Creating a blog is kind of like building a house. There is a lot of planning that goes into the process! Just as your new house needs to be built on a solid foundation, there are several must-haves that should be built into your blogging process from the very beginning. Here are five blogging tools that are extremely important to have.
Yoast is one of the best tools you can use to measure your blog post’s SEO, or search engine optimization. The free version of this WordPress plugin is easy to use, and it has a helpful red, yellow, and green light display that helps you quickly assess whether your blog post is optimized. The plugin has a checklist of criteria to meet to increase the probability of your post ranking high in search engine results.
How will you know if your blog has any traffic, or who your audience is? Google Analytics is a free tool you can use to measure a huge variety of metrics that are crucial for blogging success. The information gleaned from Google Analytics reports will help you hone your content and improve your marketing.
Canva is an easy to use tool for creating graphics for your blog. Don’t worry if you don’t have much experience with graphics, as their templates are very easy for beginners to customize. You will need Canva to create visuals for your blog, such as featured images, as well as pinnable images and social media graphics.
E-mail marketing is one of the best ways to make sure your viewers see your content. ActiveCampaign is our preferred platform for crafting polished e-mails. It’s simple enough for new bloggers to use while also sophisticated enough to help craft tailored marketing campaigns.
Did you know that 20% of the world’s population is made up of people with disabilities? You can easily make sure that your content is available to everyone with accesiBe. This service ensures that your content is accessible to all visitors the second you publish it.
With these five must-have blogging tools under your belt, your site will be primed for success. While it’s important to focus on content and design, it’s also important to be able to reach your intended audience. These tools will help you reach both of those goals.
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