Are you looking for the best blogging tools to grow Your Blog or website in 2022?
If yes, you have landed on the right post.
The blogging tools I have mentioned in this post are a mix of free and paid versions.
- SEMRush: Best in class for competitive intelligence – finding out what keywords & ads work best for other advertisers.
- Ahrefs: Best in class for organic keywords, backlinks & content gaps analysis
- Wordstream (Free): A decent, basic free alternative that gives you a decent view into keywords & URLs – good enough when you’re starting out.
- Trademarkia: Check if your domain name idea is trademarked before buying it.
- Aged Domain Marketplaces: A list of the top places to buy expired domains.
- Google Transparency Report: See if Google views the domain as problematic
- Major Spam Blacklists: See if the domain has a “history”. (No news is good news).
- Byebyedomain: Great stop to buy expired or new domains.
Building Your Site:
- WordPress: Most web hosts can 1-click install WP, but just in case you need to download it manually, here’s the link 😉
- Elementor: A best-in-class WYSIWYG page-building & design engine that runs on WordPress. I use & love Elementor – which I am using for this site.
- Webflow: A more advanced WYSIWYG site creation platform that allows a lot more creative freedom than Elementor, but at a steeper learning curve. (Might be a bit overkill for most, but if you need very specific design / functionality, it’ll do it).
- Kinsta: Best in class hosting specifically geared to support WordPress. (I use Kinsta)
- Rocket.net : A direct alternative to Kinsta.
- GT Metrix: A useful web-based tool for checking your page loading speed. Marketing Stack:
- Google Services: You’ll want to install Tag Manager, Analytics & Search Console
- ClickMagick: Best-in-class link tracking & attribution for affiliate offers.
Articlez: A great place to get content affordably, at-scale, with fluent-English writers.
They’ll work with you to get the content tone/style where you want it.
Promotion & Link-Building:
- HARO: Connect with journalists who can pull you in as a subject matter expert (and link to your site from tier-1 news properties)
- HARO Guide: How to actually land these links.
- Loganix: A relative newcomer to the SEO Platform space, with a strong focus on content placement. Worth digging into for the more aggressive SEO’s.
YouTube Advertising Tools:
- SocialBlade: Find / analyze creator channels on YouTube in your market
- TubeSift: Discover early-trending YT content before other advertisers.