Cool Tools .
. . that are also FREE! Part 3 of 3
Nobles © 2003 - 2005
Heres Part 3 of the Cool Tools
series. The tools in these articles also get the WOW award. These
folks have gone to amazing lengths to create phenomenal tools ... then give
them to you totally free of charge. I think they deserve a huge round of
Thanks to all of you whove sent me your list of cool tools. At the
bottom of this article, youll find links to Parts 1 and 2. Please continue
to send me links to cool tools youve found in your wanderings on the
You'll find part 1 here:
You'll find part 2 here:
Criteria: the tools have to be FREE, and they have to be
Google Index Notification
Want to be notified when the Google, MSN, and Yahoo! search engines crawl
your Web site? What if you could be told which pages the search engines index?
This really cool tool also keeps a history of all of the pages indexed, and
the folks at this helpful Web site will even install it totally free of charge!
FILExt The File Extension Source
Do you ever come across a file extension that you simply have no idea what
program to connect it to? FILExt is a detailed database of file extensions
and programs that use them.
Use this advanced search tool to search The Mighty Google in virtually every
way you can imagine, even in language- or country-specific searches. This
handy tool is definitely one youll want to bookmark and come back to
again and again.
Do you think that 28,959 resources in over 1,000 categories will keep you
busy for a while? Someone asked about counters and log analyzers. This site
has quite a list to choose from. Enjoy!
Bookmarklets - Add Extra Functionality to Your Browser with these Simple
What are they? Bookmarklets are easy-to-use little programs that you can
integrate into your browser to make your coding, debugging, and researching
lives much easier. Give them a try!
Search Engine Decoder Relationship Chart
This cool chart shows the relationships between the various search engines
and directories. Click on any search engine, and youll see which search
engines/directories supply results back and forth to that engine. It loads
extremely fast, even with a 56K modem, and its up to date. Very
Martindales The Reference Desk
Though not a tool per se, Martindales is a reference site
that youll want to bookmark and refer back to time and time again.
What can you find at Martindales?
How about 19,575 online calculators? Can you imagine? Youll find
calculators for every type of project imaginable. Youll also find
translators, patent and trademark information, and world maps. The list is
125 Legitimate Link Building Strategies
We all know the importance of off-page factors when it comes to search engine
rankings. Link popularity is one of the crucial off-page factors that can
make such a difference to the success of a Web site. In this article, which
can also be downloaded in e-book format, over 30 SEO authorities offer their
best suggestions for increasing the link popularity of your Web site.
HTML Tags A Free Online Cheatsheet
This HTML quick reference guide is excellent. All HTML tags with attributes
and values are for XHTML 1.1, also known as HTML 4.01. Print out the guide
and keep it beside your computer.
Color Marketing Group Forecasting the Color of Profit
The Color Marketing Group is an international association of color designers
involved in the use of color as it applies to the profitable marketing of
goods and services. Its major function is to identify the direction of color
and design trends.
You might ask, so what? Who cares?
Do you realize that color can impact a buying decision? The Web is a visual
medium, and we need to be very aware of the colors we choose on our Web sites.
Even swapping out background colors can impact a buying decision.
What are the in colors for 2005? 2006? Visit these URLs to learn
CSS Tutorial at W3Schools.com
Learn how Cascading Style Sheets can make your life as a search engine marketer
much easier, and how it can help you clean up your source code. W3Schools
provides an excellent CSS tutorial free of charge, complete with a lot of
examples and quizzes.
Again, thanks to all of you who shared these cool tools with
me. Be sure and send me YOUR list, and Ill add them to the next article.
Thanks so much! (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Copyright 2003-2005 Robin Nobles. All rights reserved.
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