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Free Marketing Essentials - What are some of your favorite FREE marketing resources?
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What are some of your favorite FREE marketing resources? Extra credit if we haven't heard of them before. Let's be more creative than saying WP. Instead maybe give us a great free plugin.

Of course I'm going to list MYBB. It takes about 3 min. to install if you have Softaculous or Fantistico or 10 min if you do it manually (and know how).

https://mybb.com/

Fontbase - It's a free font manager that works a little differently than others. It lets you organize and turn fonts on and off so they don't load in your programs every time. If you do design work and have a lot of fonts, Fontbase makes it easy so you don't have to scroll through 10,000 fonts every time...unless you want to. Fontbase is for the font addicts that can't delete fonts but don't want all the clutter either. Smile

https://fontba.se/  - Mac and Win

Motomo Web Analytics - I posted another thread about Matomo and IMO anyone that's serious about web marketing and wants to get great traffic info needs Matomo...especially if you're concerned about Google privacy issues for you and your visitors.

https://matomo.org/
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Wew, I have years of favorites and years of essential resources that are only applicable to the businesses I own and operate and the projects I am working on. Over the yeas I have them in categories, so when I work on a particular business and need a resource I can locate and launch specific resources without too much trouble. Call me old fashioned or old school, but I use MS FrontPage daily to add to or take away from an HTML list.

These are my main desktop go-to apps that I use daily.

Microsoft Frontpage.
It is old and not supported anymore, but works just as good if not better than the day it was originally released. I say 'if not better' because I have tweaked it over the years. I have created HTML "master lists" that open in different tabs in my browsers.

PHP Designer.
phpDesigner 8 is a fast PHP IDE and PHP editor with built-in HTML5-, CSS3- and JavaScript editors boosted with features to help you create amazing websites. phpDesigner 8 helps you with all from editing, analyzing, debugging to publishing websites powered by PHP, HTML5, CSS3 to JavaScript.

These are my essentials even though I may only use them a few times a week.

Checklists. 
MS FrontPage Checklists are essential to covering all my bases, i.e. so I don't forget something important. Mainly 'actions' that are mandatory. Lest I forget and have to backtrack. Sorta like my personal AI lol.

Google Mail. So many years and lots of mishaps over the years. I use Google Mail to upload my HTML, Checklists, and even database backups for safekeeping.

GIMP.
GIMP is a free and open-source raster graphics editor used for images.
Okay, not as advanced as PhotoShop, but you can't beat the free price and it's easy to learn.
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1Look is the best thesaurus I've found by far. It's great when you've already used "powerful" 12 times and need some variety.
https://www.onelook.com/thesaurus/
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When I want to do keyword research on different search engines I like to conduct the searches anonymously since most search engines track things like your search history, the city you are in, etc. Different results sometimes render significant results.

I use https://anonymiz.com

Just add the website you want to visit anonymously after the "?" mark.

Example of how to configure a simple search with Google:

https://anonymiz.com?https://www.google.com

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Epic Privacy Browser
https://www.epicbrowser.com/

Quote:Epic is a private and secure web browser that blocks ads, trackers, fingerprinting, cryptomining, ultrasound signaling and more. Stop 600+ tracking attempts in an average browsing session. Turn on network privacy with our free VPN (servers in 8 countries).


Epic blocks more trackers than any other browser I've found. It's based on Chromium so it works a lot like Chrome.

I use it when I need to check things with different accounts, like when I was setting up this forum. Sometimes you need to log in as a member instead of as the Admin and Epic is great for this.
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I like www.giveawayoftheday.com. I've found a lot of good free software there. If you haven't seen them yet be sure to bookmark them and check regularly.
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Here’s a couple of good mock up sites:
Mockups
https://placeit.net/
http://magicmockups.com/

This site has links to 100 free mostly computer related photoshop mockups:
http://www.noupe.com/essentials/freebies...88886.html

Here’s 30 free magazine mockups. Be careful with the mockups using real magazines. I’m not sure about potential copyright and trademark issues:
http://naldzgraphics.net/freebies/free-m...-mock-ups/
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This is good if you don't have a rebrand tool its free
http://www.pdfaid.com/rebrandpdf.aspx

This is good for generating a site compliant for disabilities its also free
https://userway.org/generate

