101 Useful Websites for Bloggers

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Useful Websites For Bloggers and Marketers

If you’re new to blogging, then you are going to find this list of useful websites, like, seriously useful. And, even if you’re not, there could be a few little gems that you may not have come across yet. Either way, I’m sure whatever your experience, there’s likely to be something on this list you’ll click on and think “Wow! I wish I’d had found this site earlier.” 

I realise you’re not going to be using them all, especially as some of the following suggestions offer similar services, but we’re all different and what works for some, wont work for others. So, have a quick skim through the following links, and if you haven’t got time, remember, you can download this article in its full entirety, to read at a more convenient time later.

Useful Websites – SEO

As the years have gone on, and as many experienced marketers will already know, SEO plays a big part of where your website ends up in the SERP’s (Search Engine Result Pages). It is therefore important to get into good practices right from the ofset. These tools, blogs and useful websites will help you do exactly that.

SEO is only complicated if you allow it to be,  but follow some basic rules of SEO, and you’ll have nothing to worry about, I promise.

 

[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”1) Google’s Guide To SEO” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites: Googles Guide To SEO
1) Google Guides
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Whilst Google are strict about their guidelines, they do actually do a lot to help ensure you don’t fall into bad habits. These guides are great places to start…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”2) Semrush” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

 101 Useful Websites: Semrush Blog
2) Semrush Blog
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Semrush have got some great features, and for me, this also includes their blog! Here is a useful list of things you might want to avoid during 2016. A great article written by Shane Barker over at…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”3) Small SEO Tools” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

 101 Useful Websites: Small SEO Tools
3) Small SEO Tools
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I have used this website for the past four years, and over that time, it has improved its services ten fold. Whilst I don’t use all the tools, the ones I do are very useful…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”4) WooRank” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites: WooRank


4) WooRank
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This is one of my favourite free SEO tools. Not just because it’s free, but because it analyses your whole site AND gives you an action plan that’s easy to follow and…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”5) MOZ” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites: Moz Free SEO Tools


5) MOZ
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Backlinks are are great form of SEO, both inbound, and outbound. However, you’ve only got to have a few backlinks from spammy sites, and it will effect your rankings too…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”6) Traffic Travis” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites: Traffic Travis


6) Traffic Travis
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Traffic Travis has been around for a while now, and as previously mentioned, it too offers a free version of its premium product. It’s always worth taking a look at the free…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”7) SEOBook” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites: SEOBook


7) SEOBook
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SEOBook is yet another site that offers a free (but limited) version of its premium product. They have been around for a number of years now and the reviews are…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”8) Yoast” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites: Yoast


8) Yoast
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Yoast is a well-respected company and a big hit with the professionals. Once again, it offers free tools as a ‘teaser’ into letting you what the standard will be when you come to…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”9) Ravenstools” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

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9) Raven Tools

Raven Tools is another platform that offers its clients great tools to analyse their site(s). Marketing Tools and SEO Auditor reports are just a few to name. Why not take a look?

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”10) Authority Lab” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites: Authority Labs


11) Authority Lab
Authority Lab provides you with the tools to track the performances of both, your, and your competitors keywords. You can also check keyword search results on a…

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Useful Websites – Social Media

Social media is a big thing theses days, so much so, you’ll probably find it harder to find somebody that doesn’t have a social media account of one kind or another. Depending on who you talk to, it’s not the be all and end all. However, needless to say, it shouldn’t be dismissed when you have an online business.

How many social accounts you have will be up to you, but remember, the more you have, the more your followers will expect from you. My advice would be to start off small and add more at a later date.

Listed below are five useful websites that I feel your online business will benefit from…

 

[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”11) Facebook” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

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Facebook:
Although almost everybody has a personnal Facebook account, but used correctly, Facebook can be a powerful tool to help boost both your profile and sales online. Learning how to use Facebook…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”12) Twitter” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

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Twitter:
Twitter is a great way of getting the word out there, instantly. And if used corresctly, it can a great way of building up a social following, quickly. Don’t have a Twitter account? Then join today…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”13) Pinterest” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

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13) Pinterest:
If used correctly, Pinterest can be a great way of creating traffic to your website or blog. But as with all these things, you need to know how to use it effectively first. Try courses like this one…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”14) Linkedin” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

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14) Linkedin:
Depending on the type of business you’re running, you may wish to consider a Linkedin account. Although it’s not essential, it keeps you connected with other like minded business people…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”15) YouTube” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites - YouTube
15) YouTube:
People love to watch videos, and even if you have no intention of uploading any for your followers to watch, it’s still worth opening an account. Why? It’s one of the best providers of free resources…

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Useful Websites – Management Tools

As your business grows, so will your following and in tern, so will your workload. This might include writing more content or posting more posts on your social media accounts. To help you with the latter, there are a number of social media management tools listed below.

