RSS Feed

Affiliate Theme



Free Guide: Marketing Tools & Resources

The majority of online marketers today use a varied selection of research tools to find out who is buying what on the web. Practically everything on the web is searchable with research tools that can present you with valuable insights to people’s habits on how they shop to what they like and so on. So since I lost my last SEO page due to an outage here’s a new list of marketing resources most of which are entirely gratis.

Market Research

Before creating any product or breaking into a new market or niche, you will need to research your market.

Questions you should be asking yourself before you start

Does the market have high traffic?

Are there buyers for this market?

Is the market too saturated or competitive?

Does the market have longevity and will it grow in the coming years?

Resources to answer these questions

Google Trends: Find out what’s popular for your demographic

SEOBook Keyword Suggestion Tool

Keyword Suggestion Tool

Wordtracker Keyword Suggestion Tool

Google Insights: Compare search volume patterns across specific regions, Categories, time frames and properties

Wordtracker Keyword Suggestion Tool

SpyFu: spy on your competitors

SEOQuake is a program which allows user to view a large number of SE parameters on the fly.

MSN Ad Lab: A large selection of analyst tools to drill down and target your market.

Quantcast: Get Audience Data for any Site on the Internet

Tweetmeme: What’s hot and popular on Twitter

TwitScoop: Real time feed of what’s popular and hot.

Bing XRank: Who’s the hottest celebrity? (In case you sell celeb products)

eBay Pulse: Best selling lists for eBayer’s

Yahoo Buzz: Mostly news orientated

Testing and Tracking

Google Analytics: is the enterprise-class web analytics solution that gives you rich insights into your website traffic and marketing effectiveness. Powerful, flexible and easy-to-use features now let you see and analyze your traffic data in an entirely new way. With Google Analytics, you’re more prepared to write better-targeted ads, strengthen your marketing initiatives and create higher converting websites.

Google Optimizer: Website Optimizer, Google’s free website testing and optimization tool, allow you to increase the value of your existing websites and traffic without spending a cent. Using Website Optimizer to test and optimize site content and design, you can quickly and easily increase revenue and ROI whether you’re new to marketing or an expert.

UltraMaxed: If you use pay-per-click (PPC) ads to promote products or affiliate links, UltraMaxed Gold will track the number of clicks and sales for each keyword.

In the PPC service (such as, just enter an UltraMaxed Gold link as the URL to send traffic to. That’s all you need to do.

The script will then automatically track keywords from the search engine - and forward visitors to the appropriate link.

You can visit the UltraMaxed Gold admin feature at any time and it will show you a detailed summary of what keywords were used to find your PPC listing, which search engines they came from (in case you are using more than one PPC search engine) and how many visitors there were for each keyword/search engine combination.

Compete: See how your online properties stack up against the industry, identify fast movers and top performers, easily measure your performance or use behavioral segments to get insight into where specific groups of consumers are trafficking and spending their time online.

Productivity and Time Management

Huddle: gives you simple, secure online workspaces containing powerful project and collaboration tools. Huddle is hosted, there’s no software to download and it’s free to get started.

RoboForm: This invaluable desktop application will save you hours on filling forms and saving passwords. You can also setup a link with their online password sync and storage tool, so you never have to worry about losing your info again. I couldn’t get by without this tool.

Gmail: Sounds surprising? Gmail is more than just a mail client. Apart from managing your mail with filters for spam along with labeling and folder sorting, it also allows you to setup everything from docs, calendars to live chat all from your inbox. This is also great for collaboration and sharing your projects. Look out for the coming release of Google Wave which will revolutionize communication across multiple platforms.

Free online Content



Public Domain Content

Gutenberg: Producers of free electronic books








Share this list to your friends

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend
Latest entries
In times of a bad economy many small businesses actually need to ramp up their promotion efforts. One of the best ways to expand your reach to thousands of households is to include a leaflet distribution campaign. Depending on your sales pitch this can be a valuable addition for your sales drive. Plan your campaign The success of your campaign will be determined on many factors including design and sales copy, special offers and so on. What you will find is a willingness for professional services to provide you with advice and practical guidance to set up your campaign. Who Are Your Customers? Targeting the right… Continue reading this article
The most important thing you must do to achieve success online is to build a solid relationship with your subscriber. Building a relationship is important because it can make the difference between making a sale and losing it to your competitor. Just like in real life, if I had to choose between a friend who provides a service like car repair and a stranger who offered the same price, I choose my friend in less than a heartbeat, why? because I’d rather give him business than a complete stranger. E-mail marketing can be very competitive. So when two marketers are promoting the same product, having a strong rapport with… Continue reading this article
Are you tired of clicking links in Twitter that promise all kinds of incentives only to be let down again and again? And do you want more than just a fake following that doesn’t respond anyway? There are hundreds of so called Twitter guides and scams out there on the web. Personally I’ve given up on a lot of these programs that promise you thousands or tens of thousands of new followers, come on folks it just isn’t possible unless your Oprah Winfrey. There is always an explosion of interest on the web when something new comes out that captures the public’s imagination. Everyone who is anyone rushes to come out with something that has Twitter on the cover and worries about… Continue reading this article

1 Tweet

4 comments to Free Guide: Marketing Tools & Resources

Leave a Reply




You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

CommentLuv Enabled

Anti-Spam Protection by WP-SpamFree

Additional comments powered by BackType