If you are a blogger this list of the 17 amazing tools for bloggers is just perfect for you.
Check them out and find out which tool is the best for creating stunning visuals, edit photos, which tool can help you optimize your SEO, manage your social media or increase your blogs load speed.
Tools for bloggers to improve writing.
If you are a blogger and English is not your mother language Grammarly is the perfect tool for you. Thanks to its AI-powered assistant every word or sentence you write is reviewed immediately and if a correction is needed feedback is given.
Another cool feature is that you can install it everywhere you want. You can use it in your browser, social media channels or during writing important emails.
The FREE version works well and it comes with 2 basic features and once you activate the PREMIUM version (it starts at $11.66/month) you will get all the extra features like.
Tools for bloggers to get new content ideas.
Do you know what is the worst nightmare of a blogger? The lack of content ideas. And if you do not have content you can not have traffic to your blog or social media.
If this happens to you, don’t panic. There is always a way out and a tool which can help you.
Answer the public
This is a simple but very powerful tool to get thousands of new ideas in minutes. Just enter the desired keyword and the “old man” will give you ideas which you can then translate into blog posts.
In a free version which is mostly used by small business and bloggers, you will get content types like – questions, prepositions, comparisons and related keywords. In the PRO version (starts at $99/month), you will get 9 more awesome
BuzzSumo belongs to the best tools available. You can use it for content ideas as well as deep content analytics. BuzzSumo is also tracking influencers and social media accounts + the trending content from all around the world.
With this tool you will never stay behind and will always know what are your competitor bloggers doing.
The FREE version allows you to make 3 searches per month, and the PRO plans starts at $79/month.
Google trends are one of the best and most powerful FREE tools a blogger can use. If you want to know what is currently trending or was trending in the past you just enter a keyword and Google trends will give you all the answers.
You can do research in specific countries or see worldwide results. Also, you can set the time period and filter categories. And if you are a blogger/vlogger who creates Youtube content you can analyze Youtube search too.
Tools for bloggers which will help them to edit photos and create stunning visuals.
Lightroom is without hesitation the most popular photo editor among bloggers. And if you are not using it yet, you are missing out, big times.
In the past, you could buy a yearly license but that is not valid anymore. Nowadays you have to subscribe and pay monthly fees, starting at $12,99.
And why it is so good and popular?
Lightroom allows you to adjust your photos in very easy and intuitive ways and save it on your personal cloud space. If you are a blogger who likes to edit photos on the mobile phone you will love the Lightroom mobile application.
Also, there is one more feature which is nailing the competition and helping blogger to edit their photos in a unique way. The presets. You can either create your own, download them for free or even buy.
If you are a blogger who likes to create its own visuals Canva is the best tool for you. With its amazing features, it gives you an opportunity to design stunning visuals for all your social media channels, blog posts, emails, ebooks and many more.
It is very intuitive and easy to use. The FREE version allows you to use the basic features which are totally enough for good visuals. But if you want to take your visuals to another level the PRO starts at $9,99/month with a FREE 30-day trial.
Tools for bloggers to analyze their pages, blog speed and improve SEO.
Pingdom & Page speed Insights from Google
If you really want to have a successful blog you have to optimize it properly. Nowadays, the blogs have to be fast not only on desktops but also on tablets and mobiles. And what’s the penalty for not having fast load speed?
First of you will not get high rankings on search engines. And that’s leading to low traffic. Secondly, people will leave your page while waiting for your blog to be loaded. And that will lead to a high bounce rate, and lower your traffic. And last but not least, people will not return to your blog. Which basically means, low loyalty and lower traffic.
And once that happens to you, tools like Pingdom or PageSpeed Insights from Google come in hand. They will both help you to analyze your blogs in minutes and give you an overview of what has to be done in order to improve it. Sometimes is enough to optimize just a few things like the size of the images or fix broken code.
Although, the Pingdom has a paid version (starting at $14.95/month) the basic FREE test is more than enough for most of the bloggers.
There is one more important thing besides making great photos and creating stunning visuals. The size of your photos on
But don’t worry, there is an easy solution to this issue. It is called TinyPNG. A tool which allows you to compress your photos anytime. You can either install a WordPress plugin, Photoshop extension or upload your photos to the server.
