7 Tools to Drastically Improve Your Article’s Performance

Writers, if you don’t use technology to boost your skills and stats, are you even utilizing the full benefits of the internet?

7 Tools to Drastically Improve Your Article’s Performance
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Writers, if you don’t use technology to boost your skills and stats, are you even utilizing the full benefits of the internet?

The creator economy, as you know, is growing exponentially.

So many people are quitting their full-time jobs to pursue writing, and the best news is, the demand for good writing is only increasing.

In the ever-widening pool of content creators, how would you make sure your writing stands out?

You have to keep coming up with creative ideas, use better words that connect with the reader, get your article ranked on search engines, and so much more.

But writers are only human and no person can be good at everything.

And that’s where technology comes in to help.

In this article, I’m sharing seven tools with you which can help you write better articles and make sure they reach more people by using the latest cutting-edge technology. Read on, and if you’ve used any of these before, let me know about your experience in the comments.

1. Buzz sumo

Coming up with ideas that readers will like is the most difficult task.

You need to create the right content at the right time to get the most engagement. That’s where Buzzsumo helps you.

Here’s what it does

It is a very powerful online tool that helps you find what content is popular in your niche.

To create the content that readers want to read, you need to find what’s popular. It can easily take hours to go through all the social media sites, groups, forums, etc. to find what people are talking about.

But with Buzzsumo, you can just enter few keywords related to your niche or your competitor’s website, and it will show you what type of content is getting the most shares and overall engagement.

Once you know what people are reading, write a better piece, a more detailed and up-to-date article. This gives you a lot better chance of beating your competitors and getting found by new people.


It gives 10 free searches per month. The premium plan starts from $99/month (you can try it free for 30 days). Check the whole pricing structure here.

2. Surfer

As much as it’s important to write shareable content, it’s also important to make your article SEO friendly. You want people to find your content on search engines and for that, you need to outrank other similar articles.

SEO (or Search Engine Optimization) is a vast topic to learn, and there’s so much to take care of with the frequent updates. That’s where we can use Surfer.

Here’s what it does

It’s an SEO tool to help you plan, create, and optimize SEO copy. The Surfer editor gives suggestions in real-time on how to optimize your copy further.

I really love its keyword research feature. It helps you find the key phrases for which your competitor is ranking so that you can also rank for similar keywords.

Just enter the keywords you want to write an article on, based on your research from Buzzsumo, and it’ll give you the keywords for which you can rank.

You can also find exact search terms people are using on Google, which helps you align your article with their search intent.


It starts with $59/month, with 7 days money-back guarantee. You can check the complete pricing structure here.

3. Jarvis

Now that you know the relevant keywords to rank for, you need to do SEO copywriting to optimize your content for those keywords. That’s where Jarvis comes into the picture.

Here’s what it does

Jarvis uses AI to instantly create content that sounds human and appeals to search engines.

It’s crazy to see how fast it can generate SEO-friendly content compared to a human writer. It’s amazing how natural the write-ups seem. You can use this tool to do 80% of your long-form writing work, and then edit it to make sure it sounds like you.

To get started with this tool, you can choose from one of its available templates, like FB Post, Linkedin Post, Blog Post, etc. It then guides you step-by-step to get all information it needs. After you’ve given the inputs, it’ll generate your required copy within minutes.


Plans start at $29 per month, with 7 days money-back guarantee. You can check the whole pricing structure here.

4. Coschedule Headline Analyzer

“On average, 5x as many people read the headline as read the body copy. When you’ve written your headline, you’ve spent eighty cents out of your dollar.” — David Oglivy

What’s good a great article with a boring headline? Nobody will bother to open your article if the headline sucks. That’s why titles are the most important element and hence very difficult to write.

Writers come up with 10–20 headlines to choose one from them. And yet, there’s no guarantee if it’ll interest your readers. To save all this extra time and effort, here’s a super helpful tool: Coschedule Headline Analyzer.

Here’s what it does

It uses research-backed methods to check your headlines and give suggestions, for both readers and search engines.

It takes all the care of the right length and tone of the headline. It also checks if the title has relevant keywords to rank and emotion-provoking words to attract the right reader.


The plans start at $9 per month billed annually. You can use it for free with their chrome extension, for limited credits.

5. Wordtune

Wordtune is your writing assistant that can make your content shine.

Here’s what it does

It helps you avoid repeated words, and rephrase certain sentences to improve readability.

When we write in a flow, we might use certain words repeatedly, without being aware of it, and miss them in the editing rounds as well. Sometimes we know there’s a better way to convey an idea, but the mind goes blank. That’s where Wordtune kicks in. It helps us rephrase, lengthen, shorten, and change the content tone.

Though it gives helpful suggestions, it doesn’t create the complete content for us. It’s more of a tool to be used when the article is already written, to improvise its readability even more.

It supports 7 languages, including English, Korean, Spanish, and Hebrew.


Free plan available for 20 rewrites per day. Premium starts with $9.99/month billed annually. Check out the whole pricing structure here.

6. Rock.so

If you work in a remote team, it gets difficult to be on the same page. You keep shifting from tool to tool to transfer your thoughts, which is mostly a headache.

The constant back-and-forth wastes a lot of time and builds miscommunication among remote teams. This leads to poor-quality content, a problem Rock.so is trying to solve!

Here’s what it does

It’s an all-in-one communication and collaboration platform, to keep your communication in one place.

What I love about Rock.so is that it gives so much flexibility in collaboration. It lets you keep messages, tasks, notes, file storage, and meetings all in one place. If you work in a distributed team, then you definitely need to try this tool. It will increase your productivity massively.


It has a free plan, which is more than enough for you. In case your requirements are higher as a team, you can upgrade to a pro plan which starts from $4.99 per month. Check out the whole pricing structure here.

7. Peppertype.ai

If you keep running out of creative ideas and don’t know what should your next blog be about, Peppertype.ai can help you fill up your writing calendar.

Here’s what it does

It’s an AI-powered content generation tool that creates engaging content for a variety of channels in just seconds.

You can create blog intros, conclusions, bios, taglines, descriptions, social media posts, and literally any short-form content using this tool.

I generally use it to get more creative ideas that my audience would love to read. It uses a very high-end technology, which makes its suggestions more reliable and you can definitely experience a higher engagement rate.


It starts with $25/month billed annually. Check the whole pricing structure here.


If you want to pursue writing as a serious career, you need to make sure your content stands out. To help you do that, I’ve discussed seven tools that can improve your article’s quality massively in just a matter of few minutes. Here they are, summarized in one line:

  1. BuzzSumo: Find the real-time popular content within your niche.
  2. Surfer: Find keywords your close competitors are ranking for and get suggestions on how you can rank for them.
  3. Jarvis: Uses AI to help you write long-form content instantly.
  4. Coschedule Headline Analyzer: Optimize your headlines.
  5. Wordtune: Avoid redundant, repeated words and rephrase your sentences to make them crisper and more readable.
  6. Rock.so: Keep all your communication in one place. Best for remote teams.
  7. Peppertype.ai: Create engaging content in seconds, and generate creative ideas.

So, what tools do you use to increase the efficiency of your article and stay ahead of competitors?

Author’s Note: None of these tools are sponsored. I love using them and I’ve seen other people getting tremendous results, that’s why I recommended them to you.

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