Remember, what works for some, doesn’t always work for others, so be sure to try, test and trial before settling on the one that best suits your needs.

 

[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”16) HootSuite” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites - HootSuite
16) HooteSuite:
HootSuite is one of the leading brands when it comes to managing your social media accounts. If you intend to promote your content through various social media platforms, you’ll find this useful…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”17) BuzzBundle” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites - BuzzBundle
17) BuzzBundle:
Okay, so BuzzBundle isn’t exactly a useful website, however, it is a nifty piece of software that will help you build your traffic across most of the social media platforms…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”18) Buffer” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites - Buffer
18) Buffer:
Another great tool for scheduling your social media posts. Simply to use, and with some great reviews, if you’re new to the online world of business, this could be for you…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”19) Sumall” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites - Sumall
19) Sumall:
So, you might think I’m getting a little carried away with all these Social media management tools! However, if you’re not happy with the previous recommendations, then, well, here’s just one more…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”20) Social Count” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]


20) Social Count:
This great little tool shows you at a glance how many shares your website has for every page. If you’ve not yet got a website, don’t worry, it can be used to check any web address…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”21) Buzz Sumo” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites - Buzz Sumo
21) Buzz Sumo:
Buzz Sumo is a great tool for researching content and articles written on a specific subject. It will also show you the amount of shares that article has recieved through social media…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”22) Filament” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites - Filament
22) Filament:
Filament can be a great tool for giving you tips on what you should and shouldn’t be doing with your socail media accounts. Follow them and you could improve your traffic…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”23) Steady Demand” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites - Steady Demand
23) Steady Demand:
Having multiple social media accounts can be time-consuming. Therefore, you may decide to concentrate on the top few. If you go with Google Plus, then this tool is great for…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”24) Get Social Analytics” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites - Get Social Analytics
24) Get Social Analytics:
Get Social Analytics is a great extension tool for discovering how active you’re doing across five of the most popular social media platforms. It can also be used to keep an eye on competitors too…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”25) Storify” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites - Storify
25) Storify:
Storify is a great tool for saving and sharing content to your social media accounts. Rather than logining into all of your accounts at once, simply post from one tool to all accounts…

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Useful Websites – Getting Started

When you set up your first website / blog, you’re going to need to purchase a domain name(s) and hosting. Where you purchase those from, can sometimes be a gamble, as service, products and prices will vary from one provider to the other. Listed below are some of the top hosting and domain name purchase companies on the Internet. What’s more, because there are no affiliate links attached, they’ve not been recommended just because I’m on commission!

This section also covers some useful links for those of you that aren’t too sure about what platform to use. Personally I use WordPress, but as you can imagine, there are plenty of others available, such as Blogger etc. WordPress is highly recommended but at the end of the day, the choice is yours.

[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”26) Host Gator” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites - Host Gator
26) Host Gator:
Host Gator is a favorite among most marketers as it offers very competitive prices. It’s also available from most countries, so be sure to check you’ve linked to the correct country… 

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”27) Go-Daddy” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites - Go-Daddy
27) Go Daddy:
GoDaddy is again, one of the leading companies on the market for Domains and hosting. Choosing one of these companies is going to be down to price and service…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”28) Blue Host” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites - Blue Host
28) Blue Host:
A lot of professional marketers use Blue Host and I’m not sure why, but they highly recommend it. It might have something to do with the commission they get, or that they provide a great service? Thoughts please…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”29) WordPress.org” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites - WordPress.org
29) WordPress.org:
Unlike its sister company, WordPress.org is a self hosting platform and has far more advantages than WordPress.com, but if you’re going to take blogging seriously, then this platform is for you…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”30) WordPress Plugins” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites - WordPress Plugins
30) WordPress Plugins:
Now that you’ve downloaded your WordPress theme,you are going to need some plugins. This is where you’ll appreciate just one of the reasons why I recommended WordPress, I promise!

