6 Best Ways CoSchedule Can Help You Improve Your Blogging

By: | September 5, 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , | 30 comments

Coschedule can help bloggers succeed in 4 ways.Indispensable.

That’s what best-selling author Michael Hyatt called CoSchedule.

If you are attempting to stand out among all the other blogs in the Digital Age, you need CoSchedule.  Their help is indispensable for six important reasons.

 Co-founders Garrett Moon and Justin Walsh, a North Dakota team, head up a twelve-person staff that design tools to make blogging easier. Because they only charge for one-sixth of their tools, what they offer is affordable as well.

6 Ways CoSchedule Can Help You Succeed as a Blogger

1. Blog

The CoSchedule staff turns out a winning blog post each time they publish. Their content includes articles about social media, reader engagement, graphic enhancements, how to write better content, and how to get more subscribers, just to name a few of their valuable topics.

The best part about their content is that their tips are applicable to both newer and more seasoned bloggers.  Their suggestions also apply to bloggers that self-host and who aren’t self-hosting.

The proof is in their numbers.  More than 45,000 people subscribe to CoSchedule’s blog.

2. Calendar

Co-Schedule has a drop and drag calendar that works with WordPress.  It enables you to blog and promote at the same time.

It also easily works with post ideas you might have on different platforms stored away in places such as Evernote.

CoSchedule is the first (and only) social media editorial calendar for WordPress that allows you to schedule your blog and social media on the same drag-and-drop calendar.

Moon and Walsh explained they developed it since they were looking for the perfect calendar.

CoSchedule's editorial calendar help bloggers.

CoSchedule’s calendar is color-coded for ease in understanding your various types of blogging activities.  Their editorial calendar is free for use on a trial basis for two-weeks.

Like with their blog popularity, the proof is in the numbers.  Over 10,000 people use Co-Schedule’s editorial calendar to plan their blog posts, content marketing, and social media promotion.

3. Headline Analyzer

CoSchedule’s free headline analyzer is also indispensable to bloggers.

Whatever tool I initially use to help me arrive at a headline, I invariably end up back at CoSchedule’s headline analyzer trying to get a higher score.  (Today’s headline got a score of 73.)

When coming up with a score, CoSchedule’s analyzer considers power words, emotional words, common words, uncommon words, placing of key words, length of the headline, the type of headline, your readers’ emotions, and even how the headline would look in an Email.

4. Click to Tweet

The folks over at CoSchedule actually made a Click to Tweet plug-in and charged nothing for it.

Blogger and WordPress.com users have to go to the ClickToTweet.com site to embed the Tweet into their blog post.  This saves self-hosted bloggers time by eliminating that step.

Self-hosted bloggers who have activated the plug-in can incorporate a Twitter message right inside their blog post without even going to the site to do it.

5. CoChat on Twitter

CoChat leads Twitter Chats Thursdays at 4:00 pm Eastern Time.  I participated in one about branding; they had one recently on how to write a strong Call to Action. Use the hashtag #CoChat to participate.

6. Free Templates

You will be offered a free template when you read CoSchedule’s blog posts.  They vary depending on the topic.

I downloaded one that gave me power words to use in headlines and there was another free template that enabled us to write stronger call to actions in our conclusions.

While I understand you will have to give your Email to CoSchedule in order to get the free templates, you should type in your Email; they are a great blog to follow!

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Testimonial

According to best-selling author Michael Hyatt,

I use CoSchedule to promote every new blog post and to re-promote my most popular posts on a regular basis. It is a one-stop solution from within WordPress. It is simple, elegant, and an indispensable part of my toolbox.

In conclusion, Sophocles once said that success is dependent on effort.  You can depend on CoSchedule for your success.

Before you go sign up for Co-Schedule, please share, so other bloggers can know about the merits of CoSchedule.

Readers, have you used CoSchedule?  What aspects?  What is your opinion of it? Would you recommend CoShedule to other bloggers?  I look forward to your views.

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  1. Hey, my Blog BFF, Congrats on your 73 headline score! Is that out of 100?
    Co schedule sounds like a great tool, just like anything else you’ve suggested. Thanks, you’re a peach!
    Melinda
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    • Hi Melinda,
      Thanks for writing. Yes, it is out of 100. I only remember getting highter than the 70’s once when the score went into the 80’s. I’ve had 76 a few times though. Do you use CoSchedule’s headline analyzer? It’s fun to try to top your score.
      Janice
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  2. I love the drop and drag feature on the calendar.

