Free Tools

Marketing & social media tools to build your own tool kit

Marketing & Social Media Tools  is something every person who is involved with marketing and social media needs to be able to to their job properly.  This comprehensive list of tools is an ongoing labor of love to help you develop  your own marketing and social media toolbox

Just a reminder that some 3rd party applications may require your name and email and they may have their own upsells, OTO’s or ask you to subscribe to their newsletters. Please use your own judgement when using these “tools” and if you can think of others that will help others, please let me know and I will check them out.

If you like these resources, then all I ask is that you share it with others and let me know ( via a comment) about what you think

Thanks and enjoy

 

Password Tools:
Roboform  <paid>
KeePass  <free>

Online Security
MyPermissions  Protect you personal information

CCleaner Cleans your Windows PC, protects your privacy online

K9 Web Protection Free Internet filter and parental control

Advanced SystemCare 6  Free takes a one-click approach to protect, repair, clean, and optimize your PC.

AVG  Free antivirus and anti-spyware security software for Windows.

Microsoft Security Essentials  Microsoft Security Essentials to help guard against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software

Link Shorteners
Simple but very useful tools to not only shorten links but they also will show how many people click on link

Bit.ly
Goo.gl

Browsers

Browsershots  Browsershots tests your website’s compatibility on different browsers by taking screenshots of your web pages rendered by real browsers on different operating systems.

 

Making Email more useful

Rapportive shows you everything about your contacts right inside your inbox

PowerInbox an email platform company which offers interactive email apps for consumers and marketers

Social Media Search Engines

Social Mention  <a social media search engine that searches user-generated content such as blogs, comments, bookmarks, events, news, videos etc>
Who Talking  <find out who is talking about your brand>
Kurrently  <real time social media search engine>

Topsy < social search>

Soovle  A cross between a multi- search engine and a visual search engine.

Keyword Tools

Ubersuggest Free keyword tool you can instantly get thousands of keyword ideas from real user queries

Google Adwords Keyword Tool is great for finding new keywords to use in search.

Top Internet Keywords Gives you ideas for popular searches you can use for discovery (or writing content).

Keyword Tool by WordStream Comprehensive free online keyword generator and suggestion tools to optimize your SEO and PPC campaigns

Keyword Suggestion Tool by YouTube Use the Keyword Tool to get new keyword ideas.

Ranks.nl – Keyword Combiner The Keyword Combinations tool is made to create frase / keyword lists by combining keywords

Image Tools

Image & Link Analyzer Check All Links or Images on a Page by Internet Marketing Ninjas

Social Image Resizer Tool  This free SEO tool from Internet Marketing Ninjas ( again), you can easily convert your favorite digital image into a banner, favicon, icon, Facebook profile picture or Twitter profile picture.

Pixlr A Free online photo editor. Edit, adjust and filter your images. … More than 600 effects, overlays, and borders to personalize any image, free!

Screenr is a very simple, easy-to-use tool for creating screencast videos. You do not need to register in order to use Screenr, but if you want to save your recordings you do need a Twitter account.
Jing  Simple and FREE, Jing is the perfect way to enhance your fast-paced online conversations. Create images and videos of what you see on your computer screen, then share them instantly!

Skitch Get your point across with fewer words using annotation, shapes and sketches, so that your ideas become reality faster.

JPEGmini – reduce the file size of your photos by up to 5x, while keeping the original quality and JPEG format and you can use it for free!

Awesome Screenshot – Capture, Annotate and Share This has to be my favorite tool of all time! Capture the whole page or any portion, annotate it with rectangles, circles, arrows, lines and text, one-click upload to share

Image Compression and Optimization Tools ( Online)

Compress PNG A free online tool for image compression

Web Resizer This free online tool allows you to resize, rotate, crop, sharpen, contrast, color, adjust brightness etc on images.
JPEG Mini A free online tool for image compression and optimization “reduce the file size of photos up to 5x) *you need to sign up to use this service

PDF Tools

Foxit Reader A small, fast, and feature rich PDF viewer which allows you to open, view, and print any PDF file.