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”31) What WP Theme is That” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 useful Websites - What WP Theme is That?
31) What WP Theme is That:
Okay, so you’ve visited somebodies blog and you like the theme, but who designed it and what is the name of the theme? Well, this little tool will help you discover that exact information…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”32) Blogger” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites - Blogger
32) Blogger:
If you’re unsure about WordPress and want to true something different, there are plenty of other blogging platforms, including Google’s very own Blogger. It’s a great way of keeping in with Google, but…

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Useful Websites – Images

I think it’s fair to say that most people that work online have copied an image or two during their time. Whether it’s for personal use or professional, you’ll discover nine times out of ten, it was probably not legal!

Useful Posts

While the rule of thumb is not to copy and use other people’s images, there are a few acceptations. If you wish to find out more, then these posts could be useful for you –

Although there are some acceptations to the rules, unless you know your stuff, then you’re better off not using other peoples images. Take a look at some of the links below instead. They’ll provide you with some great places to find clip art, icons, logos and images. Some are free whilst others will need to be purchased.

 

[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”33) Presenter Media” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites - Presenter Media
33) Presenter Media:
This site has provided me with some great little clip art over the years. Iv’e also seen them double in size since I’ve been using them. They also offer some great Power Point Presentations templates too…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”34) Icon Finder” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites - Icon Finder
34) IconFinder:
A great place to find, download and use icons for your website. Every time I’ve used this site, it’s come up trumps with all topic related searches. A must if you’re just starting out, there’s even some freebies too…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”35) Fun Photo Box” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites - Fun Photo Box
35) funphotobox.com:
This websites offers designers to get creative with their images. If you’re clever, you can even use some of the images to impress your clients, they’re real that realistic. Just don’t get carried away…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”36) Getty Images” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites - Getty Images
36) GettyImages:
GettyImages is just one of the many places you can obtain high quality images to suit all budgets. As with all image sites remember to check your license rights before making a purchase …

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”37) Pexels” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites - Pexels
37) Pexels:
Another website that offers high quality images, only this one claims to provide the “Best free stock photos in one place.” Again, check the license before you purchase your images…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”38) Pic Jumbo” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites - Pic Jumbo
38) Pic Jumbo:
Yet another site that provides ‘Totally free photos for your commercial and personal works’ Just remember, you get what you pay for so upgrades may be required…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”39) Mighty Deals” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites - Mighty Deals
39) Mighty Deals:
If your website covers a certain niche, then you might be better of purchasing a bundle of images all in one go. In the long run it could work out cheaper.Mighty Deals also run promotions so…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”40) Unsplash” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites - Unsplash
40) Unsplash:
Although the topics are limited, Unsplash actually does what it says in the tin. To quote them, ‘All photos published on Unsplash are licensed under Creative Commons Zero which means you can copy…’

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”41) Saerasoft” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites -Saerasoft
41) Saerasoft:
Now that you’ve found your high resolution images, you’re going to need to compress them so that it doesn’t effect your website load time. Saerasoft does just that, and what’s more it doesn’t reduce the quality…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”42) Woo Themes” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites - Woo Themes
42) Woo Themes:
Woo Themes provided some great WordPress Themes and e commence sites and truth be told, I’m not really sure why been but down within the images category. Maybe I need more coffee! An excellent site all the same…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”43) Gimp” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites - Gimp
43) Gimp:
If you’ve got a creative side and you can’t afford to pay monthly subscription prices for Photoshop, then this, free to download, piece of software makes a great alternative. Not quite on the same level as PS, but…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”44) Design Free Logo Online” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites - Design Free Logo Online
44) Design Free Logo Online:
When I first used this site, I thought the logo was free, but as with all these things, you have to read the label carefully! This is a free tool that enables you to create nice looking logos, then you have to pay…

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Useful Websites – Training

Online training can be a bit hit and miss. As much as it pains me to admit I was seen off, a valuable lesson was learnt and I’ve not fallen for it again. To help you prevent falling for the same quality as I did, I’ve provided a small list of reputable businesses.

But like all these things, you have to implement what you have learnt, realise you’re going to get some things wrong and remember you’re not going to find success overnight. Keep going, never give up, and your day will come.

