Five WordPress Plugins For Content Marketers

Aug 17th 2016

Five WordPress Plugins For Content Marketers

 

Every Content Marketer knows that time is money.

Between strategy, scheduling, writing, formatting, posting and promotion there just isn’t enough hours in the day – so any tool that saves a minute or two per post can make your content machine run that much smoother.

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of WordPress plugins out there purporting to be THE tool to maximize content marketing efficiency, so here is a short list of 5 simple tools to ease the content marketing process, tested and suggested by experts. Give them a try, and give us your suggestions in the comments below. Maybe your favorite tool will be added to the list!

 

Managing Your Schedule With Editorial Calendar

 

Editorial Calendar

 

Suggested by Sitepoint and Quicksprout

This plugin gives you an overview of your blog, when each post will be published, and features an easy drag-and-drop interface. It’s basically just a calendar with scheduling functions, but this no-frills approach gives you exactly what you need in an editorial calendar, and nothing that you don’t!

Curate Content Faster and Easier with MyCurator

 

My Curator

 

Suggested by Sitepoint

Often, we content marketers like to create posts of simple summaries and excerpts of content we have seen elsewhere. It’s a great strategy for quick content creation, and lets you share what you’ve been reading with your audience. MyCurator comes with a simple bookmarklet to allow you to curate content while you browse, then pre-fills your posts with images, attribution links and an excerpt that you can customize. This takes a lot of the headache out of curation, as you don’t need to worry about finding and saving images, managing links or copy-pasting formatted text from someone else’s site! This plugin works with any language, and you can classify articles based off relevance.

Master Calls-To-Action With WordPress Calls To Action

 

C2a

 

Suggested By: Neil Patel

Great content is worthless if it doesn’t help you move users along your funnel! WordPress Calls To Action helps you create simple, beautiful calls-to-action with a visual editor that supports pop-ups, A/B Testing, conversion rate tracking, and more! You can create your own if you like, or use and customize any of their extensive library of existing calls-to-action.

Make Sharing A Breeze With Monarch Social Sharing

 

Monarch

 

Suggested by: Blogging Wizard

Social Sharing is a key to getting more visibility for any of your content, but many sharing plugins are clunky, over-engineered, or simply ugly. Not so with Monarch! This plugin helps you preserve the look and feel of your site with a customizable floating social sidebar. Also featured are pop-ups and flyin sharing tools which can be triggered when a user reaches a certain point of your post. Not much more to say with this one, it’s simple, attractive, and meets the need beautifully!

Manage Your Link Profile with Link Patrol

 

LinkPatrol

 

Suggested (and built) by: Search Engine Journal

As you build your content library, you will have more and more links leading out to the sites you’ve relied on for sources in the past. Of course, the internet is always changing, and a site that was high-quality last year might be Spam Central next month! The last thing you want is a a link to an unreliable site, but manually checking your link profile on a regular basis is the kind of mind-crushing tedium that drives Content Marketers insane. Luckily, Link Patrol is here to save the day! After installing this plugin, you will be directed to scan all the links on your site (This only needs to be done once, after the initial scan all new links will be added automatically.) The data is pulled into the LinkPatrol Report, sort links by domain, and flag troublesome links. Once you have identified bad or broken links, you can simply nofollow or remove individually or by domain. It’s that easy!

 


 

There you have it! These simple tools can shave precious minutes and hours off your Content Marketing process, help your sites go farther and do more, and make your site an awesome hub to delight your users.

Let us know what you think, or if there are more amazing tools to add to the list.

All plugin images provided by the plugin creator.

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Vibrant yet professional and great for my budget as the Marketing Campaign Manager of a medium-sized SaaS company. Experts in AdWords management and content promotion. Love their blog too!

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The team at Iterate has helped us get off the ground during our first year in business. We went from 1 location and 5 employees to now 3 locations and a few dozen employees ( and counting! ). We were getting about 6 leads each week when we started and through the work Iterate has done, we are nearing 100 leads through our website each week.

Mike Horey

COO and Co-Founder of Active Recovery TMS

The new website is gorgeous! We love the design and Iterate turned it around quickly. We have appreciated working with Iterate over the years because they are accessible, data and results-oriented and overall just so easy to work with.

Kari McKinley

Business Manager - Blue Oak Dental Group

Iterate is a great company and we couldn't be happier to how professionally they manage our marketing and website. Thank you Iterate!

Jon Bonk

Marketing Manager - Centrifuge Chicago

Iterate Marketing has revolutionized our company. We have a modern, fresh look now that is far more optimized than ever before. We can’t thank the Iterate team enough for the work they’ve done for us so far and look forward to many more years in the future!

Laura Hall

CIO - Community Management Inc.

Iterate Marketing did a great job for us... we saw a conversion bump of 100%, and a traffic increase of 81%. Furthermore, our Cost Per Conversion dropped, saving us 17%. ..they delivered the increases we needed.

John Yoder

CEO - Funny Business

Great company to work with. Very flexible and attentive to our needs. Always trying to help us improve our business practices without being overly push or giving the typical "salesperson" impression.

Renee Kitchen

Marketing Manager - Hamilton Marine

Vibrant yet professional and great for my budget as the Marketing Campaign Manager of a medium-sized SaaS company. Experts in AdWords management and content promotion. Love their blog too!

Heather Blackwell

Marketing Campaign Manager

Super easy company to work with. Extremely knowledgeable. A great fit for my small but growing business. Highly recommend.

Dominick Farina

CEO - Trashcans Unlimited

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