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Who doesn’t like a freebie? Thanks to open-source software (OSS) and freemium policies, there are any number of excellent online tools and resources available to help bootstrappers, DIYers, hobbyists and even pros flex their online muscle.

Bookmark this page and always have access to a regularly updated list of the best online tools and resources available.

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Social Media Tools (5)

Facebook Debug Tool – Validate and debug your website content posted on Facebook.

Twitter Validation Tool – Validate and debug your website content posted on Twitter. – Create short, custom URLs.

CrowdFire – Manage your Twitter and Instagram campaigns.

Hootsuite – Manage multiple social media platforms from one dashboard.

Marketing Tools & Resources (18)

Mention – Discover and monitor where you’re mentioned online.

MailChimp – Email marketing service (free up to 2,000 subscribers).

Email Hunter – Find email addresses.

Sidekick – Track email engagement.

Beacon – Create professional-looking lead magnets.

Gleam – Create marketing apps to run competitions on your site and social media.

Pick A Winner – Pick a winner from Facebook Likes and Comments

Apester – Create interactive and engaging conversational content such as polls, quizzes, etc.

Canva – Create graphics for your website, social media and printables for promotions.

Snappa – Create graphics for your website and social media for promotions.

PiktoChart – Create infographics.

PowToon – Create animated videos and presentations.

RawShorts – Make awesome explainer videos.

Bitmoji – Create your own personal emoji.

Title Maker – Generate article/blog title ideas for content marketing.

Topic Generator – Generate blog topic ideas for content marketing.

CamStudio – Record your screen activity for online tutorials and presentations.

StatCounter – View and collect global statistics relating to technology.

Google Resources & Tools (12)

(You”ll need to be logged into your Google Account for these.)

Google Search Console – Monitor and maintain your website’s presence.

Google Analytics – Measure and track your website’s performance.

Google Adwords – Promote your website with PPC advertising.

Google My Business – List your business website in Google’s local search.

Google Trusted Stores – Validate your online store with Google.

Google Structure Data Testing Tool – Test and validate your website’s structured data.

Google Disavow Tool – Disavow spammy backlinks to your website.

Google PageSpeed Insights – Test your website’s page-loading performance.

Google Mobile-Friendly Tool – Test your website’s mobile responsiveness.

Google AMP Validator – Validate AMP on your website.

Google Fonts – Choose from over 800 Google fonts.

Google Keyword Planner – Find keyword phrases for your website.

SEO Testing Tools & Resources (12)

GTmetrix – Check your website’s page speed and performance.

Pingdom – Check your website’s page speed and performance.

Copyscape – Detect duplicate content with this free plagiarism checker.

Beam Us Up – Find and correct on-page SEO errors.

SiteLiner – Analyse your website according to SEO metrics.

Wayback Machine – Search the Internet Archive for cached versions of your website.

Panguin Tool – Identify the affect of Google penalties on your website.

SSL Checker – Diagnose and correct problems with your SSL Certificate.

SSL Server Test – Deep analysis of your SSL web server configuration.

Refresh Your Cache – How to instructions for clearing your browser.

Backlink Checker – Identify the most valuable backlinks to a website.

Permalink Helper – Create permalink redirects for your old permalink structure.

Design Tools & Resources (19)

Google Fonts – Choose from over 800 Google fonts.

FontSquirrel – Generate website fonts.

ColorHex – Choose your website’s colour palette.

Screenfly – View your website on multiple devices.

Pixel Width Checker – Check your Page Meta Title width.

Display Analyzer – Check the display resolution of your device.

Free Logo Design – Create a logo.

Basic Logo Maker – Create a logo.

Designhill Logo Maker – Create a logo.

Looka – Logo Maker.

Favicon Generator – Create your website’s favicon (browser icon). – Create your website’s favicon (browser icon).

TinyPNG – Compress your images.

PunyPNG – Compress your images.

Pixelyzer – Image size calculator (pixels to centimetres, etc.)

Web Resizer – Resize your images for web and email.

Gimp – Edit your images with comprehensive suite of tools.

Color Splash – Add a splash of colour to black and white photographs.

Word Clouds – Create a word cloud for your website.

Tag Crowd – Create a tag cloud for your website.

Free Map Tools – Determining radius around a point.

Search & Replace – Online search and replace tool.

Sharing Tools (4)

Snaggy – Share your screenshots with others.

Ovoli – Share your screenshots with others.

DropBox – Share your images, docs and videos with others.

SaberCat – Upload, manage and share your files.

Copyright-free Images (6)

(CC0 Public Domain)

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Free Images

Must-Have Chrome Extensions (14)

(It goes without saying, you need to have the Google Chrome browser for these extensions.)

Alexa Traffic Rank – Enables you to gauge a website’s Alexa Rank (amount of traffic).

MozBar – Enables you to determine the authority of a webpage.

Check My Links – Enables you to find broken links on a webpage.

NoFollow – Enables you to identify nofollow links.

Mobile-Friendly Checker – Enables you to check whether a website is mobile-friendly.

Keywords Everywhere – Enables you to determine Google’s keyword search volume and data.

Linkclump – Enales you to open multiple links at the same time.

WhatFont – Enables you to identify fonts on a webpage.

ColorZilla – Enables you to identify and pick colours on a webpage.

XPress for Chrome – Whiteboarding extension for annotating over web content in your Chrome browser.

Tag Assistant (by Google) – Enables you to determine whether Google tags are functioning correctly.

Scraper – Enables you to extract data from a web page into a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.

Email Hunter – Enables you to find email addresses from anywhere on the web.

FindThatLead – Enables you to find email addresses from LinkedIn.

WooCommerce (3)

Booster for Woocommerce – Absolute must-have booster plugin for Woocommerce.

WC Demo – Tool to test drive Woocommerce Extensions.

Visual Hook Series – Visual Guides for Woocommerce developers.

What? Who? (14)

Have I been pwned? – Check if your email has been compromised in a data breach.

What’s My IP Address? – Check your IP Address. Yes, you can simply google “IP Address” 🙂

What Is My IP Address? – Check your IP Address. (Ad-free tool)

Who Is Lookup? – Check domain ownership and availability.

Who Is Hosting This? – Check who is hosting any website.

What CMS? – Detect which Content Management System a website uses.

Is Up? – Check whether the Internet is down for everyone or just for you.

What’s My DNS? – Check your DNS propagation around the world.

What’s My Browser? – Check your browser.

Refresh Your Cache – Clear your browser’s cache.

Why No Padlock? – Identify problems with your SSL certificate.

DNS Watch – Check your DNS settings.

Internet Live Stats – Check how manic the Internet is.

Is It Christmas? – Just in case you’re wondering 🙂

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All the above resources were available free or on a freemium basis on the date I researched them. If you discover outdated information or a link that no longer works, please let me know.

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