17 Content Marketing Gadgets of the Trade To Make It Easy

Content Marketing Gadgets To Make It Easy For You

So you want to do content marketing today? If so you must have the right content marketing gadgets to increase your reach and save you time along the way.

Content marketing is not for the faint of heart today. By gadgets, I mean tools —-> services, plugins, software, etc.

content marketing gadgets

Digital gadgets that help you create and share content for your digital marketing strategy. Content Marketing, done well, fuels your digital hub by building a “content engine” to drive people to your business.

There are many moving parts and you will need many content marketing gadgets to get the job done well. And by the way, it’s a never-ending job. I’ve put together a list of some of my all-time favorites with some new ones just for you!

And by the way, content market is a never-ending job. I've put together a list of some of my all-time favorites with some new ones just for you! Click To Tweet

Top 17 Content Marketing Gadgets

Plugins for Content Marketing

Google Maps Widget – This one is great for maps on your site with pins.  You can produce a map with a thumbnail and a light-box in just minutes! Hence, no more waiting or slow loading time.

Check out their video below and visit them here. They do offer a free and a pro version.

It is the fastest plugin of its kind you can find today! You can create a map for your WordPress site in just one minute. There are already over 100,000 users of this new plugin. You can create as many as you need with this plugin with many styles and colors to choose from.

Yoast Plugin for SEO – I have used their free version for years here and now went Pro earlier this year. Yoast is highly recommended to make your content for SEO easier. Therefore, no more counting and figuring things out on your own. Yoast does it all for you!  You can read more from my latest review here.

Social Warfare – I invested in this plugin earlier this year to increase my social shares and keep my Twitter counts. This helps to spread your own content further and make it easier for those that come to your site to share it. Magnet4 Blogging did a great review for you to check out on this one.

Yoast is highly recommended to make your content for SEO easier. #seotips Click To Tweet

Images via Your Content Marketing Gadgets

Canva – Canva is a great image creation tool for content marketers. There is a free version, there are images you can also purchase for $1 or more or. Or you can use their pro version now for $12.95/mo.

You can create designs for Web or print: blog graphics, presentations, Facebook covers, flyers, posters, invitations and so much more. It is very easy to use! I’ve used it more and more today. My top image came from there for this post.

Just yesterday when I logged in, I received a message from Canva saying “Welcome Home.” Yes, I’m spending way too much time there now these days!

If you click on the image below you can try their Pro Version for FREE for 30 days! 

Live Streaming – This one has become huge and a must today for generating content. Check out Donna Merrill’s post on how to learn to use Live streaming today.  Donna is rocking it with live streaming today. I’ve seen her live streams on her site, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Hosting For Your Content Property

Hostgator hostingHostgator – This one is my tried and true hosting for Inspire to Thrive. They are available 24/7 either by phone or chat online. I prefer the chat online but have used both services over the 5 years I have used them. They do over-deliver, if they say something will be done in 48 hours it is usually done sooner.

They rarely go down as I use Pingdom’s free service to warn me if there is an outage. I had other host providers in the past and they went down more often and were down for days.

No one in content marketing has time to be down for days today! Hostgator is a must content marketing gadget for uptime today! Learn more about Hostgator here for a full review.

Social Share Schedulers in Your Content Marketing Gadgets

Buffer – Buffer is a great way to schedule your shares. You can do this on Twitter,  Pinterest, Facebook, Facebook Pages, and Instagram. It’s easy from your Chrome browser and on mobile. It’s the quickest to schedule content for your social networks.

You can invest $10 a month to really fill your buffer up for weeks at a time. I used to love filling my Buffer up from time to time. It’s great to do before going on vacation or when you know you won’t have time to be online.

I still use it from time for their feeds. I can choose blog feeds to share other content from.

Agorapulse – This is my favorite social media management tool now that I’ve been using for the past 2 years now. I can manage up to 26 social media accounts from their inbox, respond to messages and engagements.

I love their reporting tool which is what got me started using Agorapulse. The social networks I manage there are Facebook pages, Instagram (stories too!), LinkedIn, and Twitter.

free trial of agorapulse

Triberr – This is a great tool to share other content and have yours shared to be relevant to people in your niche. You must have a blog RSS feed to get this set up. This tool is a must for all bloggers.

Do not expect immediate results. Triberr takes time to build up traffic and helps you to generate more content for your followers. Check out my recent post on how to use Triberr today! 

