This kind of post is very helpful to a lot of people out there, I know.
It saves a lot of time for you, finding all the best resources out there for your website.
So we have collected some of the best and most useful resources, websites and tools that we know and use for our customers and sites.
We have divided them up into categories so it is easier to find what you are looking for.
If you have any tools you would like to add to the list, be sure to let us know in the comments below.
Social media is a very time intensive and difficult area for all of us. Especially SEO experts like us. We just like to focus on what we do best.
So here are a few tools you might like to use to help you with your social media efforts.
You can schedule posts out any time you like, or at optimal times for social media accounts like Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+ pages.
We love buffer as it saves us so much time and you can share content from almost anywhere. So as you are reading, if you find something shareable, it is very easy.
One of the newer players on the social media tools block, Mav Social are making a bit of a splash because they are focused on images and other media.
Their tools, even if you are using the free version is quite comprehensive, giving you campaigns, analytics, various social media sharing (including Asian social media and video sites).
But the biggest thing they are doing, that no one else has done yet it to give you a place to put all your media. This is great if you use a lot of images in social media, which you should be. And if you don’t have an image for a post, you can use their massive image library.
Give them a try.
Bitly is one of the better link shortening tools out there. And for use in social media, especially Twitter, this is one of the things you want to have setup to save space.
We use it with Buffer, but in general it is great for shortening links you use anywhere. It also has lots of customizations (like your own bitly url or even your own domain) and also analytic. Which is great if you want to see how your stuff is doing.
Blogging and creating content is something that we all need to be doing in order to get more links and social shares. It also helps a whole lot with general website traffic and SEO.
To help you find that content, whether it is for sharing on social media or using in your blog content, here are a few tools we recommend.
More focused on social media than anything else. Swayy is a great place to find trending blog posts.
This not only helps on social media, but also with finding relevant information and the trends, so you can know what to write about next.
Similar to Swayy, but more based on the blogs you tell it to show. Feedly is a replacement for Google Reader, which as many of you know died a while ago.
I add all my favorite blogs in categories and then check them once a day to see what is interesting, sharable and worth reading.
It also allows you to share via Buffer, in case you are now doing that too.
We have already blogged about some of the best website analysis tools out there in this post. But there are a couple more tools you might be interested in trying out.
This is not really a revelation to many people, but a lot of website owner’s are not taking advantage of the information in Webmaster tools. All you have to do is hook up your website to it and you will get lots of relevant data on how your search rankings are doing, what keywords you are getting ranked for. If there are any problems with your site and so forth. It is definitely worth a look.
There is a lot of data in this tool which can be really handing for competition analysis, keywords research, advertising information and a lot more.
Even if you are using other tools like Moz or Majestic, this one has a different take on SEO and is worth a shot.
Hopefully you got some great ideas of tools to use from this post. Be sure to try some out and let us know how you go.