Monday Tip – 7 Tools Every Internet Marketer Should Use

By Mark / September 17, 2012

I recently did a post about the best wordpress plugins so today I thought i’d highlight some tools that every one of us should have in our Arsenal. The good thing about these is most will be free or have at least have a free trial

 How Fast is Your Site

First up is an App/tool that i hope you are all using and if not I hope you start using it today and that is Pingdoms we site loading speed checker. http://tools.pingdom.com/fpt/ whenever you set up a blog or a sales page then make sure you check it here it takes a few seconds and can show you what’s causing any problems, if your new site isn’t faster than the top 80-85% of websites then do something about it. If you have a long established site with lots of content then aim to be above 60%. Customers and google hate slow sites.

 Share & Store Files

I suspect you all have a dropbox account, if not why not?  It is by far the easiest way to share files and videos, or even backup your sites. whether it’s sharing videos with business partners and outsourcers or just sending a message to my wife to remind her to buy cheese dropbox is invaluable. I even have all my photo’s automatically uploaded when I plug in my iPhone

 Hold That Idea

You know when you are looking at something our are out and about and you have that amazing idea…that you can’t remember the next morning? Well thats where Springpad comes in it goes on all your devices and lets you note and share ideas via a whole host of ways . It’s similar to Evernote but I actually prefer the spring pad interface.  Check it out

Collaborate.

Basecamp (30 day free trial then $10 per month) has recently had an update and is really intuitive to use. Set up a project then share it with anyone you are working with, you can add discussions, files, a calendar and a to-do list. If you are working on any projects and use outsourcers or have partners then this is a must have.

Manage Social Media

Hootsuite is a great tool that allows to to manage all your social media accounts in one place post, reply and schedule posts tweets status updates or whatever else you need to do from 1 interface. It also gives you updates on how your social campaigns are going.  Along the same lines is Buffer  which will post items to your social networks at the best possible time to get the most engagement.

 Get Backlinks Easily

Tynt… I couldn’t do a round up of great free apps with out including Tynt. I know i’ve mentioned it loads of time but any app that can generate 48 backlinks (last month) from content that was “removed” from my site is worth having. A simple bit of code in the header is all it needs. Use it!

If you haven’t had enough of all this free tool goodness then I have something you’ll love. Well you will if you are an Internet marketer who struggles get high quality sales pages and sales funnels created.

A good friend of mine Sally has just released a report that is packed full of really useful free tools and shows you how to use those tools to create mind blowing sales pages and sales funnels. If you don’t want to buy OptimizePress or something similar because they are just too confusing and outside your tech level then you really should check it out.

You can get it all for much less than a Box of Golf Balls/Pizza/Decent Coffee and Muffin/Pint of Beer In London/USB Cable from the Apple Store  (*Delete as Applicable)   Check out WP Theme Igniter

 

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Tammy Howard

Dropbox is a very good data backup service with solid sharing and syncing abilities. Though the price is a little expensive for the amount of backup space you get, the ability to access data from multiple computers and mobile devices is an excellent feature
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I’ve got 7.5gb of space on dropbox and thats free, it’s more than enough, you can always use a couple of different services to back different things up. For example Apple give you 5 gb for free plus google and amazon has services available

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jd

WHAT ON EARTH happened to your free goodies posts -I am busy and I love your stuff–HEY, love is a strong word!! I finally find you in my bookmarks- see you are going to take up a mountain of reading and research time //and happy to do it BUT I spent forever trying to find your “BEST freebies posts” I desperately needed a couple you gave last year and where the dickens are they? Sorry to be a pest -and I do love your take and style but where’s the beef-( wow did I jusyt date myself or what? Names J.D.

I really was looking for some of your recommendations,, AND you do have one of the few blogs out there with any real meat–there it is again better dump the office & go home for supper

BEST of luck always J.D.

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They will still be there but you’ll need to search them out, the archive might be of use if you know the time I posted them

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