Expert Roundup Posts: 21 Examples in Different Niche Markets

Expert Roundup Posts: 21 Examples in Different Niche Markets

Expert roundups are getting a lot of attention lately. If you haven’t participated in one, I’m sure you’ve at least seen them being passed around through social media or even found on your favorite site. The main reason why expert roundups are such a hot content creation method these days is that not only are you creating new content and value for your audience, your site is also getting a ton of social media shares, expert exposure, and authority in the process.

This is also one of the main reasons why I decided to launch my Rise of the Entrepreneur podcast, with the focus on interviewing experts within our industry.

Here’s a typical 5-step formula for how to create and find success with an expert roundup.

  1. Choose a hot topic or question relevant to your niche
  2. Email/outreach experts the question within your space
  3. Once you get enough answers, publish them all to your site
  4. Send outreach again to your experts and ask them to share your post
  5. Repeat the process and continue to promote previous roundups on your site

The formula works extremely well and it one of the best ways to get expert names within your niche on your site. Since the experts who contribute content back to your site are getting free exposure and a link back to their site, it’s no problem for them to spend a few minutes answering your question and getting back to you.

If you are currently in need of an expert round-up for your own brand or blog, contact me and let’s make it happen! We’ll put together an action plan and outreach strategy that works best for your niche and target audience.

Examples of Expert Roundups in Different Markets

What’s even more exciting about this type of content creation, is that it works in really any niche market. Sports, business, entertainment, finance… they all have hot topics and talking points that can easily be covered.

Let’s take a look at several examples of different successful expert roundups in various industries today.

21 Branding Experts Love Using Infographics

The actual value in expert roundups is always a big question. Sure, you will likely get a lot of engagement, backlinks and social shares to your article, but how are you generating new business or money from it? In this infographic roundup, the question asked was how to use infographics within your outreach and marketing. This is perfect for the site, as they are an infographic design service. No matter what type of roundup you are creating, always try to have a monetization play in effect as well.

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80 Blogging Experts Share their Tips on How to Start a Blog

Expert round ups are all about creating content for your existing audience, while also helping you reach new audiences and further establish yourself as an authority. Below you will find a perfect example of this in motion, through my how to start a blog expert round up. As with most expert round ups, the concept was simple… as a bunch of site owners one question that they could provide a great answer for. The end result was over 80 different ways to find success with blogging — all from proven experts who already put their recommended tip into action.

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22 Nutrition Experts Want to Keep You Healthy

The health and weight loss space is flourishing with content that is read, shared and viewed millions of times daily. In short, there is a never ending need for creating new content in this space. An excellent way to accomplish this, while bringing a new feeling into this mix, is through expert roundups. In this nutrition expert roundup post, Nutrition Fox was able to share numerous tips with their audiences, while creating an effective new way to increase backlinks, views and social activity in the process.

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75 Relationship Experts Share their Advice

When you think about expert roundups, you probably don’t think about some of the best niche markets and industries that they could be used in. This relationship roundup is a perfect example. What makes it even more exciting is that over 75 different experts were able to contribute to it!

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How 27 PR Experts Handle A Media Crisis

Something like reputation management and PR is huge for any existing personal brand, business or organization on the internet today. We all know that once something goes online, not only is it there forever… it also has the potential to go viral and cause problems quick! So what would some of the smartest minds in PR do to protect themselves? You will just have to check out this expert roundup to find out.

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17 Top Bloggers Discuss Common Blogging Mistakes and How to Fix Them

Blogging Mistakes. Who doesn’t make or have made their own fair share of them? Mistakes are a part of learning, and for bloggers and internet marketers they happen daily! Every blogger makes mistakes while blogging but the smartest bloggers review their mistakes and avoid them and move forward. That’s exactly what these 17 bloggers did and today they are the shining stars of the blogging sphere. In this blogging mistakes roundup, experts from around the world have shared common mistakes they have made, and also how they avoid them and continue to sketch out their success. From this roundup, you will have a list of 50+ blogging mistakes that you must avoid to find continued success in your blogging journey.

12 Foodie Expert Share their #1 Tip for Health Eating

No matter what type of blogger or expert you might be, healthy eating is something everyone can relate with. While most bloggers are focusing on creating roundups that are extremely niche focused, bringing together a collection of food bloggers to contribute to a great generic topic like healthy eating is a perfect way to reach new audiences around the world. Wondering what these food bloggers recommend for cooking fast and easy healthy meals? You’ll just have to check out each of their answers in the foodie roundup.

