Tips and Resources

Blogs and Publications

Social Media Efficiency

  • Hootsuite – Most popular tool for managing Twitter & other social networks
  • TweetDeck – Similar to Hootsuite but with a desktop version
  • Social Oomph – Advanced Twitter management tool
  • Sendible – Social media management
  • Asana – task management application

Cool Social Media Tools

  • Buffer App – Easy sharing tool for social networks
  • Rapportive – Gmail plugin that shows social media profiles of the people you are emailing with
  • Tweetdeck – Manage multiple Twitter accounts, monitor hashtags, mentions and notifications

Content Marketing Tools

  • Portent – Content idea generator
  • Ubersuggest – Suggests keyword ideas based on a term you type in
  • Open Site Explorer – Type in competitive URLs to see what your competition is optimizing for
  • Crazy Egg – Heat map and scroll map reports
  • User Input – On-demand feedback from real people about your website
  • Moat – Gain insight into competitor display ads
  • Answer The Public – Ask the Seeker. Enter your keyword and the Seeker will suggest content ideas in seconds.

SEO Tools

Online Marketing Tools

Email Marketing Software

  • Mailchimp – Marketing automation platform and email marketing service
  • Constant Contact – Email Marketing software and service
  • Campaign Monitor – Email Marketing application for business
  • icontact – Email Marketing platform for businesses of any size
  • Infusionsoft – Small Business CRM, Sales & Marketing Software
  • AWeber – Email Marketing service provider
  • Pardot – B2B Marketing automation

Other Amazing Resources

  • G2 Crowd – Compare software options based on validated, real user reviews
  • JotForm – Easy to use online form builder
  • Lynda.com – Online learning for technical skills
  • Evernote – Keep notes (text, photos, etc) with you and organized everywhere
  • Dry Erase Board WallPaper – From Amazon (OK, this isn’t a social media tool)
  • Piktochart – Create your own infographics
  • Canva – Free graphic design tool with tons of templates
  • Internet Archive – Free access to billions of archived web pages
  • Pexels – Best free stock photos all in one place
  • Unsplash – Beautiful, free stock photos
  • Pixabay – Over 1.2 million free stock photos
  • Plotograph – Create cool, animated images from your photos

Books I Recommend

*** Note: I recommend all products and resources because I truly believe that they can help you. In some cases I earn a small affiliate commission on sales.