Your Tools And Resources Page


There are so many blogging tools and resources scattered all over the internet. This makes it hard for you who's starting out to know which are good and which ones are not. I know people are always interested in the tools and resources professionals use on their blogs, that's why  I created  this page to list all the blogging tools and resources that I use and recommend

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Hosting And Domain Name

Bluehost

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Hosting - Bluehost


My website is hosted on Bluehost. It is a hosting platform which  you can use  to host your WordPress website (Self-Hosted WordPress). It is one of the 20 largest web hosts, hosting well over 2 million websites. If you decide to buy through my link, you will buy at a special pricing of $2.95 instead of the regular $7.95. click here to check them out..

Namecheap

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Domain Name - Namecheap


Namecheap is a leading domains name registrar founded in 2000 with over 10 million domains registered. I am currently using namecheap for all my domain name needs. I have lots of domains with them because their services are great  their support is top notch and they have low priced  domains. Here'a my link incase you want to check them out.

Theme

ignition theme

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Thrive themes - Ignition theme 


My blog is built on ignition theme. I chose this theme for it's simplicity, layout and flexibility. It's one of the most popular themes in the market and good for creating stylish marketing  and  conversion focused pages. Click here to check them out


Plugins 

landing page builder plugin

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Landing Pages - Thrive Architect


Thrive Architect is a drag-and-drop front-end  WordPress  landing page builder  developed by Thrive The home,this resources page and most landing pages on this website were built using the plugin.If you ask me the one thing you should buy for your blog, I would say thrive architect. click here

thrive leads plugin

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Thrive Leads


Thrive leads is one of the most powerful lead generation plugins for WordPress: All the beautiful looking forms on this website were built with it. Lead generation is one of the most important strategies that no blogger or online marketer should ignore since emails are considered  assets  in today's online business environment. click here

Thrive quiz builder plugin

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Thrive quiz builder


Thrive quiz builder is a WordPress plugin created by thrive themes that lets you create quizzes on your website. Most of the quizzes on this website are built with the plugin. You might not know it, but adding quizzes to your website is a great way of attracting and engaging your  website audience while growing your list. click here

thrive membership

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Thrive Membership


Thrive membership comes with a powerful suite of simple-to-use WordPress marketing tools for businesses, bloggers, and entrepreneurs to grow their business and boost their conversions.This is a subscription model where you subscribe for 19/month and will be given unlimited access to all the Thrive plugins and themes. It's much cheaper to get the thrive membership than to get individual plugins or themes but it depends on your needs and preferences. click here

Redirection plugin

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Redirection


If you're looking for an easy solution to manage all your 301 redirects and monitor 404 errors, then redirection by John Godley is the answer. When I moved my blog from blogger to WordPress, this plugin helped me get rid of those ugly blogger URLs  by redirecting them to new URLs. Download here for free

seo plugin for wordpress

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Yoast SEO


Yoast is a  tool that can help you make your site  search engine friendly. It should be  the first plugins to install when you just create a new website. If you're not already using it, then you should install it and start making use of it right away. Download here for free

Proof Reading and Editing 

grammar checker tool

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Gramarly


Grammarly is a free  grammar, punctuation and spelling checker tool.The premium version helps you extensively check your grammar , and vocabulary  I’ve been using the premium version of grammarly  since I started blogging and I've not been able to find a tool that beats this. This post was proofread by grammarly

Keyword Research Tools ​

Long Tail Pro

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Long Tail Pro


Long Tail Pro has been rated one of the best keyword research tools. Why? The KC (keyword competitiveness) score that Long Tail Pro provides is one of the best in the industry. It let’s you know which keywords you should target first. I Use Long Tail Pro’s step-by-step system to discover thousands of profitable, targeted keywords and calculate Keyword Competitiveness for almost any niche. Click on this link to get 30% off the regular price.

lsi keywords tool

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LSI Graph


LSI Stands for Latent Semantic Indexing. This tool is a free keyword research tool used to generate Latent Semantic Keywords. I use this tool together with long tail pro and google trends from my keywords research needs.

google trends

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Google Trends


Google Trends is a tool developed by Google that analyzes the popularity of top keywords in Google Search across various regions over time. I use this tool to analyse and decide what similar keywords to go for.  You can get it here​​

SEO Service

hothpress

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Hoth


Press Releases are the industry standard for high quality white hat SEO. Thehoth will take your business or an event and turn it into a high quality article called a Press Release. They will seed this article through multiple, high quality news distribution channels including the Associated Press, Lexis Nexis, Comtex & more. Hundreds of news outlets will pick up your press release and publish it on their site resulting in a multitude of high quality, diverse links from very authoritative, real news sites.