 

[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”45) Chris Farrell” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites - Chris Farrell
45) Chris Farrell:
Chris Farrell runs one of the most popular membership sites for Newbies. I found his course simple and easy to follow, and because they are all videos, I could simple pause, implement and carry on. A great place to…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”46) Codecademy” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites - Codecademy
46) Codecademy:
Coding is just not for me. On the occasional times that I need it, I turn to YouTube. However, if you’re one for wanting to go that little bit further or want to get your kids into it for the future, then try this…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”47) Boom Social” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]


47) Boom Social:
Everybody knows how important Social media is to the success of there marketing campaign. Whilst we tinkle in all areas, most of us will concentrate on learning one social media platform. If Facebook’s your thing…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”48) Camtasia” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites - Camtasia
48) Camtasia Studio Training Course – Udemy:
With the Internet being more and more crowded, hitting the top few pages on the SERPS is becoming more difficult. That’s why people are turning to video marketing, with courses like this, it’s become so much easier …

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Useful Websites – Marketing

Over time, you’ll discover that Email Marketing is the backbone to any online business. And what’s more, it’s the biggest reason why most bloggers fail to make any money.

The normal practice is to launch a blog, write a couple of posts, add some Google Ads, Amazon Affiliate links and a few other products, then sit back and let your SEO do the work. Well, sorry to be the barer of bad news, but it’s not going to work!

But don’t worry, we’ve all been there, and if you follow this advice, you wont need to. Email marketing is still the number one method of bringing an income online. Why? Because your subscribers are your customers.

Please be aware that there are many more companies available that will offer you the same kind of service as the list below. To save you time, I have simply select a few that come highly recommended or I use myself.

 

[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”49) Mail Chimp” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites - Mail Chimp
49) Mail Chimp:
Mail Chimp is a great place to start if you’ve just set up your first blog. It offers a free service to help you get your feet on the ground. But once you hit the 2000 subscriber mark, you’ll start paying …

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”50) Aweber” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites - Aweber
50) Aweber:
AWeber has made a lot of improvements over the years as the competition for customers increases. They’ve got some great video tuition’s and to help you get started, it’s free for thirty days…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”51) Aweber Pro Tools” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites - Aweber Pro Tools
51) Aweber Pro Tools:
Although not made by AWeber, this tool is getting a lot of hipe. It’s by many Professional Marketers and is also recommended by AWeber themselves. However, I’d get used to AWeber first, then try this…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”52) Lead Pages” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites - Lead Pages
52) Lead Pages:
Lead Pages is relatively new to the scene, but since its launch in January 2013, it’s been making quite an impact between marketers. Come and take a look and you’ll understand why…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”53) Insta Page” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites - Insta Page
53) Insta Page:
Once you’ve launched your website, you’ll want to build your email list. How do you do that? By sending them to your landing page of course! Insta Page have got some great templates and connects to AWeber too …

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”54) Populr” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites -Populr
54) Populr.me:
If you’re looking for an alternative to Insta Page or Lead Pages, then here’s another option for you. Populr offers pretty much the same sort of service. Again, it’s all down to personal preference…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”55) Click Funnels” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites - Click Funnels
55) Click Funnels:
Click Funnels will help you set up a strategy, a landing pages and other wonderful things.Everything these days is designed with the ‘Newbie’ in mind, and using drop & drag enables you to be up and running…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”56) Infusion” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites - Infusion
56) infusionsoft.com:
Infusion Soft is yet another tool that will help with managing your online business. From analytics to sale, advice or tuition, Infusion Soft offers some great services for the more established online businesses…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”57) Search Metrics” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites - Search Metrics
57) Search Metrics:
Search Metrics can provide you with lots of information and analysis They will advice you what you should be doing and how to improve your search results. If you have an established business, then this could be useful for …

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Useful Websites – Bloggers

All of these Marketers fall into several categories, including training. They are well established and highly respected individuals within the Internet Marketing Community. It is personal choice who you follow and look up to, but in the beginning, it can be difficult to know who to trust.

In fact, one sure way of knowing who to trust, is to sign up to their email newsletters. If your account gets pounded with ‘Must Have’ and ‘you’ll need this great product’, then you know to unsubscribe. Now, don’t get me wrong, everybody will want to sell you something, but the ratio of useful information against products should be about 4:1 When I get emails like this, guess what ones I open on a more regular basis?

