosting resource page. Cheap and affordable shared hosting with one free domain name.
InmotionHosting: Looking for non-EIG shared hosting? Give InMotion Hosting a try. Not the cheapest, but certainly one of the best in this lot. Based out of Los Angeles & a have a thriving community.
Cloudways: Want to host your WordPress site in the Cloud (Amazon or Digital Ocean)? Look no further than Cloudways. Makes it easier for non-technical users to host their website in the cloud.
FileZilla: Desktop FTP tool which is available for every desktop OS.
MySQL WorkBench: An advanced tool for desktop management of your WordPress database. (Recommended only for technical users.)
Blog promotion tools
Flipboard: Create your own magazines, and curate articles from the web or from your own site.  Your creation combined with Flipboard can drive targeted traffic. You can use their bookmarklet to add content to your magazine, or use their mobile app.
MakeWebvideo: Use whiteboard style videos for your blog intro or for any topic. See an example here.
Whats new: Show your blog’s new updates since the reader’s last visit. Great idea for a blog and gets tons of return visits. Wisestamp: Add visually appealing signatures after your email. Use Wisestamp RSS addon and show your latest blog post in every email. A clever technique to market your latest post. I use it to gain subscribers to my social-channels. This is an addon for browsers.
Content marketing toolsI have covered many content marketing tools above. Following are a few which did not fit into any of the above categories:
Sumo: Offers various tools to enhance your blog. Do check out heatmap and content analytics to start.
BuzzStream: For bloggers’ outreach. Not a free tool, but this is an absolutely amazing tool for serious bloggers & marketers.
Other miscellaneous blogging tools
One Signal: Enables web-push notifications for your blog. A new and innovative way to let users subscribe to your blog updates.
Google apps: Create domain specific email. Powered by Google & you will get access to all Google products. Also helps in getting AdSense approval fast with domain specific email address.
Speechpad: Offers transcription services for audio or video.
GtMetrix: Check your desktop & mobile site’s loading speed. It also suggests how to improve loading time.
Over to you: add your favourite tools in the commentsThis list will never be complete without your contribution. You can make this epic list of tools more useful by adding your favorite tools in the comment section below. Help me to make it 150+ list….One more thing…Share this article with your blogger friends, as it will help them and make my countless hours of work count.Thanks

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Unbelievable !!! Get unlimited no deposit forex bonus

Dear blog readers, today I would like to introduce a very interesting instant pay per post program for Forex traders, especially for new trader who have no money. Well now there is good news from this forum. Now you can get free forex bonus anytime you want just by communicating and posting with other forex traders, Instaforex give a chance for the new trader and trader portal MT5 in partnership with InstaForex Company. There are lots of traders already join Mt5 Forex Community, and each day they have a newly registered members because mt5 admin and moderators are very considerate and friendly too. You simply post your unique comment or opinion on the thread that you choose, For every comment you are awarded $0.20 and the best thing is that this posting bonus is really unlimited and you can get it to your Forex trading account by the beginning of every month. Posting Bonus: Standard reward for a post is $0.2 bonus for per post. If you submit 25 comments in the forum that means you earn 5 USD per day. Important Note: First take some time to read the FAQ’s general rules, bonus rules and posting rules in each forum before you decide to post comment in this forum. Make sure you read the forum posting rules before so you do not make mistakes that can get you banned from this forum. Just follow the steps: Step 1.Register Now Click Here. Step 2. Open real account Step 3.Go to your profile- click on bonus per post and attach your trading account. ( after 10 forum post ) Step 4.post and get 20 cents for each post. No limitation for posting. Step 5.Get the bonus you accumulated during a month. MT5 foum is rocks. This is a great forum to learn and earn. If you feel this article is helpful to you, you please use this linkwhen you register to the forums. If you need something not hesitate to ask any question about this, I will be glad to support everybody, who interest to earn money.http://forum.mt5.com/index.php?referrerid=1248565

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Why Making an Application for a Pay Day Loan Can Tend To Forget Your Economical Complications?

