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Boost Your Content Marketing with these Online Resources

Content marketing is hard work. You have to come up with new, relevant, and unique topics all the time; you have to find catchy headlines; you have to write really great pieces; you have to distribute that content everywhere; and then you have to figure out whether it is really getting read and shared. This is a big undertaking, but if you have some of the right resources, things can get a lot easier. Here are 7 of those great resources.

BuzzSumo

If you are struggling to find ideas for content, all you have to do is enter a topic. You’ll get 10 articles for free (more if you buy the pro-version), and be shown how many shares the article got on most popular social media channel. You can review these articles and, through them, probably pick up a number of topics within each article or post that can be expanded/curated for your purposes.

Link Bait Title Generator

Type a keyword that is associated with a topic for your writing. Then you will be asked whether you want a serious, emotional, list, humorous, or shocking. You’ll get a bunch.

ProWritingAid

This is a resource that will comb your content and locate grammatical, punctuation, spelling, and syntax errors, but you will get much more than that. It will point out awkward phrases and sentences, and will suggest style changes to make your writing more powerful, punchy, and interesting. It is probably the most comprehensive editing tool out there today.

Essay Writing Education

Here is a great writing service with a huge department of creative copywriters. Just supply the topic, any keywords, length, and purpose (humorous, educational, inspirational, etc.) and you will have great publishing-ready content. You can also set up an entire campaign with a schedule of production, and you will have the opportunity to review each piece of content and request revisions for free.

Free Image Creation Tools

You know that images, infographics, animation, surveys, videos, etc. are critical if your content is to be viewed and shared. There are just so many tools for creating these things. Rather than name each specific tool and what it does, here is the perfect blog post for a complete description of each tool and what you can do with it – over 30 in fact. The focus is on tools that you can use to create your own graphics and media, rather than incurring the cost of hiring a designer to do it. New design technology enables total amateurs to create these and look quite professional.

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Buffer

Buffer

With this resource, you can schedule your content to be posted to all of your social media channels at once. You can also differentiate which content goes where and set up a publishing schedule for each channel. For example, Twitter posts may have to be scheduled for several times on the same day, not so much on Facebook. This can all be done through Buffer.

AtomicInsights

This resource will allow you to see which of your content has been viewed and shared, when it was most often viewed and shared, and which publication platforms are working best. It will provide reports that also include information from Google Analytics, saving you the time and headache of trying to decipher those sometimes complicated sheets. If you want to focus your content where it is going to do you the most good, this is a great method to do it. The reports are simple and easy to read.