From writing blog posts to audience engagement, AI Writing Tools can really help a blogger. And I’m afraid if you don’t get a handle on these software tools, you’ll be very quickly irrelevant. But here’s the good news: natural language models make learning to use AI tools almost-instant. Content creators can speak to the AI tool’s interface through out the entire writing process.
AI-generated content may be ‘new’ but I’m certain that it will be underpinning everything you do as content writers this year. In fact, did you know you already use AI? I’ll explain below!
In this article we are covering the most common, affordable AI-powered copywriting tools that can make blogging faster and more lucrative. Specifically we will talk about the AI Tools that Create Headlines, Craft Long form content, Do SEO for you, Create Social Media Posts, and even Create Media: Images and Video.
Let’s start at the top with AI Tools that actually craft engaging headlines.
Writing Engaging Headlines with AI
Once you have an idea from your SEO keyword research, or SEO audit report (here for free), head to these AI-powered content writing tools to help create an engaging and attention-grabbing headline. AI Writer and Portent are really popular. And WordHero is my personal favorite (and it’s a great price too!)
This is a great easy to use AI tool that can help you to generate headlines and post titles with the click of a button. AI Writer’s main features is its ability to understand complex instructions and create accurate and diverse content. It has many AI content generators so you can create different types of content, including Facebook ads, sales pages, email content, Amazon product descriptions, SEO excerpts, etc.
AI Writer is also featured in the Long Form AI Powered Content tools and AI Powered Social Media Writing Tools.
AI Writer has a free trial and a paid plan starting at $20/month.
Portent’s Content Idea Generator
This is a free tool that uses AI to generate headlines and post titles. You can input a subject and it will suggest different headlines and post titles that are related to the subject. This is a great tool to create that attention-grabbing headline for your landing pages.
WordHero is a writing assistant with many content generators – similar to AI Writer. Human writers input a subject or a few keywords, and it will suggest headlines and post titles that are related to the subject or keywords. I’ve tested WordHero extensively and the content quality is top notch. And the content creation process couldn’t be easier. Writer’s block is a thing of the past for me now!
More use cases for WordHero are below in Long-form writing tools, and social media post creation.
WordHero is a paid tool with different pricing plans, it has a free trial and the pricing starts at $39/month. (check appsumo before purchasing!)
Can AI Write a Quality Long Form Post?
Using AI for article extension also helps ensure accuracy when it comes to data-heavy pieces. Artificial intelligence algorithms are designed to sift through large amounts of information and extract only relevant facts and figures, making sure that your extended article contains all the details without having you manually search for them one by one.
Will I get Penalized by Google for Publishing AI Written Content?
Will google penalize you for using AI in your articles or on your website? The short answer is no – and yes!
No – google can’t actually detect which tools you used to write the text if you follow instructions below. And Yes -they said that they don’t want AI content.
Google guidelines say they want unique perspectives that provide a quality user experience. The content must add to the conversation.
In my opinion, you can do both: Use AI, edit it and make sure that it is the quality that your readers deserve in the tone of voice that they are accustomed to. However, there is NO invisible code that tells Google you used an AI tool.
Just to be safe, I have, and recommend that you do too – copy and paste your AI created content into a new blog post. I do not recommend using a writing tool that auto-posts to your blog.
Now lets do a brief overview of the popular tools available. We chose tools that are relevant for bloggers, have been in business over 2 years and have good ratings. We’ve tested and tried most of them listed here.
AI Writer (also featured in Headlines Tools, Social Media Post Tools) uses AI to generate high-quality, unique content on a wide range of topics, its strength is its ability to understand and follow complex instructions, it can also suggest topics and headlines that align with the brief given. It can create full articles.
AI Writer is a paid tool with a free trial. Pricing starts at $20/month.
Article Forge is an AI-powered writing tool that can write blogs and articles on any topic, based on a given keyword. The tool uses advanced natural language generation technology to generate high-quality and unique content that is similar to human writing.
The pricing for Article Forge varies depending on the number of articles you need and the length of each article. The company offers several plans, including a free plan that allows you to generate up to 10 articles per month, and paid plans that start at $33/mo.
