Top 11 internet marketing tools for success in 2011

Mandatory Internet Marketing Tools

best internet marketing tools

Best Internet Marketing Tools

When planning out your 2011 plan of attack and your Internet Marketing Strategy, it’s extremely vital that you do not just spend money haphazardly. Espcially if you’re on a limited or tight budget. For those that do have some money to make their internet marketing business run, I am sure you do not want to invest in the wrong things or waste fund either, correct?

I have listed 11 must have Internet Marketing tools that not only give you the best bang for your bucks, but also could help be the difference maker in your internet business. Some will save you time, save you money and others will just flat out make you look more professional while minimizing the common pitfalls that eat up so many wannabe affilites and internet marketers. Grab the tools that you need first and save up for the others as all are important.

1.    Social media management options
Web 2.0 was new and shiny for awhile. Now it’s practically a must have business arena that you cannot afford to avoid because it’s sheer size alone has created an environment that can and will deliver lots of sales to you.

Whenever possible, you want to make sure you’re utilizing social media management tools to make your job easier. For example, if you’re bookmarking your domains, use OnlyWire to do many sites at once, instead of manually submitting them one by one.
For Microblogs or Twitter, consider using Twhirl, TweetDeck or PingFM. These applications help you automate quickly and effectively reach your target audience.

2.    Traffic Analytics for SEO purposes
With more competition coming into the mix, you’ll want to really cut your teeth on the latest SEO strategies (white hat of course) that are being taught. Some of the SEO tools you’ll need will be how to guides, while others are applications that analyze your existing traffic and make recommendations on how you can achieve even better results.

3.    Personal Assistant
Freelancers and Outsourcers are in abundance and they are more affordable than ever. As your business picks up you will want to create a virtual pass as you go or fulltime staff. ($400 per month) Quickly outsource tasks that take you too long to complete or that you do not have the skill to perform. Everything from creating banners, graphics, answering support tickets to creating aricles can be quickly and expensively outsourced to a reliable assitant.

4.    Keyword Research Tool
This is a definite must-have tool for Internet marketers. Some keyword research tools are better than others. Some give you more data, or the information is more current than a free tool. Check Review Sites and forums to compare similar products but then make sure to benefit from your keyword tool in 2011 by taking action on the results it delivers to you.

5.    WebSite Design Tools
Unless you have deep pockets to outsource your projects, then it’s a smart move to grab a website design tools that help you quickly and easily put together professional websites without having to spend weeks learning some new technology.

6.    Graphics Creator
Graphics are something that can be purchased in bulk and used by many or outsourced to a professional service provider. But if you have time and want to learn, educate yourself about a particular free or paid graphics creation tool so that you won’t have to rely on another person to convey the image you have in your mind for your products and services.

7.   Smartphone or Mobile Device
Whether you know it or not this is certainly Mandatory. Mobile phones (iPhones, iPads, Blackberry etc.) out-number computers 5 -1 and the more and more people are using them for web purposes than ever before. Even if you do not this is the Definite trend. You should use it for realtime updates to your blog and stuff, but at the very least use it to see how others are viewing your site.

8.    Autoresponder List Builder
Don’t have a list? Then start building it now. Forget tomorrow and forget next week – today! Too many marketers fail to start building a list until they have ample traffic coming in, but even adding 1-2 list subscribers weekly can eventually add up to a healthy number over time as traffic picks up.

In 2011, you may find some decent free list builders, but since your list is your number one asset you should NOT use any free service. Too many things could go wrong and Deliverability is alwasy lower with the free autoresponders.

9.    Article Spinners and Directory Submission Software

If your primary source of traffic comes from article marketing, then you may be using quite a bit of PLR (private label rights) to help you dominate visibility in your niche. While PLR can be used unchanged in most instances, if you’re submitting to certain article directories, you might want to spin the article into something unique – and a submission tool can automate this process and save you hours of labour.

10.    Password Manager
With all the various accounts you have in life plus all your internet marketing and affiliate id’s, it is now impossible to remeber all of these usernames and passwords. A robust trustworthy password manager and formfiller are both time and lifesavers.

11.    Reliable Hosting

Even the best website in the world is useless if you have too much downtime. Next to your autoresponder you need GREAT hosting. Affordable hosting shouldn’t be the only reason you choose one host over another. Look for a very small percentage of downtime, ample LIVE customer service options that are availabel 24/7 and 365 days a year

Grab as many of these internet marketing tools as fast as you can to make sure your business is strong and healthy enough to compete and withstand the tests of time. It doesn’t matter if you are an affiliate marketer, marketing your traditional business or just a blogger these internet marketing tools will make a huge impact on your productivity and effectiveness.

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