12 Tools To Improve Instagram Marketing, Subscribers and Websites
The following is made up of 3 “Monday Tips” articles, each of which talks about 4 helpful tools and resources around a specific area of your business. Today, the subjects are:
- Instagram marketing tools
- Subscriber tools for blogs
- WordPress plugins
Power up Your Instagram Marketing With These 4 Mobile Apps
1) Better quality images – Camera+
Make your photos more attractive and provide your followers with photos they will love to comment on and like. Camera+ includes great features like image focus, digital zoom, lighting effects, various shooting modes, and advanced editing to produce the best quality possible. The app is available for iPhone or iPad.
2) Format photos quickly – InstaSize
Don’t know how your new photo will fit on Instagram? Then you will love this simple and easy to use tool, which will quickly adjust your photos to the correct size with additional editing features. InstaSize, available for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone users, helps you create, share, and enhance your posts all from one place.
3) Create eye-catching memes – Word Swag
Create inspiring memes from your photos by adding phrases and quotes. Word Swag allows you to add customizable text to any image from your smart device. This great resource makes it easy to share a favorite quote or saying for your target market without the need to use extra editing software.
4) Showcase a collage of images – Diptic
Include a group of photos to provide a visual story. Diptic allows you to format your images into one customizable template. Create a story, or showcase a series of interesting shots with white or colored borders and contrast adjustment. There are 179 layouts to choose from, and so you will never run out of fun ideas with this tool. Available for mobile devices and computers.
Get More Subscribers with These 4 Blogging Tools
1) SEO made easy – MozBar
Find out your website’s ranking, social shares, online authority, and optimization stats all from one toolbar. MozBar is easy to install on Google Chrome and Firefox, and provides a tool at the top of your browser that allows the user to analyze their content and the competition. There are metrics included for both SEO, and for social media.
2) Improve your content reach – Stumblebar
Help spread the word on your blog posts with this free Google Chrome extension. Stumblebar is an aggregate of videos, content, and images recommended by readers. After installation and publishing a blog post use this tool to upload your content without ever leaving your website.
3) Simplified online editing – Hemingway
Easily correct your sentences, grammar, context, and much more before you hit publish. Hemingway App, available on a computer or your smart device, and includes user-friendly features such as simplifying hard-to-read sentences, removing too many adverbs in your content, and correcting a passive tone for optimum readership appeal.
4) Turn content into powerful visuals – SlideShare
If your blog needs more variety, then you can re-purpose your old posts into eye-catching content. Not only will this add more visuals, but will attract more subscribers and social media fans and followers. SlideShare is easy to set up after connecting with your LinkedIn account. Use this tool to create presentations, infographics, documents, and more. Track your views and shares from your account, all for free.
Update Your WordPress Website with These 4 Plugins
1) Correct broken links and missing images – Broken Link Checker
Broken website links and images that are no longer available can affect how your website is being found in search, which could result in penalties and lost visitors. But with the Broken Link Checker plugin, you can check all of your data with automatic fixes, and precise results. The entire process is well worth the time as your website will be running faster, and your visibility will begin to improve.
2) Backup, restore & move – BackupBuddy
There is nothing worse than malware or some other security attack on your website. It is important to perform a periodic backup of your entire site at least every six months. BackupBuddy is one of the most reliable plugins out there that will help you save your content and data. This is also a great resource to use when moving your website to another hosting provider.
3) Increase page load speed – WP-Sweep
Is your website loading too slow? This could be an indication that you should remove extra data that is no longer necessary, deleted comments, and any other old documents and images. The WP-Sweep plugin does the job quickly and efficiently in under 10 minutes. This great tool will even optimize your database tables without having to know about coding.
4) Easily optimize your images – EWWW Image Optimizer
Improve the loading speed on your pages and posts with better-optimized images. EWWW Image Optimizer automatically changes the size of your images as you upload them into your content. Not only will your visitors have a better viewing experience, but your backups will be improved as well. The plugin works with .jpg and .png files, and offers thumbnail options.
Over To You
Do you have any experiences with the above tools that you’d like to share? Are there any tools in the above categories which you think our readers should know about? Have you made any new tool discoveries that you feel are about to take off and would like to share with others? Please leave your comment, below.
This is a curation of 3 Monday Tips posts which originally appeared on susangilbert.com. They are republished here with permission.
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