Articoolo uses AI to generate unique and high-quality articles on a wide range of topics. It can write a full article based on a given SEO content brief, including keywords and meta descriptions.
Articoolo has a pay-per-use pricing, where you can purchase credits and use them to generate articles. The cost per article varies depending on the length and complexity of the article.
Copy. AI is a versatile tool that can write full articles, blog posts, and social media posts, and also generate product descriptions, headlines, and more.
The strength of Copy AI is in its pay-as-you-go pricing, starting at $0.10 per word.
This tool uses AI to generate high-quality and unique articles, blog posts, product descriptions, and more. It can also paraphrase text. Quillbot is also featured in the Social Media Post creation tools.
The main strength of Quillbot is the subscription pricing model that offers a free plan and a pro plan that starts at $10 per month.
WordHero, our favorite, is a versatile tool that overs over 30 different AI engines – creating blog outlines, headlines, intros, conclusions, analysis, ads, social media and lots more. It also offers to ‘extend’ your own writing or summarize it.
Use the summaries in the other engines to create social media posts, memes, ads, and other writing ideas. WordHero is also featured in Headline tools, and social media post creation.
WordHero is a paid tool with different pricing plans, it has a free trial and the pricing starts at $39/month.
Content Creation & SEO Optimization in One
Frase.io is an AI-powered content optimization and research tool that can help you to improve your website’s visibility and search engine rankings. It uses natural language processing and machine learning algorithms to analyze your content and suggest ways to improve it for search engines and users.
With Frase.io, you can analyze your website’s content and get suggestions for improving your headings, meta tags, and other elements that are important for SEO. It also offers a research feature that can help you to identify the most relevant and valuable keywords for your website, and a content creation feature that can help you to generate high-quality, unique content.
Frase.io also offers a feature that can help you to analyze your competitors’ content and learn from their strategies, as well as a feature that can help you to track your website’s performance and identify new opportunities for optimization.
In summary, Frase.io is a powerful AI-powered tool that can help you to analyze your website’s content and improve it for SEO and users, it also can help you to research keywords, create content and analyze your competitors. It’s a paid tool, starting at $15/mo.
SEO.ai provides an AI-based platform for search engine optimization (SEO) including:
- Automated keyword research and content optimization: The software can analyze your website and suggest keywords and phrases to include in your content to improve your search engine rankings.
- Competitor analysis: The platform can analyze your competitors’ websites and give you insights into their SEO strategies, which can help you improve your own.
- Rank tracking: The software can track your website’s search engine rankings for specific keywords over time, so you can see how your SEO efforts are impacting your visibility in search results.
The pricing starts at $49.99 with a 7 day free trial.
AI Tools that Offer SEO Research, Tracking, Suggestions and Fixes
You’re already using some of these tools. And I hope that these others will help bring you up to speed on what is available and what might be on your radar in the future. Let’s start with the free and familiar tools.
SEO for WP
If you have the premium version of Yoast’s plugin, SEO for WordPress, and you use the internal linking suggestions – you are already using AI! Those suggestions are created by an AI that scans your article, and looks for similar themes through out your other posts. The AI has been trained to read your content and understand it, rather then just looking for keywords. That’s why the recommendations are so accurate.
Yoast SEO is free to use but there’s a paid version which offers more features and starts at $89/year
Google Search Console
This is a free tool from Google that can help you to monitor your website’s performance in Google search results. It can help you to identify keywords that are driving traffic to your site, and track your search rankings over time.
This is a free tool from Google that allows you to see how often a particular search term is entered relative to the total search-volume across various regions of the world, and in various languages.
Google Keyword Planner
This is a free tool from Google that uses AI to analyze keywords and suggest new ones. It can also help you to estimate search volume, CPC, and competition for keywords.
Professional SEO Tools and Options
You only need one of these tools: SEMrush, AHrefs, or Moz Pro. Personally I use SEOptimer and Rank Tracker. They are smaller, lesser known, but they are 1/3 the cost and do the same thing. For periodic use, I recommend the following tools and their free plan and trials.
