Susan Gilbert
May 17, 2017

12 Tools To Improve Your Blogging, LinkedIn & Lead Generation

Blogging, LinkedIn and Lead Generation Tools

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:

  • Tools for Busy Bloggers
  • Marketing Your Business on LinkedIn
  • Lead Generation Tools

Great Tools for Busy Bloggers

1) Free high-quality stock images – Foter

Readers are drawn to articles that include eye-popping images. Foter is an exclusive photography community that allows free downloads of premium images and photos. Search for the right visual or choose from their large selection of categories such as holidays, fashion, food, animals, and much more.

2) Improve important communication – Clearbit

If you need a better method of communicating with your customers then this Gmail tool will help power up your efforts. Clearbit provides helpful insights about your contacts such as the address, website, and business details. The tool refreshes monthly so that data never grows stale.

3) Drive more traffic with great headlines – CoSchedule Headline Analyzer

If you have wanted to attract more readers to your blog then you know that it first takes a catchy title to grab their attention. CoSchedule Headline Analyzer allows you to quickly and easily create headlines that drive more traffic, shares, and improve your search results. Simply enter your text to test out whether you have a winner.

4) Gather content ideas in seconds – Answer the Public

Would you like to find the best topics your audience will want to read? Answer the Public is a tool that provides consumer insights with auto suggest results from Google and Bing. Your data is presented in easy to follow visuals with suggestions on content that will help you spark a conversation with your community.


Improve Your Business Marketing with These 4 LinkedIn Resources

1) Manage and amplify your network – Oktopost

Leverage your social data for better lead scoring and community nurturing. Oktopost is a social media management platform that works well with teams who want to build a transparent and authentic network on places like LinkedIn. The software includes integration with top resources like Hubspot, SalesForce, Marketo, and more. Stay on top of the latest conversations so that you can focus on what matters the most to your connections.

2) Sourcing made simple – Dux-Soup

If you would like reach more prospects on LinkedIn, but don’t have the time then this tool will help you get there quickly. Dux-Soup includes a Google Chrome browser plugin that performs like a virtual assistant as it tracks the profiles that you visit. Make notes for each one that are of interest to your business and easily track your communications. It’s free to get started with a low-cost premium plan available.

3) Understand your contacts with personal coaching – Crystal

Making new connections is a great start — now it’s time to build a great relationship with them in order to establish trust. With Crystal you gather personality reports, check out more about an individual before you meet them, and receive personal coaching advice based on the DISC assessment. This resource will help you communicate more effectively with empathy for each contact.

4) Get five-star reviews – LeadFuze

Would you like to put your lead generation on auto pilot? LeadFuze is a simple tool to use that finds qualified prospects through an automated lead discovery and outreach process. This program includes an intuitive search function that your business can use to locate prospects by their title, niche keywords, industry, location, and more. Instantly gather B2B contact information from over 100 million professionals — the software will automatically contact and follow up with each one that you choose.


4 Lead Generation Tools You Can Use to Increase Sales

1) Seamlessly schedule meetings – Calendly

You’ve taken the time to make a new connection with an important prospect, but find it difficult to communicate with back and forth emails. Calendly is a great tool that allows you to create simple rules that coordinates your availability. Share links via your email or on your website so that your meetings can be simple to set up by the other party. Integrate your calendars from Google, Outlook, Office 365 or iCloud with greater flexibility and control.

2) Effective sales engagement – SalesLoft

Convert more targeted accounts into paying clients. SalesLoft combines your efforts on email, social media, telephone sales, and analytics. Deliver more personalized messages through a multitude of channels while aligning your marketing strategy with your sales. This tool is an all-in-one resource for executives and sales representatives who need a more comprehensive way to reach their potential customers.

3) Find the right prospects – Unomy

Sell smarter while finding the best leads for your business. Unomy provides hyper targeted lists in seconds from their large database. This will enable you to discover new opportunities across different industries with precise, real-time data. Both marketing and sales teams can benefit from this intelligent resource.

4) Convert more leads – LeadSquared

Would you like to attract new prospects through smart automation? LeadSquared brings more action to your sales funnel with attractive email campaigns and responsive landing pages that convert well. Stop losing valuable leads with this great tool, and attract more qualified ones who will be more likely to buy.


Over To You

Do you have any experiences with the above tools and plugins 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 They are republished here with permission.

The original articles can be found here:


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