I’ve had to cut down my weekly Author Interviews to twice a month now instead of every Friday so I can spend more time writing. In lieu of those alternate Fridays I’d like to share articles that I’ve come across which I feel will be valuable to bloggers and authors, and today I’m sharing a wonderfully informative article by my friend and ûber blogging expert Janice Wald from Mostlyblogging.com
In this post, Janice is offering 123 FREE blogging tools we can add to our arsenal of tools. I’m sure many of us are already using some of them, but this post would be excellent to bookmark for future reference because as time goes by and we find our blogs growing , our interests tend to become more piqued about more things we can do with our blogs to gain readership, as well as using different avenues of social media. Check out Janice’s post below.
Are you aware of bloggers’ two most important priorities?
They are saving money and saving time.
This post, an update to my 2016 post 89 Best Free Blogging Tools That Will Save You Time Blogging, does just that.
The sites and apps I’ve discovered since the original post’s publication have been added. Sites no longer in existence have been removed.
These websites and apps make blogging so much easier you might wonder if they are free. Have no doubts. They all are.
The blogging tools are presented in alphabetical order.
Let’s get to them.
Free Blogging Tools
- Accessify will analyze your site’s loading speed and make recommendations for improvements.
- Ahalogy I used to use Ahalogy to schedule all my Pinterest pins to my boards and community boards. I am such a fan.
- Alexa has your blog’s Alexa score. Many experts revealed they won’t subscribe to someone’s blog if that person doesn’t have a low Alexa score.
- AnswerthePublic This fascinating site gives you blog topic ideas as well as ideas for long-tail keywords. Blogger Julie Kaulpali called it “fun” to use. I actually enjoyed seeing the extremely specific analytics. Make blogging decisions based on your reader preferences, which it will share with you. I will give you fair warning: When you get there, you will see a man waiting for you. His name is “The Seeker”. At one point, he started picking his teeth while he was waiting for me. As Julie expressed, a “fun” site to use. I was shocked to see how many ideas showed up when I typed in my niche, blogging.
- aSleep You don’t have to use the app to go to sleep. However, it produces white noise that will allow you to block out distracting background noise when you are trying to blog. If you find listening to the sound of the rain or the wind more relaxing than noisy neighbors when you are trying to blog, try the app.
- Backlink Checker tells you which sites have linked to you.
- BeFunky Photo Editor I find BeFunky quick to use and user-friendly. [Read: This is How You Spruce Up Your Visuals with 3 Free Tools]
- Bounce Rate can be found at Alexa.com. Its analytics are important. It will tell you how long people are staying on your blog and how many pages on your blog they are viewing. [15 Guaranteed Ways to Make Your Bounce Rate Look Amazing]
- Buffer is my choice for social media scheduler but only allows up to 10 links to be scheduled at one time for free. [Read: 17 Reasons Buffer Will Blow Your Mind]
- Buzzsumo.com shows you trending topics. If you write about popular topics, you will be more likely to get page views. Blogger Harsh Agrawal recommends Buzzsumo. “You can use this information to discover what content performs best for your targeted keyword so you can create an even stronger article and get it to outrank your competitor’s.” . . . Please continue reading HERE for 113 more tips!