30.1 Web Tools For Online Success And To Make Your Life Easier At The Same Time

by John Hoff on November 2, 2008

Are you: authoring a blog; designing a website; building a newsletter; trying to make money online; wanting to learn how people find your website; dying to find an answer to a business question you have; and/or figure out where people click on your website?

Most online entrepreneurs will relate to most, if not all, those things I listed above. There are many resources online that can help you in your online endeavors.

Today I want to share with you a list of my bookmarks which link to online tools that can help you succeed online or make your life a lot easier.

Can you add to the list? If so, feel free to link to tools and/or software online that you may have used which helped you grow your business online. Keep in mind if you leave a few links your comment may go to moderation.

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Tools For Your Website

  1. Google Adwords Keyword Tool

    Use the Keyword Tool to get new keyword ideas for your website.

  2. Google Webmaster Central

    Lot’s of tools provided by Google to help get your website seen online. Is your site currently indexed? Submition tool, optimize your content, add a site search to your website, etc.

  3. Google Analytics

    Learn how visitors come to your site, what keywords they used, where they clicked, how long they were on your site, and more.

  4. Site Meter

    Analyize how much traffic comes to your site, referring websites, what keywords people used to find your site, and more.

  5. Woopra

    An advanced real-time Web tracking and analysis application for your website.

  6. SEO Book Keyword Suggestion Tool

    Another keyword suggestion tool.

  7. Wordtracker

    One of the more popular keyword suggestion tools.

  8. Yahoo! Site Explorer

    Site Explorer allows you to explore all the web pages indexed by Yahoo! Search. View the most popular pages from any site, dive into a comprehensive site map, and find pages that link to that site or any page.

  9. Free Google Sitemap Generator

    A free online program that will generate a Google xml sitemap for you. Do you need one?

  10. CSS Formatter and Optimiser

    A compression tool that will optimize your css code for quicker load time.

  11. Whois.Net

    Find out information about domain names (including yours). Good to know what information people can easily find out about you.

  12. W3C Markup Validation Service

    Is your website’s code written properly or does it have errors?

  13. ClickHeat | Clicks heatmap

    ClickHeat is a visual heatmap of clicks on a HTML page, showing hot and cold click zones.

  14. Crazy Egg Analytics

    View overlays, lists, and heat maps of traffic on your website.

  15. FavIcon from Pics

    Create your own icon on the browser address bar when visitors view or bookmark your web page (see our Yin and Yang image in our address bar).

  16. Domain Tools

    A few tools for domains, such as whois search and DNS tools.

  17. Check Browser Compatibility, Cross Platform Browser Test

    Use this online tool to see how your website looks displayed in different web browsers.

    Blogging Tools

  18. WordPress Web Hosting

    Of course if you’re reading this blog, you’re at the right place for hosting a WordPress blog.

  19. FeedBurner

    Allow people to subscribe to your blog via RSS and email. FeedBurner also provides limited analytics tools.

  20. FeedBlitz

    Allow your blog readers to subscribe to your blog via email. Also provides some advertising tools.

  21. Smashing Magazine

    Lots of free graphics, WordPress Theme links, and How-To’s.

  22. definr

    My favorite online dictionary. It’s fast, too.

  23. Dr. Grammar

    Check your grammar.

  24. AWeber

    Create visually stunning, engaging email newsletters. Choose from over 75 HTML templates, paste in your own HTML or use the built-in message editor.

  25. 50+ WordPress Plugins & Hacks Candy Store

    A list article like this one I wrote listing out 50+ WordPress Plugins you might find useful.

  26. Flickr Image Search

    Find images on Flickr you can use on your blog. Hint: make sure you check the Only search within Creative Commons-licensed content box for images you can use on your blog.

    General Internet Tools

  27. RoboForm

    RoboForm is my new buddy. He remembers all my passwords in an encrypted format for easy one click logins and form fillers.

  28. UbiDog Productions

    Provides programs you can use for automating online contests, surveys, polls, quizzes, and more.

  29. Twitter Search

    Search for conversations people are having about a product or service to gain some insight and potential customer feedback.

  30. Microsoft adCenter Videos

    Great video tutorials on PPC campaigns and developing ads people will click on. Lots of useful info here to learn from.


  31. S.C.O.R.E.

    Got a business question no one knows the answer to? Want to know how to start a successful business (online or off)? Get advice direct from successful business advisors.

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Omarra Byrd November 3, 2008 at 12:14 pm

I actually love the RoboForm software myself. I use it all of the time and it takes all of the menial everyday tasks that I have to perform on my computer daily and shortens them extremely! What once took me fifteen minutes to complete now takes me only one second because RoboForm does the same task with just one click. In fact I wrote a Report about a lot of RoboForm’s capabilities for use that aren’t even touched on in the User’s Manual for RoboForm. You can get that Report here:


There is also a FREE version of RoboForm that you can download on this web page, just to test the RoboForm software out for yourself! I highly recommend it!


John Hoff November 3, 2008 at 12:31 pm

Hello Omarra, thanks for stopping by.

Of all the bookmarks listed above, Roboform is probably the one (program-wise) I use the most. I use it every day many times a day.

I believe there’s a free version of Roboform on their website as well. The free version I believe is limited to remember your passcodes to 10 sites.


Barbara Swafford November 4, 2008 at 11:10 am

Hi John – Another fabulous list for those who spend a lot of time online. I use quite a few of those you’ve listed, but some are new to me. I’ll have to check out those that are new to me.

Another great list worth a Stumble. :)

Barbara Swafford’s last blog post..NBOTW – The Happy Thinker


John Hoff November 4, 2008 at 11:25 am

Hi Barbara, thanks for the stumble! ;)

You gotta love lists. Here’s another web tools list over at Lateral Action.


Jeff November 4, 2008 at 8:23 pm

I like Cute Password Manager to manage my passwords. It’s easy-to-use, fast, and efficient.


John Hoff November 4, 2008 at 8:29 pm

Hi Jeff, thanks for stopping by. I’ve never used Cute Password Manager but it looks like it does many of the same things.

What I really like about those programs is you can have a different password for each website, which provides added security.


Cath Lawson November 5, 2008 at 9:10 am

Hi John – what a great resource this is. There’s some on here I’ve tried but a few I haven’t yet, so I’ll be giving them a go. SCORE sounds interesting. Think I’ll check out that one first.

Cath Lawson’s last blog post..Heroes Of Healing: Napoleon Hill


John Hoff November 5, 2008 at 9:19 am

Hi Cath. SCORE is huge and provide lots of help for entrepreneurs. They have offices all throughout the United States and even one here in Las Vegas. They are good people who’ve made it in business and now dedicate their time to help others.

They have tips for everything from marketing, partnerships, to writing a business plan.


Cath Lawson November 10, 2008 at 2:22 pm

We don’t get to hear about half of these huge companies over here. They sound like a great organisation though.

Cath Lawson’s last blog post..Twitter & Stupid Internet Marketing Gurus


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