Here is a growing list of tools that can help you with your Internet Marketing endeavors. Please help me by suggesting tools to be added to this list. Plus, as you can quickly see, there are several (100’s) resources here so if you come across any that are no longer active or the link is broken or you think it is just a crappy resource – please mention it in the contact form in the navigation bar above. Thanks
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Online Marketing Tools In General
Filezilla This FTP client (software) acts like a bridge between your computer and the online server where your website files are located. You use an FTP client to transfer files to & from your computer & online server. Filezilla is one of the more popular, powerful & FREE FTP clients out there.
Down For Everyone –
Is your site down? Use this tool to see if your website is down for other people.
Use this site to view how your website looks in various browsers.
Browserling has limitations in its free version so here is another ‘Freemium’ Browser testing tool called BrowserStack
7 Zip –
An open-source, free alternative to WinZip.
Lets you record all screen & audio activity on your computer and create video files.
Quickly check for duplicate content & LSI keywords.
Scan your notes, receipts, etc … it will OCR the content, save it, and make it searchable)
Milanote is a powerful tool for visual note-taking. It has been around for more than 5 years helping people organize their notes into flexible visual boards.
It lets you save much more than just notes. You can upload files, track to-do lists and tasks, save images, videos, and much more. All of your content can live in one secure place, side by side.
-Arrange your notes side-by-side with images, links, and more.
-Track your tasks with integrated to-do lists.
-Upload any image to your boards.
Milanote supports all common image formats, including JPG, PNG, GIF, SVG, and many more.
-Drag files into your browser to upload them.
Web Design Tools
Quill– A FREE POWERFUL and easy to use WYSIWYG WEB PAGE editor.
Gimp – A terrific free image/graphics program known as the “free Photoshop”.
Photopea – Another FREE image.graphics editor just like PhotoShop but again, free AND web-based so nothing to install.
www.oswd.org -(Open Source Web Design) Some excellent “clean” open source templates.
WordPress Templates – Here’s tons of free templates that can be used with WordPress, or “regular” sites with a little modification.
Cheat Sheets – Here’s a bunch of printable “cheat sheets for most webmaster languages, such as CSS and html.
CSS School – Everything you need to know about CSS.
Color Picker – My favorite online “color picker”.
Color Blender – Here is a pretty cool color blender. From the website: “Pick a color value format, input two valid CSS color values in the format you chose, and pick the number of midpoint you’d like to see. The palette will show the colors you input as well as the requested number of midpoint colors, and the values of those colors.
Free Amazon S3 File Manager (Also Video Tutorials By Me-Just click on ‘Video Tutorials’ link on the right)
Free Video Bandwidth Protector
Free (Or Low Fee) Audio Tracks For Your Video Backgrounds, eBooks Or Other Promotional Materials
Resources for Free Photographs/Images – Some of these sites do have fees but there are plenty of freebies to choose from!
Here is a resource of 74 FREE Stock Photo sites – CLICK HERE to check them out
FotoJet.com Web-Based Photo Card, Poster & Collage Maker with Tons of FREE Templates
ModernLitho.com-Stock Image Finder
Free & Low Fee Web-Based Image Design/Editors and Templates
Free Article Resources
Use these for collecting free content for your sites as well as for promoting your sites by submitting your own articles.
Free Blog Hosting Services
Perfect for hosting, and blogging and pinging for FREE.
More FREE Site Templates:
Free Online Banner and Button Generators
3d Animated Banners – Just insert your text, choose a font and colors and you have a banner/header for your site.
Cool Text – “An online graphics generator for web pages and anywhere else you might need an impressive logo without a lot of work. “
FlamingText – Offers some very cool banner designs for you to create free banners and website headers online.
Article Dashboard – If you are a website owner or a newsletter/ezine publisher, Article Dashboard provides you with a dynamic resource of relevant, on-topic content that you can use free of charge. Just grab the articles you want to use, leave them in their original state complete with the resource box providing credit to the author, and use as you wish.
Search Creative Commons – Full copyright applies to most stuff on the web. But this search helps you find photos, music, text, and other works whose authors want you to re-use it for some uses — without having to pay or ask permission.
OpenSourceCMS – Try out the best forums and blogs before you install. Gives “you the opportunity to “try out” some of the best php/mysql based free and open source software systems in the world. You are welcome to be the administrator of any site here, allowing you to decide which system best suits your needs…”
WordPress – The powerful, free blog you run on your own hosting.
Simple Machines – A full featured, secure forum software with loads of customization options, Forums are great for having your readers write SE content for you.
Wink – Here’s a free screen capture program similar to Camtasia. Wink is a Tutorial and Presentation creation software, primarily aimed at creating tutorials on how to use software (like a tutor for MS-Word/Excel etc). Using Wink you can capture screenshots, add explanations boxes, buttons, titles etc and generate a highly effective tutorial for your users”
Open Office Free office suite -“OpenOffice.org is a multiplatform and multilingual office suite and an open-source project. Compatible with all other major office suites, the product is free to download, use, and distribute. ” Great for creating (secure) PDFs for FREE. Before you spend 100’s of dollars on MS Office, take a look at the free alternative.
Audacity – Free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. It is available for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems.
Scribus – A free alternative to Adobe Pagemaker and Quark Express. Use it to make outstanding documents for printing.
Snapfiles – A vast assortment of free software tools.
Roboform is the top-rated Password Manager and Web Form Filler that completely automates password entering and form filling.
InFormEnter (Same as ROBOFORM, but for Firefox) adds a small, clickable icon next to every input field in a web form, from where you can select the item to be inserted – no typing required. You can configure it to display your frequently used information such as name, email, address and whatever else you want to be available from the form menu.
Cloudflare– Built for anything connected to the Internet.
Cloudflare secures and ensures the reliability of your external-facing resources such as websites, APIs, and applications. It protects your internal resources such as behind-the-firewall applications, teams, and devices. And it is your platform for developing globally scalable applications.
Link Reputation & Analysis Tools – Analyze the link profiles on your site and compare them to competing websites, and find pages which would be great sources to get links from. Many modern search engines consider links to be signs of trust or votes for websites. Plus a great side-benefit is they can send a large stream of targeted high-value traffic.
140 SEO Tools – A nice collection of seo tools, many free.
SEO Surf – optimize your websites for search engines, manage link exchanges and promote your website for more visitors and traffic. All that without spending a penny.
WebCEO – Its many tools help you promote your site in search engines, analyze your traffic, and maintain your online property.
Copyscape – Check the “dupe factor” of content. This is a must-have tool in order to help protect you from content thieves.
Advanced Google Searches – A very useful google searcher.
SpyFu – Here’s a free tool that, among other things, lets you search Google Adwords by keyword or by company/website.
SEOpen: It’s an extension to Firefox to help with and analyze SEO.
Website Quality Indicators – This extremely useful tool will give you a snapshot of just how powerful a site is in the eyes of the search engines.
Free SEO Tools – Similar Page Checker – Search Engine Spider Simulator – Backlink Anchor Text Analysis – Backlink Builder – Redirect Check…Plus many more.
Free SEO Tips Daily – Get hundreds of basic, intermediate and advanced free SEO and search marketing tips emailed to you- they are Free! One each day!
Link Assistant is an extremely powerful backlink checker (it even says so on their site)
Free Traffic Exchange Services
Traffic is the ‘life-blood’ of any business, online as well as offline.
Laser targeted traffic is ideal however, some traffic is better than zero traffic.
Traffic exchange services help you generate traffic to your websites and offers. Here are a few free services.