We have come to this special weekend, which begins anew but also have a new appointment with Resources Friday. Before we start, I want to make you my best wishes for a happy and exciting 2016! It can be for you a new year made of much satisfaction, new targets and new dreams to chase!
But now take 3 minutes to discover the tools and resources that I have selected for you this week.
YITH Live Chat
Yith Live Chat is a great plugin that allows you to create a live chat to respond quickly to any concerns or requests from your users or customers.
- Customization of the messages (welcome, greetings, offline, busy operators)
- Availability of different tabs, multiple chats
Also available as a premium.
Recipe Card It allows to create beautiful recipes that readers can print, save and review.
With its simple and versatile visual editor, in a little click, you can create your own recipes customizing: the layout, font, color and everything it takes to make magnificent all your recipes. It is also SEO-Friendly, this means that your recipes are perfectly optimized for the search engines.
FontPro is a free web app which allows exploration and browsing of over 20,000 fonts. It is easy to test, compare and download any font you find suitable for your work. See here, for example, http://fontpro.com/candal-font-16558
A handy tool for designers who need to look for alternative font solutions. Allows collecting of your favorite fonts into a list. Intuitive, simple, easy to navigate.
CallToIdea is a freely accessible curated catalog of great design examples of web pages across many different categories. From pricing pages to 404s, calendars, testimonials, pop-ups and a lot more.
Great free service for getting new ideas and inspiration on how to design and layout a new web page.
StockSnap is one of the best places on the internet to find pictures.
The team StockSnap selects only the images with the highest resolution and the highest quality and adds them to the database once a day.All photos are released under license Creative Commons – CC0 do not require attribution, forget detours to look like and where you can post. You can search for photos by date, popularity, the number of views, to download, for favorite images, or make a simple text search.
The team StockSnap personally database taking pictures from the Internet and select those which come directly from users, the result is a repository of fear with beautiful images.
Perfectbanner is a web app which integrates with Google Adwords as well as many other traffic networks. It claims to positively increase conversion rates of banner ads and another ad format by automating A/B testing.
Perfectbanner lets you create variations of your original banner’s different design elements including alternate images, headlines or text colors.
When connected to your Google AdWords account, Perfectbanner can identify and pause poor performing ad designs while identifying better-performing alternatives. By gradually eliminating all poorly performing designs and increasing the use of high performing ones PerfectBanner constantly improves overall conversion rates.
Ideal for AdWords users who need to increase conversions without having to invest further in more manual tests.
Kickbox is a web app which has been designed to check and thoroughly verify the quality and integrity of the email addresses in your newsletter distribution list. Weeding out bad email addresses from your newsletter distribution list is very important, as the percentage of undelivered or bad addresses in your list directly influences deliverability of your messages.
My comment: A useful tool for any serious marketer having a large list of email contacts but not seeing relevant open and click through rates. Also very handy for those publishers who have acquired a newsletter email list from others, have revived old lists abandoned for some time, or do not know the origin of addresses in their lists. (note: you should always verify the origin of your email lists)
Cast is a web app which makes it easy to record, edit, host and publish your own audio podcast.
Key features include:
- Live text chat and show notes during podcast
- Cloud storage
- Nothing to install
- No login for show guests you invite
- Muting of guests when needed
A simple web app to record and publish your personal podcast without needing to get and learn many different tools. Easy to use and inexpensive. A good solution for anyone starting out or wanting to create a podcast without needing to learn new stuff.
Speedify is a downloadable software app for Macs and PCs which allows anyone to combine and leverage the total bandwidth and speed deriving from all of your Internet connections (WiFi, DSL, 3G & 4G) when bonded into one.
“Easily combine all your Internet connections for fast and reliable access to streaming HD content and high-resolution video chat.”
“Speedify automatically detects and bonds active Internet connections such as WiFi, DSL, Ethernet, and 3G & 4G devices. The more you have the faster you’ll go.”
Quite useful for anyone needing maximum bandwidth and reliability, such as when you need to do a live webinar, webcast or an important video call with someone while connecting from an unfamiliar location, or when in places where connectivity is not that good.
Soovle is a uniquely useful free web app which allows you to uncover relevant keywords and keyphrases for any specific word-root or topic by querying across your pre-selected set of search engines and marketplaces.
Soovle supported engines includes:
and several others.
Key features include the ability to save suggested keywords. Additional free bonus the updated list of top keywords for every day: http://soovle.com/top/
Truly useful tool to discover new and relevant keywords / keyphrases for your market niche. Recommended.
This was the last resort for this Friday. Do I remember back Resources Friday, as always, on Friday with other special tools.
But now it’s your turn! What are, in your opinion, the tools that can not miss in your toolbox? What you can not do at least?
Now write it in the comments.
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That’s all for today, but since today a new year begins, I want to greet you with a song that always puts me in a good mood, with the wish that for you, today is a day to live with a smile.
see you soon! 🙂