Other SEO Tools ​

seo group buy tool

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Seo group buy tools


SEO group buys tools are specifically for newbies in the SEO world that cannot afford to pay for advance and very expensive SEO tools. You can get SEO tools for free, but they are usually not as effective as the high-priced but very effective tools. As a way of ensuring that those new to SEO can also afford premium tools for their search engine optimization work, they are given the opportunity to buy the tools under special arrangement... I use this service for achieving top search engine ranking, check it out here... or click on the image

moz bar

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Moz Bar


 Moz bar is a chrome extension that gives you the power to check and get awesome insight into your competitors' onsite SEO... It is one of my favorite auditing tools when doing auditing and competitive research. Download it here

screaming frog spider

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Screaming Frog


The Screaming Frog SEO Spider is a website crawler, that allows you to crawl websites’ URLs and fetch key onsite elements to analyse onsite SEO. I use this tool when auditing client's websites. Download for free here, 

Screen ​Capture Tool

screenshot.net

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Screenshot.net


When it comes to professional screen capturing techniques, there aren’t any applications that do it better than Free Online Screenshot. Screenshot.net is an easy and free screen capture  and annotation tool I use to capture popups, websites and more. You can check it out here or click on the image.

​Podcasting Tool

Audio editing tool

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Audio Editing - Audacity


Audacity is an easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and other operating systems. Developed by a group of volunteers as open source. I use it to edit audio for my podcast. Download it here

Task Management Tool

trello

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Trello


Trello is a project management tool that makes project management and collaboration easy. Mindy and I use this tool to organize our podcasting project. I created the content calendar of this blog using Trello. My students use it as an assignment submission tool. This tool is simply the best. create an account here or click on the image.

Listening And Monitoring Tool

Google Alerts

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Google Alerts


According to Goggle creator of Google Alerts, It is a completely free tool to  monitor the web for interesting new content. I use it to monitor brand mentions of my website, new posts for blog commenting and new questions from quora. This helps me stay ahead of my quora and blog commenting strategy. Check it out here or click on the image.

Social Media Scheduling

pinterest scheduling tool

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Pinterest Scheduling- Tailwind


65% of my traffic comes from Pinterest. Tailwind made it possible.  This tool is my favorite Pinterest marketing tool.  This tool has numerous functions that allows you to go in and bulk schedule pins to go out over a set pinning calendar. Signup here you have 30 days to try it out.

instagram sheduling tool

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Instagram Scheduling - Tailwind


If you're looking for a hand-free and effective Instagram auto post , then tailwind for Instagram is your best bet. The best part is that this tool helps you find the perfect #hashtag for your photo. Try it now. 30 days free trial and see for yourself. Or click on the image to get started.

​Royalty Free Image ​Websites

sample StockSnap photo

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stocksnap.io


stocksnap.io is a free photo website that I use, All photos on StockSnap have been released under Creative Commons - CC0. This license allows you to download, copy, modify, and distribute the photos, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission.

Burst - kids show mom some love

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Burst


Burst is a free stock photo platform that is powered by Shopify. Their image library includes thousands of high-resolution, royalty-free images that are shot by a community of photographers. All their photos are free for commercial use with no attribution required

sample photo from reshot

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Reshot


Reshot is a royalty free image website.  Reshot grants you an irrevocable, nonexclusive copyright license to download, copy, modify, distribute, perform, and use photos from Reshot for free, including for commercial purposes, without permission from or attributing the photographer or Reshot. 

​Traffic Generation Tools 

Viral content bee

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Viral Content Bee


Viral Content Bee allows you to get Facebook Likes, pinterest repins and Tweets from established social media accounts that are primarily outside of your normal social media channels. This keep the sharing organic and gives your content REAL social signals! Not only does Google love these types of signals, but it also means more eyeballs on your content. 

A1B

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AIB.In


A1B.in is a free social networking portal, bringing bloggers across the world together to help each other  improve their blog traffic.

A1B.in is the platform designed for a successful blogging career.Get started Now.

pinterest communities list

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Pinterest - Communities


pinterest comunities is  a great place to participate and help  others learn by sharing ideas about a common interest while strategically promoting your stuff. Think of Pinterest communities like you would facebook groups. Traffic goldmine!

best Facebook groups

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Facebook Groups


Facebook groups are used to bring together people with a common interest for the purpose of communicating, sharing news, and collaborating. Great for generating traffic. Here's a list of 20 best groups you can join today and start increasing your traffic.

Thank you so much for visiting this page. This is not the complete list of all the tools and resources I use. Check back later for a complete list.

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