  3. I think you are rubing off on Melinda. She was still up at 3:30am.

  4. I just realized you were still awake at 7:30am

  5. I was looking for a calendar to use. Sounds like this is a good fit for me.

  6. Another great bunch of info. I’m getting great ideas for my blog faster than I can keep up with them! Thank you!!

    • Hi Abbie,
      Thank you so much for the kind words. I have participated in every aspect expect for the calendar. They really have great ideas. Thank you for writing me.
      Janice
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  7. Janice this is the link you sent me where you said you posted my blog. I don’t see it here? Oh and now when I hit ‘like’ my picture won’t show. I think it’s time to go see an exorcist! 🙂

    • Hi Debby,
      Here is the link to the post where I posted your blog: http://wp.me/p6x6vQ-1qe
      Do not click it. I will not go live until 2:00 am California time Sunday morning.
      I see your picture, so that is weird.
      Things seemed smoother before. Would you go back to subscribing to the blog if I said pretty please? I mean putting your Email in the “subscribe box” on the home page. We didn’t need an exorcist then!
      Janice
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  8. If I worked smarter I’d probably be all over this tool but apparently I never sit down long enough to not blog like a crazy person.. That’s mostly my fault, though. I will be happy once Rush season is over and I can function like a normal human being again. Or get a new job. Whichever.
    Leisel recently posted…Birthday pt. 2: Portal Cake is Not a Lie!My Profile

    • Hi Leisel,
      Thank you for liking my comment in the Community Pool this morning. Which tool? The calendar? I self – host and just discovered the WP Calendar in my dashboard. Do you self-host? Perhaps you could use that. Or… are you talking about the headline analyzer? Takes seconds.
      Thanks for writing. Great to hear from you. I am sorry you are having a stressful time.
      Janice
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  9. Hi Janice,

    I already use several Co-Schedule products, but I didn’t know about their editorial calendar. Thanks for the review. I am hopping over from #midlifeluv

    Shellie
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  10. Gosh – there are SO many services out there competing for bloggers’ attention I hardly know which way to turn! When I began my blog, I had NO idea that actually writing it was only a small part of it. How naive was I?! Thanks for the info, will add it to my growing list of tools to look into.
    Gilly Maddison recently posted…Sibling Rivalry – Do You Have a Favourite Son Or Daughter?My Profile

  11. sorry – forgot to say I landed here from the MidLife Luv Linky party!
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  12. Came here from the MidLifeLuv linky party…CoSchedule sounds like an ideal solution for the time-starved…now to find the time to check it out. Thank you for sharing your insights about the product!

  13. I’ve been thinking about co-schedule and now you have just solidified My decision
    Yaya recently posted…Currently in the Mood for LoveMy Profile

  14. Very informative. I love Co-schedule too and read their articles regularly.
    Mary Hill recently posted…Remembering 9/11My Profile

  15. Does Co-Schedule have many helps for promoting a Blogger blog? Unfortunately, my most important blog is on Blogger right now and Moving over 325 posts to WordPress might not be wise, since I never bought a domain name. When i started the blog it was mostly just to prove I could commit to posting every day, but then when I started to monetize it, I put more into it.

    I’m curious. Why don’t you use their editorial calendar. Is there one you like better?

    • They are’s costs money. The word press editorial calendar that I use is free. Great to see you here. Thank you for writing.

    • If you ever want to transfer to word press, I can introduce you to the people that helped me transfer my posts over. They did it all for a reasonable cost.
      Janice

  16. I think I first learned about co-schedule from a previous post of yours. You always have great content.

  17. Learning about he Headline Analyzer alone was worth the read, but you just piled the bonuses on – thanks for all the great info (again!), Janice!
    Shel Harrington recently posted…7 Things Your Divorce Lawyer Wants You to KnowMy Profile

    • Hi Shel,
      Great to hear from you! It’s been a while! How have you been? I just had my second best page view day ever yesterday due to the CoSchedule Headline Analyzer. So exciting! Here is the link: http://www.mostlyblogging.com/get-621-page-views-blog/
      4 case studies of high page views I’ve had all because of the CoSchedule Headline Analyzer. I’m so glad you liked my article! Thanks for writing.
      Janice

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