Agorapulse - This is my favorite social media management tool now that I've been using for the past 2 years now. #socialmediamanagement Click To Tweet

Social Shares with a Twist

Viral Content Bee – This software allows you to increase your traffic by 200% by putting your content in front of eager social media influencers. You can build your Twitter following and authority as others share your content there as well as on Facebook, Pinterest, Linked-In, and Mix.

You can use their services for free or pay $20/month to pump up your shares. It used to be called Viral Content Buzz but changed its name this past year.

Staying on Top of Your Brand

Brand24 listening toolBrand24The best brand listening tool today. It lets you know when others are talking about you or your brand online. You can be alerted daily, weekly, etc. Pick when and how you want to be notified via email. You may also select keywords, and of course your competitors too.

The Brand24 tool is better than a Google alert because it tells you when people talk about your brand or you on social media. (Google alerts are just for when you or your brand are mentioned in the news.) Brand 24 covers it all now!

The Brand24 tool is better than a Google alert because it tells you when people talk about your brand or you on social media. #Brand24 Click To Tweet

Writing Tools Your Content Marketing Gadgets

Coheadliner analyzer – When you are creating content this is a must tool to check your headlines. They help you to craft the best ones that will grab the attention of your audience. Try it out today for free here.  Finally, they tell you if you have too many words or not enough and what type of words work best.

Extra’s in Your Content Marketing Gadget Toolbox

IFTTTIFTTT – This one has many ways to do things easier for you via recipes. (Like geometry!) I love the recipe for Instagram where I can share those photos to Twitter in the Twitter stream at the same time.  There are many recipes out there available for content marketing and social media. IFTTT can automate many processes for you! See my sample below from this past weekend.

Push Engage – This new technology helps spread your latest posts and updates to people who choose to sign up for the notifications. These work on mobile as well as on chrome browsers and tablets. Check out ShoutMeLoud’s review of them today! 

Consequently, they convinced me to try it out here on Inspire to Thrive. I also like getting notifications from my favorite blogs and sites today via these push notifications. (It saves on emails).

Slide Share – SlideShare is a great way to add visuals to your content marketing. They can also generate extra traffic to your website. However, you can do these from PowerPoint and or use video as well now with Slideshare. Check out one of the masters of SlideShare, Anna Hoffman who wrote about the traffic it delivered for her on her blog.

Budgets – Important to Track!

Intuit Quickbooks

QuickBooks – QuickBooks is a great way to stay on top of your content marketing business’s money coming and going. It’s a great way to be prepared all year long to get your taxes done at year’s end. In fact, QuickBooks makes it simple and organized for you.  You can also create invoices for your clients. Check them out today to help you stay organized financially.

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Analyzing Content Marketing Gadgets

Last but not least, Google Analytics and Google Trends – These are very important content marketing gadgets to keep on top of your content. See what is working and what is not for your content marketing. Analytics can provide a wealth of information for you.

Finally, I love using Google Trends and their AdWords Planner for checking out keywords in preparing content. These Google tools are very important in monitoring your results so you can rinse and repeat or change things up.

Learn more about SEO and building your online authority with this book below!

What are you using for your Content Marketing Gadgets today? I’d love to know more in the comments below.

 

Lisa loves helping others to thrive online through Social Media, Blogging, and SEO. What good is knowledge if you cannot share it with others? She has 30+ years of experience in marketing/advertising with 9 years of experience in content marketing, social media, blogging, and SEO. Check out her latest eBook "How to Tweet and Thrive on Twitter" now on Amazon.

  • I’m so happy that you are talking about Canva. It’s really an amazing tool for Bloggers and Youtubers.

    I’m using them for around a year now and It’s done 80% of my job!

    BTW, Great Content. Keep it up!!

    • Hi Souvik, I am LOVING canva more today than ever before. I went with the pro version this year and it’s been AWESOME 🙂 Thanks for coming by and have a great day.

  • Thank you for such a relevant information. Here, we came to know about these gadgets and they will help us to boost our content marketing strategies. Yoast is a powerful tool that can help you make your site as search engine-friendly as possible.

    • You are most welcome Udit. Welcome to Inspire to Thrive. I hope to be adding more to this page soon, so stay tuned! What other one is one that you use? Thanks for coming by and have a great new week!

  • Hi Lisa,

    This is a brilliant roundup!

    I use Quickbooks for my business and I love the way it intergrates with woocommerce and most other software making it easy to manage all online and offline sales with ease, so I have to say it’s great that you’ve shared it here.

    I tried out canva and I’m quite impressed at what I can do myself. Guess I won’t be needing a designer anytime soon.

    Again, thanks alot for sharing.

