Whether we want to admit it or not, we bloggers love it when our page views go up. Social Media has helped bloggers tremendously I was originally going to make this post applicable to businesses as well, so if anybody would like to see that let me know! Hopefully this is helpful, and some of these tools are ones you don’t know about.
Both of these essentially do the same thing. They pull together articles that are trending and/or popular on a subject, and by trending I mean the ones that are getting the most shares. Depending what ‘type’ of blogger you are, this will be either really useful for some or not at all, but it’s always a good way to understand the types of articles that are getting the most clicks. (e.g. everybody loves list style posts) I find Google Trends much more relevant for my blog most of the time, as this pulls together all the google queries that are getting more or less popular.
A ridiculously easy way to create graphics for your blog. Like seriously, ridiculously easy. Whilst I use photoshop most of the time, I find this app can really cut down time when creating certain graphics if you just want to place a font over a photo.
For some reason, it’s harder than it should be on Photoshop to create photo collages, but Picmonkey does it excellently. I prefer the fonts on canva compared to Picmonkey, but for simple things it’s great!
This site allows you to search hashtags for topics. Working in Social Media, I often wondered why there wasn’t an easier way to find hashtags people actually use – Then I found this tool. Just search in the toolbar a potential hashtag, e.g. #beauty, then it will pull together the ones that are actually being used.
If you’re like me, you struggle to keep things things concise. This would have saved me so much time at university, not gonna lie. Grammarly scans your blog for grammar and punctuation. Whilst Hemingway scans your blog to see whether you’re rambling and your writing is not succinct enough. Essentially, they both make your writing a lot easier to read!
I’ve found a few bloggers that manually go through their blogs looking for broken links. So a plugin that scans your whole blog for them would make life a hell of a lot easier right? This is why you need this, you can easily remove, edit broken links making life a heck of a lot easier.
Most bloggers know of this tool, but if you don’t, where have you been?! This scans your blog posts for SEO making sure you can optimise it easily, yet effectively.
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I’m Eleanor, a UK Manchester based Lifestyle & Beauty Blogger. I write about beauty products, feminism, mental health and my adventures in the big city of MCR.