This section is a collection of some of the best tools I have found online for helping you grow and manage your business. These are the tools that I use, like, and trust. I have found great success using these resources on my site.
If I didn’t think these tools would help you in your own business they would not have made it to this page. Period! As I test new tools and resources that I find useful I will add them to this list so that you can take advantage and benefit from them!
Disclaimer: Some of the products I recommend are affiliate products which I do make a commission on if you buy through one of my links provided below. Please know that I use these products on my own website and recommend them because I have found them very useful and would never recommend something I haven’t used or thoroughly researched.
BlueHost: If you are just getting started and are looking for a hosting service for your first website I use and highly recommend BlueHost. They offer unlimited hosting space, a free domain name for your first site, great customer service and a 99.9% uptime guarantee for your website.
WordPress: WordPress is used by millions of people all over the world. From fortune 500 companies to your typical blogger. This software provides a great framework for your website and is what I use to run this site.
StudioPress: Whether you are looking for a professional corporate look, magazine style theme, or a clean blog design, StudioPress has you covered. Professional looking themes with highly customizable options allows for a very customized look tailored to meet your needs.
Google Analytics: This is a great analytics tool for finding out where your traffic is coming from, how often they visit, what they find important and when they leave. It offers many other analytics as well but I figured I’d keep it simple. Check it out for yourself.
Clicky: This is another analytics tool similar to Google. It offers a simplified explanation of what’s going on with your traffic so that you can easily understand everything. What I like about Clicky is that you can view what is going on very quickly, unlike other analytics tools that require you to wait till the next day to get your information.
SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION
Scribe: Scribe is an amazing plugin that allows you to optimize your content within your WordPress site without ever having to leave the dashboard. It searches the content on your site and gives you a detailed explanation of how to optimize your keywords for the search engines, makes sure your content is formated and titled correctly to help drive targeted traffic, gives you a list of link building sites as well is internal links, and gives you suggestions on correcting your content to get the most out of your SEO efforts.
Market Samurai: FREE TRIAL – This is one of the best Keyword Research tools I have used. Market Samurai allows you to analyze your keywords in many different ways. It give you a detailed analyses of your keywords using graphs and allows you to optimize those keywords to get the best results possible. You can view your SEO competition for specific keywords to help you compare yourself to the top ranking websites in your niche and see if it’s better to compete directly or change your keywords. There are tons of features available to help you maximize your performance on the search engines and plenty of training videos to help you learn how to get the best results possible.