    • Hi Mark, welcome to Inspire to Thrive. I love tools like that, that integrate with others seamlessly. I do love Canva and use it daily now 🙂 Thanks for coming by and have a great day. (
      I hope you get a gravatar so image will show nicely when commenting.)

  • Great post. I use or have used a lot of those tools. But there were quite few that I have not used. I will definitely be book marking this page so I can come back and give them a try.

    • Hi Rich, which ones do you use? I’d love to know more. Thanks for coming by on this one and have a great day!

  • Excellent article really enjoyed reading this very enjoyable thank you. I do need to work more on my branding, I recently joined Instagram and I do hope that helps as I am already getting a following.

    • Thanks Kevin, welcome to Inspire to Thrive. Are you very active on Twitter? It’s my favorite for branding. Thanks for coming by and have a nice day!

  • Great list! I really love using Canva. It’s so handy now that it has a mobile app! Haven;t tried the other gadgets yet. I must try them soon! Thanks for sharing this 🙂

    • Hi Joyce, welcome to Inspire to Thrive. Me too! I am really using it more and more as time goes on. I’d love to know which one of these you will try next. Thanks for coming by and have a wonderful day Joyce.

  • Nice article about the content market, Lisa!

    I really enjoyed while reading the whole thing and it was a great reminder on some of the useful stuff that is very important for bloggers and internet marketing business. There are a ton of stuff on the market, from plugins to some very expensive services and everybody should be careful and buy wisely.

    My blog is still pretty new and I am learning stuff, but I think that I learned fundamentals on this topic. You mentioned that your favorite hosting is HostGator. When I was buying, I was doubting between HostGator and SiteGround, but I went with the second one. I don’t know the true reason why, but I just wanted to start this business.

    You also mentioned a tool called Yoast plugin for SEO. It is definitely numbered 1 tool for everyone that is planning to do something with blogging. SEO is really important and Yoast is making it a lot easier and simpler. It shows every single detail that needs to be improved or even completely changed. On top of that, it is free!

    As I mentioned before, I also have a blog. I see that you are a little bit longer in this game than me, and I would like to hear your feedback on my website. I just want to be sure that everything is positioned in the nice place, and that’s why I reached to you. Overall, this is a great post and I will definitely read other articles on your blog!

    This is my blog: https://safetygaming.com/

    Thank you again,
    Mark

    • Hi Mark, thank you. Welcome to Inspire to Thrive. How do you like your hosting that you choose? I’ve been with Hostgator almost 7 years and really love their tech support 24/7.
      Yoast is awesome. I went premium early last year. It makes it easier to write posts with their guidance. Of course SEO changes so often it can be hard to keep up with it but with Yoast they do 🙂
      I will check yours out and get back to you Mark.
      Thanks for coming by and have a great day.

  • Hi List – this is a good list. Most people think content marketing is just about content. Yes, that’s important but you can amplify your efforts so easily with just a few of these tools.

    Probably my personal favorite is IFTTT. Great way to link up social accounts. Can’t believe it’s still free.

    James

    • Hi James, welcome to Inspire to Thrive. SHHh, IFTTT may hear you and start to charge 🙂 I wonder how they can do it for free. You got me thinking – something to research.
      for coming by James. Have a great day and week ahead there.

  • Hey, Lisa,
    Great roundup of a great list of content marketing gadgets. I used few gadgets you from your list. I am not familiar with Coheadliner analyzer, IFTTT, Push Engage, Slide Share before, but now i know about these gadgets from your post. Thanks, Lisa for your useful post.

    • Hi TI, welcome to Inspire to Thrive. Thank you. I hope you do check them out and come back and let me know which one you really like the most. Have a great day and new start to a new week!

  • Hi Lisa,

    Thanks for such a useful roundup. Gadget help us to be more productive along with saving lots of time.

    Image editing, content presentation tool helps lot to be effective in less time.

    Thanks for sharing.
    >Shiv

    • Hi Shiv, welcome to Inspire to Thrive. You are welcome. Saving time is key for me these days Shiv. I’m really liking Canva more and more as I use it. Thanks for coming by and have a great weekend ahead.

      • Yes! Canva is really handy. I have been using this tool since 3 months. It is really time saving and cost effective for me since I don’t know to use photo editing tool like photoshop, coreldraw.

        Thanks again.

  • Hi, Lisa,
    This article is really good.
    All the tools which you’ve mentioned in this article are to its best.
    you shared a great list of gadgets, in which I am already using few of them and glad to know about more in that list.
    These are a great list of tools which can be used for boosting the content marketing strategies.
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    • Hi Manikanta, welcome to Inspire to Thrive. Which are your favorite of these content marketing gadgets? Did you subscribe via the push notification? Curious as a cat here this a.m. Thanks and have a great day Manikanta.

