14 Must Have Internet Marketing Tools That Totally Rocks

It doesn’t matter if you are a blogger, SEO writer, copywriter or a webmaster. You need to do at least some Internet marketing to boost your visibility to search engines.

Have you ever experienced no traffic boost or lack of audience on your website? You probably had wrote more than 10 great articles, did tons of SEO and probably, bought a killer WordPress theme. And yes, your website isn’t converting and you ain’t getting much love from search engines.

So, what’s the damn issue?!

You need a good marketing strategy my friend. You may have everything done correctly (see above) and even having a killer title heading. However if no one sees that, you are going nowhere.

Internet marketing is just like any other marketing services you can think of and yes, it works exactly the same. You have a great product and you need to tell others that you are alive…and kickin’.

You need to find ways to broadcast the message to the public and spread the word. And lucky for you, we are in the 21st century where social media is plays a huge role in our daily life.

This post is very long (with 2,334 words to be exact) and thus, I challenge you to do it in just one read. If you are able to do that, hit the comment button and tell me! Don’t worry if you can’t. Just bookmark this and come back later!

I have compiled a list of internet marketing tools which you can use in order to boost your marketing strategies and their effectiveness.

I have also divided them into several parts which are:

  • Social media platforms
  • Sharing portals
  • Social media programs
  • Email marketing

Social Media Platforms

Social media plays a huge role when it comes Internet marketing

Using the right social media can easily boost marketing success

One very important thing is that you need to understand that social media is a very strong and powerful marketing tool. Basically, you can connect to hundreds and thousands of people in just a matter of clicks. Make sure you know what you are doing and if not, you are going to have big problems heading over to you!

Twitter

Twitter is more than just great. Compose 140 characters and blast it to all your readers. That’s the power of Twitter.

When it comes to Internet marketing, you need Twitter and it doesn’t matter if you like it or not. And yes, Twitter is my first choice when it comes to increasing my social share visibility. If you are not using it, you SHOULD start using it right now!

This is what my Twitter account looks like. With slightly above one thousand followers, each Tweet would mean sending potential information to 1,000 plus ready listeners.

Google+

As for the record, I’m not a big fan of Google+ but I still got to share with you it’s effectiveness especially when it comes to link building and SEO ranking.

If you want your articles, blogs or websites to rank well on search engines, then you need to have some love from Google+. It looks obvious isn’t it?

The more shares you got on Google+ tells big daddy Google that your product is pretty impressive (or least, something search engines should look at). When it comes to Internet marketing, don’t leave out Google+.

Share some information with your circles and you are already completed one easy part of the Internet marketing process.

Yup, you’ve got the point!

Facebook

I believe I would know the answer if I would to ask you, “Do you Facebook?”

You couldn’t be wrong since millions are on Facebook daily and if this is not one of your Internet marketing tools, something is really wrong either up or down there.

The more likes, shares and comments you get on Facebook, the better chance of you marketing your product. And, you do not need to spend any money for it.

Spend at least 30 minutes a day on Facebook on marketing (and not seeing your friend’s wall) and you will probably do better in your marketing tactics.

Big companies such as HTC, Samsung and Apple are all advertising (paid) on Facebook and this just prove how important Internet marketing is right now.

Linkedin

For me, Linkedin will always be a place where ‘professionals meet up’. You are marketing a product and do you think it would be an attention grabber if popular figures such as Darren Rowse and Adam Cornell would share your content or website?

That’s it mate!

The truth is, if promoting a product is easier when you have respected figures sharing the information. This leads to a more stable, trustable and authority share on social media.

StumbleUpon

This is one Internet marketing tool which has a 50-50 success rate in my opinion. What you can do is submit an article (for instant) to StumbleUpon.

The process of getting ‘Stumbled Upon’ is pretty simple. When you submit an article, it will be ‘shared’ among its users. And I’m not talking about hundreds or thousands of users. I am talking about more than 100,000 users around the world. Readers and members who think that your article is worth reading will continue to ‘share’ it with the rest.

Obviously, the circle looks easy right? The more ‘stumble’ you get, the better chance of you having a successful Internet marketing campaign.

Digg

Digg works exactly the same with StumbleUpon and thus, it saves me from explaining everything (and for you, avoiding any falling asleep).

You have to be careful using Digg as users has the ability to rank up or rank down your article score. So, getting the best content out there on Digg is very vital.

