20 Web Services that Will Help You to Run a Better Blog in 2019

An effective blogging strategy is all about driving meaningful engagement between your brand and your target audience. You need to produce high-quality, compelling content that resonates with your target audience, disseminate that content efficiently and effectively, and cultivate a group of loyal content consumers that want to keep coming back for more.

Of course, all of this is easier said than done. But the good news is that there are tools out there that can help to make the entire blogging process easier. Here are 20 great web services that will help you to run a better blog this year.  

Market Research 


Remember, the best bloggers out there know what kind of content will resonate with their target audience. They have an understanding of their target audience’s wants, needs, and preferences—and they are able to develop and tailor content accordingly. However in order to gain that understanding you must conduct market research. To gain improved insight into your target audience, be sure to check out the following services: 

– BuzzSumo

Web Services buzzWhen you are trying to figure out what type of content resonates most strongly with your target audience, Buzz Sumo is a truly invaluable tool. Basically, this resource helps you ascertain how specifically content performs online. You can compare performance by sorting pieces based on domain, keyword, or topic, based on a number of different metrics, including total shares on social media. This can help you more effectively develop content ideas that will appeal to your target audience. For example, if you enter your company’s domain name in the BuzzSumo trending tab, you’ll get a complete breakdown of all of your top shared content. 

BuzzSumo also keeps track of trending content, a feature which can be leveraged to help you generate new content ideas, identify relevant third-party links to share on your social media sites, and pinpoint valuable real-time marketing opportunities. The service also allows you to identify relevant influencers in your niche so you can gain a better understanding of the types of content your target audience is consuming. The bottom line? When it comes to optimizing your content, BuzzSumo is an invaluable resource. 

– SEMRush

SEMRush is actually an SEO keyword tool, but it can be leveraged to help you refine your insight into your target audience. With SEMRush, you can conduct comprehensive keyword research to figure out what your target audience is searching for, track keyword rankings, keep track of your competitors, and conduct a complete SEO audit of your blog.

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Social Media 


Social media is a key component of every great blogging strategy. By effectively leveraging the power of social media, you can significantly improve the visibility of your blog and its content, as well as driving more meaningful engagement. For a bit of help in the social media department, be sure to take a look at the following services: 

– AdEspresso

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Facebook Ads can be used to drive traffic to your blog. The key, however, is to develop compelling Facebook ads that will entice your target audience to click. That’s where AdEspresso comes in. This useful service can help you to drive up your ads’ click-through rates (CTRs) by providing a range of different tools that help optimize ad content and ad performance, ensuring that you maximize the potential of ad placement, timing, and custom audiences. AdEspresso provides top-notch analytics, daily actionable suggestions that help you improve your campaign, and tools for easy ad testing. There is even a 14-day free trail to get you started. Check it out here

– Commun.it

Commun.it is an invaluable service that helps you maximize the impact of your Twitter actives. The services provides actionable insights based on the behavior of your followers, allows you to measure the impact of your Twitter efforts based on a number of different metrics, helps you identify and engage with your top supports and key influences in your niche, and helps you build and effectively manage Twitter lists. A number of prominent brands use Commun.it, including Microsoft, CocaCola, MTV, Nike, and Sony.

– TagBoard

When it comes to social media, hash tags are key, particularly on sites like Instagram and Twitter where users rely on hash tag to find new content and connect with new brands. Using the right hash tags is therefore an excellent way to connect with more of your target audience. Luckily, TagBoard can help you figure out which hash tags to use to maximize impact.

– InkyBee

Cultivating and maintaining great relationships with influencers in your niche or target industry is an excellent way to enhance the visibility of your content and drive more traffic to your blog. InkyBee is the perfect tool to help you identify those influencers. The service boasts a powerful contact management tool to help facilitate influencer engagement, as well as a relationship track feature to help you track your day-to-day interactions with those influencers. Additionally, the service helps you track keywords and mentions of your specific campaigns and initiatives across the blogosphere, measure the results of your influencer outreach efforts, and track relevant traffic data.

Optimization Tools


Effective blogging isn’t just about driving new traffic to your blog. You need to develop trust with your visitors and work to ensure that they keep coming back for more content, as opposed to just visiting once. Of course, developing high-quality, compelling content is the first step when it comes to turning a casual visitor into a regular, loyal reader. However, optimizing your blog to ensure an excellent user experience is also important. You need to make sure your blog is visually appealing, your site is speedy and responsive, and that users can easily find the information they are looking for.

