Staying at the top of your content marketing game is tough today. With over 27 million pieces of content being published every day, it’s hard to break through the clutter and get noticed.
Luckily, you no longer have to rely solely on your wits to see what’s working and what’s not. There are hundreds of content marketing tools out there that you can use to streamline every piece of the process, from discovery and analytics to content creation and curation.
Of course, you will want to be using the right tools every step of the way, and that is why we’ve decided to compile a list of our favorites. Some of these are completely free – and great! Others are not free but are well worth the price.
So let’s dig in.
1. Quora –Quora is the best place to search for questions related to your industry. Simply browse the site in your category to see what people actually need and build your content around it. You can then rank for it organically and you can post your link to the answer page to drive visitors to your web page. Best of all, it’s completely free!
2. Feedly – Add your favorite pages to Feedly and stay on top of everything, always! You can even set up keyword alerts to make sure you never miss anything that you need to know about!
3. AllTop – Need to know what’s currently top on the web, headline-wise? Then head to AllTop and see what is hot right now and choose between hundreds of publications and niches.
4. Reddit – Reddit is often called the front page of the internet and for good reason. You will find some of the most trending topics here that you can then center your content around.
5. Ubersuggest – If you want to know what people are searching for that is connected to your seed keyword, head over to Ubersuggest. Ubersuggest pulls up long tail keywords that you can then use to better position yourself and find out what is trending.
1. Readability tool – There is nothing worse than sitting down and coming up with content that no one can read. Use this simple readability tool to see how many people can actually read what you’re writing and to make sure that you’re appealing to a large crowd.
2. Hemingway App – Hemingway is a great writing tool for content creators. It is a web-based writing app that makes suggestions to your text –everything from sentence structure to punctuation.
3. Grammarly – If you’re not overly confident in your writing you will need a specialized tool that you will use to check your grammar, spelling, and more. Grammarly is your go-to tool, and it even has a free version.
4. AussieWriter – Need good content written fast? Use this content creation service for the best results. Sometimes it’s just not possible to do everything by yourself. AussieWriter content service employs some of the best writers that you can turn to with confidence for all your article and post needs.
5. Un-suck It – This tool is equal parts practical and humorous. If you’re writing in a specific niche, chances are that you will slip into jargon and do it often. Use Un-suck It to catch those little slip ups and to correct them.The site pokes fun at the buzzwords we all might use, but you can pull some utility from it to help your writing be more accessible.
6. ZenPen – ZenPen is a great app for those writers who get easily distracted by the bells and whistles in Microsoft Word. Its clean design makes it easy to focus only on the words on the page.
1. Evernote – You can use Evernote to organize bits and pieces of content from the Internet and to set up a content calendar. Use it from a desktop computer or on the go – Evernote supports mobile and allows you to stay connected no matter where you are.
2. Trello – Collaboration is the key to success today. Trello allows you to manage your team and the assignments efficiently and without a fuss.
3. Google Docs – An oldie but a goodie. If you need a quick and dirty method to manage your content and to collaborate with your team and you don’t want to invest too much in a specialized team, then this is definitely your cup of tea.
4. Zapier – Running several different tools can be a hassle. Use Zapier to connect everything together and shuffle stuff from one app to another without a hitch.
Content Marketing Tools
1. PRWeb – whenever you write up a piece of content, it’s only natural that you want a lot of people to share it. PRWeb is a syndication platform that gives you access to thousands of journalists and millions of other visitors to the site.
2. Tweriod – knowing when to share your content is critical to its success. Tweriod is a specialized tool that lets you know when your Twitter followers are online and what is the best time to share your content on that social platform.
3. Slideshare – one of the best ways to repurpose your content and to share it on sites that predominantly publish visual pieces is to use Slideshare and create a presentation. Use it to make snappy presentations and get more eyeballs to your content.
4. MailChimp – MailChimp is the most popular autoresponder service currently on the market. Schedule your emails and reach out to your audience on time, every time.
5. Buffer – Buffer is an all-in-one tool that you can use to schedule your posts to different social media sites such as Twitter, Google +, and Facebook. Make sure that your content gets served to the right people at the right time using Buffer!
Each one of these tools will help you streamline your content creation process in one phase or another. Use them to achieve your content goals faster and with way less hassle than usual. Also, drop down to the comments section and let us know if there are any content creation tools you can’t live without!