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Blogging can sometimes it can seem like a job that never ends. You can be up past midnight responding to comments, posting photos to your social networks, and sending out e-mails to guest blogs.
You can’t cut much from your to-do list since all these tasks are important to help you grow your blog.
And you can’t add more hours to the day.
So what can you do?
Learn some time-saving tricks so you can accomplish more in less time. Here are 5 apps that will help you work smarter, not harder:
Get a fast analysis of your blog to make sure it is properly optimized to help you rank your site faster. Get a quick analysis of items like title tags, description tags, keywords, headers, internal links, page and image sizes, design issues, and much more.
You don’t have to pay an expensive SEO consultant, and you don’t have to spend hours looking for holes in your SEO. Just run this app and make your SEO stronger, helping your blog to get more traffic and convert faster. $9.99.
Managing all the social media profiles for your blog can be exhausting. Who has time to be on Facebook and Twitter all day, trying to get more followers and connect with them all?
HootSuite makes it easy to manage your social media without letting it take over your life. You can monitor all your profiles, schedule posts, manage fans and followers, and monitor brand mentions. You can even get analytics reports to determine the effectiveness of your SEO strategy. Free and paid versions.
Use this app to check on your analytics and identify weaknesses before wasting more time on the wrong strategy. You can manage multiple profiles, and find extensive data about each, including information about visitors, traffic sources, and behavior on your site. $5.99.
Keep all your notes for blog posts and website management in one place with this easy-to-use app. You can take notes for blog ideas, write post drafts, and keep a running list of topics and keywords. Save links, articles, and outlines for marketing strategies for your site.
Evernote is like a virtual binder that helps make blog management easier, saving you time and making you more productive. Free.
Broadcast a video blog live from any device with this simple app. This is a great way to blog live events or to host webinars or online courses. It’s also a great way to connect with your readers in a more personal way, helping to build brand loyalty that will translate to more conversions. Free.
What other apps do you use to make blogging easier? Share your picks in the comments!
Sarah Clare is a writer and oversees projectmanagementsoftware.com, where she has recently been researching project tracking software. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys cooking and scrapbooking.