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30 Expert Opinions on Why Men Cheat in Relationships

If you want to have one of the most read and well-respected relationship sites on the internet, you are going to need to have some expert advice for your audience as well. That is exactly what you will find at Marriage.com. Not only does their site have thousands of articles on relationship, love, and dating, they also have expert roundups as well. One of the more popular ones on the site focuses on why men cheat and highlights the opinion of thirty different relationships experts and their own unique reasoning.

Gardening Experts Trying to Save Your Garden

If you have a question about your home garden or even how to grow one… where do you go? For most people, it’s probably the local Home Dept or Lowes. Instead of trekking out to the store, why not search online and see what you can find. An excellent way to provide a useful resource to your audience while also answering commonly asked questions is through gardening roundups like the one featured below. Not only is this roundup niche specific, it’s also evergreen content — as it will be useful year after year whenever gardening is in season.

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25 Experts Discuss the Future of SEO

In the world of online marketing and branding, expert roundups seem to take place on a daily basis. A few of the most common reasons for this is that so many people in our industry are willing to help each other out with information, while there also being a wide range of sites and resources always looking to create valuable content through such roundups. A perfect example of this can be seen at RankWatch, where they compiled answers from 25 different marketing experts to help us all better understand how to rank in Google and what the future of SEO might hold.

16 Cycling Bloggers Want You To Go Biking

When it comes to creating content for a niche focus blog, it’s all about knowing what your audience is looking for. For example… if you had a biking blog, how much could you possibly write about on biking? I’m sure there is plenty if you are in expert in this space. Another option is to simply interview other biking experts within your industry as well. Here’s a perfect example of a roundup in the cycling space.

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10 SEO Experts Want to Expand Your Site Reach

Yes, I’ve even featured a few expert roundups of my own on a few of my sites. Some people like to go with super long roundups and will try to get as many people as they can to contribute. On this one, I simply went with 10 and it worked out extremely well. All it took was a few minutes to send out emails to a few SEO experts, send them a question and then compile all of the answers into a nice looking roundup post.

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90 SEO Experts Discuss Effective Link Building

When being in a competitive niche industry like SEO or online marketing, associating big name experts with your site can be a huge deal. Tim Soulo did a great job with in this in his ahrefs roundup which featured 90 different SEO experts within the industry. Not only did this result in massive shares and branding for the site, it was also hitting their target audience as well — people wanting to do more with their SEO.

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Beauty Experts Discuss Personal Looks

If you search around Google long enough, you will probably find expert roundups on just about anything. I was able to come across this one on a lesser known beauty blog, but it was still enough to grab my attention. The goal of this site is to review hair straightening products. Through the use of this personal looks roundup, I’m sure they were about to creep their way higher in the search results and move passed a lot of their competition.

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48 Experts Share their Preferred eCommerce Platform

In the world of online marketing and business, it’s always important to choose the right hosting, advertising, and ecommerce platforms. With so many different solutions to choose from, what better way to get an idea of what’s working best, than through the use of asking experts what they are using. That is exactly what you will find in this ecommerce software round up. This round up was yet another one, completed by Minuca Elena.

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16 Experts Look into the Future of Virtual Reality

When you have access to a lot of experts (which is something we all have), sometimes you just need to get creative. Don’t feel that you need to always ask the same SEO or marketing questions. Some of the best roundups or conversations happen when you step away and get more personal. A great example of this is seen in the virtual reality roundup with experts in the mobile application space. Let’s check back on this post in a few years and see how many of them were on the right track!

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17 Marketing Experts Share Their Favorite Logo

When you see a logo design from the likes of McDonalds, Starbucks or Disney… how does it make you feel? Some of the most famous logo designs in the world today don’t even have names associated with them, yet people know who/what they are. Some people will a lot of money just to have a brand name logo on something, versus getting a generic version. Logos make people feel differently about brands around the world and this logo design expert roundup is a perfect example of why and how. Not only is this roundup focused on the thought process of different marketers and why logos make us think the way they do, it’s also a great promotion tactic for the site to push their logo design services.