 – Olark

olark web serviceOlark is a service that allows you to provide an easy platform for customer support, which is integral if your blog has any kind of ecommerce features that customers can use to purchase products or services from your brand. The great part is that you can customize the functionality and aesthetics of this live chat feature to meet the unique needs of your brand.

– Optimizely

This service helps you optimize user experience across all device types, including web, mobile apps, and desktop. Optimizely provides testing (including A/B, multivariate, and multi-page testing), personalization, and analytics solutions to help you perfect every aspect of user experience, which in turn helps you increase engagement and boost revenue. 

– Unbounce

A high bounce rate is never a good thing, as it means that while you might be driving traffic to your blog, once users get there they aren’t sticking around. Luckily, Unbounce can help with that, helping you to build more powerful landing pages that will keep users around for longer, driving up engagement rates and improving conversion rates.

– VWO 

When it comes to optimizing your blog, testing helps you to figure out what is working—and what isn’t. VWO is an easy-to-use testing tool that helps you to more effectively run A/B, multivariate, and multi-page testing. The tool also boasts heat maps and click maps so you can more effectively position content, as well as offering comprehensive analysis and reporting capabilities.

Image Sources


 

20 web servicesUsers like visual content. That is why blog content with images consistently performs better than blog content without images. It sees more social shares and higher levels of engagement. If you are looking for high-quality, compelling images for your blog, there are a number of different services that can help you find them.

Pixabay, Compfight, Alegri Photos, and Pic Jumbo all offer a range of free stock photos for you use.

Email Marketing


No, email marketing isn’t dead. Far from it. In fact, just like social media, email marketing is an excellent way to enhance the visibility of your blog. To harness the power of email marketing in your blogging strategy, you will definitely want to make use of the following tools. 

– MailChimp

mailchimpThis online email marketing service provides a range of different features that will boost the ROI of your email marketing efforts, including advanced analytics and a range of powerful automation tools. 

– GetResponse 

With a simple and easy-to-use interface, GetResponse allows you to easily send email newsletters, campaigns, online surveys, and follow-up auto-responders. You van design more professional looking newsletters with the service, and improve your targeting capabilities. 

– Aweber 

Aweber provides you with affordable access to high-quality and easy-to-use email marketing and auto-responder tools. Specifically, you can connect Aweber to other platforms, such as PayPal or your blog, which means that if a customer gives you your email address it will be much easier for you to keep track of it and follow up with them. And with the drag and drop interface, creating email marketing campaigns has never been easier.

Web Hosting


web hosting web serviceLast but not least, there is no use investing time, energy, and resources into producing high-quality content for your blog unless you have a reliable web hosting service to host it on.

By choosing a reliable web hosting service, you maximize uptime, ensuring that when people visit your site they will be able to access it. If a user visits your blog but is unable to access it because it’s down, you’re unlikely to convert that user into a regular reader.

To maximize you blog’s uptime and ensure effective web hosting, choose a reliable web hosting service. InMotion, A Small Orange, WP Engine, and InterServer are four  web hosting services I recommend. My site, Web Hosting Secret Revealed, for example, is hosted on InMotion VPS Hosting (here’s my detail review on InMotion Hosting).

Bottom line

Blogging can be a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be. With a little help from these 20 tools in 2016, you’ll be running a better blog that drives more engagement in no time at all.

NB: Don’t forget to grab Enstine’s ebook on Affiliate Marketing for bloggers. Use coupon code CD16

81 thoughts on “20 Web Services that Will Help You to Run a Better Blog in 2019”

  1. Hey! Thanks for sharing this information – appreciate the effort you put in. You made it really awesome and cool, this guide is really helpful for new bloggers like me. you helped me a lot, so I just wanna say thanks to you.
    Thank you 🙂

  2. Hi Jerry,
    Thanks for sharing this article and looking exactly for same information .
    Using these 20 tools to drive more engagement sounds good and sensible.
    Looking for some more articles from you on same topic.

  3. Awesome…!!
    You made it awesome and cool, this guide is really helpful for new bloggers like me. you helped me a lot, so I just wanna say thanks to you.
    Thank you 🙂

  4. Enstine! Yours is one consistent blog that I follow because of the tools and resources you always share to boost our blogging. Thanks for these resources not much but I am planning to buy PRO version of SemRush at the start. Lets see how beneficial it becomes for me.