Guest Post: Introduction Sometimes you may be in dire need of financial assistance. At that time, you find that there are no assets you can offer as collateral. The absence of a guarantee for your loan significantly reduces your chances of getting the money you want. Banks and major financial institutions are going to consider you a risky prospect. The bottom-line is that you will not be able to secure a loan. The economical complications people face makes them apprehensive about trying out unconventional loan options. However, there is a way you can forget about your cash crunch and apply for a loan. Help is available in the form of payday loans. You can easily apply for open door loans or any other types of loan through a payday lending website. All you need to do is pay the relevant pay day loan charges and you can have the money you need. The Benefits of a Payday Loan The best thing about a payday loan is that you can forget your economical complications and get the cash you want. There are many situations in which the need for money arises. At that moment, you feel as if you are out of options and all the doors are closed. The process for securing a loan takes longer than you can wait. Plus, your financial situation is not strong enough to qualify you for a loan. Even in this scenario, you can apply for a payday loan. If you are going through a tough time financially, the chances of obtaining a mortgage or any other form of financial assistance are out of the question. Since the recession set in many people are in need of money but they don’t have the credentials to qualify for a loan. As they don’t meet the criteria set by the banks and lenders, they are unable to get the money they want. In this regard, obtaining open door loans is much easier. The only criterion that needs to be followed is that you have a steady job and a bank account in your name. No lender is going to lend money to a person who does not have stable employment. It increases the risk undertaken as the chances of repayment are slim. Hence, the criteria set by payday lenders are justified in many regards. Because of the lack of stringency, qualifying for a payday loan is easy. Millions of people across the world have made use of this option for borrowing money to sort out their finances. The repayment plans are flexible which make it an even more attractive option. This is why payday lending has become a hot commodity in the financial markets. The number of private investors offering their money for payday lending is on the rise. Forget Your Economical Complications It doesn’t matter if you are under encumbrance from a financial institution. As long as you can give your next paycheck as security, you are eligible for a payday loan. It does sound too good to be true and that is the best part. You can easily borrow a small amount of money against your next paycheck. The average payday loan is between $250 and $1000. If you are in need of a bigger amount, you can obtain between two and twenty payday loans. However, dealing with multiple loans can be a major problem. Payday lending is unique in the sense that it ignores your economical complications. All you need to do is give your personal information, prove you have a job and provide your bank account details. Any payday lender will be willing to lend you the amount you need. People have made use of payday loans for various purposes, ranging from medical bills to unexpected repairs. Conclusion Payday lending is a quick way to secure a loan for you. Typically, the amount of the loan is not high but you can obtain multiple loans without hassle. The biggest benefit of payday lending is that you can get the money if your financial situation is not particularly healthy. As long as you are in a position to pay the pay day loan charges, you can apply and get a payday loan from a reputable lender.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Receiving Google Adsense Payments Via Western Union

