Wednesday, March 27, 2013

2013's Top Blogging Tools and Plugins

Don't Get Bogged Down By Your Blog

You’ve set up your business blog, and that’s all there is to it, right?  Well, of course the answer is no.  The world of social media is constantly changing, and the question then becomes, “What do you need to add to your blog to spruce it up and make yourself more marketable?” This is where it can be very easy to get overwhelmed. There are countless ways to enhance your website, but where do you begin?

Social Media Examiner is a great resource for bloggers like you and me, who are looking to keep up on the latest and greatest plug-ins and add-ons to add more bling to your website.  This invaluable article lists the top 29 business blogging tools which can provide information you need to help you determine the areas your blog needs improvement in. Here is a short list of just a few of the sites that proved attention worthy, but don't stop here: Check out the rest of the article - you won't want to miss all 29 recommendations.

LuckyOrange allows you to watch real time activity on your blog by your users and actually play it back.

Social Crawlytics will help you see detailed statistics on the most shared information by your competitors.

For people who are blogging and want to use video as a way to build their email list.

A free resource that provides hundreds of thousands of free images to use for your blog posts.

This site provides a place for bloggers to share visual attention grabbers to better captivate your reader's attention.

A simple and effective tool for creating and sharing a link from the message you want to write when Tweeting.  

A tool that will allow you to create lists that are beneficial to the specific audiences you're trying to reach.

This site provides everything you will need from creating, to distributing to tracking the statistics around podcasting.

This program verifies your online profile and authorship, which starts building your Author Rank, ultimately resulting higher rankings and credibility when picked up by Google.

We're wondering if you already use some of these tools/plug-ins.  Which ones have been most effective in enhancing your blog and in what ways?

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