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With new technologies, algorithms and
sources emerging on a daily basis, webmasters are constantly
struggling to stay informed. The quality of content
on the web and the number of products available to webmasters
can seem overwhelming. The goal of creating a site that
can be quickly found can be a struggle. Unless webmasters
have a well-established brand, a great domain name and
a huge marketing budget, it is important that they appear
in search engines via specific keywords. With this in
mind, we have compiled a list of resources and products
that will benefit webmasters in their efforts to be
1.) Webmaster Articles & Tutorials
-The Internet is rich with resources for webmasters
who are developing and optimizing web content. The web
hosts a vast variety of web design tutorials and articles.
For the novice, sifting through these resources can
be daunting and overwhelming.
Site Point - New Articles, Fresh
Thinking for Web Developers and Designers - With a vast
variety of web design tutorials and articles coupled
with a vibrant and well informed community, SitePoint
is the natural place to go to grow your online business.
WebProNews - WebProNews is an article
portal for Internet and Technology professionals and
has thousands of articles on web design and development.
The articles are from iEntry's network of expert writers
through hundreds of relationships with authors around
2.) Webmaster Forums - Not
only can participating in various forums and posting
your various views and ideas potentially bring new growth
and life to your online business, it can help you stay
informed about industry news or changes. This is particularly
important when working in a new, quickly advancing industry
like web design and search engine optimization. The
following forums are great places for webmasters to
participate and monitor.
ThreadWatch - ThreadWatch is a
nifty tool. The concept of Threadwatch is very simple:
finding the signal amongst the noise of internet marketing
media takes too much of what we all value most, time.
Threadwatch.org cuts through the chatter and produces
a clear signal for the time-starved professional Internet
Webmaster-Talk - The WebmasterTalk
forum covers material related to Web Design, PHP Help,
Coding, Hosting, Domain Names, graphic optimization
and related webmaster topics. The forum is extremely
popular and generally, posts will receive almost instant
responses from knowledgeable professionals. Of course,
like any forum, there are bound to be opposing views
ensuring that all sides of every issue are raised. http://www.webmaster-talk.com
3.) Website Submission Tools -
According to research more then 90% of Internet traffic
is generated by search engines. Submitting your website
to all major search engines is the most effective way
of promoting your website on the Internet. In order
for web surfers to locate your site you must be included
in all the major search engines. There are a number
of tools available to assist with the submission process.
Internet Business Promoter - Internet
Business Promoter is a suite of 10 professional web
promotion tools in one software application. All of
the tools are designed to assist web developers with
all aspects of web site promotion and search engine
optimization. We found that IBP's strength was in the
website submission options. Once a site is created it
must be submitted to search engines and directories.
IBP streamlines and simplifies the submission process,
saving significant amounts of time. http://www.axandra.com/ibp
FreeWebSubmission.com - Free Web
Submission is the source for free search engine submission.
They provide webmasters and site owners with free manual
and auto submission to the highest-rated, free internet
search engines and directories.
AddMe - AddMe is a leading resource
for webmasters and small-business owners specialized
in website submission and promotion in the search engines.
AddMe offers free online website submission to 14 major
search engines in exchange for a reciprocal link. AddMe
is well known and respected in the industry. http://www.addme.com/
Many of the online submissions
require an e-mail address. In order to limit excessive
unwanted e-mail many webmasters will use a "throw-away"
e-mail address that would allow them to initially receive
notification that the site is submitted but is ultimately
an e-mail account they can discontinue after the submission
process. This practice is suggested for anyone using
a free service for site submissions.
4.) Online Tools - A number
of resource sites are available on the web to assist
webmasters. The resources are generally free and contain
useful analytical tools.
DigitalPoint - The DigitalPoint
site contains a variety of tools specifically for webmasters.
The tools are a collection of useful online tools, from
a Google AdSense Sandbox that shows which Google AdSense
ads will be displayed for any webpage on the Internet,
to web ranking tools that track Yahoo's web rank.
SEO Survey - Tools to help SEO
specialists and webmasters automate some of the important
tasks involved in the routine of optimization.
5.) Webmaster Software - The
aim of many applications is to save time, money or productivity.
Webmsters can often use software to replace a task they
do manually, freeing up their time to pursue other tasks.
