Useful links

A collection of useful links:

COPYWRITING:

  • Lorem Ipsum – A Lorem Ipsum generator for when you can’t think of anything to write!
  • Visual Thesaurus – Creates great ‘thinkmaps’ of words to inspire you to greater writing.

EMAIL DISTRIBUTION

  • Mailchimp – Free email creation and distribution tool and it’s free for the first 5000 sends.

FORUMS

  • User Voice – A hosted forum solution with various monthly packages.

HOSTING:

  • Bluehost – Quite cheap and really easy one-click WordPress install.

IMAGES:

LINK SUBMISSION:

Submit your site to directories for increased linkage and to up your domain authority.

SEO TOOLS: (FREE)

  • Google adwords tool – helps you pick the most relevant keywords for your site.
  • Woorank – Free tool that tells you what’s up with your website from an SEO point of view.
  • Wordle – For pretty and useful word clouds to help you assess your copy’s keyword saturation.
  • Tagxedo – For pretty word clouds in funky shapes.
  • SEO Moz Rank Tracker - Check your sites keyword ranking on Google, Yahoo and Bing!
  • XML Sitemap generator – Generates a nice XML sitemap that Google will just eat up and it’s free.
  • Robots.txt generator – Creates a nice correctly formatted Robots.txt file.
  • Yellowpipe Lynx Viewer – See your page content as the spider sees it.
  • Website grader - Get a score and a quick overview of your major SEO problems.

SEO BLOGS AND ARTICLES:

  • Search Engine Land – news about the search engines and SEO.
  • Search Engine Watch – Articles here for beginners to advanced.
  • SEO Book – Undoubtedly the number one resource when it comes to SEO tools. Great opinionated blog posts here by a huge name in the industry, Aaron Wall.
  • Bruce Clay – One of the most experienced men in the SEO  industry.
  • Yoast – The definitive resource to all things SEO for wordpress.

 

WIREFRAMES

  • Wirify – Turns any site into a wireframe and exports to OmniGraffle.

WORDPRESS

WORDPRESS PLUGINS

  • Google XML Sitemaps – This plugin will generate a special XML sitemap which will help search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing and Ask.com to better index your blog.
  • SEO Friendly Images – Automatically adds alt and title attributes to all your images. Improves traffic from search results and makes them W3C/xHTML valid as well.
  • SexyBookmarksPlugin Review – SexyBookmarks adds a (X)HTML compliant list of social bookmarking icons to each of your posts. See configuration panel for more settings.
  • SI CAPTCHA Anti-Spam – Adds CAPTCHA anti-spam methods to WordPress on the comment form, registration form, login, or all of them. This prevents spam from automated bots. It is also WPMU and BuddyPress compatible.
  • TweetMeme Retweet Button – Automatically tweets each new post and adds a button that lets you retweet your blog posts.
  • W3 Total Cache – The fastest and most complete WordPress performance plugin. Dramatically improve the speed and user experience of your blog by adding: page caching, database caching, minify, content delivery network (CDN) functionality and more.
  • Yet Another Related Posts Plugin – Returns a list of related entries based on a unique algorithm for display on your blog and RSS feeds. A templating feature allows customisation of the display.

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Who is Kate Toon?

Hi, I'm an award-winning SEO copywriter and SEO consultant with over 18 years’ experience. I've worked with big brands such as Westpac, the RTA, Curash and Kmart and helped countless small businesses to produce great content.

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