If you have started blogging now then it is obvious that you don’t have much knowledge about essential blogging tools that help you to make your blogging journey easy.
You also understand how much it is difficult to write or plan unique and good content. And also to be very consistent you have to manage your time.
There are a lot of tools available in the market to make your task easier. Some of them charge some penny and some of them are free of cost.
Here In the post, I am going to share 20 best free must-have tools for bloggers who are new in blogging.
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Must have free Blogging tools for new bloggers
After starting a blog the main thing is to produce good quality unique and SEO friendly content. And after that, it comes the sharing and promotional part of your blog post.
So I have made the list of free blogging tools into five parts:
- Keyword research
- Blog Writing software.
- Stock Images for your blog
- Graphics for your blog
- Social sharing
- Email marketing tools.
- Performance analysis of your blog.
Let’s discuss one by one.
1. Free Keyword Research Tools:
There are many free keyword research tools. But I have only included those which are easy to use and also provide the correct data like the paid tool Semrush.
Semrush is one of the most popular keyword research and performance analyzer tool. Most of the popular bloggers use this tool. It provides related keyword results along with the related search query that you have searched for. Its data is 99.99% accurate.
It also provides keyword difficulty, CPC, search volume SERP results, and many more. Which will help you a lot to find a perfect keyword for you.
It is not fully free but you can access these tools 7 days as a trial and after that, you will get free 5 searches every day. If you like the tool you can also make a purchase.
Ubersuggest is the best tool to analyze keywords. They can provide 1000s of long-tail keywords in just one minute. It matches data with Google suggests and which you have provided in the keyword ideas section and provides the results with other details like keyword difficulty, cost per click(CPC) and total search volume, etc.
It is not fully free of cost but you can get a free 7 days trial.
This is another keyword research tool you can use to find keywords related to your search query. Here you will get different platforms like Google, Bing, Youtube, Instagram, Amazon, Twitter, eBay to search your keyword strength.
But in the free version, you will only get the related keyword ideas. No keyword difficulty, CPC, or volume will be shown. If you are searching for the long-tail keyword this is the best platform for you.
Moz is one of the best blogging keyword research tools. This helps you to analyze the published content for a keyword. You will get all the statistics about your keyword and this will help you to focus on the keyword in your article.
Besides this Moz provide various tools like backlink building, on-page SEO audit, and many more.
2. Blog Content creation Tools:
Writing an SEO friendly and optimized content needs hard work. But you can take the help of different tools that will make your task easier. Here I have shared some free tools that will make your job easy.
The headline of your content plays an important role. This attracts users to click their content and make them read. So it is necessary to sketch a good eye catchy headline for your article.
One of the best tools to analyze your content’s headline is the Headline analyzer from Co-Schedule. This will give you the performance report of your headline.
They provide the result based on some parameters. Like a percentage of common words, uncommon words, emotional and powerful words.
As the name suggests, Grammarly is a web tool that checks your grammatical errors and gives the correct suggestions.
Grammarly is available as a Google Chrome extension. Just add this and you are ready to go. The free version is enough to make your content perfect. But if you want pro features you can move to Grammarly Premium.
Main functions of Grammarly:
- Checking grammar.
- The suggestion of proper punctuation.
- Error-free article writing
- Substitute word suggestion for quality writing.
It supports almost all the tools that are used to write content. Like Microsoft Office, Google docs, WordPress block editor, and also WordPress classic editor.
It is the most user-friendly and easy to use tool that helps to write an error-free and reader-friendly article. I personally use this tool and I recommend using it.
Hemingway is one of my favorite tools. While Grammarly checks the grammar of your article, Hemingway helps to determine the readability of your content.
It is totally free to use the tool. You can use it here: hemingwayapp.com
The Hemingway app editor suggests related words based on your content and also suggests easier words for any hard word. It Highlights the difficult to read paragraphs and provide easier suggestions that will make your reader easy to understand.
For blogging active sentences are recommended. If you use any passive sentence it highlights that part automatically.
But in the free version, you can access all the features but you can not save your work. To save your work you have to go for a premium and that is only $19.99.
A. Stock Images for Blog:
No one wants to read a long article. If your blog contains only text, it will make readers monotonous and boring. Add some pictures and videos in your article to make your content easy to understand for your readers. This will also help you to increase user engagement.
If you are doing some review of any product or services try to add relevant images and some screenshots or gifs. But keep in mind not to use any copyright images. This can penalize your blog in the future.
For this, you can take the help of some websites that provide copyright-free images. The websites are listed below:
According to Optinmonster “Articles with images get 94% more views as opposed to those with no visuals and 32% of marketers say visual images are the most important form of content for their businesses.”