Email Headings - Do you really need it?

By the way, if some of you recognise the top heading, yes, it’s from Kim Roach. I’ve followed her for over four years now and I have to say, her ratio of sales letter to useful information is one to follow. And while I’m on the subject of personal recommendations, Darren Rowse from Pro-Blogger sends out some great information too.

Anyway, the bottom line is, if you sign up to an email and you receive a ‘Must have’ Email near enough straight away, then you know what to expect in the future.

 

[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”58) Pat Flynn” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites - Pat Flynn
58) Pat Flynn:
I think it’s fair to say, Pat Flynn knows his stuff. And with a community of just over 150,000 followers, once again, here is another blogger demonstrating the importance f building your email list…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”59) Kim Roach” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites - Kim Roach
59) Kim Roach:
As I mentioned earlier, I’ve followed for Kim now for just over four years. I’ve brought products from here, attended her webinars a of course, signed up to her email list. Not once have I been disapointed…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”60) ProBlogger” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites - Darren Rowse
60) Darren Rowse:
Whenever I do some research into useful websites or Marketers, eight out of ten times, a page comes up from Pro-Blogger. I later researched Darren and discovered he was the first professional blogger …

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”61) Jo Barnes” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites - Jo Barnes
61) Jo Barnes:
I discovered Jo Barnes through the Chris Farrell Membership site. She is yet another one of his successful students and runs her on social media training site. A nice lady living the dream…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”62) Neil Patel” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites - Neil Patel
62) Neil Patel:
While I’ve not signed up to his email subscription (sorry Neil) I know he is well respected and responsible for a few great quality websites (understatement of the year!). Whenever I see a post written by him, I’ll always…

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Useful Websites – Resources

Hopefully, you’ll find some of the following resources invaluable. They each serve a different purpose, some will provide a service (you can’t do it all) whilst others will provide you with priceless information and stats about your website performance.

Once again, I highlight the fact that some of these recommendations are not for everybody but you will need some of these services, regardless who you use. For example, you’ll need some kind of analytics so you can monitor what works and what doesn’t. Whether you use the free service ‘Google Analytics’ just to get you started then opt to pay more detailed Analytics from a different provider at a later date, it’s up to you. Either way, you’re going to need something.

If you have a favorite website that you find is invaluable to your online business, shoot us across an email and I’ll add it to a future post.

 

[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”63) Fiverr” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites - Fiverr
63) Fiverr:
Fiverr has been a godsend to me over the years. When I first started out, I learnt to do most things myself, but with time and money against me, I struggled. Then I found Fiverr and everything got easier…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”64) Evernote” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites - Evernote
64) Evernote:
Have you got sticky notes everywhere? Or worse still, written a name and contact number on a piece of paper but can’t find it? Well with Evernote, it’s like having your own little note pad to take everywhere…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”65) Analytics SEO” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

Analytics SEO
65) Analytics SEO:
Analytics SEO is just one of the many companies that offers an excellent piece of software to help you analyse the SEO within your website. However, it’s not a free service and is aimed more at larger businesses…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”66) Google Analytics” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites -Google Analytics
66) Google Analytics:
In my opinion, Google Analytics is the best place to start if you’re a total Newbie to the whole Internet thing! It will provide you with a great insight into what is expected of you if you want your site to perform…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”67) Click Magick” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites - Click Magick
67) Click Magick:
Once you’re up and running, you’re going to want to know how your clicks are performing within your post, social media accounts etc. Well Click Magick allows you to do exactly that…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”68) Putler” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites -Putler
68) Putler:
Putler is a piece of software that analysis your the sales made on your website. It will tell you the most popular products that sale whilst also giving information about things that don’t. Great for online stores…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”69) Lastpass” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites -LastPass
69) Lastpass:
We all know that you’re not supposed to use the same username and pass word for all your different accounts right? But what do you do to remember them all? LastPass will help with that…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”70) Robo Form” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites -Robo Form
70) RoboForm:
If you’re interested in a programe that helps you save your passwords, but Last Pass isn’t for you, then you might want to take a look at Robo Form. It’s another great alternative for those that need help…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”71) Canva” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites -Canva
71) Canva:
For those of you that are serious about blogging, Canva is going to be your new best friend. It offers a simple way to create those great looking social media posts, and what’s more, it’s free…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”72) Nimbus Screenshot” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites -Nimbus Screenshot
72) Nimbus Screenshot:
Nimbus is a great way of taking screen shots of useful articles and sharing them with your community. There are a lot of alternatives out there but I’ve Found Nimbus easy to install and free to use…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”73) Bitley” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites -Bitley
73) Bitley:
There are a number of reasons why you might want to reduce the length of a URL. It might be because you want to spam other websites with Affiliate links or simple because the URL looks too long…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”74) Unfurlr” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites -Unfurlr
74) Unfurlr:
This tool completely reverses the benefits of the one above. So, if you want to check if you’ve been sent spam, affiliate links or just shorten URL’s that look too long to send, use this tool and discover the source…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”75) Quora” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites -Quora
75) Quora.com:
This is either a website that provides answers to questions, or you could look at it as a website that provides the opportunity to questions you would like other people to answer. Either way, it could be useful…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”76) Coverr” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites -Coverr
76) coverr.com:
For those of you that like videos rather than images on your home page, this is a must for you. What’s more, they’re professional made and free. Of course, you’ll have to surrender your email address, but hey…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”77) Flippa” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites -Flippa
77) Flippa:
This site benefits two kind of people, those that want ready to go websites, blogs or businesses, and those that want to sell ready to go websites, blogs or businesses. There’s a small fee but it a small price to pay…

