10 Top Social And Traffic Tools


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Every blogger utilizes many tools in their arsenal to create and maintain valued content for their readers. Valued content is key! We wanted to put together and share a list of our “Top Tools” we utilize to put great info on our blog.

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10 Top Social And Traffic Tools

  1. 1. 10 TOP SOCIAL AND TRAFFIC TOOLS FOR YOUR BLOG IN 2014 Brought To You By: henrybradysblog.com
  2. 2. Every blogger utilizes many tools in their arsenal to create and maintain valued content for their readers. Valued content is key!    We wanted to put together and share a list of our “Top Tools” we utilize to  put great info on our blog. Now keep in mind this is a portion of the tools  available as there is a LOT of tools. This doesn’t include our email  autoresponders or other specific tools which we use for specific technical  support, you can see more of those HERE. We of course know there are  many ways you can perform these functions and research but want to give  you a head start and save you a few headaches ahead of time. Lastly, it all  depends on how you maintain your blog and what niche or brand you have  which will determine your tools and methods. We hope this list will help you  along the way. So let’s get started! Brought To You By: henrybradysblog.com 2
  3. 3. Disqus (http://www.disqus.com/) We all know the changes which occur almost daily to Google and how they look at information to rank your website. Comments on your website give Google another proof of social interaction and ranking. Disqus is a free tool which you can integrate into your WordPress, Joomla, and Drupla platform(s) and utilize your comments to give you that extra boost. Disqus features include extremely easy load and use within minutes. It also includes very easily the capability to share comments between family, friends and business partners utilizing the popular social platforms Facebook and twitter. Additionally Disqus provides you analytics which let you see what is working and most popular allowing your to zero in on topics which interest your visitors. Brought To You By: henrybradysblog.com 3
  4. 4. Focus Booster (http://www.focusboosterapp.com/) If you are like us, your attention span is very small. Your time is very valuable and costs money every time you get on your computer to work, so make the best of your time and look at this tool. It is a desktop application which puts a timer on your screen to time your tasks. You should be scheduling your time on your system, this free tool allows you to time yourself for that task to give you the incentive and stay focused. Brought To You By: henrybradysblog.com 4
  5. 5. Alltop (http://alltop.com/) If you maintain any blog or site you need content. Where do you get your information or see what is trending? Alltop.com is the answer.  It is one of the key web sites which we use to research. What is different about Alltop from other web sites is it utilizes the top Headlines. Why is this important? There is so much you can use this site for. One way is to see what is popular and trending.  Another is to get ideas for headlines in your research efforts. Lastly and definitely not lease it helps you with email subject lines. Who would have thought! This is definitely one of our favorites. Brought To You By: henrybradysblog.com 5
  6. 6. Optimize Press (http://henrybradysblog.com/optimizepress) There are many WordPress themes out there and you can search on them. Some of them are free and some have a cost to them ranging from $40.00 to over $100.00 depending on what you are looking for. If you are looking for marketing you can’t go wrong with Optimize Press.  Here are a few of the benefits of Optimize Press: Sales Pages, Squeeze Pages, Sales Letters, One Time Offers, Launch Pages, On the fly graphics, So much more… Granted there are other themes which may work for you or your specific website. However Optimize Press has all the goodies in one spot. Brought To You By: henrybradysblog.com 6
  7. 7. WordPress Plugins (http://wordpress.org/) If you use WordPress everyone has an opinion on what to use for your web site. We like to keep it simple and safe. We are concerned about spam, functionality, tracking, and the ability to see what is going on and access quickly. Below is a list of basic plugins we recommend for you to use. •All In One SEO Pack •W3 Total Cache •Askimet •SEO Smartlink •Disqus •Broken Links These can all be searched in your plugin menu within WordPress. They are all free except the Askimet which will require you to pay a fee for the service, but believe us it is worth it due to the spam it keeps from your blog. Brought To You By: henrybradysblog.com 7
  8. 8. IFTTT (https://ifttt.com/) If you are overcome with your social activities you might want give this free social tool a try. IFTTT which stands for “If This Then That” can save you loads of time. It basically works like this. If you have an action which takes place like an email or tag of your Facebook photo it performs an action like a reply, post or other action in reaction to that action. IFTTT currently serves 59 channels right now and really saves you a great deal of time because we can’t be everywhere right? Take a closer look at this tool and get creative with it as there is no bad way to utilize this free tool. Brought To You By: henrybradysblog.com 8
  9. 9. BackTweets (Free) (http://backtweets.com/) There are many tools for looking at twitter and trends. This is specific one performs a search on links in twitter. Why is this useful?  If you search for key words, BackTweets provides results which will match the web address. Cool! If you search a web address or shortened website address (bitly or tinyURL, etc..) for example a website, blog, videos, etc., the BackTweets results will track any links that are from that website. BackTweets is free and provides thousands and thousands of the most current tweets, which appear in chronological order according to the times posted. And here is a bonus Backtweets even searches through tweets that are in different languages. Brought To You By: henrybradysblog.com 9
  10. 10. Buffer (Free and $) (http://bufferapp.com/) Chances are you have multiple accounts on Facebook, twitter and Linkedin. Hmmm do you have the time to manage all of those accounts everyday? Buffer is your answer. Buffer gives you the capability to have a free account to manage one Twitter, Facebook (page or profile), and LinkedIn account with up to 10 updates in your buffer, also known as the scheduler. We always want our updates to look natural and Google likes natural and this tool can benefit your time and posts making them throughout the day with preloaded posts. Brought To You By: henrybradysblog.com 10
  11. 11. Facebook Insights (Free) (https://www.facebook.com/insights/) Facebook has become one of the premier advertising and lead gathering resources. As with anything in your business you need to track what your success. Facebook Insights is the place to be. This incredible tool provides you demographics, number of people engaged, and when Your Fans Are Online” graph, located under the Posts tab. This gives you the average number of your fans who saw any posts on Facebook (not limited to your pages) in a predictable hour. This is really helpful when planning content scheduling. Brought To You By: henrybradysblog.com 11
  12. 12. Tweetdeck (https://about.twitter.com/products/tweetdeck) Twitter has grown on a massive scale. According to Statisticbrain.com the total number of active twitter users is over 645 million and growing everyday by 135,000. This is a substantial audience to communicate to. In your blogging business automation is key to achieving the goals you set. Tweetdeck is a highly recommended tool. Let’s look at some of the features of Tweetdeck. •Monitor multiple timelines, Schedule Tweets to be posted in the future •Turn on alerts to stay on top of information •Filter searches based on criteria •Mute users or terms to eliminate unwanted noise •Never have to hit refresh again •Build and export customer timelines to put on your website Tweetdeck makes you look like a professional even if you aren’t. As well it gives you loads of valuable information and also allows you to have a life. Brought To You By: henrybradysblog.com 12
  13. 13. Conclusion: In 2014 the Internet will grow again by leaps and bounds. Your efforts to reach your perspective audience either to provide information or to provide products gets even more difficult. Be savvy and professional about your blog and business. Automate as much as possible to enjoy the rewards of your business. Most folks get into business to provide better or spend more time with their family. We hope this small list of tools will enhance your blog and business in 2014. Continue to look at our blog as we release more and more “Secrets” to this crazy and wonderful business of blogging and Internet Marketing.   See more at: http://henrybradysblog.com/10-top-social-and-traffic-tools-for-yourblog-in-2014/ Brought To You By: henrybradysblog.com 13