Western Union is a worldwide money transfer service, that allows you to receive your Adsense payments in quick cash. But before choosing this Adsense payment option, your Adsense revenue must meet the payment method selection threshold. You will than choose your Adaense payment options by editing the payment details on the account setting page. Make sure your payee information (name and address) matches your IC. Google Adsense Payment Options: These are some adsense payment options. Please do not chosen payment by Cheque. because, Cheque reaches at your home address near after one month. It takes you towards to late. Non US publishers don’t like it. Cheque can be lost too. Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer Payment by Western Union Quick Cash Payment by Cheque Here’s a guide on How to receive Adsense payments viaWestern Union: Firstly, you need to qualify for payment. Then log in to Google Adsense account and look for “My Account” tab. If Google sent you a payment, you will see a “Payment issued” in the description. Click on the payment details link. Now click on the Western Union Quick Cash and Continue. WhyWestern UnionBest for Adsense? This is very useful for people who live outside USA. Payments will be available for pick up at your local Western Union Agent the day after they are sent according to the normal payment schedule. That’s right, just one day waiting time!. Google Adsense does not charge you a fee if you choose to receive payments by Western Union Quick Cash. The payments will be made in US dollars, but they may be picked up in your local currency. You do not have the hassles of dealing with a bank and their related high fees, depositing and waiting for these funds to clear. Payment byWestern UnionQuick Cash is currently available in the following countries and areas: Western Union payments are currently only available to a number of countries click here. If you live in any of these locations, you can now sign up to receive your Adsense payments from your local Western Union agent. Unluckily, my country bangladesh is not in the list, and I hope someday it will be included for Western Union payment option. Important Note: Adsense can send Western Union payments only to publishers that have an individual account at this time. This payment method can be used for individual payee names and not for business account. The Payee name must match the name of the Government issued identity cards. Payments are made in US dollars but they can be collected at Western union office in local currency. Overall, To be honest this is really the method I would recommend to receive your Adsense payment via Western Union Quick Cash. no hassle payment options and you can get the money immediately on the next day your payment is issued.http://support.google.com/adsense/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1316760#other

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Google Adsense Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)

EFT payments are currently only available to a number of countries. Payments are made in the local currency and converted using the exchange rate at the time of the payment. EFT definitely saves one’s time especially if the publisher’s current mode of payment is checks, which arrive several weeks later. To receive the EFT payments with Google Adsense we need to sign up for EFT. Why EFT ? Google adsense standard delivery cheques can take up to four weeks to arrive and that you may also be charged a commission fee when depositing your cheque. If you prefer EFT, your Adsense earnings will be deposited directly to your bank account. Electronic funds transfers are sent locally and do not incur the high fees associated with international wire transfers. This is a quick and simple process and is a better choice for publishers who are located in Adsense’s supported countries. It’s free and very convenient and affordable for you. What to do: Design an account with Adsense and click on the ‘edit’ link under Payment Details. Under the EFT section, click on ‘Add a new bank account’. You require providing details about your bank account and verify your account using a small test deposit. Wait 4 to 10 days, Once you have confirmed the deposit, go to your account and under the Payment Details section, click on ‘Verify this account’. For international AdSense publishers, Currently Google AdSense is providing EFT facility in the following countries: NoCountry:Currency:NoCountry:Currency: 1AustraliaAustralian Dollar16MexicoPeso 2AustriaEuro17NetherlandsEuro 3BelgiumEuro18New ZealandNew ZealandDollar 4CanadaCanadian Dollar19NorwayKrone 5CzechRepublicKoruna20PolandZloty 6DenmarkKrone21PortugalEuro 7FinlandEuro22SlovakiaEuro 8FranceEuro23SpainEuro 9GermanyEuro24SwedenKrona 10GreeceEuro25SwitzerlandFranc 11Hong KongHong KongDollar26TurkeyLira 12HungaryForint27United StatesUnited StatesDollar 13IrelandEuro28United KingdomBritish Pound 14IsraelShekel29ItalyEuro 15JapanYen Though they will offer electronic funds transfer to other countries in the future. Finally, EFT is a quick and simple process. When your Google Adsense payments are issued, there’s no need to wait for the delivery in the mail. Read more details here.