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Useful Websites – Great Tools

The following Useful tools are just a few of the many on offer throughout the web. Admittedly, there are going to be some you’ll like and then there will be some you just wont get on with. But that said, there will also be some where you’re going to think, “I wish I’d have discovered that earlier.” Don’t worry, we’ve all been there.

Some of these tools could, or should have, fallen under other categories. However, I decided to file them under Useful Tools because I felt that was what best described them.

Remember, if you have any suggestions that you feel you can’t go without using or feel other bloggers/Marketers would benefit from, then please feel free to send them to me and I’ll pass on the credit. Enjoy!

[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”78) TinEye” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites -TinEye
78) TinEye:
As I mentioned before, some of us are guilty of copying other peoples images and using them on our posts at some point in our career (but of course, not everybody). However, this tool helps track those people down…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”79) Dictation” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites -Dictation
79) Dictation:
They say you can’t type quicker than you can speak. Here is a tool that will help those that can’t type, have difficulty with their spelling or may have broken their fingers! Dictation is a free to use tool…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”80) Social Contest” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites -Social Contest
80) Social Contest:
When you start realising that you can’t actually do it all, hopefully you’ll turn to advertising on social media sites like Facebook. Well, with certain restrictions in place, this useful tool will help…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”81) Hangout Toolbox” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]


81) Hangout Toolbox:
As you gain more experience, you’ll discover that you will stick with the tools you’re comfortable with, and this goes with social media platforms too. If Google Hangouts is something you want to explore, then…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”82) Snip.ly” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites -Sniply
82) Snip.ly:
Adding call to actions to your website or blog is so important, it will make or break your business. In fact I know from experience, if you don’t add them they’ll just read your article and leave…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”83) Todoist” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites -Todoist
83) Todoist:
If you’re the unorganised type, life as a blogger is only going to get busier by the day. Todoist is an online organiser designed to help you achieve more by listing all the jobs you need completing…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”84) Portent” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites -Portent
84) Portent:
Writers block hits everybody, even the professionals. And you’ll even get stuck for inspiration when it comes to thinking up quirky headlines for your new post. Well have a go at this headline creator…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”85) Pocket” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites -Pocket
85) Pocket:
I didn’t realise the true benefit of this tool until I thought I’d lost my hard drive. For the past five years I’ve been using my favorites folder to save useful websites in but I think I might use Pocket in future…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”86) Haiku Deck” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites -Haikudeck
86) Haiku Deck:
If you’re good with presentations, then Haiku Deck is a great place to post them. While it comes across as the same principle as Slide Share, Haiku Deck gives you the tools to create a presentation, including images…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”87) Hemingway App” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites -Hemingway App
87) Hemingway  App:
Moving onto writing tools, this app will help those of you that aren’t that confident with their writing skills. It allows you to just type away whilst marking your content in the same way your English teacher would…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”88) Grammarly” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites -Grammerly
88) Grammarly:
Grammarly is another one of my highly recommended useful websites. There’s no shame in realising your standard of grammar isn’t what it should be, however, there’s no excuse when tools like Grammarly is availble…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”89) Thesaurus” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites -Thesaurus
89) Thesaurus.com:
When you’re stuck for alternative words, this might be worth checking out. Okay, you should have a thesaurus on your desk, next to your dictionary, but has the time to stop and keep looking up these things…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”90) Merriam-Webster” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites -Merriam Webster
90) Merriam-Webster:
Now there really is no excuse. A dictionary and a thesaurus on one website. These days, there is no excuse for having spelling mistakes: typo’s maybe, but not Spelling mistakes. However, you’ll be surprised…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”91) Google Calendar” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites -Google Calendar
91) Google Calendar:
Another useful tool that can be found on Google extensions. This one is free and can help organise your timetable. Now you’ve really got no excuses for missing those webinars you get getting invites for…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”92) Freemind” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites -Freemind
92) Freemind:
Freemind is a free piece of software that will help you put a plan together. Not the type you’d present to the bank, but more for those of you that like to brainstorm, write things down, and connect other ideas…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”93) SumoMe” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites -Sumo Me
93) SumoMe:
Trusted and used by almost all professionals, SumoMe provides a great array of tools that will help build your traffic. I would suggest using the free WordPress plugin first before upgrading to the premium package…

