These 16 tools will help automate the blogging process, so you can spend more time working on your business, and less time promoting it.
QuickSprout provides a snapshot of your website’s SEO analysis and a comparison to your competitors’ sites. It’s not a replacement for a full SEO campaign, but it can help identify the type of content your audience likes.
Outbound Engine is a full service business that will create, test, and automate targeted marketing campaigns for your blog. Many business owners consider it an invaluable resource.
Post Planner provides all the exciting and relevant content you would want to post for your business, and provides a platform to easily schedule the posts throughout the week. And for just $7/month, it is a steal.
Alltop categorizes all the top news stories across a huge variety of topics in one place. It can drasticallycut down the time you spend sourcing for blog material. And the website it completely free!
EssayMama can save you a ton of time writing blog posts. Just tell the writing team what kind of content you want, and you can spend your time focusing on other aspects of your business. EssayMama will deliver your content in a timely fashion.
Pocket is my favorite app for content discovery. The app lets you save articles, videos, tweets, or really anything on the Internet, all in one place. So, if you don’t have time to read an article right now, you can read it later. Pocket also recommends articles based on your taste preferences.
Hemingway will save you precious time during your editing process. Copy and paste your blog post into Hemingway’s processor, and it will tell you if any of your sentences are too complex or difficult to read. Simple sentences are always best.
Dlvr.it shares your content across a variety of social channels. The website monitors your newsfeed and automatically shares new content among your pages. You can add content to your “queue” anytime, and Dlvr.it will push it to your pages based on a pre-set schedule.
Social Oomph maximizes the impact of your social media content. The website lets you schedule your posts, reuse drafts, and track your keywords. Most of the benefits come form a monthly subscription, but even the free version can help your content become more prolific.
PlagTracker will detect any instances of plagiarism in your blog. Unlike other plagiarism detection websites, PlagTracker will also replace them with original content.
Aweber is an email-marketing website that provides email templates and lets you connect with third party apps.
BuzzSumo helps you identify which social media channels your content will perform best on. Type in a topic and the website will show you how many times that topic was discussed across Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, and Pinterest.
If you post content on a regular basis, it can be difficult to keep coming up with new ideas. Blog Topic Generator makes that the easiest part. Type in a keyword and you’ll get a whole list of possible article ideas.
For just $0.05 per search, you can run your work through CopyScape to detect any instances of plagiarism across the web. The only downside to CopyScape is that each search can only handle up to 2,000 words. So, if you have a very long post it might take several searches.
Hootsuite will save you hours every week. Use the site to schedule your posts across all of your social media channels.
Never spend precious minutes or hours trying to come up with headline ideas again. Type a topic into Portent’s Title Maker, and it will generate option after options until you find one you love.
You now have all the tools you need to make your blog run more smoothly and to save yourself valuable time that could be spent on other areas of your business. Choose one tool, and sign up for it today. Eventually, make it your goal to learn the combination of tools that works best for you and your schedule.