PDFCreator   easily creates PDFs from any Windows program

PDF converter ( Online) Convert Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Images, Web Pages and other files to PDF

Adobe CreatePDF  Create PDF files from virtually anywhere

Online Storage Application

Dropbox A popular online storage application which keeps your data anywhere and allows you to share them easily to friends, colleagues and family who also have a Dropbox account.

Online Advertising Tools & Resources

Vericlicks Free click fraud prevention software service
Pay Per Click Universe Free resource with unbiased information for the small to medium sized business owner
Keyword Niche Finder A powerful niche keyword research tool that automatically suggests campaign and site structure for better PPC and SEO. (Free)

PlanCruncher A great tool for writing a business plan and staying organized

Generate Privacy Policy Create a privacy policy for your blog or website

Free Graphic Creator  Free online tool to create graphic buttons and more

Create a “buy box” generator

Thumbalizer  Free service that generates thumbnail images of any website or page

Character Count A useful tool when crafting titles or tweets

Google Ad Planner Tools to help with online ad placement by defining audiences by demographics and interests and finding websites relevant to your target audience

Infographic Tools and Resources

Bubbl.us   A free online brainstorming tool that lets you easily build colorful mindmaps to print or share with others.
ChartsBin  A web-based data visualization tool that will allow everyone to quickly and easily create rich interactive visualizations with their own data.

Data360 Useful, up-to-date data for incorporating into your infographics.

Hohli An easy-to-use online charts builder

Tagxedo  Tagxedo turns words — famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your love letters — into a visually stunning word cloud.

Chart Tool  you can design and share your own charts online and for free.

Easely Great theme templates to start your infographic with and you just add the data, change the background, add in your text and you are good to go.

Infogr.am – infographics and charts tool: free interactive data visualization.

Content Curation Tools

Scoop.it Create your own online magazine.
Flashissue Build a newsletter in minutes using your own or curated content. ( Free and paid)
MyTweetMag turns your twitter-links into your personal blog-stream.
Pulse. This tool transforms your news to a colorful mosaic
iflow The most powerful way to discover, create, curate and follow flows on any topic.

Social Media tools
Tweet Deck personal browser for staying in touch with what’s happening now, connecting you with your contacts across Twitter, Facebook etc. * If you are using Chrome this link is to the Chrome extension

Hootsuite Allows you to manage multiple social profiles quickly and easily, but there is a lot more to this social media management tool.

Followerwonk Twitter analytics, follower segmentation, social graph tracking, and more

JustUnfollow Find and unfollow Twitter users who unfollowed you or who do not follow you.

Fake Follower Find out how many fake followers you and your friends have.

Cloze an aggregation and curation system for your social network Increases interaction with those important and reduces the clutter
Reachli Reachli allows users to pre-schedule pins and view feedback data such as click-through rates and number of repins.

Create Your Own Quotes

Recite Turn any quote into a masterpiece and share to all your social friends

Quozio tool that allows you to take some text, like an inspirational quote or a particularly helpful blurb from a blog post, and turn it into a beautiful, pinnable image.

Quotes Cover.com  QuotesCover.com turns any ordinary saying texts into a beautiful typography,art, picture for use on Facebook, Google Plus, E-Cards, Wallpapers, and Prints.

Tracking Tools

shared Count Track your shares likes tweets and more

LinkTally see how many times your URL was shared on the different major networks ( Facebook,Twitter,G+ and LinkedIN

Last but most important tools

These last tools are to help you with a last  check before you publish your blog post,submit that article or post onto a social network

PaperRater free Online Proofreading (Grammar & Spelling Check)
Readability-Score – get post text readability scores for free
Plagiarism Checker scan your post for duplicated content

 Copyscape if you want to check to see if your content is copied on the web anywhere.

 

 

 

 

 

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