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30 tools to boost web traffic

  1. 1. FREE! 30 Tools To Boost Your Web Traffic Chris Snider • DesMoinesRegister.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. FREE! 30 Tools To Boost Your Web Traffic Chris Snider • DesMoinesRegister.com
  4. 4. Tools For Your Site
  5. 5. 1. Vimeo.com Add video to your site - and let others share your video
  6. 6. More Video Options • Vimeo.com • YouTube.com • Blip.tv • Photobucket.com • Flickr.com (video isn’t free) • Revver.com • Viddler.com
  7. 7. 2. Mogulus.com Add live video to your site
  8. 8. Live Video Options • Mogulus.com • Justin.tv • Ustream.tv
  9. 9. 3. CoverItLive.com Live chats
  10. 10. 4. Animoto.com Turn photos into music videos
  11. 11. 5. Vuvox.com Create slide shows and embed links
  12. 12. 6. SoundSlides.com Slide shows + audio
  13. 13. 7. Maps Show where things are on the map
  14. 14. Mapping sites • umapper.com • mapalist.com • mapbuilder.net • quikmaps.com • fmatlas.com • google.com/maps
  15. 15. 8. Polldaddy.com Polls that you can embed on your site
  16. 16. 9. Response-o-Matic Create surveys and add them to your site
  17. 17. 10. Wordpress blogs Fully functional blogs on your site
  18. 18. 11. Podcasts Sites host podcasts that you embed on your site
  19. 19. Free Podcasting • mypodcast.com • podomatic.com • gabcast.com (create podcast from phone) • Apple’s Garage Band
  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. Tools Outside your Site
  28. 28. 19. 4info.net Send text alerts to readers
  29. 29. Text CHRISTEST to 44636
  30. 30. 20. RSS Feeds Put your content into RSS readers
  31. 31. 21. Email newsletter Send your news to email inboxes
  32. 32. E-Mail Newsletters • Feedblitz.com • Feedburner.com • Campaigner.com • Icontact.com • MailDogManager.com • Newsberry.com
  33. 33. 22. Widgets Place your content (or links to your content) on other sites
  34. 34. Widget-Makers • Widgetbox • Gigya • SpringWidgets • Oosah • Clearspring
  35. 35. 23. SproutBuilder Build really cool widgets - or Flash-like presentations
  36. 36. 24. Sprout + Facebook Put your sprouts on Facebook
  37. 37. 25. Facebook Fan Page Give your site a home on Facebook
  38. 38. 26. ShareThis.com Allow readers to easily share your content
  39. 39. 27. Ning.com Build your own custom social network
  40. 40. 28. TWITTER.COM Promote your content, 140 characters at a time
  41. 41. 29. Mofuse.com Build a mobile version of your site
  42. 42. Build A Mobile Site • MoFuse • Wirenode • UBIK.com • Mippin Source: 10,000words.net
  43. 43. 30. Newspaper Blog Promote your site on the BIG site
  44. 44. Thank You. Questions?

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