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39 Companies Share their Key Methods for Retaining Talent

Running a business in the world on the internet today is hard enough. Keeping your best employees and staff is even harder. This is often referred to as ‘employee retention‘ and is something that every business will need to go through and something that some are betters with than others. In this expert round-up from TimeDoctor, we can learn from 39 different businesses and tech-companies on what they are doing to grow their business, while also keeping their best employees

50+ Internet Security Tips from the Experts

The more focused your expert roundup is to the core of your business, the more likely you are to find success. Internet security probably isn’t one of the most exciting topics to read or write about, but when you bring in a lot of expert opinions, it instantly becomes more interesting. This is also a great example of how to create content that helps with backlinking and social activity.

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28 Parenting Bloggers Share their Buying Mistakes

Mommy and parenting bloggers are some of the most powerful people on the internet. While most of them won’t have a massive reach or following, the following that they do have is usually quite loyal. The same holds true for many of the shopping and coupon bloggers out there as well. When they aren’t saving money or dishing the dirt on the latest parenting tips, you might just find some of them on parenting expert roundups like this one.

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25+ Industry Veterans Reflect Back on Affiliate Summit

To bring this “expert” expert roundup series to a close, I wanted to bring us back to one of my best and most favorite roundups on the internet — which also happens to be right on this very blog. This round up is from Affiliate Summit attendees (mainly industry veterans), who were all asked what their favorite / most memorable story or event was over the past 15 years of Affiliate Summit events. This round up was perfect for many reasons, but mainly because they were all genuine stories that related not only with other Affiliate Summit attendees but also the person telling the story.

As mentioned in one of the earlier roundup examples… don’t feel obligated to always just ask a single question. Feel free to make it more open ended to bring more conversation and engagement to the table.

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Creating Your Own Expert Roundups

Now that you’ve seen what’s possible with expert roundups, it’s time to start creating one of your own. The most time-consuming part of this whole process is the outreach process, as you will need to individually email each of the experts you would like to include within your roundup. What takes even longer is the process of actually finding the contact information for each person. To help with this process, I highly recommend using a solution like Outreach Ninja (14 day free trial).

Once the outreach process has taken place, then it’s a waiting game to see who is getting back to you. Again, a tool like Outreach Ninja can help with this, as you can build contact lists and see how is getting back to you — which is useful for future roundups. After going live with your roundup, be sure to then contact everyone who contributed, to let them know it’s live. Tell them you will be promoting it through social media and you’d appreciate if they could do the same.

Follow the example expert roundups above and the quick action guide above to start creating similar high-quality posts for your own site!

Don’t forget — If you are currently in need of an expert round-up for your own brand or blog, contact me and let’s make it happen! We’ll put together an action plan and outreach strategy that works best for your niche and target audience.

100+ Blogging Tools For 2021, Categorized (+ Expert Tips)

100+ Blogging Tools For 2021, Categorized (+ Expert Tips)

Blogging Tools
Blogging Tools

Running a blog is an artwork, and utilizing the appropriate running a blog instruments will make your artwork rise and shine!

That is an epic checklist of running a blog instruments to which you’ll be able to refer (trace: bookmark it!), and discover new instruments to reinforce your running a blog expertise in addition to the expertise of your readers!

This epic checklist of running a blog instruments consists of assets for every type of bloggers whether or not skilled, part-time or private. I have structured them into varied sections, permitting you to guage and select the proper software for the appropriate function.

Although the checklist of accessible instruments is lengthy, each software is helpful in its personal means. I additionally supply a one-line remark for every software as a fast however useful reference.

I’ve personally used not less than 75% of the instruments talked about under, and the remaining 25% are prompt by bloggers whose opinions I learn and I belief.

Be aware: A few of the hyperlinks have my affiliate hyperlink ( I’ll purchase espresso) 

The Final Cheat Sheet of Running a blog Instruments

Desktop weblog editors

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  • Hemingway Editor: An awesome desktop writing software which can improve your writing. Get an prompt studying degree grade and phrase depend. Obtainable for Home windows and Mac.
  • Frase: An online-based writing software that built-in with WordPress, medium and some different platforms. It makes use of AI know-how that will help you enhance your content material.
  • Open Stay Author: Finest desktop editor for Home windows OS, and you may publish straight out of your desktop.
  • Evernote: I take advantage of this to take fast notes on my iPhone, and it’s out there through cloud syncing.