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Useful Websites – Content Promotion

Getting your content in front of relevant readers isn’t easy. Like this post, you could spend hours writing something useful, resourceful or informative. However, if you hit the publish button and rely on SEO or Search engines to find your post, then you could be wasting your time.

It just doesn’t work like that. In fact the rule of thumb is to spent four times more time promoting your post as what it took to write. So, for example, if it’s taken you five hours to write your post, then you should spend twenty hours promoting it.

Listed below are some great places to start. Oh, and before you all start writing in and saying I’ve missed out the most obvious, yes I have, but paying for adverts on Facebook and other sites like Google and Twitter, should be your first natural port of call.

 

[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”94) Viral Content Buzz” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites -Viral Content Buzz
94) Viral Content Buzz:
This isn’t for everybody, and I have to admit, it’s not for me. However, I’ve read a lot of great reviews for this service so it might be something worth looking at. It could be just the thing you’re for…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”95) Copromote” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites -Copromote
95) Copromote:
Copromote is basically a group of marketers and social net workers that have signed up and agreed to share each others posts, making them more engaging. Not a cheap tool but if it’s for you…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”96) Just Retweet” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites -Just Retweet
96) Just Retweet:
There are many tools out there for Twitter, and this is just one of them. Just Retweet allows you to promote your links to other Twitter users but in return, you must share other users. It may take a little getting used to…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”97) Quuu” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites -Quuu
97) Quuu:
I actually came across this site while researching for the content for this page. I think once I’ve got everything ready, I’m going to have a go at using this site myself. I’ll let you know how I got on. …

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”98) Promorepublic” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites -Promorepublic
98) Promorepublic:
This website helps you create content, schedule and post your creations, all from one place. What’s more, there is also an analytics tool to help track your performance. A fourteen day trial is offered before…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”99) Tag Packer” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites -Tag Packer
99) tagpacker.com:
For this tool, you’ll have to think outside the box. TagPacker saves links to your favorite posts and articles, then allows other users to find them using the search button. Save your own URL’s and suddenly they become…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”100) Slide Share” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites -Slide Share
100) Slideshare:
Slide share is a great place for adding useful PDF documents that contain a lot of useful information. It’s a place for sharing and what’s more, I’ve often come across results on Google when searching for ideas…

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[tx_heading style=”default” heading_text=”101) Just Reach Out” tag=”h2″ size=”18″ margin=”14″ align=”left”]

101 Useful Websites -Just Reach Out
101) Just Reach Out:
If your website or blog covers the latest in news stories or products, then rather than go direct to a PR company, you could use Just Reach Out instead. A great place for contacting journalist directly…

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Well guys, there you have it, my list of 101 Useful Websites. Don’t forget, they’re not all going to be useful, and I should hope you would have come across some of them before. However, if you haven’t I hope you find some little jems and don’t forget to share your useful websites with us too. You never know, we might feature it in one of our newsletters.

In the meanwhile, I wish you well and happy marketing!

 

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