Yet MORE Cool Tools that are also Free!
Date: Saturday, January 15 @ 03:45:00
Topic Website Building Tips
By Robin Nobles
Several months ago, I published an article on cool tools that are
also free. We all enjoy discovering free resources that genuinely
merit value, don’t we?
Thanks to everyone who wrote and sent me your own cool tools.
We’ll keep publishing articles as long as you keep sending me
your own ideas! We’ll combine and categorize them into one very
Here’s Part 2 of our Cool Tools that are also Free. You’ll find
Part 1 here:
Cool Tools that are also Free!
Link Reputation Tool
We know the importance of link popularity (the number and quality
of inbound links pointing to our Web site). Equally important is
link reputation – what those inbound links say about our Web
site. In other words, link reputation is what is written in the
link text, or the clickable text, pointing to our Web site. With
this free link reputation tool, you can learn what other sites
are saying about your Web site.
Wow. This tool really brings back “fond” memories when I had my
very own Trojan horse clomping around inside my computer system.
(A word of advice: please get a firewall!)
The Trojan Scanner at Information Exchange scans your system for
85 known Trojans. You’ll hold your breath as it runs its scan, or
at least I did. You’ll also find a WhoIs Lookup, a Server Check,
and other cool tools.
Quality Assurance ToolBox at the W3C Consortium
The W3C offers a suite of validators that you can use, such as a
W3C markup validator, a CSS validator, an XML validator, a log
validator, and some that I’ve never heard of!
As you know, it’s important to be in compliance with W3C
standards, and these tools and validators will help you to
accomplish just that.
FreeWebSubmission Site Ranking Tool
Plug in your URL and your keyword phrase, and you’ll quickly
learn your rankings across 12 major search engines in a minute or
two. Pretty slick!
Free software (freeware) galore! This is a computer addict’s
Dynamic Drive offers original dynamic scripts (DHTML) and a
DHTML games, scrollers, etc.
CoolText Logo Generator
Not a Web or graphics designer (like me)? This site has some free
logo and button generator tools just for you.
Many domains have DNS problems. This handy site will help you
find those problems and fix them by providing a DNS report for
Everything You Want to Know about a URL
(and I DO mean EVERYTHING)
URLinfo is a “tool for handling Web pages,” and it includes 107
tools that you can use to dig for information on a URL. You’ll be
there for hours, so grab a sandwich and a cup of coffee and get
ready! There are more nooks and crannies to this site than you
can possibly imagine.
What is my IP Address?
Doesn’t take much explanation on this one, does it? If you ever
need to know your IP address, this neat little online tool will
answer the question for you.
Free Report on How to Measure the Effectiveness of Your online
Marketing Campaigns (by Marshall Sponder)
This free downloadable report is a phenomenal study in how to
measure the traffic to your Web site. Too many times, Web site
owners work and work on increasing their traffic, then stop way
too short by forgetting about studying that traffic.
This PDF download takes you several steps further in helping you
understand the value of analyzing the traffic to your online
Left click on the link below:
Choose "Save Target As."
Choose a location on your hard drive to download the free report
Free Wordtracker Magic Audio Tutorial
Sign up for John Alexander’s audio tutorial offering tips for
doing keyword research using Wordtracker. Two audio tips are sent
out by e-mail once a week, and they’re approximately 2-3 minutes
These tips are worth their weight in gold as they open your
creative mind to researching keywords.
Search Engine Relationship Chart
By far, the best chart to show the relationships between the
search engines and directories is Bruce Clay’s. He does a
tremendous job of keeping it up to date, and you can even
download a copy as a PDF.
Again, thanks to all of you who shared these “cool tools” with
me. Be sure and send me YOUR list, and I’ll add them to the next
article. Thanks so much! (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Robin Nobles conducts on-location search engine marketing
workshops (http://www.searchengineworkshops.com), online SEO
training (http://www.onlinewebtraining.com), and Ultra-Advanced
SEO Symposiums (http://www.ultraadvancedsymposium.com). SEW
recently launched localized SEO training centers through the
Search Engine Academy (http://www.searchengineacademy.com).
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