Resources

On this page you will find some very important resources that all serious internet marketers need to build highly profitable businesses. I will continue to update that page as i come across many more necessary tools. I use these tools because they make my life easier, and I’m sure you’ll find them useful.

 

Domain Name

You need to buy a domain in order to build a website. On the Internet, your domain name is your unique identity. Any individual, business or organization planning to have an Internet presence should invest in a domain name. Having your own domain name, website and email addresses will give you and your business a more professional look.

So these domain name registrars are some of the best and you can pay with your debit card easily.

Namecheap: One of the best domain name resellers on the  net and they will accept your Naira Mastercard and other Nigerian debit cards.

Godaddy: Godaddy is also one of the best registrars and they also accept any debit card. Get your domain as low as $1.99.

 

Hosting

Web hosting is basically the space that you buy on a web server to store your website files. When you buy website hosting you basically rent server space on a server where your web files will be placed. For the best in web hosting, you can go for any of these.

Namecheap: Although new in the web hosting game, its seriously becoming one of the best hosting company. The fact that they have always been a good domain name resellers for years means they can be trusted to deliver.
Hostgator: Simply one of the best hosting companies in the world with good support. They also have some of the best hosting plans.
Smartweb: Smartweb is one of the best hosting companies in Nigeria. Support is good and you can get free domain with any plan if you buy hosting now.

 

Online Forum

Hotspot Forum: Simply becoming one of the best Nigeria’s online marketing forums. Created by Abiola Oluwasanmi, one of Nigeria’s best internet marketers. You can always get your internet marketing questions answered here.

Warrior Forum: Warrior Forum has always been one of the best internet marketing forums. You can always go through different forums to get tips and ask questions.

Digital Point: Digital Point is one of the best forums for internet marketing. Its free to join.

 

Outsourcing

Your business is growing faster than your resources can handle or There just isn’t enough time to do everything by ourselves or you don’t have skill-set for a task, Outsourcing gives you an option of going outside the resources you have to bring in the skills you need, and often more affordable than someone local. So if you need to outsource then go here..

Fiverr: On fiverr, you can always outsource any task starting at just $5. Makes your online marketing world easier because you can get things done for little.
Odesk: Odesk is one of the best outsourcing website. They have thousands of freelancers that will handle any job.
Freelancer.com: Freelancer is also one of the oldest freelance sites. You can outsource virtually anything and get your job done for you.

 

Graphics tool

Paint: A reliable photo editing tool for quickly editing images.

Picpick: Picpick is used for editing and quickly putting together web images.

 

File Management

Drropbox: Store your online files like video, images, folders in dropbox. Put your stuff in Dropbox and get to it from your computers, phones, or tablets. Edit docs, automatically add photos, and show off videos from anywhere.
Gooogle drive: Get 15GB of storage space to store files like video, designs, recording etc.

 

Site Audit and Analysis

Conduct a site audit and analysis to evaluate the website performance and issues

Screaming Frog Spider: SEO Spider is a small desktop program (PC or Mac) which crawls websites’ links, images, CSS, script and apps from an SEO perspective.
Pingdom: Website Monitoring tool that monitors and let you know when your website is down.
Google Webmaster: Online tool by Google that gives you detail reports about your website’s pages visibility on Google.
Google Analytics: Service by Google that generates detailed statistics about your website’s traffic and traffic sources and measures conversions and sales
Google Page Speed Tool: Google Page Speed Tool help you optimize the performance of your website. The insight will help you identify performance best practices that can be applied to your site, and PageSpeed optimization tools can help you automate the process.
Redirection/Server Header Checker: This tool will check your server headers and the HTTP result codes it returns. It will follow any redirects it finds along the way, whenever possible. With this tool you can check to see how your server is redirecting and if your server is returning 404 for URLs which do not exist.

 

Keyword Analysis Tools

Use the Keyword Difficulty tool to get at-a-glance competitive keyword analysis metrics
Google Keyword Planner: Tool by Google. Its a free AdWords tool that helps you build Search Network campaigns by finding keyword ideas and estimating how they may perform.
Übersuggest: Another great tool to research keywords to target for SEO, PPC and more. With it you get keyword ideas from Google for your marketing campaigns.
WordStream Free Keyword Tool: A great keyword tool from WordStream which helps search marketers with keyword analysis, keyword discovery and keyword grouping to get profitable keyword suggestions.
Keyword Multiplier Tool: A great tool for your PPC campaign. Helps you combine lists of keywords easily and automatically multiplying and combining into new phrases.