FeedForAll - FeedForAll creates,
edits, manages and publishes RSS feeds. As webmasters
realize the benefits to RSS, software related to RSS
is becoming an instrumental tool in their arsenal. http://www.feedforall.com
TNT Screen Capture - TNT captures
everything with only 3 simple capture modes, from application
windows to controls, to menus and popup windows. Many
integrated unique features like shadow options, transparency,
quick scaling and individual shapes make it quick and
simple to create stunning screenshots at a mouse-click.
6.) Free Content - Free
content comes in all shapes and sizes. Understanding
who your target customer is and what appeals to them
will go a long way in finding content that will increase
your site's value.
GoArticles - Providing a fresh
stream of content-specific articles is a great way to
encourage visitors to return to your website on a regular
basis. GoArticles is a directory of quality articles
that is searchable based on keywords.
Small Business Software - Collection
of small business and marketing-related articles available
Articles - http://www.small-business-software/free-website-content.htm
FreeSticky - FreeSticky provides
a directory of content available to webmasters free
of charge. The available content is a variety of items
including syndicated cartoons, games, horoscopes, photographs,
forums and articles. The supplemental content is designed
to encourage visitors to return to your website.
RSS - RSS stands for really simple
syndication, RSS feeds generally contain content available
for syndication. Meaning that you can often publish
content contained in an RSS feeds to provide fresh website
content. FeedForAll http://www.feedforall.com/free-php-script.htm
has a free PHP script available to display RSS feeds.
Additional resources to learn more about using RSS as
web content can be found at http://www.rss-specifications.com
7.) Alerts - Using web alerts
is becoming increasingly useful to webmasters interested
in tracking their search engine position, trademarked
terms, to monitor competitors and stay abreast of online
Google Alerts - Google Alerts
is a solution for monitoring your professional interests
online. Track the entire web for your personalized topics
and receive new results by daily e-mail. There are two
companies doing this: Google Alerts, http://www.googlealert.com
PubSub - PubSub is a matching service that instantly
notifies you when new content is created that matches
your subscription. Using a proprietary Matching Engine,
PubSub is able to read millions of data sources on your
behalf and notify you instantly whenever a match is
Tools for Online Tracking Alerts
- Article detailing additional tools available for online
tracking and alerts.
8.) Blacklist Checkers - E-mail
delivery problems often occur when an IP address or
domain is black-listed. The following tools will ensure
that your IP address and domain will not have delivery
DNS Stuff - DNSstuff: Free fast,
advanced and comprehensive web-based DNS tools, going
beyond just ping, tracert/traceroute, WHOIS and DNS
SpamNews - spamNEWS is a concise
aggregation of vital information relevant to professionals
in the anti-spam sector: Up-to-the-minute press coverage
and topical editorials about e-mail abuse, related online
security matters, legal and political issues, as well
as articles on Internet marketing and privacy.
9.) Keyword Tools - Keywords
to improve search engine placement and ranking. Finding
top Internet marketing keywords is critical in the quest
to be found. Choosing the right Internet marketing keywords
will help your search engine placement and ranking.
A little keyword research goes a long way in the search
to be found.
WordTracker - WordTracker helps
you choose the right Internet marketing keywords that
will help your search engine placement and ranking.
Use WordTracker for keyword research. Web marketing
is all about search engine ranking, and that starts
with the proper Internet marketing keywords. Get a free
keyword report and web site promotion information!
10.) Newsletters - Email
newsletters continue to be one of the most important
ways to communicate and find information on the Internet.
The following e-mail newsletters contain great information
SitePronews - A free newsletter
and webmaster resource site for Webmasters focusing
on web site promotion, submission, positioning, design
and marketing. The newsletters and websites contain
articles by noted web experts. The SiteProNews site
was the first of more than 12 web sites that focused
on niche areas of particular interest to webmasters,
marketers, newsletter publishers, authors and entrepreneurs.
iEntry - The iEntry network has
a really great collection of useful newsletters. iEntry
publishes over 50 targeted e-mail newsletters that cover
various aspects of the IT and Business industries. http://www.ientry.com/
Like most of the copious amounts of information
on the Internet, it is a matter of sifting through to
find relevant, accurate, helpful information. Occasionally
we stumble across some little-known gems. As a result,
we have compiled these webmaster tools.
About the Author:
Sharon Housley manages marketing for FeedForAll http://www.feedforall.com
software for creating, editing and publishing RSS feeds
and NotePage http://www.notepage.net
a wireless text messaging software.
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