Recommended Links

Need I say more?  These recommended links are really recommended! They are as much for you as for me coz they are valuable!

Recommended links include links to useful IT & Web related sites as well as a Miscellaneous section that includes tangentially related sites like e-cards.

Note: All of the links on this page will open in a new window so you can keep your place on this page of helpful links.

 


Quick Index of Recommended Links


ANALYTICS


ARTICLES DIRECTORY – Submission/Free Content

  • 1888articles.com – 188Articles
  • allbestarticles.com – AllBestArticles
  • articleclick.com – ArticleClick
  • articledashboard.com – Article Dashboard (17/08/13 Discovery Note: can join but seems have to now pay a one-time fee of $47)
  • articlegeek.com – ArticleGeek Free content as well as free article submission
  • article-hut.com – Article Hut Offers free article submission
  • articlesbase.com – ArticlesBase “Free online articles directory”
  • article.getblogs.com – Articles @ GetBlogs.com
  • buzzle.com – BuzzleDiscovered on 17/08/13, no longer accepting new submissions.
  • dmoz.org – Free Content List of sites that offers free content for publishers
  • ezinearticles.com – Ezine Articles
  • goarticles.com –  GO Articles
  • hubpages.com – HubPages Can also include your blog’s RSS. More of a Content site.
  • podcastdirectory.org – PodCast Directory Upload audio MP3s
  • podcastingnews.com – PodCastingNews Upload audio MP3s
  • slideshare.net – SlideShare Upload your PowerPoint
  • squidoo.com – Squidoo Can also include your blog’s RSS. More of a Content site.

AUTHORITY Sites & Sites of Interest

 


COLOR

  • colorschemedesigner.com –   Color Scheme Designer – Fantastic online color chooser tool.  For web color scheme or artistic endeavours. Simple to use yet complex enough to give detailed useful variations. Highly recommended.

 


CONTENT SPINNERS

  • jetspinner.com – JetSpinner Recommended by Richard Legg

 


DOMAINS & REGISTRAS

 


HTML Resources

  • reference.sitepoint.com –  HTML Elements – really useful quick reference of all the HTML elements

 


INTERNET MARKETING

  • waystoavoidscamsonline.com – Ways To Avoid Scams Online Seems like a good place to turn to if in doubt about any online program.  The site owner seems willing to assist.

 


MISCELLANEOUS

  • Free-e-cards-online.com – Free E-Cards OnlineI have not used this site extensively but it does seem to have a big number of free e-cards. And we all know that there are occasions when having a selection of (free) e-cards is extremely useful.

 


RSS

  • feedage.com – Feedage RSS Aggregators. Submit your RSS feed.
  • feedraider.com – FeedRaider RSS Aggregators. Submit your RSS feed.

 


SEO

  • bing.com – Bing Keyword Research (free tool.  You have to sign in to your Bing or Microsoft account to use)
  • google.com – Google Keyword Planner (free tool.  But you need to have a (free) AdWords account to use it. Recommended tool. )
  • semrush.com – SemRush free keyword tool (recommended but only a few free keyword searches per day. Otherwise it is pretty pricey: US$69.95 per month)
  • spyfu.com – SpyFu for Free SEM (Search Engine Marketers) tool, a PPC (Pay Per Click) analysis tool, giving estimates what people (competitors) are currently paying per click for various keywords and phrases
  • ubersuggest.org – UberSuggest (great to generate keyword alternatives whenever you need to create a list of possible keywords)

 


SOCIAL MEDIA and NETWORKS

  • allfacebookemoticons.com – All Facebook Emoticons A list of shortcodes for emoticons that can be used generally on Facebook
  • socialmarker.com – SocialMarker A Social Bookmarking site

 


TOP BLOGGERS (“Guru Sites”)

 


WEB DESIGN & Development

 


WEB UTILITIES

  • CamStudio.org – CamStudio Free Streaming Video Software (PC only)
  • iwebtool.com – iWeb Tools Provides a large number of web tools for free (e.g. Backlink Checker, Alexa Traffic Rank, etc.)

 


WORDPRESS

GENESIS by StudioPress

  • briangardner.com –  Code Snippets (listed by Brian Gardner)
  • studiopress.com –  Code Snippets (if you have bought from StudioPress) or you can also try this StudioPress code snippets page
  • studiopress.com –  StudioPress – the creators of the Genesis Framework  and StudioPress Theme (<= yes, yes!  Affiliate link. I love it unashamedly, so!).  This site runs on Genesis.
  • StudioPress.TV  (aff link) – watch step-by-step video tutorials on Genesis or even get latest videos delivered to your email address for free.