Cool Tools .
. . that are also FREE! Part 2 of 3
Nobles © 2003 - 2005
Several months ago, I published an
article on cool tools that are also free. We all enjoy discovering free resources
that genuinely merit some value, don't we?
Thanks to everyone who wrote and sent me your own cool tools. We'll keep
publishing articles as long as you keep sending me your own ideas! We'll
combine and categorize them into one very helpful list.
Here's Part 2 of our Cool Tools that are also Free. You'll find Part 1 here:
Cool Tools that are also Free!
Link Reputation Tool
We know the importance of link popularity (the number and quality of inbound
links pointing to our Web site). Equally important is link reputation - what
those inbound links say about our Web site. In other words, link reputation
is what is written in the link text, or the clickable text, pointing to our
Web site. With this free link reputation tool, you can learn what other sites
are saying about your Web site.
Wow. This tool really brings back fond memories when I had my
very own Trojan horse clomping around inside my computer system. (A word
of advice: please get a firewall!)
The Trojan Scanner at Information Exchange scans your system for 85 known
Trojans. You'll hold your breath as it runs its scan, or at least I did.
You'll also find a WhoIs Lookup, a Server Check, and other cool tools.
Quality Assurance ToolBox at the W3C Consortium
The W3C offers a suite of validators that you can use, such as a W3C markup
validator, a CSS validator, an XML validator, a log validator, and some that
I've never heard of!
As you know, it's important to be in compliance with W3C standards, and these
tools and validators will help you to accomplish just that.
FreeWebSubmission Site Ranking Tool
Plug in your URL and your keyword phrase, and you'll quickly learn your rankings
across 12 major search engines in a minute or two. Pretty slick!
Free software (freeware) galore! This is a computer addict's paradise. Enjoy!
library, including calendars, mouseover images, DHTML games, scrollers, etc.
Not a Web or graphics designer (like me)? This site has some cool tools just
for you. Another one is a button maker.
Many domains have DNS problems. This handy site will help you find those
problems and fix them by providing a DNS report for your domain.
Everything You Want to Know about a URL (and I DO mean EVERYTHING)
URLinfo is a tool for handling Web pages, and it includes 107
tools that you can use to dig for information on a URL. You'll be there for
hours, so grab a sandwich and a cup of coffee and get ready! There are more
nooks and crannies to this site than you can possibly imagine.
What is my IP Address?
Doesn't take much explanation on this one, does it? If you ever need to know
your IP address, this neat little online tool will answer the question for
Free Wordtracker Magic Audio Tutorial
Sign up for John Alexander's audio tutorial offering tips for doing keyword
research using Wordtracker. Two audio tips are sent out by e-mail once a
week, and they're approximately 2-3 minutes in length.
These tips are worth their weight in gold as they open your creative mind
to researching keywords.
Search Engine Relationship Chart
By far, the best chart to show the relationships between the search engines
and directories is Bruce Clay's. He does a tremendous job of keeping it up
to date, and you can even download a copy as a PDF.
Again, thanks to all of you who shared these cool tools with
me. Be sure and send me YOUR list, and I'll add them to the next article.
Thanks so much!
Copyright 2003-2005 Robin Nobles. All rights reserved.
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