12 CONTENT MARKETING TOOLS FOR BLOGGERS

To establish your brand online, you will definitely need to do it through effective content marketing. Content marketing is a strategic marketing approach focused on creating and distributing valuable, relevant and consistent content to attract and retain a defined audience base and ultimately drive profitable customer action. You achieve this using content marketing tools.

Content Marketing Tools that every blogger needsI have compiled some of the best content marketing tools that can help you generate serious results in your content marketing campaigns:

CURATA

This is one of the most powerful tool for marketing content. Curata makes it easy to create, plan and measure your content’s impact. Curata has various features to make your work easier and effective:

  • A content calendar that can be customized.
  • The ability to incorporate data driven insights.
  • The opportunity to plan programs including creation and distribution through various channels.

The above features help you perform the following tasks:

  • Build a predictable content supply.
  • Streamline content production.
  • Analyze the impact of content on your sales and marketing pipeline.

From the dashboard you can be able to determine the performance of your website/blog or given content. As a blogger you definitely need this tool.

OUTBRAIN

Making your content reach your desired audience always appear to be a challenging task to many bloggers or publishers. Outbrain makes this easy for you by distributing your content. This platform can help you boost your audience size for any type of content including videos, blog posts or even infographics. They have a pool of web’s largest and popular media properties to help you capture the best audience for your content.

EASELY.LY

This site enables you to create and share visual ideas using infographics. Easel.ly makes it easy to boost the effectiveness of your content. Infographics makes your content receive more engagements than if they were just words. Easel.ly allows you to create infographics and share them online without any problem.

Content Marketing Tools for every blog

GOOGLE ANALYTICS

Google analytics enables you to track your content progress online. It’s good to create and publish high quality content, but without tracking its performance you may never know whether people are reading it or not, or the number of people being reached. This is a free tool from Google, it has features to help you:

  • Know how much traffic your content is generating.
  • Determine the type of content that is performing better.
  • Establish where the majority of your traffic is coming from.
  • The keywords in your content that are driving the most traffic.

With this information, you can be able to make necessary improvements where necessary, if you feel you aren’t receiving the best results.

MIXPANEL

This is a business analytics service and company. Mixpanel tracks user interactions with web and mobile applications and provides tools for targeted communication with them. Its tool set contains in App A/B tests and user survey forms and you can send customized messages to your readers.

Analyzing your customers may give you some information while marketing your content. Mixpanel has impressive features such as Funnel reports, Retention analysis and user segmentation.

You can also read: How to write catchy headlines that get read.

HUBSPOT

This,  I believe is known by almost every content creator out there. They have great platforms for creating effective landing pages, blog posts etc.

Hubspot offer such features like Social media analytics and message scheduling.

They have tools tailored to help you in areas like:

  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Blogging
  • Social Media
  • Website
  • Lead Management
  • Landing pages
  • Calls to action
  • Marketing automation
  • Email

BUZZSUMO

This is a great tool when it comes to analytics. Buzzsumo helps you figure out how your competitors are doing:  It gives you a list in terms of those that rank higher, the best social marketers, the most trending content on the internet with the matching keywords among other details.  With this information availed to you, you can leverage on this knowledge to get the best advertising methods based on your target customers or audience.

MARKETO

This is a marketing automation platform focused on account based marketing including email, mobile, social, digital ads, web management and analytics. Marketo ties everything together for your content marketing work. From content production to social media marketing and all that comes in between, you can count on Marketo for best results.

GIMP

GIMP stands for GNU Image Manipulation program.  GIMP is a fee and open source raster graphics editor used for image retouching and editing, free-form drawing, converting between different image formats and more other specialized tasks. GIMP is a great alternative to Canva which is preferred by most bloggers including me.

PORTENT’S CONTENT IDEA GENERATOR

This is a great tool to help you generate unique titles for your blog posts. Portent’s idea generator works best with Buzzsumo. Note that it gives you ideas, and you can also check for more ideas until you find the one that is high performing by comparing your results with Buzzsumo.

ATOMIC REACH

Atomic Reach delivers a deep understanding of what makes your content perform and how to perfect it. With Atomic Reach you are able to:

  • To establish the topics that are important to your audience.
  • Know which channels you should be publishing on.
  • Know the optimal times of the day to publish and how many times.
  • Kind of content to create, tells you what is resonating with your audience at any given time and suggest what you should be creating and publishing.

All the above, is to help you receive a maximum return on your investment.

HEMINGWAY EDITOR

This is a website (App), used to assist writers identify ways to improve their writing skills. Hemingway Editor allows writers to write on it or copy and paste previously written pieces. Once turned into editing mode, it will identify common writing mistakes.

Bottom Line

So much goes into achieving success online, and it all starts with creating high quality content. The tools discussed here can make your content reach a great audience base. Although we have not covered all the content marketing tools, what is mentioned here, are just some of the best. It is up to the content creator, to choose what works best for him or her, you can also get information from those people who have successful used some of the tools to enable you make an informed decision.

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Author: John Mulindi

John is very passionate about Digital marketing. He blogs on topics ranging from Social Media marketing, Search Engine optimization, Internet Marketing, Email Marketing, to Personal Development. In free time he likes watching Football, Reading, Listening to music and taking Nature walks.

45 thoughts on “12 CONTENT MARKETING TOOLS FOR BLOGGERS”

  1. Great collection of tools! Some you can’t really live without. It’s funny, I just started using GIMP yesterday as I had to compress a picture which was too large for tinyPNG.

    1. Wow! glad to see some of these being implemented with positive results. Although some of these are paid, it is always good to try out with free offers and see how they can improve your content marketing results.

      1. Hey John,
        You are such a smart guy!!! You have so much knowledge, it blows me away! Lol. Your posts are always so chock full of information, so much so that it’s difficult for a newbie like me, to digest! I end up saving your posts to read more thoroughly later, yet, I find other posts to read and save, and, then, I still need to go back over the previous ones and act on them!!! Argh! Not enough time!!!!!

        I appreciate your support of my blog and the many likes you give me. 🙂

        Blessings,
        Cindy, DIY Bohemian

  2. Thank you for sharing these marketing tools. I haven’t heard of many of the ones that you mentioned here. I look forward to learning more about these helpful marketing tools!

  3. This is a super helpful post! Thank you. I knew about some of these marketing tools, but honestly, not most of them. I am just now starting to consider how to expand my reach and profit on my page, and I am going to look into all of this!

    1. Hi Dalene, yes Curata is very good if you want to check on your content performance. The others work well too, for a start I would recommend Google analytics. If you have it installed, then you can start checking how your content is performing, with time you can incorporate the other tools too.

  4. Great roundup of blogging resources. Many of these cost more than I am willing to pay right now, but I can see their value. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Hi Vox, am grateful for commenting on this post. Yes, some of these tools fit established players say if you have a business blog, and you want to push sales, then it will be worthy the investment in them, but if you check carefully a tool like Google analytics is a free tool, and some offer free versions.

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