The Blogging Toolbox
This is an ever-changing list of tools, websites, plugins and resources that I have used myself or mentioned in my articles. Please note that a few of these links are affiliates which means I will earn a small commission if you buy the item at no extra cost to you. These small sales are how I keep the site up and running and so your support is appreciated.
- SEOmoz – The best SEO tool on the net. SEO recommendations, social media monitoring, much more.
- Market Samurai – Keyword research, SEO analysis, back link finder.
- Google Traffic Estimator – A great way to get a feel of how much traffic is available.
- Backlink Checker – Find out who is linking to your blog.
Email marketing and subscriber management
Reliable blog hosting and cloud backups
- Blue Host – My favorite host for one click WordPress installs and 24/7 support. Read my blog host review about them.
- JustCloud – Free cloud (online) backup for all your backup needs.
- Pop Up Domination – Plugin to radically increase email subscribers.
- Google Sitemap Generator – Make sitemaps for better SEO.
Photos and design
- Killer eCover Scripts – Beautiful and easy eBook covers like mine.
- Dreamstime – Beautiful royalty free images cheap.
- Photodropper – Insert Flickr photos into your posts automatically.
- Cassette – These guys did the new Blog Tyrant logo text. Amazing!
- Thesis Theme – Easy to use beautiful WordPress themes.
- Studiopress Themes – Super customizable theme framework by Copyblogger that will change how you think about WordPress templates.
- Tyrant Themes – Yep, this is happening.
Podcasting and videos
- Audacity – Easy to use podcast/music editor.
- Audio Technica USB Mic – A beautiful mic that plugs right into your PC.
- Camtasia – Record your screen and edit the videos.
- BRS Screen Recorder – A cheaper and easier to use screen recording software.