Friday, 11 July 2014

What is Skrill ? Skrill Review


Skrill is an e-commerce business that allows payments to be made through the Internet. For individual users, the Skrill payment system offers an online deposit account and a low-cost, internet-based alternative to traditional money transfer methods such as cheques, money orders and wire transfers. Skrill is authorized under UK and EU law, and regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) in the UK. What is Skrill ( Moneybookers ) ? Skrill is quite possibly the most widely used and popular International secure online payment system, with millions of customers world wide, and an extensive network of merchants accepting this powerful payment method. Skrill eWallet allows sending money from Skrill account into any company via e-mail, which supports the Skrill or people may exchange money among themselves. Skrill is a payment processor online like Paypal and Alertpay. This payment processor is a great tool in building a business online. How does the Skrill ( Moneybookers ) work? As we have already mentioned, Skrill is an eWallet. Transactions from customers to merchants, transfers by customers to bank accounts, and payments received by customers can be executed using an e-mail address. It does not cost anything to create an account. Once an account is created, customers will be free to deposit or withdraw from the account. Why Skrill ( Moneybookers) ? It is connected to more than 100 payment options, covers 200 countries, and handles transactions in 41 different currencies. Excellent level of security with the VeriSign SSL Certificate. It’s one of the most secure online payment methods. The website is translated into many different languages. Many e-commerce and other stores support this payment method. It’s widely spread. Many countries and many currencies. Easy way to send and receive money and shop online. There is no fee to receive money through the system. Phone verification system. Upload and withdraw funds to your account instantly. Skrill will not let you withdraw your money without you giving detailed information, like your bank card number, birthday etc. Skrill accounts can be held in any of major currencies but once the first transaction is made it is not possible to change the account’s currency. Accepted by virtually all online gaming operators. A good choice of withdrawal option including, throught the local bank, onto a Visa credit card or via check. More than 70,000 online shops using this payment method. Customer support is available from MoneyBookers from Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 6 PM GMT Registration in Skrill: Signing upfor an account at Skrill (Moneybookers) is easy and will only take a few minute. Please enter correct information only and confirm your identity. Once your account has been verified you may start using your account to send and receive funds online. It is possible Skrill will call you to verify your information. Follow their steps to increase the limits imposed on new accounts. Please Note: Please be sure to read the agreement fully and carefully before making any agreement. Each person may have only one account at Moneybookers. All Travel money, Foreign Exchange, travel money cards and prepaid cards are listed or reviewed. About Skrill: Skrill is controlled by the British and European law and it is controlled by Financial Supervision Authority for Great Britain. Skrill is joint stock company. The major shareholders are the Investcorp Technology Partners and Gatcombe Park Ventures Ltd. Finally, Skrill is a leading international online payment system, safe and electronic money issuer authorised under UKand EU law and regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) in the UK. Click here for a accountregistering is easy and takes less than 5 minutes.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Why Should You Choose Instaforex ? | best forex platform


InstaForex is an international forex brokerage company known for high quality of rendered services and the widest range of available trading instruments. The reviews of InstaForex shared in this article will help you get an insight of the credibility of this broker. Why InstaForex ? Forex trading is definitely one of the best ways to earn some profits, There are a lot of online forex brokers that claim to be the best. But there are specific reasons why you should choose InstaForex as your online trading partner for forex trading. InstaForex has also won many awards and their platform is extremely easy to use. Their main objective is to satisfy their customer and help them to succeed in the world of forex. 1 000 000 traders in 80 countries of the world like InstaForex. Every day about four hundred traders who decided to invest in currency and equity markets open trading accounts with InstaForex Group. Why Should You Choose Instaforex ? With the world’s largest community of financial traders you get much more with InstaForex. Instaforex is probably one of the most informative and instructive website on the internet. Available bonus for their traders, Fixed Welcome Bonuses, 30% Welcome Bonus and InstaForex Club bonus. InstaForex Company has the advantage of analytical articles presented by professional analysts. Largest forex community, I can develop my trading skills and keep in touch with people with the same interests. Best Broker in Asia. InstaForex support all popular payment method. for example Credit Card, Liberty Reserve, Bank Transfer, Perfect Money, Payza, Webmoney, EuroGoldCash, Skrill, Global Digital Pay transfer etc. For beginner traders InstaForex also hosts very informative training section on the site. Instaforex Contests for traders that award amazing prizes. You can win some prizes and many more cash prizes. Depositing and withdrawing is super fast. Payment and get the money on the same day They have a very professional team and their customer support is very polite and friendly. Unlimited money making opportunity for all traders. Read more Finally, they are well on their way to becoming a leading online Forex broker. I am very satisfied with the services and conditions for trading. So why you are waiting for ? click here to joinnow.