  5. Hello,
    These are some great resources and I appreciate you posting them. I didn’t click on the links but I am wondering how many of them are free services or paid

    Thank you,
    Michelle

  6. Hello,

    Very useful article, personally i love SEMrush, its a excellent tool for SEO, email marekting i prefer the e-goi, its very complete…thanks for sharing!

  7. Hello

    Olark is really great tool to make your website user friendly. Now i am thinking to go for other optimising tools. Rest words are great too.

    Kind regards,
    Vin

  8. Hi jerry,

    Great article Very interesting and complete tools list…..Thank you for great list of web services. Actually I am already using some of the service you listed…..Thanks again 🙂

  9. Hey Jerry..!!
    This is really a awesome post and very informative. This article is really helpful for new bloggers. I totally agrees with your point ‘Image sources’, Stock images with high quality is the basic & essential need of any blogger & you have provided few sources to get free stock photos, they are also good.
    Thank for this great post !

  10. Hi Jerry
    I am glad that you liked the post! Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read it.

    I am glad that you brought up Scoop.it, I have only heard about it and don’t know much about it, but I will definitely have to look in to it.

    Thank you again for taking the time to stop by and share that valuable piece of information. Hope to see you around again

    Best Regards, shane

  11. Hey Jerry, very internsing and complete tools list, personally ill add E-goi tool for email marketing cos its a very complete tool…would be intersting to have more tools about CMS, thanks!

  12. Wow first of all thank you for sharing so much useful information with us though I had used few of them in the past but majority of them were unknown to me. Keep posting this kind of stuf and will be looking forward to see more from you in the future.

  13. i am running a lot of Facebook Ads lately and it seems none of them are working out, I will check out the AdEspresso tool to see how that turns out for me.

  14. Great list of helpful resources. The one thing that I find hardest is finding good free images. You offer a few of the resources that I use, but thought I might drop a link to a few more. Not my content, just find it incredibly useful and thought you and your readers might too.

  15. Hi Jerry,thank you for providing this wonderful article. I use Webhosting and Image Sources. And then thank you for providing us the great list of Market Research.Thanks.

  16. Great list of helpful resources. The one thing that I find hardest is finding good free images. You offer a few of the resources that I use, but thought I might drop a link to a few more. Not my content, just find it incredibly useful and thought you and your readers might too.

  17. Hi Jerry! Your blog is very helpful for me. and Jerry I have a question from you. I am getting confused between choosing free web hosting and premium web hosting. So, please tell me that which hosting type should i choose for my new blog website?

  18. Thank you for providing this wonderful article with everyone this speaks so much and tells alot. Actually I am already using some of the service you listed. But I have come to know about the remaining web services now with your post.

  19. Jerry Nice collection …. Thank you for providing us the great list of web services. Actually I am already using some of the service you listed. But I have come to know about the remaining web services now with your post.

    Thanks..!!
    Testing Tools

  20. Wow ! an awesome collection of helpful plugins and sites.Surely you have to focus on every single point that can boost up your blog (images,SEO,design,content etc)

  21. Hi, Many thanks for this list of best web services. It’s really a tough task to choose the good one. Thanks for making our task easier.

  22. I use GetResponse and I am super satisfied with the them especially now that they have an automated system as Infusionsoft.But I must to say thank you for the excellent article.

  23. I am using Mailchimp and I highly recommended it. When someone marked your newsletter spam, your newsletter can get spammed for your other subscribers as well. When MailChimp sees that someone marked you as spam, it automatically unsubscribes that person from the list.

  24. After reading your article I found a lot of new tools that can boost my blog. I’m excited about some of the Optimizing sevices that you introduced like Optimization Tools or Optimizely or some testing tools. Thanks a lot.

  25. Thank you for great list of web services. Actually I am already using some of the service you listed.

    Thanks..!!

  26. Thanks very much Jerry Low ! For the complete guide, Brand awareness: Social Media has emerged as a new-fanged platform to construct your brand alertness and promote for the business in a lot of ways. Your energetic business status on social media tends clientele to take interest in your company and build trust. Holding negotiations, small contests and quizzes etc will keep your clients occupied and let them know you are thinking about them.

  27. Hello Jerry,

    I read your article. It is really enjoyable. You do quality homework for post this. All the point you mention about to web service which is helpful for the blog is very good. In the current scenario, Social Media is very helpful to drive an instant traffic on your blog post or website, also an email marketing too. Images are very important content on the website or the blog post, good looking images are very effective to attract the visitors.

