Category: Software

My random thoughts on different internet marketing applications

SECockpit Review – The Best Keyword Research Tool

I’ve tried A TON of keyword research tools:  Micro Niche Finder, Market Samurai, Word Tracker, Keyword Elite, you name it…I’ve tried ’em all. What sets SECockpit apart from its competitors is that it’s ridiculously fast.  Since it’s a web service rather than a local software app, you can run as many queries as you want simultaneously…in fact it can handle 200…

Skype – Gmail Integration

If you’re like me and use Skype for a lot of internet marketing communications, you’ve likely noticed that it saves all conversations in encrypted files on your local hard drive. Why?  I have no frickin’ idea, but it’s a bit ridiculous.  This means that if you have Skype installed on your laptop, desktop, and cell phone, there’s 3 different versions…

The best Google position checker – Traffic Travis

If you’re like me and obsess over how your sites are ranking with the search engines, you’ve likely been looking for a tool that’s fast, user-friendly, and reliable. You may have tried some of the various FireFox plugins that are slow, buggy, and not good at tracking historical ranking changes.   Or perhaps you’ve tried one of the many websites…

I’m not a fan of SocialBot

This is the latest piece of software that I’ve had to request a refund for. It has promise, don’t get me wrong.  There’s just too many bugs for me to handle. SocialBot (version 4.0 was the one I tried) was created by a company called IncanSoft. I’m not entirely sure but I think they’re based out of Greece, from reading…

Must-have WordPress plugins

As you can probably tell, I’m a big fan of WordPress.  I’ve used a few other Content Management Systems (like Joomla, Drupal, PHP-Nuke, etc.).  But I’ve found that for internet marketing, WordPress is simply hard to beat with its ease-of-use, maintenance simplicity, and the huge community support of free plugins and themes. So, here’s the list of plugins that I…

Free Directory Submitter App

This is what I use for submitting my sites to website directories.  I know there’s a debate about how useful “directories” are for improving search engine ranking, but it’s hard to argue with the benefits of getting a bunch of 1-way backlinks for free. Some people complain that directories are a waste of time because “they’re sooooo 1999” (ie. Web…

Why Micro Niche Finder kicks ass

I’ve been using this app for about a month now.  Actually, it was the very first piece of commercial software I started using for internet marketing. After reading a bunch of good reviews on WarriorForum, I took a leap and bought it. These are steps that I used to do manually, for each potential keyword phrase, one-by-one: Google External Keyword…

My favorite FTP client

I’ve been using FileZilla for a couple years now. The reasons why I’m such a big fan are: It’s FREE! [GNU General Public License] It has a simple, clean interface It’s not bloated. It loads quickly and doesn’t take up a ridiculous amount of memory My only complaints are: If you have a file in the Windows clipboard (CTRL-C), I…