Oh yes, search engines are giving the same amount of love to Digg just like StumbleUpon.

SocialMonkee

There are many people who disapprove this and which you can Google to see why. For me, SocialMonkee had served me very well.

SocialMonkee is one part of my Internet marketing tool because I see the advantages in it. The strategy is pretty simple actually.

You submit an URL, complete with different phrases for titles and content. The system will use The Best Spinner to spin those articles making similar copies to be submitted to other sites.

My marketing strategy on SocialMonkee is basically playing smart when it comes to URL submission. This means that I am submitting not only my main website (1 out of 20 submissions) and article URLs but at the same time, I am submitting my Tier 2 or any other sites that are pointing to my article. SocialMonkee does not provide very good quality backlink and thus, you should focus more for your Tier 2 sites only.

Backlink provided by SocialMonkee isn’t perfect (wait, who does right?) and you should avoid focusing them directly on your website. Of course, if your website is well established, then you have nothing to worry about it. However if you are running a new site, you got to be careful. SocialMonkee could easily backfire on you.

You have been warned!

Social Media Managements

Social media management offers easy solutions when it comes to managing various internet marketing tools at one time

Using social media management can save time and effort when it comes to Internet marketing

I have listed not one, not two but seven different Internet marketing tools above and handling all of them takes time and effort.

Social media management provides tools to help you cope up with daily task and most importantly, sending out important social shares on behalf. Here are the list of my favorite social media management tools which I used daily.

Buffer

C’mon guys. Buffer is more than just a management system for social media. People such as Kristi Hines and Brian Gardner uses Buffer as one of their Internet marketing tools. Are you next?

What I love about Buffer is you can schedule articles and improve your social shares. Okay, let’s be frank here. Imagine sharing articles at any specific time of the day is tiring and takes up a lot of your time. This is where Buffer helps to manage those social shares for you.

Just set a time and day for the share on Buffer and the system will do the rest for you. Crazy? I call that impressive.

Their support team is also one of the best. You can email or Tweet them and rest assured your enquiry will be answered as soon as possible. This is something (in terms of service) I have yet to see on other social media management until date.

HootSuite

As much as I love Buffer, I still love HootSuite. And you are probably thinking why am I using two systems instead of one right?

HootSuite does everything Buffer does (and vice versa). However, I love to use HootSuite because it integrates all my social media accounts under one roof.

Oh yes, it does schedule social media marketing for you but integrating everything into one dashboard? I hardly can say no to.

@HootSuite – if you are reading this, keep up the good work!

HootSuite offers both free and premium accounts for bloggers. You can register for a free account here and when you use this link, you will automatically be upgraded to a 30-days full premium access for FREE.

JustReTweet

Okay, JustReTweet could easily land in social media part but there’s a reason for me to list it here instead.

JustReTweet works in two ways:

  1. Share your articles on Facebook, Twitter and Google+
  2. Share other interesting articles on Facebook, Twitter and Google+

In order to share your articles, you need credit and you can earn them by sharing other articles (not yours) first. Consider this bidding.

You set the number or shares you want, where to share and how much credit you are paying others to share your articles. Nothing really free in this world right?

Now, every time you share an article, it will not go live instantly. Instead, the developer was smart enough to set limits on sharing. This means that all these shares are scheduled accordingly and you can only share X numbers of shares a day to avoid spam.

This is H-U-G-E! When it comes to search engine optimization, social shares plays a huge role and therefore, you should definitely take a look at what JustReTweet can do for you.

Discussion and sharing portals

Bloggers can increase website traffic by involving actively on discussion websites

Discussion portals hold many untold power when it comes to the marketing industry

The marketing world is getting more challenging each day and you need more tools to help you with. This is where discussion and sharing portals play a huge role for bloggers, writers and webmasters.

The right portals will help you promote your website and you might even receive more followers if you are doing a great job. Not only that, you can also ask for critiques to make your website grow! Here’s the list of sharing portals I would highly recommend.

Triberr

Triberr is something new to me and I only came to know about it when one of my fellow blogger introduced it to me.

Basically, you can create or join Tribes which consist of people of your niche. You can share information, ideas and even recommendations for improvements with them.

Not seeing any love about Internet marketing? Read again!

The more people giving you advices and tips, the better chances you are going to improve and of course, increase your market value.

Scoop.it

Let’s say you have some old articles that needed some traffic boost. Submit them to Scoop.it and walaa~! Assuming that you have some good content and stuffs like that.