  • Hey Lisa,

    Google trends can be really helpful for many and the tools o schedule the posts are awesome.

    I have never tried Triberr or any similar platform.

    And for Facebook, IFTTT is great.

    Thanks for the list.
    ~Ravi

    • Hi Ravi, oh yes, love those Google trends 🙂
      Wow, no Triberr? You would love it Ravi and it’s easy for you to do. I’d love to know how you use IFTTT for Facebook?
      Thanks for coming by and have a great rest of the weekend Ravi.

  • Hey Lisa,

    Nice article

    to start off content marketing, you need host (unless you’re on Blogger) and I prefer Bluehost to everyother hosting copany and I’d recommend it for any who seeks my advice.

    Another tool relevant to content marketing is Grammerly which helps you write a grammertically correct content which keeps your readers reading.

    Tracking is also required in content marketing to know where to imrove and lots more. Google Analytics is there to help us do just that.

    The lis is endless Lisa including the ones you shared.

    Thanks for sharing though and do have a nice day.

    Golden

    • Hi Golden, welcome to Inspire to Thrive. Thank you. Oh yes, a host is great, I still use Hostgator today. I’ve heard of Grammerly and understand that one is great too. Do they offer a free version?
      Yes those analytics are key! Have you tried any other of these? I may do a 2nd in a series, stay tuned!
      You are welcome and thanks for coming by and for your input on this one. Enjoy the weekend ahead Golden.

      • Hi Lisa,

        Great post on content marketing gadgets. Wait? Did I hear the word gadgets? Great use of it, Lisa.

        Personally I use most of the tools mentioned here and the one I can’t live without is undoubtedly WordPress SEO by Yoast. I love that plugin so much so that I even bought a premium version of it recently.

        It works like a charm if you’re focusing on optimizing your posts like a pro. Not only it helps you solve your optimization level issues but it also makes it easy for you to bring more traffic.

        Great compilation.

        • Hi Anil, thank you. I thought I would change it up, everyone talks about tools. I like gadgets. Yoast is the best, I’ve been using it 6 years and one year now with the premium. So much easier! Are there any other of these gadgets that you use?
          Thanks again and have a wonderful day Anil.

  • Hi Lisa –
    This article is really good.
    All the tools which you’ve mentioned in this article are to its best.
    Currently I am using only IFTTT.
    I think marketing is more important than production. Just imagine you have a lot of content but no marketing. Those stuffs will be useless.
    Thanks again for sharing.
    Mohd

    • Hi Mohd, thank you. Wow, that’s it? You have some content marketing gadgets to try then. What IFTTT recipes are you using? You are right, marketing is a must and should consume more time than creating content. And that is NOT easy! You are welcome and I appreciate your coming by. Have a great weekend ahead.

  • Wow Lisa!!!

    This article must have taken you a long time to put together. It is Fabulous because you made it easy for us to pick and choose what will work best for our business.

    I do know some and use a few on this list. Others, I am anxious to look into. Anything to help my content marketing is always welcomed.

    Thanks so much for doing this,

    -Donna

    • Hi Donna, you are welcome. I’d been researching and testing for some time. Which ones will you be trying? Thanks for coming by and I hope this day finds you well Donna.

  • Hi Lisa,

    Great list of tools and gadgets. I love gadgets and tools that make our life easier.

    I currently use some of them. I’ve not familiar with some of them like Viral Content Buzz.

    I’ve been meaning to set up Push Engage, I heard about it when I read Harsh’s review.

    I saw that you’re using it on your blog. How do you like it?

    Are you still using it?

    Thanks for sharing these gadgets and tools.

    As a blogger, we need to know which ones we actually need and will help us grow.

    Otherwise, we can end up spending so much money.

    Thanks for taking the time to write this and sharing these tools with us.

    Have a great day 🙂

    Susan

    • Hi Susan, thank you. You should try viralcontentbee – it is a really good service and I’ve been using the free version. As for Push Engage I love it! I just got my stats from them the other day and I’m really excited about it. More to come 🙂
      You are welcome. I appreciate you taking the time to come by and comment Susan. Have an awesome day.

  • Hey Lisa!

    Fabulous list of goodies to help us busy folk out with our tedious tasks! I use quite a few of these myself but have learned a few new ones from you.

    I’m wondering, how long did it take you to pull all this together under one roof? 🙂

    Hope you had a fab first day in the new chapter of your life! We need to catch up soon!

