Wednesday, February 11, 2009
The 10 Internet Tools and Websites That I Can't Live Without
We all need a way to find our way around this crazy place!
When you come across an interesting site that you know you want to reference later, Delicious is your answer. Download the toolbar into your Firefox browser and you are good to go.
Want to find really cool content pertaining to your interest? StumbleUpon is the answer! The ultimate Internet Bordem Buster in my book. Finding cool sites has become that much easier.
The best way to engage with your following in the most transparent way possible! Share great stuff, and participate in the conversation on a one-one and one to many basis! It doesn't get any better than that!
6. Google Reader
Do you like reading blogs but don't want to have to go to every blog every day? Google reader is the answer! Set up your google reader and then when going to your favorite blogs sign up for the RSS feed by clicking the little RSS icon on the blog. It will automatically redirect you to your google reader and you accept. Presto...now the content is sent to you on demand, and now you further have the freedom to go through it when you are ready.
7. Google Sites
By far one of the best wiki platforms that I know and love to use. It is easy to set up and easy to manage. Don't take my word for it! Go and try it out!
8. Google Analytics
Come on! We all need to know the behavior of the traffic on our website! Google analytics is your answer to all of those probing questions like (What is the average amount of time each visitor spends on my website? or What is my websites bounce rate?) Set up your account and put the little code on your website! After that let the data roll in!
9. Mind Meister
Do you like putting your ideas into mind maps? Well Mind Meister has one of the best free platforms that I know of to put your ideas down on "internet paper" with a very simple and easy to use interface.
To help me store and manage all of my e-mails lists, I use Get-Response. It is not the most high tech autoresponder, but it works for me and gets the job done!
What are your favorite tools?