I am regularly asked for recommendations on different tools, training, resources and services available to blogging. People particularly want to know what tools I use to run my blogs.As a result, I’ve put together a list of recommended blogging resources that I’ve either personally used (in most cases) or which have come highly recommended to me by people I trust.I will add to these lists as I come across new blogging resources that I recommend. Some of the links are affiliate links. By buying from my affiliate link you will help me with a commission. Don’t worry, you will not pay any extra cents, in fact, you may get a discount. So, I encourage you to buy from affiliate links since you will save some $$$. Reviews to this tools and products will follow soon.
iPage Top for Hosting
I’ve read a lot of good things about iPage. Their price is good, awesome support and all unlimited, starting from 2$ wich I would say that is awesome for starting out. They also offer a free .com domain for 1 year.
Hostgator is one of the big boys in the field. They have good prices and all the features that a good hosting company should have. If you are not happy with them, you have a 45 days money back guarantee.
NameCheap Top for Domains
As the name suggests, NameCheap is one of the most affordable Domain registrar and hosting company. Is trusted by milions of customers. In 2010 and 2014 they won the title of “Best domain registrar” and “Most popular domain registrar”.In fact, I have one more year with my current registrar, after that I will switch to this one due to the price/quality report.
My current hosting company for my websites. I choosed it when i first bought this domain in 2014 mainly because was super cheap. I paid about a little over 100$ for 4 years of hosting. It is a decent hosting provider and domain registrar, support is great and price is decent.
aWeber Top for Email
One of the best in the market right now and is used by top online marketers. Aweber provide one of the largest sets of e-newsletters templates available: there are over 700 available. One of the best ways to decide whether Aweber is for you of course is to avail of its free trial – you can try the product free for 30 days here.
Mailchimp Best Value
MailChimp provides email marketing for more than 15 million people globally as they claim. I use them to build my list because they have a free option up to 2.000 subscribers. So far I have nothing to complain about them and when I reach the limit i will still use their services because I’ve had zero problems with the free plan.
Gmail is an easy to use email that saves you time and keeps your messages safe. I also use it for my personal email acount because is fast, it offers a lot of space and it has a super simple interface.
SemRush Top for SEO
You get a lot of useful functionality with this tool including site auditing, keyword difficulty scores, estimated traffic data etc. What I really like about SEMrush is how you can search up your competitors and get an idea of the keywords they’re ranking for along with estimated search volumes.
Even if SEMRush is the king, KWFinder is another awesome tool made for keyword research. You will get insights such as number of search, keywords difficulty and more. KW Finder is just so well-rounded and powerful that it can do many things on it’s own.
I use this tool to check the backlinks to my website. I love it because it allows you to check unlimited backlink and not just few. It will show the results from top domain and also the LIS score. LIS is the link influence score of any page, and it’s calculated on a scale of 0-100%.
Google Analytics FREE
Google Analytics is a freemium web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google launched the service in November 2005 after acquiring Urchin. Google Analytics is now the most widely used web analytics service on the Internet.
Google Webmasters FREE
Google Search Console (previously Google Webmaster Tools) is a no-charge web service by Google for webmasters. It allows webmasters to check indexing status and optimize visibility of their websites. As of May 20, 2015, Google rebranded Google Webmaster Tools as Google Search Console.
StudioPress is the creator of the Genesis Framework — probably the most well-known theme framework for WordPress. Genesis is best described as a layer of code that sits between the WordPress software and your theme of choice.The StudioPress team likes to describe WordPress as the engine of your car, Genesis as the frame and body, and the StudioPress child themes as the paint job.
ElegantThemes works are clean, elegant (as the name says) with a touch of style and cutting edge tehnologies. They created the powerful Drag and Drop page builder plugin called Divi Builder. They offer a subscription to all themes for a decent price per year or you will also have the option to pay one time and access all the themes including the flagship theme DIVI.