Content material concept technology instruments

Content idea generation tools
  • BuzzSumo : Enter a web site or a subject to seek out probably the most shared and interesting content material.
  • Ahrefs Content material explorer: Much like Buzzsumo however with extra information.
  • Quora: Seek for your key phrases in a search field of Quora, and you’ll get limitless concepts to your weblog content material.
  • Weblog subject generator: Enter your key phrase and it gives you put up concepts.
  • Google Developments: Verify the presently trending matters or discover the search pattern for any key phrase of your alternative.

Weblog put up title software

Headline Analyzer
  • EMV software: Checks the emotional advertising and marketing worth of a title. The upper the EMV rating is, the higher it’s going to carry out on social media channels.
  • Headline Analyzer: That is the perfect software on this lot. No matter what you recognize or don’t learn about running a blog, you may be churning out the perfect titles to your weblog posts.
  • TweakBiz title generator: A complete title generator by TweakBiz.
  • Potent concept generator: Name it a content material concept generator or a title generator – it features as each.
  • UpWorthy title generator: The one viral subject generator you want.

Proof-reading software

Grammarly
  • Grammarly: Saviour for a non-native English speaker like me. Helps with proof-reading, suggests phrases, is a good companion.
  • ProWriting Assist: One other widespread grammar and spell checker software. Helps a number of platforms.
  • Hemingway App: Free web-based software to enhance your writing. I’m certain you’ll find yourself bookmarking this one.

Inventory photos for blogs

  • Flickr Superior search: Use Flickr Advance search to seek out photos with a inventive frequent license.
  • Google picture search: Use photos with an acceptable license which you need to use in your weblog.
  • Pixabay: One other nice website the place you’ll be able to obtain high-quality photos. You don’t have to provide credit score hyperlinks.

Weblog studying and content material discovery software

Content reading tools
  • Feedly: Subscribe to any weblog feeds or seek for your subject to find new blogs to subscribe to.
  • Pocket: A “learn it later” app which can also be a productive app. Built-in into all of the studying apps talked about beforehand and allows you to save articles for later studying.
  • Zest: This one is for entrepreneurs and out there as a chrome add-on. Cell apps coming quickly.

Desktop Picture/video recording + enhancing instruments

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  • Camtasia: Obtainable for each Home windows and Mac OS, and allow you to document screencasts. Gives a one-month free trial.
  • Loom: A model new software which additionally affords desktop recording. You should use it to document screencast along with your face in a bubble.
  • Snag it: Picture capturing and enhancing software for Mac and Home windows OS. Probably the greatest, and extremely advisable for bloggers.
  • Picture Optim: Mac Picture compressor software which optimizes your photos for the online.
  • MPEG Streamclip: A robust desktop video converter software program for Home windows and Mac. You should use it to transform, minimize, trim and be part of movies. I normally use it to transform my video format to cut back the scale of the video.
  • Audacity: A sound recorder software for each main desktop OS. Helpful for podcasters, as you’ll be able to document after which edit your recordings.
  • TubeBuddy: If you’re a Youtube writer or video blogger, it’s best to get Tubebuddy. This one software can double your Youtube channel site visitors & make it simpler to handle your Youtube channel. Extremely advisable for YouTube publishers.

Customer stats and analytics software

  • Google Analytics: The most effective answer for viewing superior particulars about your weblog site visitors. Additionally reveals dwell site visitors standing of your weblog.
  • Jetpack plugin: Gives a module known as “WordPress.com stats”, which permits you to see site visitors particulars out of your WordPress dashboard.

Outsourcing web sites

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  • Fiverr: Outsource issues like YouTube video intros or purchase social media likes & a lot extra for less than $5.
  • Freelancer: Great spot to rent digital assistants or freelancers to get a job performed.
  • 99designs: Crowd-sourcing web sites to your net design wants. Low-cost, however prime quality.

Productiveness instruments: Take management of your time

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  • Headspace: Bored with running a blog always? Use Headspace and meditate for five minutes. You’ll thank me later!
  • Wunderlist: Handle your to-do checklist with Wanderlust. Obtainable on all platforms, and shops information within the cloud.
  • Trello: A card-based process administration software. I’ve used it previously, however have now shifted to Wunderlist. Nonetheless, Trello serves a unique function and may be very widespread.
  • Rescuetime: Sends you weekly stats (configurable) of which website you spent probably the most time on in the course of the earlier week. A good suggestion to begin paying attention to your counter-productive exercise, and save your valuable time. Set up, configure and it runs within the background.
  • Selfcontrol: App for Mac which helps you to block entry to sure websites. Attempt blocking Fb, and spot how your productiveness will increase!

Key phrase analysis instruments

  • Google Key phrase Planner:  A Free and easy-to-use key phrase analysis software.
  • SEMRUSH: Atypical key phrase software that enables you to seek out key phrases that a given web site is rating for. Use it to seek out long-tail key phrases that are straightforward to rank for.
  • LongTailPro: Desktop-based (Home windows & Mac) key phrase analysis software. Excellent for individuals who have little expertise with key phrase analysis.

website positioning instruments

  • Google Webmaster Software: Free software from Google which reveals varied information akin to hyperlinks to your web site, duplicate content material and key phrase rating.
  • Bing Webmaster Software: Much like Google Webmaster Software, however for Bing search engine.
  • Integrity: Desktop software for Mac which checks your weblog for damaged hyperlinks (inner and exterior).
  • ScreamingFrog: Desktop website positioning software which helps you to verify your weblog from the web-spiders perspective. Obtainable for Home windows, Ubuntu and Mac OS.
  • SiteBulb: One other nice desktop primarily based website crawling and auditing software. I’ve found this lately and loving it.
  • KWfinder: I found this software whereas doing analysis for this put up. Guess what? I’ve fallen in love with it. I’ll share an in depth evaluate quickly, however for now it’s best to bookmark and take a look at it. The free plan enables you to make 5 searches in 24 hours, which is fairly neat.

Social Media Instruments

  • SocialPilot: New child on the block of social media instruments, however I like it as they provide an iOS app (and an Android app too).
  • BufferApp: This can by no means let your social media profile run out of content material. Additionally affords a cell app known as “Each day”, which helps you to add high-quality content material to your social media profiles.
  • Hootsuite: Finest social media dashboard software for managing all social media channels from a single dashboard. Helps Google Plus, and you may auto-post content material out of your weblog’s RSS feed. (Free 30-day trial)
  • AgoraPulse: Probably the greatest social media administration software of 2019. Do strive their cell app and you’ll thank me later.
  • Tailwind: Excellent for Instagram and Pinterest scheduling.
  • ClickToTweet: Create a single hyperlink to tweet. You should use it inside your weblog put up to extend your variety of tweets.

Photographs for social media software

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  • Stencil: Create lovely photos and obtain or share them on to your social media channels. Simple to make use of and requires zero expertise.
  • Canva: Essentially the most talked about social media picture software. Gives photos of varied sizes primarily based on particular social-media platforms.
  • PicMonkey: On-line picture enhancing and picture design software. Additionally enables you to create picture collages.
  • Pictochart: Infographics are probably the most shared content material sort on social-media, and Pictochart is the perfect free Infographic software out there proper now.
  • QuotesCover: Create visually interesting quote photos.
  • Pablo: This free net app is by Buffer. Permits you to add textual content over photos, and share it on social media websites with a single click on.
  • Vid to gif: .gif photos enhance CTR, and websites like Google Plus & Twitter help .gif photos. Use this software to create a .gif from any on-line video.

Weblog Monetization

  • Google AdSense: The most effective contextual promoting community. It’s straightforward to handle and pays on time.
  • Media.internet: An advert community by Yahoo and Bing. Prime quality adverts similar to AdSense.
  • Properllerads: different to Google AdSense with a decrease minimal payout.
  • VigLink: Excellent for bloggers who use commerce-related phrases of their articles. Search engine pleasant, and allows you to earn cash from an outbound hyperlink.

Affiliate market for affiliate bloggers

  • ClickBank : A widespread affiliate market for bloggers in any area of interest. Many alternative affiliate merchandise to advertise.
  • ShareASale: One other widespread affiliate market with tons of affiliate applications from which to decide on.
  • Affect Radius: Gaining traction currently as many widespread firms like MaxCDN and Media Temple use IR to run their affiliate applications.
  • Fee Junction: One of many oldest & dependable affiliate market to seek out nice affiliate affords. You can even receives a commission through Payoneer.

Take a look at: Finest Affiliate networks

Electronic mail advertising and marketing instruments for bloggers

  • ConvertKit: Finest electronic mail advertising and marketing software program for bloggers providing electronic mail automation, personalization and pre-built templates for sending lovely electronic mail newsletters.
  • Aweber: One other widespread software amongst bloggers & web entrepreneurs. Gives Webinars help & 30 days free trial with out the bank card.