    B

    • Hi Bren, Thank you. It took about a week. I may even do a followup as several companies contacted me about their products. I’ll have to test them out of course! Thanks, it was a long day of meeting new people and learning new processes. I can’t wait to get actually started. Thanks for coming by and taking the time to comment here.
      Yes, we do have to catch up very soon! Have a terrific Thursday Bren! Weekend is getting close.

  • Hello Lisa,

    Great information over here 🙂

    These are great list of tools which can be used for boosting the content marketing strategies.

    Indeed content marketing requires a plan to achieve our goals. Some of the tools are known whereas some of them are new to me.

    I love viral content bee as, it helps a lot to put forward my tweets and also to put my friends tweets in the top.

    Brand24 looks very promising. Ever body wants to know what people are talking about them. Its helps to learn the things
    what are we doing wrong or correctly, so that we can make it that counts.

    Thanks for the share.

    Shantanu.

    • Hi Shantanu, Thank you. Yes, Viral Content Bee is a great tool – I use it several times a week now. I love Brand24 and learn of many mentions that way 🙂 You are very welcome and I appreciate your taking the time to comment here. Have a great rest of the day and week!

  • Hello Lisa,

    Awesome list of tools and these tools are really very helpful in day to day blogging. I am also using some of them and its help me a lot. I never had used push engage and want to give it a try. I have read their review on harsh’s blog. I am big fan of social media warfare plugin and its help me to increase my social shares. Thanks for bringing up these tools under one post.

    Have a great day 🙂

    • Hi Vishwajeet, Thank you. I just got my stats from Push Engage today and were good – 36 subscribers in only a few weeks since I had them and 120 views. I was very happy with that to start. I’m liking them more each day and subscribe to others more that way.
      I love that plugin too – Social Media Warfare.
      Thanks for coming by and have a great rest of the week Vishwajeet.

  • HI, Lisa. I use many of the content marketing gadgets. I’ve yet to use a Brand listener tool like Brand24 – I’m still okay with Google Alerts.
    Tip: With content marketing (as with SEO) it is a long game – if played with patience, it will reap rewards
    ^_^
    p.s. I think another gadget may be CommentLuv – comments are content too

    • Hi Sarah, oh that’s a great one. I believe they have a free trial too. And they have a mobile app that is awesome to go with it. It surely is a long game and it changes just when you get it down pat 🙂 CommentLuv, interesting one – I love it but it doesn’t always work now that it’s not been updated in quite some time. I may do a future post on that. I hope someone can buy it and update it.
      Thanks for coming by Sarah and have a wonderful day!

  • Hi Lisa,

    Thanks for sharing these tools with us. Some of my favorites are on here like Hostgator, Canva, Yoast, Triberr, Social Warfare and some others I”m using – and of course Hootsuite. 🙂

    But the one that’s new to me and will look into after I leave this comment is Push Engage. I’ve never heard of that one before.

    Great list! I’ll be passing this along for sure. Have a great week. 🙂

    Cori

    • Hi Cori, how are you doing? Wow, you haven’t heard of the push notifications? That is how they are done with WordPress. I love it. At first I wasn’t sure but I know I subscribe to more and more blogs that way. It’s quick and easy and less email. Let me know if you try it out.
      Thank you for coming by Cori and I hope you are doing well 🙂

  • Hi Lisa,
    Happy to be here again after a while. I am here today via your Inbound share.
    Indeed you shared a great list of gadgets, in which I am already using few of them and glad to know about more in that list. Yoast is really an amazing tool which performs different features for the bloggers. And the other one I like in the list is Canva, its really an amazing tool with which we can create different images and graphics ets.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a great time of sharing ahead
    Best Regards
    ~ Philip

    • Hi Philip, nice to see you back here 🙂 I love inbound.org – great community there! Do you use the Pro version of Yoast or the Free? I’m using Canva more and more these days. I love their images for $1 and I may go to their monthly one too. It took a little while to get the hang of it but I’m getting there. I had photoshop on my old computer but since I got a new laptop I don’t have it.
      Which content marketing gadget will you try out that you haven’t used yet?
      Thanks for coming by Philip and have a great day!

  • Hi, Lisa!
    It’s such a great list of cool marketing gadgets! It is so nice to see BRAND24 in here. Thank you so much for recommending! <3

    • Hi Gloria, thank you. I love Brand24, I’ve been finding mentions of my brand and myself that I would not have known about! And I love that it covers everything from social to news and more. It’s really come a long way in a short time. Thanks for coming by and have a great day and new week Gloria.

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