    All the tools you mention in this blog is very helpful and effective for the website or blog traffic.

    Thanks for posting this article. Keep it up.

    Aryan Sao

  28. Hey Jerry,

    SEMrush is just awesome. I have not upgraded its account yet, but its free account also works like a charm. I can easily my competitor profile with a free account too.

    For email marketing I used to use Mailchimp but later it started causing some delivery problems and finally I exported my list to Getresponse and really it’s a kind of big deal. So easy functionality!

  29. Thank you for this awesome list of web services. I already have used some of them successfully such as GetResponse.

  30. Awesome Collection Of Tools I Must Say 🙂
    My Favourite One Is MAILCHIMP!
    As It’s User Friendly Then Feedburner!!
    Surely Gonna Try All Soon!!

  31. Very good article, Jerry. Thanks for this quality information. Also, check out free beautiful photos from Death to the Stock Photo.

  32. Nice share there Muki, IU can’t believe how my marketing would be without some of these tools. It would really be difficult to think of marketing without the help of tools like Buzzsumo and email marketing softwares like Get-response. I am still yet to familiarize myself with outbounce and see how I do with my landing pages.
    Thanks for the share.

    Cindy

  33. Hi jerry,

    I try used some of stuff that you list.
    Olark is best thing. Its engage me with costumer and down bounce rate.

    Thanks

  34. Hey Jerry,

    I too prefer Inmotion hosting, their support is just AMAZING and they are always ready to help no matter how much you irritate them with your queries.

    And thank you for those stock image sources, I was about to go and look out for some sources but before that I found this headline and thought there must be something related to images and I was right.

    Thank you once again,
    Karan

  35. Hey Jerry,
    Great article!
    I was using few of these services and I am planning to try all of them listed above. I would like to add drop my link which helps find blogs in same nice.
    Thanks…

  36. Hi Jerry

    Thumbs up and what a list.

    I have used some of them and they do their jobs as promised. As for the rest which I am just getting to know, I am going to try them out.

    Thanks for the list. Take Care.

  37. Hwy buddy,
    Awesome list Jerry ! I simply loved it ! Thanks for sharing super dooper tools 😉 ! I’ve gotta try ’em out and drop my feedback again here 😉 ! Again its awesome !

    Thanks,
    Warm regards,
    Issac paul

  38. Hello Jerry,

    I’d say, this is are great tools every blogger should take a test on.

    In the web hosting aspect, I have been hearing about Inmotion but haven’t really research the company that well. for now, i am still with arvixe

    Nice article and very useful too. Have a nice weekend both of you.

  39. Awesome Guide Actually.
    Really For Those Who Wanna Make Their Blogs Better 🙂
    Thanks For Providing! ! !
    Bookmarking Your Site For Sure 🙂 🙂 🙂 😀

  40. Hello Jerry,
    Nice informative article. I liked BuzzSumo the most,
    I will start using it for getting more idea about the content
    I will write form now.

    Thank You,
    Akash Navi.

  41. Hey Jerry,

    I am big fan of Pixabay but because of you I get to know about other royalty free image sites. Not only royalty free image sites but there are many sites I never heard and read. I am going to check them out.

    Thanks Jerry.

  42. Hi Jerry,

    These are very awesome tools you shared, i am running a lot of Facebook Ads lately and it seems none of them are working out, I will check out the AdEspresso tool to see how that turns out for me.

    Thanks a lot man.

  43. Gosh Enstine and Jerry,

    As usual, on this blog, I’m bowled over by everything on offer. All I need from you now is a 30hr day to try it all out.

    Failing that, I will start by looking at AdEspresso because my Facebook advertising is in need of improvement.

    I am already a very happy user of GetResponse and am sure that if any of your readers use it they won’t be disappointed. I came BACK to GetResponse after trying several other auto-responders, and so pleased to be back.

    Enjoy the rest of your week, Joy

  44. i have tried some of them but my favorite blogging tool is semrush. Finding easy to rank keywords with semrush saves a lot of my time…

  45. Hi Jerry,

    Luckily I am using most of these web services for my blog except very few like Optimizely, VWO, Olark, we have to take the help of these tools to reach our targeted audiences with less effort, thank you very much for sharing this information and I am very happy to see you on EnstineMuki’s blog.

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