Are you new to mommy blogging?
You might feel overwhelmed with some plugins, tools and apps out there which promise to make your blog more popular, load faster, get more visitors and so on.
While many of these might be free, they add only a very little value to your blog. Quite the opposite, they will consume just more of your time that you could spend on writing your blog posts.
We have round up the best 15 mommy blogging tools which will help you get more organized, save time, attract more visitors and get more exposure.
This is by no means the definitive list, there are many more efficient tools you can use, but in this post, we will focus on FREE tools only.
Best for: productivity, social media
If you’re a blogger, you know social media plays a big part in your blog’s success. If you’re not on social media, you’re virtually invisible.
A small fraction of bloggers are lucky enough to blog for living, while the rest of us we have to manage daily life and work in between. Here is where Hootsuite comes handy. It enables you to schedule your social media updates ahead of time, and monitor your social accounts from one place! The free version is perfectly fine to get you started and saves you plenty of time!
They have recently added a new feature which lets you schedule Instagram updates too! (Tool is free for 3 social media accounts – upgrade your account for a small monthly fee to get access to more)
Best for: RSS management
As the name suggest, this is a tool for managing RSS feeds, subscriptions, customize email messages and more. The tool was acquired by google in 2007 and right now it’s the most popular feed management system.
There are plenty of customization options for all aspects of your RSS feed and this little guide will help you to get everything set up.
Best for: SEO keywords
SEO is your best friend. To make sure Google loves your blog and brings in new readers, you need to use the right keywords!
Keyword planner helps you discover trending keywords, shows you competition for your keywords and is a good source of inspiration for your next blog post.
Best for: SEO tools
This website offers a range of very valuable SEO tools your blog will benefit from. To name the most useful ones: Duplicate Content Tool (because Google loves original content), Competitive analysis tool, Content Optimizer, Keyword Density Tool and much more!
5. Gleam Competitions
Best for: Competitions
Bloggers love competitions and readers even more. Make it as easy as possible for every reader to take part with Gleam Competitions. Free tool with an option for upgrades and easy set up!
Best for: Productivity
If you’re blogging from home you know how hard it is to concentrate! Have you heard of the Pomodoro technique?
It will save a lot of your time and make you work more efficiently. It is based on focusing on one task only for a small period of time, after that having a break and then again, one task for a certain period of time. This online tool will help you to track your time and project progress. Upgrade for paid if you want full reports on your productivity.
Best for: Email management
THE email subscription system! Free up to 2.000 subscribers. No design skills required, you can build your list with Facebook or WordPress.
Btw we are in love with their website!
8. Pop-up CC
Best for: Email Subsriptions
Right after you set up MailChimp, you need to make sure you don’t miss out on valuable blog subscriptions! This is the best free plugin for wordpress!
Best for: Commenting
Most used and recommended plugin for blog comments, makes commenting easy and encourages other bloggers to leave link to their own blog.
Best for: Ads Management
One of the most comprehensive (Free) plugins for add management, enables to manage unlimited ads including basic statistics on ad performance.
Are you using any of these? Would you recommend some other ones? Please do share in comments!