Here is a list of digital marketing tools including quite a few ones which are free. If you use other ones which are not on the list, please use the Reply facility.
Adroll – Self-service online advertising platform for running online ads, advert retargeting etc.
Frank.ai – Frank’s brain is connected to Facebook, Google and two million other websites. Frank takes care of the setup, optimization and reporting for your ad campaign. (Should marketers be worried about losing their jobs?)
Google Adwords – From time to time Google offers a free trial of their advertising service.
Audacity – Free, downloadable voice recording and editing software. Great for podcasters.
Garageband – Mac podcast production tool as a free alternative to Audacity.
Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software
Capsule – Free for up to 250 contacts, then inexpensive to run. Integrates both ways with MailChimp.
MailChimp – Comprehensive email marketing platform. Free for the first 2,000 subscribers.
Optinmonster – Lead capture, email marketing signup and more. Works with MailChimp.
Wufoo – Website form creation platform. Works with MailChimp.
Grammarly – The free writing assistant. AI-powered Chrome browser extension that checks grammar, spelling and punctuation in Gmail, Outlook, Google Docs, LinkedIn, Facebook etc.
Hashtagify.me – Monitor the performance of hashtags, see suggestions and identify Twitter influencers.
Image file compression
TinyPNG – Compresses PNG and JPEG images which help to improve website loading speed, newsletter performance etc.
Unbounce – Landing pages, popups and sticky bars.
Deepl.com – AI-powered translation service.
Google Translate – Google-powered translation service.
Anchor.fm – Free podcasting distribution service.
Libsyn – For podcast distribution.
Leadfeeder – Leadfeeder tells you which specific enterprises have visited your website, how to contact them and what content on your website they’re looking at. Leadfeeder integrates with many CRMs and communication tools such as MailChimp.
Search Engine Optimisation
ahrefs – Long list of professional tools to grow search traffic. Learn about your competitors and more.
Alexa – Keyword research, website audit, competitor website analysis, backlink checker etc.
The Google Keyword Planner is part of Google Adwords.
Yoast – WordPress SEO plugin used by 10 million+ websites. The free version is good the paid version is better.
Buffer – Social media management software. The free version allows you to upload 10 posts. I use this for my Twitter account. 10 posts = 2.5 days. So you could use Buffer first thing on Monday morning and during Wednesday lunchtime in order to Tweet four times a day during the business week.
Sprout Social – Social media management and engagement, customer care, advocacy and analytics.
Smart Survey – At the time of writing, there is a free option.
SurveyMonkey – Comprehensive online survey platform (no longer free).
URL shortening service
Bit.ly – Easy to use and provides basic stats.
Vimeo – Professional grade video hosting platform.
YouTube – One of the benefits of hosting your videos within YouTube (which is owned by Google) is that you will improve your chances of being found. It is the world’s 2nd most used website, according to Alexa (the 1st is Google.com).
Website broken links
Brokenlinkcheck – see which of your website links are not working and keep Google happy.
WordPress – Free to use website CMS (Content Management System) used by a third of the world’s websites.
Website loading speed test
Pingdom – Find out how long your website takes to load, from various places around the world.
Google Analytics – Website analytics service provided by Google. Shows website visitor metrics and other stats in detail.
Jetpack WordPress plugin – Jetpack includes website analytics.