10 Online tools to create engaging content your readers will share

Creating interesting, viral and informative content is a lot harder than it might appear at first,

and if you want to be able to do it, you’re going to have to dig deep. In order to become a

content creation guru, you need to master a wide variety of skills and tools. No, you don’t need

to wield a hammer or a power drill, but simply to get a hang of a handful of online tools that

will not only help you create the best possible content, but also attract readers and create a

loyal following.

 

The creation of content can roughly be broken down into three basic segments:

research, writing, and the creation of visual content. If you are not well-versed in all three,

don’t worry, because mastering the tools necessary to create it is entirely possible. Here is a

comprehensive list of all the online tools you need to use in order to create brilliant content.

 

Research Tools

Before you commence writing content, you have to find what it is that people want, what they

are interested in, what sort of content they seek out constantly. Instead of combing the entire

World Wide Web, you can rely on these three tools to help you with your research:

 

1. Google Trends

Consulting Google is always a good idea, especially if you are researching trending

topics. On Google Trends you will find which topics are the most researched over a

certain time period, and in certain languages or locations. It is an extremely powerful

tool, and it’s completely free. It’s not overly complicated to use either, so we suggest

you check it out today.

 

2. Buzzsumo

Another useful tool that will let you know what other people are talking about is

Buzzsumo. What Buzzsumo does is search across various social media sites and

platforms, collecting the stuff that is viral and most popular among content consumers.

It allows you to set up alerts to certain keyword if they pop up on the web. Buzzsumo

also offers you an insight into the popularity and influence of just about anyone. If you

want to know who has the readers staring at their screens, waiting for their next post,

then Buzzsumo is good place to be.

 

3. Topsy

Nowadays, regardless of the type of content you create and deliver, it is absolutely

necessary to be present on Twitter. One analytics tool that specializes in Twitter

analytics is Topsy. Here you will have access to a massive index containing billion of

tweets. That is pretty impressive, even if you consider Topsy’s partnership with Twitter.

Can you imagine better source of information on what’s hot and trending on Twitter?

We can’t.

 

Writing Tools

After you’ve done your research, it is time to start writing, and these are the tools you need:

 

4. Hubspot Blog Topic Generator

Coming up with different blog topics can be a real pain, so to help you avoid the

frustration, Hubspot will create topics for you, based on the terms you enter and which

you would like to write about. Using its advanced algorithms, it will generate a week’s

worth of blog titles and topics for you to write about. Pretty awesome, right?

 

5. Write My Essay

No matter how much you enjoy writing the content yourself and infusing it with your

own personal touch, you are not going to be able to do it yourself all the time. We

suggest you rely on this website, as it is able to connect you with a quality writer in a

matter of minutes that will assist you with editing, writing or proofreading.

 

6. The Readability Test Tool

The website hosts a useful tool that will calculate the readability of your article or blog

post, with the help magic internet pixies. All joking aside, if you want your content to be

amazing, it needs to read well, and this online tool will help you get there.

 

7. PlagTracker

The best way to get rid of unwanted stuff, such as duplicate content, broken links and so

on, is to check the following website. Why is duplicate content such a nightmare?

Because Google will give the website hosting the duplicate content a lower rating, which

means your website will have a much harder time finding its way to readers, and you

don’t want that.

 

Visual Content Creation Tools

Last, but not least, you are going to need some visual content as well. We recommend these

tools:

 

8. Canva

Canva is a simple and effective online tool that will help you create your own visual

content, even if you’re not a designer. If you still don’t feel comfortable doing it, you can

choose from their massive database of graphic designs for a very low price.

 

9. Infogra.me

Infographics have taken the online world by storm in the past few years, and it looks like

a trend that won’t stop any time soon, which is why you need to check out this website,

which has tons of eye-catching infographics.

 

10. WeVideo

Wevideo is a collaborative video editing tool which also allows you to perform audio editing,

mind-mapping, comic book creation and lots of other cool stuff. In addition to inforgraphics,

video content is an absolute must.

 

And there you have it, a short, but sweet list of online tools that will assist in creating high-

quality, eye-popping content which your readers will simply eat up. The rest is up to you.

 

Julie Petersen

Julie Petersen is a tutor, writer and a blogger, who features the latest career and educational trends in her articles. At present time she is running her essay writing blog AskPetersen and working on her first ebook dedicated to online learning. You may see Julie's latest publications and contact her via Linkedin.

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24 thoughts on “10 Online tools to create engaging content your readers will share

  1. Great content! A use a few of these tools and they work wonders in building my blog, I can only imagine where these other tools will take me. Thanks for sharing with us all Julie Petersen!

  2. I can’t wait to use these 10 online tools to create engaging content on my blog! I’ve used a few and am excited to implement the rest as I get my blog up and going again. Thanks Julie, much appreciated!!

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