Content marketing isn’t easy.
It requires discipline, focus, and a lot of hard work. If you do any kind of writing — blog posts, articles, ebooks, etc. — you know how hard it can be to generate ideas and perfect your text so that morphs into something that’s useful to your audience. Wouldn’t it be great if there were some tools and Web applications that could help with the process?
Congratulations — you’re in luck! From idea generation to improving the quality of your prose, these 9 tools will help you up your game and become a writing ninja.
5 Content Idea Tools
Lack inspiration? It’s not uncommon to find yourself racking your brain for killer content ideas. Here are some tools to jumpstart your creativity:
1. Portent’s Content Idea Generator
Use this tool to come up with an array of titles for your next blog post or presentation. Some are funny. Some are shocking. All useful. [Caution: It’s addictive.]
Enter a keyword or phrase and it will generate a title and also offer tips for improving the content itself:
2. Content Marketing Ideas Generator
Enter a target audience in this tool and what knowledge will benefit them, and be rewarded with 20 content marketing ideas:
3. Hubspot’s Blog Topic Generator
Enter 3 nouns that you’d like to write about and Hubspot’s tool will come up with a week’s worth of relevant blog post titles:
Enter a keyword and Soovle will find the most popular terms across a wide variety of search engines:
5. Google Trends: Hot Searches
This tool visualizes the top 20 trending searches and displays them in a beautiful, full-screen, live animation. Click on a trend and see the related Google search results:
4 Content Improvement Tools
Need to improve the quality of your content? These apps will help you get the job done.
Grammarly makes you a better writer by finding and correcting mistakes in your text:
2. The Readability Test Tool
The Readability Test Tool provides a quick and easy way to test the readability of your work. Enter your URL and it will calculate your content’s accessibility:
Are you trying to avoid business jargon? Unsuck-It is a great tool that identifies alternatives you can use instead:
Hemingway makes your content bold and clear. The app highlights common errors and catches wordy sentences, adverbs, passive voice, and dull, complicated language: