13 Free Content Writing Tools for More Engaging Content
Updated: Dec 7, 2021
I love using content writing tools. I enjoy technology in business life in general, and tools for writers are a big part of this.
Useful tools for content writers become important helpers to create more engaging and useful content. Content writing tools help us
choose keywords and titles,
check for possible errors and
evaluate SEO while writing and
distributing these texts.
They can be useful for you as well. Here I'll classify each tool to make it even easier for you. Please share with me if you know more tools.
Find ideas and best blog titles
Buzzsumo helps when deciding what to write about at the very beginning. Let’s say you’re going to write about content marketing, but you’re having trouble with detailing. BuzzSumo helps you by sorting the most popular content.
Keyword.io and Keywordtool.io help you find the phrases your audience is using to search on the search engines. You can set your target location and search in any language. It shows you the popular keywords related to your subject. Bingo!
Google Trends is one of the most common tools I have been using for a while. It helps us decide the one to use among synonymous phrases. You just write the alternatives and it compares the popularity. You don't need to guess, rely on real users' behaviour.
Find up to 5 keywords about your business and just click the button. Hubspot will give you 5 free titles to write or with your contact info, you can download the list of topics for the whole year. They're really creative and useful titles. When you don't have many ideas, try this one among content writing tools.
Hemingway warns me about long sentences, low readability and helps me improve my content by suggesting alternative words. However, I find it a bit too much criticizing. But we don't have to apply all the recommendations, do we? It's always nice to double-check.
I have to say, Grammarly is my favourite. I've used the paid and free versions until now. Both are very helpful and precise. With Grammarly, you can easily find and fix minor errors in your posts. Although the application is much more detailed when purchased, the free version is also extremely effective.
Moreover, when you use it as a Chrome extension, you can easily check all the text that you type on Chrome. Bravo and thanks Grammarly!
Find a better way to use the language
Power Thesaurus is a side tool among the content writing tools. Let's say you feel that there is a better word to write something, but you cannot find it. Ask Power Thesaurus. Here you will see synonyms, antonyms, definitions, and more. There are also idioms and phrases with the same meaning as your boring word. For example, when you write 'happy', it tells your 'over the moon'. Voila! Your content is much more fun now.
In this category my favoured content writing tool is WordHippo. You can even use it just for fun. Write a word and WordHippo will show you synonyms, antonyms, definitions, rhymes, similar words, various forms of words and more. Check it out and you will not regret it!
Evaluate your SEO
If not always, we often need SEO friendly content. The following tools for text writers are very useful in evaluating SEO.
Yoast SEO is a plugin that we all know. I still wanted to include it in my list because it really makes our job easier by saying what we need for successful SEO.
SEO Tester Online is a great tool for content writers aiming to write successful texts in terms of SEO with detailed ratings and suggestions. Most features are available for free, as long as you need a limited number of searches.
Distribute the content
Mailchimp enshrines in our hearts because it offers plenty of free services. There are both practical and stylish design alternatives to deliver the content you have prepared. It makes it very easy to prepare a newsletter according to your preferences thanks to its own tools.
EmailHunter allows you to access the email addresses when you enter your target company domain. Limited use is available free of charge. It can be useful for those who want to create a database.
Add an image to your post
With Canva, you can create images of exact size for several platforms. You can add text or other items to the image. You can download it in different sizes and formats. Drag and drop. Everything is simple and cool here.
To find a free stock image, Pexels will help you. There are professional images in many subjects and styles on Pexels. My main image is also from there if you like it.
And the others
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These content writing tools can help you improve your articles. However, you also need to improve your storytelling skills for reaching the next level with your articles. Contact us to learn more.