What makes Scoop.it interesting is the fact that you can do these:

  • Find topics that you like
  • Share your articles, blogs and websites
  • Merge all of them into a stunning, magazine-like reading material

Now, get the point? Yes! Internet marketing at its best. Nuff said.

Email Marketing Solutions

Email marketing is very important when it comes to increasing sales

Having the right email marketing solution is important to ensure emails are delivered promptly to the recipients

There’s a very popular saying when it comes to Internet marketing, ‘the money is in the list’. And in this matter, it is so damn true. I left this out and you shouldn’t.

If you want to perform the right Internet marketing, you need the right Internet marketing tools. In this case, you need email list or subscriber’s list. Here are two of the best email marketing providers which you can not go wrong with.

Aweber

Aweber is not free and I’m sorry. However, Aweber is one hell of an email marketing provider. What makes Aweber so famous is that they focus on click rates and providing spam score. This means more open rate than the email going into the spam or junk box.

Comparing both Aweber and MailChimp (you can read below), I would say I love the designs and the abilities offered by Aweber. And yes, I am using Aweber as my email provider.

Currently, they have a promotion where the first month of service would only cost you $1 and if you are unhappy with it, you can ask for a full refund. No question asked. Subsequently, each month will cost you $19 and you get a better discount for every quarterly or yearly payment.

Tempted to try Aweber for $1?

MailChimp

I know there are probably thousands who stand by MailChimp and I totally understand that. MailChimp offers free email services for the first 2,000 subscribers. If you have 2,000 or less subscribers, then you should definitely get MailChimp.

Another bonus on the free account is that you can send up to 12,000 emails per month to your 2,000 subscribers at no cost at all.

MailChimp is different from Aweber because it has a very interactive layout. Their concept is to have a balanced combination of work and play. I believe their dashboard explains it all.

If you want a risk free and zero cost email marketing service, you can try MailChimp using this link at no extra fee.

Back to you…

I got to admit this article is long and if you managed to read whole article in just one shot, congratulation! Moving forward, I really hope you enjoy my writing about Internet marketing tools.

Do you use any marketing tools or you have anything to share? Feel up the form below and let’s discuss!

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Reginald Chan

Reginald Chan

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Reginald started blogging in 2005 and it soon went from just a hobby to a serious occupation. He specializes in content writing, marketing, social media and SEO. He also tweaks WordPress during his free time. Get more from him on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. Reginald is also offering paid services and if you need any help, feel free to contact him and check out the services he is offering or check out his SEO agency.
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  1. says

    Hey Reginald,

    Wow, what a great post and you definitely covered a lot here.

    At one time I used all of the sties you listed above. Now the only one I have not used but intend to is Scoop.it. I was just on another post earlier this week and they were saying the same thing. Submit your post to their directory and that will help. Now I get notices all the time that my content is being shared so that’s really cool.

    The others I used and really didn’t have a lot of luck so I quit but if you’re new and need your site to be seen then I know that using all of these will definitely help with the boost that it needs.

    Thanks for taking the time to put this one together. It was so worth it.

    ~Adrienne

    • says

      Hi Adrienne,

      H-E-L-L-O!! WOw! Thank you for visiting me! Yes, Scoop.it is a great tool especially when you are sharing some old articles (but really good ones). You know, good ones get shared more. Haha!

      Definitely when it comes to new website or new to blogging, having more than one is always a great choice. But it would come a time where you decide which you will rock on.

      You are most welcome and thank you again for your time.

      Reginald

  2. says

    Oh my gosh Reginald! Fantabulous list!

    I use a lot of these tools and love them! I see the most blog traffic coming from Twitter, Facebook, StumbleUpon, and Google+. Let’s not dismiss Triberr. My posts are being shared to other avenues and thus linking back to my blog. A very effective tool imo if you use it properly.

    I’m still torn on email. I tried MailChimp and well, I wasn’t too fond of it. I keep looking at Aweber but not sure if I want to pay for a premium service or not. I haven’t done the newsletter thing however, a weekly roundup wouldn’t be quite so bad. I’m still investigating into this one. Are you really pleased with Aweber?

    I use Bufferapp premium and LOVE it so much! I’ve seen a lot about Justretweet lately and am off to go check it out to see if it’s something I should be using. Imo, spend the most time on the apps that drive traffic to your blogs and use those apps/tools to its fullest.

