Resources

I’m often asked about the various tools and services I use for both publishing content online, and in my digital marketing work, so I thought I’d compile an A-Z list of everything you could need to go from not having a website to publishing and marketing effectively.

It’s listed by subject area, so you might want to check one or two variations on the topic you’re looking for if you can’t find it straight away. And the resources are a mixture of free and paid tools. I only recommend paying for things which really will help you save time or do a better job, regardless of whether they’re affiliate links or not:

Advertising:

Google Adwords:

Affiliate Revenue:

Amazon Associates: Earn revenue share by linking to Amazon products.

Skimlinks: Automates affiliate links from a range of merchants to save you the work.

VigLinks: Alternative automation for affiliate links from a range of merchants.

Analytics:

Google Analytics: Free, industry standard analytics software which is quick to set-up and can cope with huge traffic numbers.

Blogging:

Blogger:

Expression Engine:

Tumblr:

WordPress.com

Worpress.org

Blog Design:

StudioPress: Good selection fo templates for WordPress on the Genesis framework.

Blog Ranking:

Technorati:

Wikio:

Ecommerce:

Jigoshop: Great eCommerce Plugin for WordPress (Client Disclosure)

Keyword Research:

Google Adwords Keywords Tool

RSS:

Feedburner

Google Reader

Search Engine Optimisation:

SEOMoz Pro Tools: Great collection of SEO Tools with a free 30 day signup and trial

Social Media Monitoring:

Radian 6

Twitter Clients:

Hootsuite

Tweetdeck