The FREE version allows you to compress 500 uploads per month. Also, there is an option to pay only for what you compress. Up to 10 000 images you pay $0.009 per image and above 10 000 uploads $0.002 per image. Or you can get a YEARLY subscription for $25 which has no upload or compress limits.
YOAST SEO – WordPress plugin
If you use WordPress for your blog, then you have probably heard (or you are already an active user) about this plugin.
It provides a full overview of your blog posts SEO and shows exactly what to fix and how. And if you need more information, the YOAST is providing superb SEO training on their website.
The FREE version is already packed with a lot of features which will immediately improve your SEO. But if you want to get extra features like internal linking suggestions or content insights then you can check out the YOAST PREMIUM (it starts at $79).
If you are taking your blogging seriously then you have to track your numbers. That’s the rule. And Google Analytics is a game-changing tool to do that. And it is for FREE.
Only by tracking your numbers you will be able to analyze how are your content and blog doing. For example, you will be able to see in which locations are your content popular, who is your “perfect reader” and from where you are getting traffic to your blog.
Ubersuggest from Neil Patel
Honestly, this tool is a hidden gem. You can find there so many information about your blog, competitors, your on-site SEO, keyword ideas, that you will spend hours on it.
Once you enter a keyword into the search tab you will see how is that keyword doing in search, see how big is the competition, how much you would need to pay to get your keyword among the competition and get keyword ideas.
And if still not enough, you can do an in-depth audit of your blog or check the backlinks. This tool is highly recommended for every blogger and marketer.
NOTE from the author: If you are still not sure about the above-mentioned tools, here are some numbers from my experience. Thanks to them I was able to get my websites ranking from F to C, lower the size of my blog from 21 Mb to 2,1 Mb and improve my blogs speed load from 15,4 sec. to 2,62 seconds.
Tools for bloggers to organize their social media.
Tailwind – Pinterest & Instagram
If you are using Pinterest and you are “pinning” your pins manually then you should definitely check out this tool.
It gives you a way to schedule your pins according to the best times from your Pinterest account which helps to get higher engagement. Also, it has very clear and comprehensive analytics and a new feature called “smart loop”. The smart loop allows you to schedule and reshare your best Pinterest pins at the best times for engagement. For example, you can save all your Christmas pins into one smart loop and then share them before Christmas at once.
Another great feature is called “tribes”. You can search and join tribes where you can repin your pins and get extra engagement and exposure.
Tailwind offers you a free trial where you can share 100 pins and a paid PLUS version designed for small business and bloggers which starts at $9,99/month.
Plann – Instagram
Plann is all about Instagram. The tool allows you to schedule posts, Instagram stories, set up a posting strategy, analyze the results, work with #hashtags or reply to comments from your posts.
So you can basically manage your Instagram without even opening the app.
Linktr.ee – Instagram
As you probably know, Instagram allows you to place only 1 link into your BIO. Another option is to place a link into your Instagram Stories but to do that your account has to have more than 10k followers.
So what to do if you want to use more links to drive more traffic to your blog or other social media channels? You can check out linktr.ee. An easy to use platform where you can setup 1 link with several another links.
The tool offers a FREE version which is already packed with all the important features or a paid PRO version which cost $6/month.
Tools for bloggers to build email lists and send push notifications.
If you are searching for new ways of getting people know that you released a new content (besides social media or blog sharing websites) this tool is definitely for you.
OneSignal allows you to setup a powerful push notifications, web push, emails or in-app messages. So your fans will never miss new content.
You can use the FREE version which is enough to set up the basic notifications or pay for the STARTER version which has twice as much features.
One of the hugely underestimated things among beginner or medium bloggers are the email lists. But if you are serious about blogging and you would
Only with a good quality (and hopefully large) email list, you will be able to promote your products (e-books, courses, new blog posts) within minutes.
MailChimp is one of the best tools to help you to create such lists, collect emails in an easy way or manage marketing campaigns. With MailChimp, you are also able to build landing pages, create digital ads, or manage your CRM.
And what about the prices? The FREE version is dedicated to all the small business and bloggers who just started. The paid versions like ESSENTIALS ($9,99/month), STANDARD ($14,99/month) or PREMIUM ($299,00/month) are dedicated to more advanced ones which need more features or customization.