10 Useful Marketing Tools Of 2010 And All Free.


Came across this  list and I thought it would be helpful if I gave you the most useful marketing tools of 2010. All of these are free so there’s no reason why they can’t  help your website or your marketing. By Titus Hoskins.

So in no particular order, here is the  list.

1. Microsoft’s Commercial Intention Tool

Picking the right profitable keyword phrases is the first step to earning revenue from the web. This very useful tool from Microsoft will tell you the probability, or how likely, your chosen keyword will have commercial intention or results. This tool will give you some indication if the niche market you’re considering will be worth it.

2. Twitter

Simple, direct and very effective for getting your message on the web and into the search engines. You must include this social bookmarking/messaging site in your campaign and marketing. You have to make sure you integrate your Tweets into all aspects of your marketing… web content, articles, videos, pdf downloads, etc. … tweet them all.

3. YouTube Videos

Videos are the future of marketing on the web, so using YouTube videos to promote your site or product is a no-brainer. I have also found videos are very important for SEO reasons mainly because Google will place a popular video on their first page listings, almost instantly. Some webmasters suggest you shouldn’t use YouTube videos because it will draw traffic away from your site.

4. Google Analytics

Getting traffic is only half the battle, knowing what that traffic does on your site is extremely important. Use this program to make your pages perform better and bring in more sales. Knowledge is everything on the web.

5. WordPress Blogging Software

Using WordPress blogs are very beneficial because they are SEO friendly and search engines really like and favor them. This is one of the easiest ways to create profitable websites and adding helpful “plug-ins” makes them even more useful. One marketing strategy is to use a WordPress blog with its own domain to complement your main site; make sure to have them keyword related.

6. Addthis Social Bookmark Button

Social bookmarking has become very important for getting targéted traffic and for getting higher rankings. You simply must have an easy way for your visitors to bookmark your content in all the social networking sites. I find the Addthis button extremely useful for this purpose. The more social bookmarks your content has in these networks, the higher they will rank in the search engines, not to mention all that traffic.

7. SeoQuake for Firefox

This invaluable SEO tool will give you vital stats about your site and those of your competitors. Use this extensively to check out your linking partners and how you  can better challenge your competition. Besides checking the traffic ranking, Google indexed pages, age of site… the most important stats for you is the SEMRush numbers, these will roughly tell you the worth of the monthly keyword traffic a site is receiving. Very helpful.

8. GoArticles | Ezinearticles

Article marketing is still my most effective marketing tool on the web. I find using sites like Ezinearticles and GoArticles vital to my whole online campaign. I know using articles is considered “old school” but this method still works, especially using unique articles.

9. Alexa

Surprisingly, along with sites like Compete,  Alexa is one of my most valuable information gathering tools. While not entirely accurate, it does give you information you can use to further your marketing goals. Especially for very competitive keywords, finding the links your competitors have on the web is invaluable information.

10. Search Engines

Hands down, getting top rankings for your lucrative keywords in the major search engines, is still the most valuable marketing tool you can have in your tool-kit. I find gearing my marketing and promotion towards Google has paid off handsomely for me. Achieving and maintaining those top rankings in Google will make or break your online endeavors in 2010 or in any year for the foreseeable future.

All these marketing tools are free to use and are very easy to implement on your site or sites. Using and having all these free tools at your disposal will greatly benefit all your online pursuits. Just use them.

Donegal WebDesign

 

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