Touchdown web page software for WordPress

  • LeadPages: One of the vital trusted touchdown web page instruments for WordPress or another running a blog platform.

Net-hosting useful resource for bloggers

  • Bluehost : Advisable because the #1 internet hosting service by the official WordPress.org internet hosting useful resource web page. Low-cost and reasonably priced shared internet hosting with one free area title.
  • SiteGround: On the lookout for non-EIG shared internet hosting? Give SiteGround Internet hosting a strive. Not the most cost effective, however actually the most effective on this lot. Based mostly out of Los Angeles & a have a thriving group.
  • Cloudways: Wish to host your WordPress website within the Cloud (Amazon or Digital Ocean)? Look no additional than Cloudways. Makes it simpler for non-technical customers to host their web site within the cloud.
  • FileZilla: Desktop FTP software which is on the market for each desktop OS.

Weblog promotion instruments

  • Flipboard: Create your personal magazines, and curate articles from the online or from your personal website.  Your creation mixed with Flipboard can drive focused site visitors. You should use their bookmarklet so as to add content material to your journal, or use their cell app.
  • MakeWebvideo: Use whiteboard type movies to your weblog intro or for any subject. See an instance right here.
  • Whats new: Present your weblog’s new updates for the reason that reader’s final go to. Nice concept for a weblog and will get tons of return visits.
  • Wisestamp: Add visually interesting signatures after your electronic mail. Use Wisestamp RSS addon and present your newest weblog put up in each electronic mail. A intelligent approach to market your newest put up. I take advantage of it to realize subscribers to my social-channels. That is an addon for browsers.

Content material advertising and marketing instruments

I’ve coated many content material advertising and marketing instruments above. Following are a few which didn’t match into any of the above classes:

  • BuzzStream: For bloggers’ outreach. Not a free software, however that is a fully superb software for critical bloggers & entrepreneurs.

Different miscellaneous running a blog instruments

February 26, 2021 / By Harsh Agrawal / 82 Comments

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Blogging is an art, and using the right blogging tools will make your art rise and shine!

This is an epic list of blogging tools to which you can refer (hint: bookmark it!), and find new tools to enhance your blogging experience as well as the experience of your readers!

This epic list of blogging tools consists of resources for all types of bloggers whether professional, part-time or personal. I have structured them into various sections, allowing you to evaluate and choose the right tool for the right purpose.

Though the list of available tools is long, every tool is useful in its own way. I also offer a one-line comment for each tool as a quick but helpful reference.

I have personally used at least 75% of the tools mentioned below, and the remaining 25% are suggested by bloggers whose opinions I read and I trust.

Note: Some of the links have my affiliate link ( I will buy coffee) 

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The Ultimate Cheat Sheet of Blogging Tools

Desktop blog editors

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  • Hemingway Editor: A great desktop writing tool which will enhance your writing. Get an instant reading level grade and word count. Available for Windows and Mac.
  • Frase: A web-based writing tool that integrated with WordPress, medium and a few other platforms. It uses AI technology to help you improve your content.
  • Open Live Writer: Best desktop editor for Windows OS, and you can publish directly from your desktop.
  • Evernote: I use this to take quick notes on my iPhone, and it’s available via cloud syncing.

Content idea generation tools

Content idea generation tools
  • BuzzSumo : Enter a website or a topic to find the most shared and engaging content.
  • Quora: Search for your keywords in a search box of Quora, and you will get unlimited ideas for your blog content.
  • Blog topic generator: Enter your keyword and it will give you post ideas.
  • Google Trends: Check the currently trending topics or find the search trend for any keyword of your choice.

Blog post title tool

Headline Analyzer
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  • EMV tool: Checks the emotional marketing value of a title. The higher the EMV score is, the better it will perform on social media channels.
  • Headline Analyzer: This is the best tool in this lot. Regardless of what you know or don’t know about blogging, you will be churning out the best titles for your blog posts.
  • TweakBiz title generator: A comprehensive title generator by TweakBiz.
  • Potent idea generator: Call it a content idea generator or a title generator – it functions as both.
  • UpWorthy title generator: The only viral topic generator you need.

Proof-reading tool

Grammarly
  • Grammarly: Saviour for a non-native English speaker like me. Helps with proof-reading, suggests words, is a great companion.
  • ProWriting Aid: Another popular grammar and spell checker tool. Supports multiple platforms.
  • Hemingway App: Free web-based tool to improve your writing. I’m sure you will end up bookmarking this one.

