To make your blog run properly and make it look beautiful we need so many plugins and apps or in our girly language- beauty products and accessories. Today, in this post I am going to tell you some of the best Free plugins and apps that are must-have to attract thousands of visitors, manage your social media accounts, take care of your SEO, and create super interesting content.
These free plugins and apps will not only make your blog run smoothly but also save heaps of time for you. So, without wasting much time lets dive in to understand these amazing free plugins and apps.
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10 Best Free Plugins and Apps for your Blog
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Well, I believe I don’t need to say any more about Canva but if you are new to blogging and the digital visual world then Canva is an online image designing platform.
I am sure that most bloggers use Canva to create beautiful pins for their blog and Pinterest just like me.
Canva is absolutely free and most of us are using the free version but if you want to give extra shine to your pin and add some features then you can buy the advance features a small fee.
If you are not in for monthly free then you can just buy a picture or font for $1 each.
Here is my link to sign up for Canva: it’s absolutely free!!
What would I do without Grammarly? I am not sure about you but I owe a lot to Grammarly for correcting my mistakes.
It’s one of the must-have apps for bloggers, writers, and content creators to write error-free content.
The free version is awesome but their paid version has lots of advanced features. Not everybody has done a major in English so we need Grammarly.
It’s an online service that quickly and easily makes your writing better and makes you sound like a pro.
Broken Link Checker
Broken links lead to error 404 and it has a negative impact on your Google ranking as well as for your readers.
To fix this issue use Broken Link Checker – a free website. It not only helps you to find the broken link on your site but gives you suggestions on how to fix it.
Check your site for broken links every month.
It is a must to compress your images before uploading to your site and I recommend Optimizilla for this task.
It’s a free software that gets the job done perfectly.
The best part is you do not have to install it on WordPress. It’s an online application.
Pingdom is a free site to check your Website Speed. Slow speed has a negative impact on your Google ranking and above all on user experience.
A slow-loading site is a sure way to kill your blog.
If you don’t want this to happen to your blog then you better keep your site loading time under 3-4secs (maximum).
Pro-tip: Check your Site speed regularly on the Mobile phone as 90% of the users are using a mobile phone to access the internet these days.
UberSuggest from Neil Patel is an amazing FREE keyword search website. When you check your Keyword, it’ll give you lots of suggestions as well the competition and search volume of that keyword.
Don’t forget to visit Neil Patel’s website to analyze your site for SEO and get his suggestions.
WebKinder is a light plugin which is very helpful in stopping Google Analytics from tracking your own site visits. This plugin is a must if you want to get correct reports from Google Analytics.
If you are yet to install Google Analytics then check this post on how to install it. This is a FREE plugin.
This free plugin helps to compress, optimize, and resize your images so that your website loads faster.
SG Optimizer is a FREE plugin from SiteGround to cache your site info so that if the same user re-visits your site, it will load much faster thereby creating an amazing user experience.
This is one of the many advantages of setting up your blog with SiteGround. SiteGround will also migrate your Site for FREE if you want to switch to it.
WP Super Cache
If you are not with Siteground then you can use the WP Super Cache plugin to cache your data. It’s a FREE plugin.
15. Headers & Footers
This FREE plugin allows you to customize the header and footer section of your site without messing around with your theme or codes.
For example, adding your Google analytics code or google ads code. You just have to add it to your header section and your done. No touching the theme or any coding knowledge required.
Title & No Follow
We all know that Google wants us to make all affiliate links no-follow and if you are mentioning lots of affiliate links in your blog ( which you should, to make money from your blog) then sometimes you might forget to make it no-follow.
That’s when the Title & No Follow plugin comes very handy.
WP GDPR Compliance
Since May of this year, it’s mandatory to make your blog and site GDPR compliant for European Union visitors and I use the WP GDPR Compliance plugin which is FREE to make my site GDPR compliant.
Pinterest Pin It Button and Profile Follow widget
Pin it button or also known as Save button helps your visitors to save images from your blog straight to their Pinterest board. This way it saves them time and you have better chances of getting more traffic.
Profile Follow Widget helps to showcase your pins to your visitors and make it easy for them to follow your account.
Get more information about these two tools and how to install them in your blog in this post.
Tailwind is an official automatic Pin scheduler to schedule your pin on Pinterest. You can also use it to feed your Instagram and Facebook accounts.
Tailwind helps you to find the best time to post on Pinterest. It also gives you information about your Board to find out which board is performing best for your pin.
You can try Tailwind FREE trial and get to know this awesome application and get your board insights and the optimal time to pin.
I’m sure you’ll love this app and continue.
I use Social Share Plugin to make sharing easy for my readers. This is one of the best social sharing plugins I have used. It can show full counts and individual social sharing counts, depending on your requirement.
Buffer is a social media management platform that offers a monthly plan to manage your social media but it also has a FREE account that you can use to manage three social media accounts with 10 posts in the queue. It’s an awesome deal for FREE.
Ok, Folks, these are my 22 Best FREE Plugins and Apps to run your blog successfully. I hope you’ll find these free plugins and apps as helpful as I did.
These free plugins and apps are part of the daily resources that help me to run my blog smoothly and provide a great reader experience.
Do you use any other free plugins or apps that could be useful to our readers? Please let us know in the comment below.
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