    Fabulous post my friend. Definitely going to pass this one along!

    Bren

    • says

      Hey Bren!

      Oh my God! Thanks for sharing. Man, this is possibly the best present for my Sunday!

      As for the blog traffic, my main generator at the moment is from Twitter, Facebook and Google+. Of course, social media plays a huge role in terms of SEO and ranking etc. Guess Google loves to make us on your feets right? :) I on Buffer but the free one. Why? I am buying way too many plugins lately. Plugin junkie here.

      JustRetweet is a cool app which is pretty good but many times, I see people misusing them. If you use it correctly, yes it will give you a quick boost. Consider that … 5 minutes to fame, if you get what I mean. I usually use that on my ‘not so doing well’ articles. The traffic is a good boost to them.

      Now, as for MailChimp vs Aweber. I love both of them and am still using both. MailChimp is more ‘fun’ in terms of UI but due to it’s free, some of the important features are either for paid or you need to accomplish ‘tasks’ to get them unlocked. A total turn down for me.

      Aweber on the other hand is a nice service to have. I don’t have a huge list of subscribers like you :) but I certainly felt Aweber is stronger. It has a good spam control as well too. The turn down? The monthly payment for Christ’s sake!

      Tell you what. Give me a day or so and let me write a review of both of them … and feature you as well since you asked it. Will inform you when that’s done. A good start for the week right?

      Okay, this is rather long now. Take care and talk to you soon!

      Regards.

  3. Heather Stone says

    Hi Reginald,
    What a jam packed post and so full of great advice. It’s very important to remember all the tools at your disposal when marketing your business online. For example, I was lucky enough to see your post on the BizSugar community as, I’m sure, were many other members. Learning more about various communities of interest and how they work is a sure way of building your own community online. And, of course, building that community ends up being the most effective kind of marketing there is.

    • says

      Hi Heather,

      First of all, … WOW! Thank you for the comment! Your reply really brighten my day and that’s for sure (Monday blues here).

      Nice comment you have there and I couldn’t agree more. Marketing is much more important nowadays (which obviously I was not doing right the past years). Now, talking about learning the community interest is important, I realized that each site I go gives me very different point of view and discussions. Of course that is good. And yes, it would take some time to ‘tune-in’ into the community and makes thing going :)

      Lastly, I got to apologized that I had yet to be very active in BizSugar though I know a few who are already doing such. Nonetheless, I certainly hope to be more active there soon and on top of everything, thank you once again for visiting my site!

      Hope you enjoyed your time here and take care!

      Reginald

  4. says

    All good tools listed here Reginald. I love Buffer and Triberr for social sharing. I even use a custom short URL with Buffer, which is great. I am registered with Scoop.it, but haven’t really used it yet. Maybe I will check it out. Since I’m still a small blog, MailChimp is my choice for now. I have looked into HootSuite’s pro version and may be upgrading soon. JustRetweet and EastRetweet are good sources of social shares as well. Thanks for the great list!

    • says

      Hi Tom,

      Thanks for the comment. Personally, I am using HootSuite but doesn’t need a pro account as of now. Just like you, might consider upgrade if the time is right and if my site grow.

      JustRetweet is good but doesn’t really feel comfortable with EasyRetweet. JustRetweet is good but for me, it doesn’t really show a significance since getting really good traffic is just 1/10 or so. Only good thing is you increases the social share.

      Reginald

  5. says

    (Strange thing, when I hit the TAB button it doesn’t move my cursor down in your comments “Leave a Reply” section)

    I really like the clean look and layout of this blog design. I also use Genesis but I have the News Child Theme which I don’t like too much because it has almost no customization options.

    Which Child theme are you using, and are there a lot of behind the scenes customization options, for example changing the size of the sidebar, etc?

    Thanks for a great post!

    • says

      Hi Dan,

      I am using Genesis sample (most basic) and some modifications were done back-end.

      In terms of changing the side of the sidebar, you can do it manually using codes or if you want easier, get Genesis Extender which works great. Genesis Extender is a tool like Dynamik Website Builder but I consider it light version. It modify the codes instead of creating new ones :)

      If you like to have a look, here’s the website for Genesis Extender.

      Good luck.
      Reginald recently posted…What is SEO? Understand what SEO is all about in 521 seconds My Profile

  6. Ashish says

    Hi Reginald Chan
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    Thanks for sharing such unique content