Stock images for blogs

  • Flickr Advanced search: Use Flickr Advance search to find images with a creative common license.
  • Google image search: Use images with an appropriate license which you can use on your blog.
  • Pixabay: Another great site where you can download high-quality images. You don’t have to give credit links.

Blog reading and content discovery tool

Content reading tools
  • Feedly: Subscribe to any blog feeds or search for your interested topic to discover new blogs to subscribe to.
  • Pocket: A “read it later” app which is also a productive app. Integrated into all the reading apps mentioned previously and lets you save articles for later reading.

Desktop Image/video recording + editing tools

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  • Camtasia: Available for both Windows and Mac OS, and let you record screencasts. Offers a one-month free trial.
  • Loom: A brand new tool which also offers desktop recording. You can use it to record screencast with your face in a bubble.
  • Snag it: Image capturing and editing tool for Mac and Windows OS. One of the best, and highly recommended for bloggers.
  • Image Optim: Mac Image compressor tool which optimizes your images for the web.
  • MPEG Streamclip: A powerful desktop video converter software for Windows and Mac. You can use it to convert, cut, trim and join videos. I usually use it to convert my video format to reduce the size of the video.
  • Audacity: A sound recorder tool for every major desktop OS. Useful for podcasters, as you can record and then edit your recordings.
  • TubeBuddy: If you are a Youtube publisher or video blogger, you should get Tubebuddy. This one tool can double your Youtube channel traffic & make it easier to manage your Youtube channel. Highly recommended for YouTube publishers.

Visitor stats and analytics tool

  • Google Analytics: The best solution for viewing advanced details about your blog traffic. Also shows live traffic status of your blog.
  • Jetpack plugin: Offers a module called “WordPress.com stats”, which allows you to see traffic details from your WordPress dashboard.

Outsourcing websites

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  • Fiverr: Outsource things like YouTube video intros or buy social media likes & much more for only $5.
  • Freelancer: Great place to hire virtual assistants or freelancers to get a job done.
  • 99designs: Crowd-sourcing websites for your web design needs. Cheap, but high quality.

Productivity tools: Take control of your time

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  • Headspace: Tired of blogging constantly? Use Headspace and meditate for 5 minutes. You will thank me later!
  • ToDoist: Manage your to-do list with To-Doits. Available on all platforms, and stores data in the cloud.
  • Trello: A card-based task management tool. I have used it in the past, but have now shifted to Wunderlist. Still, Trello serves a different purpose and is very popular.
  • Rescuetime: Sends you weekly stats (configurable) of which site you spent the most time on during the previous week. A good idea to start taking note of your counter-productive activity, and save your precious time. Install, configure and it runs in the background.
  • Selfcontrol: App for Mac which lets you block access to certain sites. Try blocking Facebook, and notice how your productivity increases!

Keyword research tools

  • Google Keyword Planner:  A Free and easy-to-use keyword research tool.
  • SEMRUSH: Atypical keyword tool that allows you to find keywords that a given website is ranking for. Use it to find long-tail keywords which are easy to rank for.
  • LongTailPro: Desktop-based (Windows & Mac) keyword research tool. Perfect for those who have little experience with keyword research.

SEO tools

  • Google Search console: Free tool from Google which shows various data such as links to your website, duplicate content and keyword ranking.
  • Bing Webmaster Tool: Similar to Google Webmaster Tool, but for Bing search engine.
  • Integrity: Desktop tool for Mac which checks your blog for broken links (internal and external).
  • ScreamingFrog: The Desktop SEO tool which lets you check your blog from the web-spiders point of view. Available for Windows, Ubuntu and Mac OS.
  • SiteBulb: Another great desktop based site crawling and auditing tool. I have discovered this recently and loving it.
  • KWfinder: I discovered this tool while doing research for this post. Guess what? I have fallen in love with it. I will share a detailed review soon, but for now you should bookmark and try it. The free plan lets you make 5 searches in 24 hours, which is pretty neat.

Social Media Tools

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  • SocialPilot: New kid on the block of social media tools, but I love it as they offer an iOS app (and an Android app too).
  • BufferApp: This will never let your social media profile run out of content. Also offers a mobile app called “Daily”, which lets you add high-quality content to your social media profiles.
  • AgoraPulse: One of the best social media management tool of 2021. Do try their mobile app and you will thank me later.
  • Tailwind: Perfect for Instagram and Pinterest scheduling.
  • ClickToTweet: Create a single link to tweet. You can use it within your blog post to increase your number of tweets.

