As a blogger just a few engaging pieces of content may not be enough to improve your stats. You may have to count on few tools and websites to drive more traffic, create attractive contents easily, understand competitors, make successful marketing programs and generate a better revenue.
From my experience of 4 years in parenting blogging, here are the top 7 Must use, easy-to-use, free online tools or websites for bloggers. These are mainly for multimedia and stats. I myself use them nearly 5 days a week.
7 Must Use Free Online Tools for Bloggers
Many bloggers are aware of it but if you are a new blogger, Pixabay is a royalty-free (sometimes with terms) image stock website. Not many Indian models/faces but still the best source for HD and amazing free images.
This is a must to learn for basic graphic design skills, be it your post’s featured image, infographics, small artwork, all can be done in just a few minutes on Canva. It’s so easy that even my 8 years old son enjoys it and makes graphics work all by himself. Very much recommended for social media marketing.
Though these don’t reflect exact stats, this website will help you give some insight on competitors etc. It will help you know Trust flow, backlinks, keyword status, top ranking keywords, money-making keywords etc.
Google Analytics and Webmaster
These are not just useful but MUST tools for your blog. Most importantly they will warn you of any harmful things like bad backlinks, balance of backlinks, traffic, sitemap, user heat maps, and geographic traffic distribution. Recently they stopped supporting plugins, so you have to configure it by coding.
Shorten your links while sharing on Social media. Beetly gives good information on how many times it was clicked etc. For some reasons, I find it better than goo.gl
This is an android app not a website. Easiest tool to make videos, though it is made for personal videos, this one is suitable for your video posts, You can make videos from images. Just like If I wanted to make a video post of this text post, I could take beautiful pictures from Pixabay, Edit the images to perfect size n resolution on Canva, Import them to Google drive from there->Scoompa and make a short slideshow like video. They provide music too but I would recommend to use royalty-free music searching on Google or use Youtube’s own library. (Be careful with copyrighted material)
BuzzSumo is a useful tool for bloggers and content marketers. It helps you in monitoring and research purposes. There is a search box where you need to put the topic or URL and a selection of worth social media sharing contents will pop up to cater to your content marketing needs. Not only you can get a fair idea about which contents are working good on social media and which are not but with site comparison you can also dive into the productive angles of your peers and top performing blogs or programs.
Veed.io is a new online video editing tool that is extremely simple to use and can help you create videos, add effects, subtitles and more. Another wonderful aspect of this video editor is that you can create video’s for various channels simultaneously. Simply select the medium when you wish to publish the video and the aspect ratio is managed by the software, even after you are done with creating the video! They also offer translation option, which I still need to try but overall the tool looks like a great addition to a bloggers toolkit.
Keeping up with the top ranking contents using the above tools may help you reap the benefits of your endeavors. These tools are simple but effective in adding traffic to your blog and helping you find oodles of productive contents for a successful marketing.
Sapana is an IT Engineer, WAHM to 2 boys, A Blogger. She likes to share tips on parenting, weight loss diet, and to list unique baby names. You can see her blog here
22 Replies to “Most Useful 7 free online tools/websites for Bloggers”
Hi Neha! I am grateful to have found this article via IndiBlogger. I have always had these kinds of lists for global bloggers, thankfully this post has saved my time lots. Even better… is the video you have put up. That’s the best for readers who are in a jiffy. Thanks a lot dear. Have a nic e day.
Nice tools. I’m hearing about them for the first time and it seems to be very helpful for bloggers to create and support their content.
This is such an informative and useful post for all blogger. I use canva and google analytics & know of Pixabay but had no idea about the others. I’m gonna try them out for sure. Thanks so much!
This is so useful guide for me I only using canva from the list …will sure try other too now … thanks
Wow.. this post is just perfect for a beginner likr me. Looking for ways to amp up my content and these are simple and cost effective. Love it.
Some of these are new to me, especially sepstat and scoompa. They look very useful. Bookmarking this post. Thanks for sharing.
For any website, what I want first are webmaster and analytics access. People who know the interface, know how good and useful these two are to track your website details. Canva is also good.
This such informative and usefull information……thanks for sharing… i didnt knew so many of them except canva and beetly but its really helpful
I am so glad to read this post. I use Pixabay and Canva, would check out others.
Thank you so much for writing such enriching posts Neha, I didn’t know about a couple of them
I have been using Canva for a while now, but would love to learn more about other tools too. thnx for this dear.
I’m bookmarking the post, Neha.
Going to check out more of the GA tools that you mentioned here. Thanks for the useful list dear.
Thanks for this list. BuzzSumo sounds very interesting and I am quite keen to try that. Pixabay, Canva are my lifelines.. cannot imagine a blog post without them. 🙂
Frankly, I didn’t know of any other tool apart from Pixabay and Canva. This is such a useful post for bloggers. Have bookmarked it.
This is really helpful for someone like me who constantly struggles with getting good content out there. These tools & website definitely would be the saviour.
Hey, thanks for sharing this. Some of the tools, I don’t use/ dint know about. I am going to try these tools for sure.
well written post.. the best tools for every blogger..
This is really great Neha, its going to help all the new bloggers even I dient know about the 3rd and 6th one. Buzzsumo is amazing and Gtag is really important for website.
Great article for the best tools for every blogger. Such beautiful information, keep sharing