Welcome to my suite of Best Blogging Tools 2018. There exists thousands of hosting companies, hundreds of SEO tools, themes, and plugins provider. Out of which choosing the best one both in terms of performance and support is the crucial thing to succeed in online marketing.
As a blogger, I need to maintain a trust factor with my visitors and networking friends. As a part of it, I mentioned the tools only after using it for over a year.
No sponsored or paid tools will be added here and I assure the products in every category will be top-notch and better than other tools.
Disclaimer: I need to tell you that I was affiliated with some products mentioned here and I will receive a commission whenever someone purchases a product. You won't be charged any extra amount, in fact for using my link; you will get exclusive discounts on most products.
Best Blogging Tools 2018
Hosting and Domains
My #1 recommendation for hosting your websites. BloggingIO is powered by FastComet along with my niche sites. With a 45 days money back guarantee, I adore you to try this hosting, and I bet you that you won't get disappointed. FastComet plans starts from $2.95/month.
Register a domain for less than $10 + they provide you free whois protection for a year. I was a fan of Godaddy until I saw NameCheap. With two-factor authentication for login and only domain provider with 24×7 customer support makes them unique.
Themes and Plugins
I use Focus blog theme from Thrive Themes. Right from authority sites to niche sites, this Focus blog theme is everywhere. Thrive Themes are conversion focused on inbuilt landing pages, opt-in forms, and impressive shortcodes and much more to say. You just needs to get this themes immediately.
Be it a dentist booking website or a review page or a leads focused home page, you can design any landing pages with this affordable yet robust plugin.
With less complexity, Thrive Leads brings me 150-200 optins per month. The #1 lead generation plugin used in almost 4 out of 5 sites.
The #1 drag & drop form builder for WordPress better than gravity forms. Smart conditional logic, pre-built templates, mobile friendly, are some of the impressive features of WP Forms.
I think there is no need for explanation. It’s a kind of plugin; I wish should come preinstalled with WordPress installation on new sites, unlike useless Hello Dolly plugin.
Keyword Research Tools
The modern ( not buggy unlike others ) keyword research tool out there on the market. KWFinder not only helps you to find low competition long tail keywords, but it also shows difficulty level for the keyword. The best thing is KWFinder is cloud based, no installation required and no need of Google keyword planner account to find long tail keywords.
The #1 recommendation for tracking your keywords. After using this tool, you feel the keyword tracking you did before is an absolute joke. This tool will let you take control of the top 100 websites ranking for any keywords.
SEO Tool ~ Most recommended
The modern growth hacking tool for SEO, PPC and content marketing. Serpstat does rank tracking, backlink and competitor analysis, site audit and PPC analysis. Recently, I started using this tool ahead of Ahrefs, SEMRush, and others.
Ninja Outreach is a blogger outreach software CRM which is perfect for influencer marketing. I use this tool to find the best blogs for guest posts. The pricing is affordable and its the best tool for anyone who is looking to start outreach.
50 monitors, checked every 5 minutes and best thing its totally free. I'm using paid plan for $4.5/month for which I get 1-minute interval check, SMS notifications and much more.
The ultimate tool for social media scheduling and marketing. This tool allows posting on multiple social networks for such an affordable price starting at $4.99/month. The best alternative for the buffer is here.
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