For better results in your blog, you can use the Image Optimization tool to ensure that the image of your blog doesn’t slow down while keeping the original quality.
B. Thumbnail & Infographics designer :
As a blogger sometimes you need to create your own images or some infographics to make your content easy to understand for your readers.
For this, you have to be a photoshop expert. But with the help of Canva, a web tool you can easily make blog banners, thumbnails, infographics, and other images for your blog free of cost and it requires no skills. It is a drag and drop builder.
Make a registration and use Canva to make beautiful banners for your blog.
It is one of the most popular social sharing tools. It not only schedule posts for all social media platforms but also provide a detailed report and also keyword searches.
With the keyword search report, you can easily focus on those keywords to get more traffic on your blog.
It currently supports all major social platforms like Facebook, Twitter Linkedin. It comes with a mobile app that supports both android and iOS.
Buffer is one of the best tools to manage your social media presence and schedule your posts. It comes with an analytic tool that helps you to track user performance and activity.
It has a chrome extension features. So, It integrates with your blog easily, and setting up this needs only just a few clicks.
4. Email Marketing Tools:
Email marketing not only just allows you to promote your blog but also helps you to get in touch with your readers. There are plenty of email marketing tools.
You spend a lot of time writing an article but unless you promoting your blog it is not fruitful. Email marketing strategies help you to inform your readers about your new posts, products, or services.
Here is a list of some Email marketing tools that you can use free of cost:
It is one of those free email marketing tools that allows sending personalized email newsletter for free.
Here you can set up your account and personalize email cards. It automatically sends information about your new post to the subscribers. It is suitable for small businesses and blogs.
With the free account, you will get 2000 contacts, 7 marketing channels, And one audience list. It is excellent for starting. After growing your blog you can use its premium features.
It is another email marketing tool that offers the same as Mailchimp. With the help of a free account, you will get 40,000 emails for the first month and next after 100 emails per month for a lifetime. You can also go for its premium features.
It offers API, SMTP relay, and webhooks with delivery optimization tools and analytics.
5. Performance analysis tool:
To grow your blog it is necessary to track the performance of your blog. How your audience is reacting and how search engine plays with your blog or website. For this, there is an absolutely free tool available on the internet.
Once your blog is live, you should track its performance. Whether it is getting traffic or not. For this Google, analytics is the best tool. It gives comprehensive analysis and insights into traffic and more.
Google Analytics Features:
- Shows good & badly performing pages: With the help of Google Analytics you can easily find out the best and poor performing pages. Moreover, you will get the total insight on how traffic is playing with your blog pages.
2. Shows the number of traffic: With Google Analytics, you can easily get the data about traffic, their demographics, and the total number of visits in a specific time range.
3. Comparison between two times: Google analytics provides the features of different types of comparison. Traffic comparison between next month and the previous month with the number of clicks and average search position on google.
4. Demographics of your traffic: An insightful data of Google Analytics gives a clear idea about the search timing, search country, and as well as the interest of your traffic. This will help you to focus on these parameters to gain more traffic.
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6 Absolutely Free tools that you can use while blogging:
1. Google Docs:
It is a free tool that comes to form Google. You can use it to draft your content or to share some information with other users. If you want to add some external content in your blog you can easily use it. It is free for a lifetime.
2. Google Drive:
Another free storage tool is Google drive. If you have any downloadable file in your blog, you can use Google drive. It is free up to 15 GB. You can store documents, images, and videos in it.
It is basically a web-based free note-taker tool. You can capture anything like web pages, images texts, and also voice notes into it. It can later accessible through the computer as well as mobile devices. You can use it for faster work.
It is a backup storage device. Backing-up your work is very important. You can use dropbox to take a backup of your work. As a free account, you get 2 GB storage space. If you like its service you can go for a premium.
If you are selling some products or services or some ebooks, taking payment is not an easy task. You can use PayPal to accept payments from your audience. It is totally free of cost. You have to create an account and after that make a payment accept a link to get paid from your users.
It is a free invoice creation tool. If you are selling any product or services the best practice is to provide an invoice to your users. InvoiceHome makes your task easy. It offers different types of invoice templates. Choose your template and you are ready to go. You can use it free of cost.
You have to grab the technology around you, rest will automatically be done by the technology.
Here in the post, I have tried to share the most popular and free blogging tools that are easy to use and give great results. I also use these tools in my blogging journey. So, their tools are tried and tested. If you have any queries or if you want to suggest some tools that are not on our list, please write in the comment section below and also let me know which tools you are using now.
Hi, Myself Sarajit Mitra. Fountainhead of BLOGGINGSTACK. I am an engineer by profession and blogger by passion. I am doing blogging, affiliate marketing and digital marketing since 2018.