Handy Sites and Software

Where to get Traffic Reports

Wondering how much traffic a site gets? For good-sized sites, you can check on Alexa.com or Quantcast.com. Quantcast also tells you about your audience: gender, age, children per household, education and income levels, and other demographic information. [/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

Free photos for your blog

Need images to illustrate your posts? Here are some sources for free photos. Be sure to check usage terms and conditions on these sites.

How to write for SEO

Search engine optimization is part art, part science, and always changing. To do it well you'll want to get expert help. In the meantime, here are the basics of SEO writing: Determine the keywords and phrases most applicable to your content. You could reach out to a company such as OutreachPete to help determine which [...]

Test your connection speed

Test your residential DSL or cable connection speed here: follow the link and click on any of the options with a green bar (yellow and red bars indicate links currently not available for testing) to test your upload and download speed from that city. The site automatically prepares a report that compares your speed with [...]

Try Hubspot’s free website grader tool

Hubspot's Website Grader is a free seo tool that measures the marketing effectiveness of a website. It provides a score that incorporates things like website traffic, SEO, social popularity and other technical factors. It also provides some basic advice on how the website can be improved from a marketing perspective. I tried it on my [...]

Use Dropbox for free online file storage

Dropbox is easier to set up than Amazon S3. I'm in love with Dropbox! It's a free service that provides online storage for your files and lets you access them from any computer—your laptop, desktop, work computer, and phone. Your files are also accessible from the Dropbox website, so you can get to [...]

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