Make video tutorials, this once was pay only but now its free. not sure
if you can download.
https://www.fleeq.io/index.php

Mals ecom (add links to your products for payment processing)
https://www.mals-e.com/

Create ebooks for free
https://crello.com/create/ebooks/
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#9
Here is this from Neil Patel it is the The Ultimate List of Free SEO Tools
https://neilpatel.com/blog/free-seo-tools/
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This list used to be fairly good for building link wheels for SEO, but not sure about that anymore. But if you're looking for a good free site with no hosting expenses, take a look.I don't know how many of these sites are up but here's:

Free websites/web builders/2.0

http://1stwebdesigner.com
http://350.com
http://angelfire.lycos.com
http://blog.co.uk
http://blogdrive.com
http://blogger.com
http://bloglines.com
http://blogspirit.com
http://blogspot.com
http://blogster.com
http://boosites.com
http://business.blinkweb.com
http://devhub.com
http://diaryland.com
http://doomby.com
http://dotemplate.com
http://edicy.com
http://edublogs.org
http://ever.com
http://freeweb.me
http://getshopped.com
http://gogofrog.com
http://hpage.com
http://hyperwebenable.com
http://inube.com
http://jimdo.com
http://knol.google.com
http://letseat.at
http://livejournal.com
http://moogo.com
http://moonfruit.com
http://ning.com
http://notanant.com
http://sauropol.com
http://sites.google.com
http://snappages.com
http://sosblog.com
http://soup.io
http://storify.com
http://thoughts.com
http://tripod.lycos.com
http://tumblr.com
http://twitter.com
http://typepad.com
http://viviti.com
http://wallinside.com
http://weblogplaza.com
http://webnode.com
http://webs.com
http://webspawner.com
http://webstarts.com
http://weebly.com
http://wetpaint.com
http://wikispaces.com
http://wix.com
http://wordpress.com
http://yola.com
http://zoho.com
https://strikingly.com
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#11
Online Custom Graphic Text and Logo Makers

Cool Text: Logo and Graphics Generator
http://www.flamingtext.com/
http://www.satisfaction.com/glitter-text…
http://textspace.net/
http://www.glittergraphictext.com/
http://www.sparklee.com/
http://www.picturetopeople.org/online-te...ators.html
Online Text Effects – Create text logo designs for free
http://www.grsites.com/generate/category/1/
Text Effect – Text Effect Online – Generate online effect for text – This site has some text effects as well as links to other graphic stuff: Cartoonize Yourself Cartoonize Videos Gif Maker Create a video Mirror Effect Mirror Text Fake Magazine Cover Photo with Celebrity Round My Picture Photo with the Simpsons Water Effect
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#12
List of Youtube alternatives
https://twitgoo.com/best-youtube-alternatives/

Free ecom site: List 10 items free
https://ecwid.com
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20 Free Email Marketing Tools You Should Know
https://www.hongkiat.com/blog/email-mark...resources/
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#14
EZ Back It Up - My favorite backup tool
https://ezback-it-up.software.informer.com/2.0/
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https://leandomainsearch.com/ and http://impossibility.org/ can help you with thousands of domain name variations.

http://whois.domaintools.com/ is a good resource for getting WHOIS data.

https://prowritingaid.com/Free and https://app.grammarly.com/ helps with grammar, spelling, etc.
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(03-27-2020, 09:33 PM)10x Wrote: <snip>

http://whois.domaintools.com/ is a good resource for getting WHOIS data.

<snip>
Instead of typing the entire URI you can use whois.sc
Same website Wink
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Ninite is a free, no hassle service that installs and updates a bunch of the most popular GPL WIN apps all at one. It's especially handy when you get a new PC.
https://ninite.com/

Knowem checks over 575 social networks to see if your brand name is available for registering accounts.
https://knowem.com
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I haven't tried this, but it looks pretty cool.
Quote:Gravit Designer is a free full-featured vector graphic design app that works on ALL platforms. Unlock the full power of your creativity with fast and flexible tools tailored to professional designers.
https://www.designer.io/
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Here's some freebies from AppSumo:
https://appsumo.com/tools/freebies/

I haven't downloaded any myself but there's some interesting titles for marketers like FB ads, Photoshop Elements 2019 intro, etc.
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