 

Keyword Rank Checker

Check your search engine position ranking for any keyword in the major search engines and get advanced reports.

Web CEO: A keyword Spy tool that lets you spy on your competitors and analyze their SEO strategies. Helps you Optimize your pages for high search engine rankings.
AWR: A very efficient web ranking tool that monitors your rankings for hundreds of keywords and get you notified whenever something happens with your rankings.

 

Content Creation

The content on your site tells your visitors who you are, encourages them to dig into your site. Content marketing efforts can be an uphill battle if you don’t have the right tools in place to get the job done.
Feedly: Aggregates the contents of your favorite sites and delivers them as a fast mobile-optimized experience. Feedly makes sharing content on twitter, facebook and google+ very simple, either directly or using Buffer.
ThingLink: Add links to images and video. Easily create interactive websites, blogs, infographics, maps, photo albums, presentations, and more.
Infogr.am: Free online tool for create infographics and interactive online charts.
Storify: Online social networking tool that lets you create stories or timelines using social media such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Copyscape: A plagiarism checker tool that lets you detect duplicate content and check if your articles are original.

 

Backlink Research Tools

Get a list of Back-links to one domain or specific website of your choice, evaluate those links and find out what the Anchor text of each link is.

Ahrefs: Back-link checker tool that shows most current and up-to-date data for your campaigns. Provides reliable link data and show links (including new and internal), linking domains, anchors, and best pages of a domain.
Majestic SEO: A very useful tool that helps gives you inbound link and site summary data. Determine the number of back-links detected by sophisticated web robots for given domains, subdomains or URLs.
OSE: One of the best back-link research and link popularity checker back-link analysis tool.

 

Link Management Tools

Keep track of your link building efforts without using dozens of Excel sheets.

Raven Tools
Buzz Stream

 

Social Media Management and Analysis

Social management platform that empowers enterprise businesses to use the social web to listen and learn about customers in order to build meaningful, deep, and relevant business connections across multiple social networks.

HootSuite
Social Mention
Klout
Buffer
Social Bakers
Facebook Image Checker

 

Paid Advertising – Reporting and Analysis

Monitor and administer PPC analytics dashboards, reports and key reports, and point out key areas of
importance for improving performance.

WordStream
Optimizely
AdWords Editor
SEM Rush
AdRoll
Rocket Fuel

 

Email Marketing

Email Marketing is a vital marketing tool for any business. Create emails and auto-responders with results tracking

MailChimp
AWeber
Getresponse
Ininbox

 

Affiliate Tools

Skimlinks….
Viewbix
VigLink
Impact Radius

 

Web/Lead Analytics – Reporting and Marketing

Marketing Intelligence software provides lead management solutions with marketing intelligence to ensure all your leads are tracked.

Google Analytics
AdLuge
Kiss Metrics

Leadsquared
Crazyegg

 

Survey Tools

Create and publish online surveys in minutes, and view results graphically and in real time.

Clicktools
Surveymonkey

 

PC Protection

AVG:  (Anti-virus and anti-spyware protection.

Malwarebytes Anti-malware:

Driver Booster: Driver Booster analyzes your PC for out-of-date drivers — and updates them with a click.

 

Miscellaneous Tools

Google Alerts
Google Tag Manager
Google Tag Assistant

Roboform — Easily & safely manage your passwords.
ScreenHunter:  (Software that allows you to “capture” any part of your desktop, a window or full screen.

Open Office:  (Open source office software – word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentations …
OSWD:  (Open Source Web Design offers free web design templates.
Kompozer: (An easy to use WYSIWYG HTML editor.

CCleaner:  (Removes unused files from your pc allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up space.
DupeFree:  (Quickly check for duplicate content & LSI keywords.
FileZilla:  (Open source FTP program for uploading files to your host.

Zipeg: An open source, free alternative to WinZip.