Images for social media tool

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  • Stencil: Create beautiful images and download or share them directly to your social media channels. Easy to use and requires zero experience.
  • Canva: The most talked about social media image tool. Offers images of various sizes based on specific social-media platforms.
  • PicMonkey: Online photo editing and photo design tool. Also lets you create photo collages.
  • Pictochart: Infographics are the most shared content type on social-media, and Pictochart is the best free Infographic tool available right now.
  • QuotesCover: Create visually appealing quote images.
  • Pablo: This free web app is by Buffer. Lets you add text over images, and share it on social media sites with a single click.
  • Vid to gif: .gif images increase CTR, and sites like Facebook,  Twitter support .gif images. Use this tool to create a .gif from any online video.

Blog Monetization

  • Google AdSense: The best contextual advertising network. It’s easy to manage and pays on time.
  • Media.net: An ad network by Yahoo and Bing. High quality ads just like AdSense.
  • Properllerads: A good alternative to Google AdSense with a lower minimum payout.
  • VigLink: Perfect for bloggers who use commerce-related words in their articles. Search engine friendly, and lets you earn money from an outbound link.

Affiliate marketplace for affiliate bloggers

  • ShareASale: Another popular affiliate marketplace with tons of affiliate programs from which to choose.
  • Impact Radius: Gaining traction lately as many popular companies like MaxCDN and Media Temple use IR to run their affiliate programs.
  • Commission Junction: One of the oldest & reliable affiliate marketplace to find great affiliate offers. You can also get paid via Payoneer.

Check out: Best Affiliate networks 

Email marketing tools for bloggers

  • ConvertKit: Best email marketing software for bloggers offering email automation, personalization and pre-built templates for sending beautiful email newsletters.
  • Aweber: Another popular tool among bloggers & internet marketers. Offers Webinars support & 30 days free trial without the credit card.

Landing page tool for WordPress

  • LeadPages: One of the most trusted landing page tools for WordPress or any other blogging platform.

Web-hosting resource for bloggers

  • Bluehost : Recommended as the #1 hosting service by the official WordPress.org hosting resource page. Cheap and affordable shared hosting with one free domain name.
  • Cloudways: Want to host your WordPress site in the Cloud (Amazon or Digital Ocean)? Look no further than Cloudways. Makes it easier for non-technical users to host their website in the cloud.
  • FileZilla: Desktop FTP tool which is available for every desktop OS.

Blog promotion tools

  • Flipboard: Create your own magazines, and curate articles from the web or from your own site.  Your creation combined with Flipboard can drive targeted traffic. You can use their bookmarklet to add content to your magazine, or use their mobile app.
  • MakeWebvideo: Use whiteboard style videos for your blog intro or for any topic. See an example here.
  • Wisestamp: Add visually appealing signatures after your email. Use Wisestamp RSS addon and show your latest blog post in every email. A clever technique to market your latest post. I use it to gain subscribers to my social-channels. This is an addon for browsers.

Content marketing tools

I have covered many content marketing tools above. Following are a few which did not fit into any of the above categories:

  • BuzzStream: For bloggers’ outreach. Not a free tool, but this is an absolutely amazing tool for serious bloggers & marketers.

Other miscellaneous blogging tools

  • PushEngage: Enables web-push notifications for your blog. A new and innovative way to let users subscribe to your blog updates.
  • Google apps: Create domain specific email. Powered by Google & you will get access to all Google products. Also helps in getting AdSense approval fast with domain specific email address.
  • Speechpad: Offers transcription services for audio or video.
  • GtMetrix: Check your desktop & mobile site’s loading speed. It also suggests how to improve loading time.

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  • PushEngage: Allows web-push notifications to your weblog. A brand new and progressive solution to let customers subscribe to your weblog updates.
  • Google apps: Create area particular electronic mail. Powered by Google & you’ll get entry to all Google merchandise. Additionally helps in getting AdSense approval quick with area particular electronic mail deal with.
  • Speechpad: Gives transcription companies for audio or video.
  • GtMetrix: Verify your desktop & cell website’s loading pace. It additionally suggests methods to enhance loading time.

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