Tools for high school newspaper web sites

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This is the presentation I gave to high school journalism teachers on Feb. 20, 2010.

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Tools for high school newspaper web sites

  1. 1. FREE! 30 Tools To Boost Your Web Traffic Chris Snider • ChrisSniderDesign.com
  2. 2. Chris Snider • AME/digital at Des Moines Register • Adjunct professor at Drake University • Former Juice Editor • Former news design director at St. Louis Post-Dispatch
  3. 3. Tools For Your Site
  4. 4. 1. Vimeo.com Add video to your site - and let others share your video
  5. 5. More Video Options • Vimeo.com • YouTube.com • Blip.tv • Photobucket.com • Flickr.com (video isn’t free) • Revver.com • Viddler.com
  6. 6. 2. Livestream.com Add live video to your site
  7. 7. Live Video Options • Mogulus.com • Justin.tv • Ustream.tv • qik.com • 12seconds.tv
  8. 8. 3. CoverItLive.com Live chats
  9. 9. 4. Animoto.com Turn photos into music videos
  10. 10. 5. Vuvox.com Create slide shows and embed links
  11. 11. 6. SoundSlides.com Slide shows + audio
  12. 12. 7. Maps Show where things are on a map
  13. 13. Mapping sites • umapper.com • mapalist.com • mapbuilder.net • quikmaps.com • fmatlas.com • google.com/maps
  14. 14. 8. Polldaddy.com Polls that you can embed on your site
  15. 15. 9. Google Forms Create surveys and add them to your site
  16. 16. 10. Wordpress blogs Fully functional blogs on your site
  17. 17. Blog Tools • Wordpress • Tumblr • Posterous • Blogger • Typepad
  18. 18. 11. Podcasts Sites host podcasts that you embed on your site
  19. 19. Free Podcasting/Audio • wpaudioplayer.com • mypodcast.com • podomatic.com • gabcast.com (create podcast from phone) • Apple’s Garage Band • Audacity
  20. 20. 12. Flickr.com groups Add a module to reader photos already on Flickr
  21. 21. 13. YouTube Videos Create a custom player to add reader videos to your site
  22. 22. 14. SlideShare Powerpoint-like presentations embedded on your site
  23. 23. 15. Wordle.net Show speeches/text as a word cloud
  24. 24. 16. Google Adsense It’s like free $$ for your site
  25. 25. 17. Issuu.com Post your print edition online - or just your photos
  26. 26. 18. DocStoc.com Embed pdfs and word documents on your site
  27. 27. 19. SmugMug.com Show off and sell your photos
  28. 28. 20. tableizer tableizer.journalistopia.com
  29. 29. 21. Swivel Turn data into charts and graphs
  30. 30. 22. Creative Commons Find photos for your web site.
  31. 31. Tools Outside your Site
  32. 32. 23. RSS Feeds Put your content into RSS readers
  33. 33. 24. Email newsletter Send your news to email inboxes
  34. 34. E-Mail Newsletters • Mailchimp.com • Feedburner.com • Campaigner.com • Icontact.com • MailDogManager.com • Newsberry.com
  35. 35. 25. Widgets Place your content (or links to your content) on other sites
  36. 36. Widget-Makers • Sproutbuilder • Widgetbox • Gigya • SpringWidgets • Oosah • Clearspring
  37. 37. 26. ShareThis.com Allow readers to easily share your content
  38. 38. 27. Ning.com Build your own custom social network
  39. 39. 28. TWITTER.COM Bring the conversation to your site
  40. 40. 29. Mofuse.com Build a mobile version of your site
  41. 41. Build A Mobile Site • MoFuse • Wirenode • UBIK.com • Mippin Source: 10,000words.net
  42. 42. 30. MotherApp Turn your web site into an iPhone application
  43. 43. 31. Newspaper Blog Promote your site on the BIG site
  44. 44. Chris Snider @ChrisSnider ChrisSniderDesign.com

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