17 Content Marketing Gadgets of the Trade To Make It Easy

Content Marketing Gadgets To Make It Easy For You

content marketing gadgetsSo you want to do content marketing today? If so you must have the right 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 services, plugins, software etc. Digital gadgets that help you create and share content for your digital marketing strategy.

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.

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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 product map with a thumbnail and a light-box in just minutes! 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 it’s 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. Highly recommended to make your content for SEO easier. 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 – Another plugin I invested in 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. Magnet for Blogging did a great review for you to check out on this one.

Images via Your Content Marketing Gadgets

Canva for imagesCanvaCanva 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 using it more and more today. My top image came from there for this post.

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 Life 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 are rarely go down as I use Pindgom’s free service to warn me if there is a 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 done 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, Google+ , 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 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.

SMhackSMHack offers social scheduling too. But they have some awesome analytics and white glove reporting tools for your clients! They are easy to use and offer very affordable rates. You can have many users and pay on great low rate!

Triberr – This is great tool to share others content and have yours shared too be relevant 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 out to your followers. Check out my recent post on how to use Triberr today! 

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 you content there as well as on Facebook, Pinterest and StumbleUpon. 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 their 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. This 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!

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 to that will grab the attention of your audience. Try it out today for free here.  They tell 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! 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. 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 QuickbooksQuickBooks – QuickBooks are 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. 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

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.

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

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 Content Marketing with Social Media, Blogging and SEO. What good is knowledge if you cannot share it with others? She has 20+ years experience in marketing/advertising with 6 years experience in content marketing, social media, blogging and SEO. Check out her latest eBook "Learn to Tweet and Thrive on Twitter" now on Amazon.

39 comments On 17 Content Marketing Gadgets of the Trade To Make It Easy

  • Hy Lisa,

    Great Post you have here.

    Google Trends works amazingly.

    Stay Cool Lisa and have a great week!

  • 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
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  • Hi, Lisa,
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  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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 🙂
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    • 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

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