- extensive audit on our SEO page
- Rank IQ
- Rank Tracker
Starting with SEMRush: this is an all-in-one SEO tool that uses AI to analyze your website and competitors. It can help you to identify keywords, track rankings, and optimize your website’s on-page SEO. The pricing starts at $99.95/month
AHrefs is another all-in-one SEO tool that uses AI to analyze your website and competitors. It can help you to track your backlinks, monitor your keyword rankings, and identify new opportunities for link building. The pricing starts at $99/month.
Moz Pro is an AI-based SEO tool that can help you to track your keyword rankings, analyze your backlinks, and identify new opportunities for optimization. The pricing starts at $99/month.
Of these three most bloggers use SEMRush. I’m quite happy with SEOptimer, RankIQ & WordHero though – all three are less than one month of SEMRush.
AI Tools to Create Social Media Posts
This sections has tools that are used by AI to create social media posts and images from your blog post. Some require just the post, some a quick summary – you can use your meta description to feed the AI. Some of these you already use and may not realize they use AI.
This is the one I use – you can enter the meta description into the “create social media posts” box and it will output different captions. This is the best AI Writing Tool for us because it was one of the least expensive, and generates really high quality content.
Quillbot uses AI algorithms to analyze your blog post and generate new content based on the ideas and themes present in the text. It can help you to create social media posts by suggesting different ways to present the ideas from your blog post, such as different headlines, captions, and hashtags.
Quillbot can also help you to paraphrase your blog post and make it more unique, so you can use it for multiple social media posts. Additionally, it can help you to identify the main ideas and themes of your blog post, and suggest related content that you can use to create social media posts.
If you struggle with properly formatting your posts or needing a bit of grammar / writing help – Quillbot is for you.
Quillbot offers a free version and a paid version that starts at $10 per month.
Zest is an AI-powered tool that can help you to create social media captions and content. It uses natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning algorithms to analyze your blog post and generate new content marketing copy based on the ideas and themes present in your blog.
For example, if your original web pages are about travel, Zest may generate social media captions such as “Discovering new places and cultures” or “Travel more, worry less” that are related to travel.
Zest can also generate images and graphics that align with the text of your blog post, by using AI-generated captions and headlines as a source of inspiration.
Zest offers a free version and a paid version. The paid version starts at $19 per month.
AI Powered Social Media Writing & Scheduling in One
Once you have done the hard work of creating an original piece, let one of these apps create, hashtag, and schedule some enticing excerpts to get more readers.
Post Planner, Buffer & Meet Edgar
These – and many others (we prefer Loomly for agencies and Metricool for 1 website use) are scheduling tools that can help you to create and schedule your social media posts too. They will analyze the original content and suggest captions, hashtags and images that are related to the main ideas and themes of the post.
AI-Powered Image Creation Tools
You can use AI-powered image creation tools such as DALL-E, Generative Pre-trained Transformer 3 (GPT-3) and Google AutoDraw, to generate images based on the main ideas and themes of your blog post. You only need to feed it the excerpt of your post.
DALL-E can understand the text and generate images that match the description.
This is a powerful language generation model that can be used to generate text-based descriptions of images, which can then be used as a reference to create the image.
Google AutoDraw is a free tool that can help you to draw and create images by using simple sketches, it can recognize the sketches and suggest different shapes, lines, and colors that can be used to create the final image.
Other popular AI Powered Image Tools
These tools can help you to create images from an idea. You only need to provide some basic information such as shape, color, etc.
eepArt: This is an AI-powered tool that can create images by using the style of one image and applying it to another image.
Prisma: This AI-powered tool can turn your photos into works of art by using the styles of famous artists.
Pikazo: This AI-powered tool can create abstract art from your photos.
Ostagram: This AI-powered tool can change the style of your photos to look like they were painted by famous artists.
Artisto: This AI-powered tool can turn your videos into works of art.
How to Purchase AI Writing Tools
In our research we’ve discovered what to look for if you’re going to purchase an AI Writing tool. Here’s our suggestions:
The tool we recommend for writing blog posts, outlines, articles, ads and social media posts is WordHero. For pricing, see if AppSumo still has the life time deal available so you don’t have another monthly fee!
If you’re starting out, you’ll love our comprehensive 52 point checklist for your website! Read through once, and then work on items one at a time as it comes up!
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