As a blogger, we are always hungry for tools which make our blogging journey easy. There are many paid tools. There are also many awesome free tools which can give us the same result as paid tools.
Successful bloggers can use paid tools. Because they have a budget to spend. But new bloggers don’t have much budget to spend on paid tools.
It is our mindset that paid tools perform better than the free tools. Believe me, there are many free tools which perform better than the paid tools.
In this post, I’m going to list some free tools which can take your blogging journey in a much better level.
10 Awesome Free Google Tools Every Blogger Should Know About
Many of us consider Google just as a search engine. But Google constantly contributing to the online world in many ways. They have many free tools which we can use in our favor. I’ll list 10 free tools from Google which you can use to take your blog to an upper level.
Here are the 10 tools from google …
I list Gmail in the top place because it is the first tool you need to use any service from Google.
I think you all know about Gmail. It is a popular email client from Google.
There are many email client available online. such as Yahoo! mail, Hotmail, etc. But, I found Gmail very useful as a blogger and it is my favorite email client.
You may have many other email accounts such as “[email protected]”, “[email protected]”, etc. It is very time-consuming to check every email account separately. You can forward your other email account to Gmail. I found it very useful.
If you forward your other email account to Gmail, You don’t have to log in your other email accounts separately. You can check all the email from Gmail.
I first came to know about this tool when I was trying to optimize my blog for search engine. Yes, as a blogger, it is a must-have tool.
Google Search Console is a free service from Google which you should use to monitor your blog’s performance on the search engine. To use GSE for your blog and get your blog’s search engine performance data you need to submit your blog’s XML Sitemap to google search console first.
As you start to use GSE, you’ll learn a lot of things about it. I promise you’ll love it.
Before starting to write any blog post, use this tool once to find the exact keyword for your blog post. Yes. Google Keyword Planner is an awesome free keyword research tool from Google. As a blogger, you can use this tool extensively for your blog.
I think, There is no successful blogger who doesn’t use this tool.
There are many paid tools for keyword research, Google keyword planner still holds its place at the raw.
Another free awesome tool from Google. I can’t live without this tool.
As a blogger, you need to know – where are you getting traffic from, which country are you getting traffic from, which channels are sending traffic to your blog, which of your post performing better, etc.
In short, to know all metrics of your blog, this is a must-have tool.
5. Google Docs
This is MS Word-like program. The nice thing about Google Doc is, you can use this tool on any of your devices. Because it has auto-sync functionality.
In my case, I write my post-draft often in Google doc. So that I can access the draft from wherever I want – in the office or in my home. I also keep my blogging plan, the book I’m writing, etc in Google doc.
In google doc, everyone can work together from the different places. So, If you have a team, it can be very helpful for you.
6. Google Sheet
Whenever you need something to work online google put their hands there. Thanks to Google.
If you want Microsoft Excel-like program to keep your data and record online, you can use Google Sheets.
Unlike Microsoft Excel, It is extremely shareable. Like google doc, it also has the autosave functionality and accessible from anywhere. It is also very handy if you have a team to work together.
Google Alerts is another nice service from Google. It lets you monitor the web for mentions of the keyword phrases you set up on it. Whenever new mention happens on the web for your keyword, it’ll notify you by email.
It is good for monitoring your brand online. Suppose, you set your blog name as a keyword. Whenever someone mentions you on the web with your blog name, the service will let you know about that by email.
As a blogger, you may sometimes run out of content ideas. Google trends can help you with this.
You don’t need to have any experience to use Google Trends. It is simple to use.
You just need to type your search topic into the search bar. Google Trends will do the rest for you.
For example, I typed the “make money blogging” in the search bar and hit “Enter” button, I got the following result –
If you scrolled down the page, you’ll see many related terms for your search query as shown in the image below.
As a blogger, we always need to use a calendar to stay focused on important things.
You can make a schedule for your various blogging task using Google Calendar.
Google Calendar is very beneficial to them who work as a team. If you allow your team members to access your Google Calendar, they’ll know, when you are free or busy.
What can you do with Google Calendar?
- You can make an editorial calendar.
- You can schedule events.
- You can set reminders. So that you can know what is coming next.
- You can share your schedule with your team member.
10. Google Plus
As you are a blogger, you may know about Google Plus. It’s a social media platform like Facebook and Twitter.
You can use this extensively for your blog marketing.
I don’t use Google Plus actively. But, I know many bloggers who are getting much blog traffic from Google Plus.
As a blogger, you shouldn’t ignore Google Plus. At least, you should open a profile and Share regular post on it. It won’t cost you anything but time.
All the tools I listed here are free. You can use these tools to make your blogging tasks easy and also for marketing your blog.
Google is doing its best to help folks like us. Why don’t we take benefits from It?
Please share a tool from Google which you found good to use in terms of blogging.