Weekend Favs February Eleven

My weekend blog post routine includes posting links to a handful of tools or great content I ran across during the week.

I don’t go into depth about the finds, but encourage you check them out if they sound interesting. The photo in the post is a favorite for the week from Flickr or something I shot in my travels.

I captured this gem at a cafe on the Colorado, New Mexico border

Good stuff I found this week:

Freedom – Pretty interesting tool that allows you to block yourself from the Internet for a determined period of time. The only way around it is to reboot. Great tool for when you need to focus on something like writing instead of wasting time on Twitter.

KissInsights – free tool that allows you to ask your website visitors one simple question and instant feedback on design, what works, what’s missing, or how they heard about you.

moShare – Tool that allows you to send an video, article, or image that you find on the web to a mobile device via text. You must have a verify a mobile phone as well so it’s really just an easy way to text content to someone. There’s a bookmarklet and website button.

Weekend Favs February Four

My weekend blog post routine includes posting links to a handful of tools or great content I ran across during the week.

I don’t go into depth about the finds, but encourage you check them out if they sound interesting. The photo in the post is a favorite for the week from Flickr or from my own travels.

First run of the day Telluride

Good stuff I found this week:

Quipol – Easily create and embed social polls that are very easy to use and very good looking

Transcribe – free online tool that makes it much easier to transcribe an audio – type and listen in the same place and keyboard shortcuts let you slow the audio down and skip around.

SocialBro – Great piece of software that allows you analyze and manage your Twitter following, including the best times to Tweet when your following are on Twitter.

Weekend Favs January Twenty Eight

My weekend blog post routine includes posting links to a handful of tools or great content I ran across during the week.

I don’t go into depth about the finds, but encourage you check them out if they sound interesting. The photo in the post is a favorite for the week from Flickr.

Image igorschwarzmann via Flickr CC

Good stuff I found this week:
Agendize – Suite of online conversion tools that allows you to add click to call, chat, schedule appointment, live reviews and more.


Get Smart Content
– application allows you to set rules such as – visited our website four times or from California and show different content based on visitors.

InboxQ – ask this service a question and it will quickly show you the best people on Twitter to answer it. You can also show off your knowledge by answering questions.

Weekend Favs January Twenty One

My weekend blog post routine includes posting links to a handful of tools or great content I ran across during the week.

I don’t go into depth about the finds, but encourage you check them out if they sound interesting. The photo in the post is a favorite for the week from Flickr.

Image Steve-h via Flickr CC

Good stuff I found this week:
Viewbix – Tool that allows you to add interactive calls to action to your videos. Also makes it easy add branding to YouTube and Vimeo hosted videos.

Manilla – Get your bills, statements and balances instantly organized in one secure place online. Easy way to manage all of your accounts, subscriptions and loyalty programs.

Instant Flip Book – Convert Your Catalogs, Brochures, Annual Reports and Other Documents Into a Flash Page Flip book you can embed on any web page.

Weekend Favs January Fourteen

My weekend blog post routine includes posting links to a handful of tools or great content I ran across during the week.

I don’t go into depth about the finds, but encourage you check them out if they sound interesting. The photo in the post is a favorite for the week from Flickr or one that I shot.

Sunrise in Austin Tx from my travels this week

Good stuff I found this week:
Experiment.ly – helps you measure and improve the performance of any online ad campaign – including pay-per-click, organic search, social media, CPA, and more.

Code Year – cool initiative from Code Academy that helps you learn valuable programming skills for free. Sign up on Code Year to get a new interactive programming lesson sent to you each week.

What do you love – this little tool from Google allows you to create a search and then have all the various elements such as YouTube videos, books, trends, patents, and images related to the search put on a kind of dashboard page. It’s clearly a tool the show off all of Google’s various related tools, but it’s still somewhat interesting.

Weekend Favs January Seven

My weekend blog post routine includes posting links to a handful of tools or great content I ran across during the week.

I don’t go into depth about the finds, but encourage you check them out if they sound interesting. The photo in the post is a favorite for the week from Flickr.

Image _PaulS_ via Flickr CC

Good stuff I found this week:
Hubspot’s Marketing Grader – Hubspot has gotten very good at creating these free grader tools and this one goes deep into your Web site and gives you a view of how well your site holds up in key marketing metrics.

MOG – new free streaming music like Pandora or Spotify, but I’m finding better library for the kind of music I listen to (particularly old jazz) and better sound quality.

Strutta – Tool that makes it very easy to launch promotions and contests on Facebook or your own site. I’ve participated in several contests using this tool and the interface is great.

Weekend Favs December Thirty One

My weekend blog post routine includes posting links to a handful of tools or great content I ran across during the week.

I don’t go into depth about the finds, but encourage you check them out if they sound interesting. The photo in the post is a favorite for the week from Flickr.

Image Sigfrid Lundberg via Flickr CC

Good stuff I found this week:
The Crowdsourced Facebook Marketing Book – cool concept for putting together ebook from Social Fresh – dozens of blog posts organized around a marketing outline for Facebook.

SENDtoREADER – nice little tool that makes it very easy for your to clip web pages or RSS feeds and send them to your Kindle.

Marketing Charts – Awesome charts and data for marketing in Excel and Powerpoint format – great for presentations and blog post illustrations.

Weekend Favs December Twenty Four

My weekend blog post routine includes posting links to a handful of tools or great content I ran across during the week.

I don’t go into depth about the finds, but encourage you check them out if they sound interesting. The photo in the post is a favorite for the week from Flickr.

Image lexybugg92 via Flickr CC

Good stuff I found this week:
PressIt – Social media news release tool. Nice free way to distribute press releases that get picked up on social sites.

The Email Game – Somewhat goofy little email management tool that helps put the emphasis on better email productivity and getting to an empty inbox in the shortest amount of time. (Blame @chrisbrogan for this one)

Twitcleaner – free Twitter tool that allows you to analyze your Twitter following for spammers, bots, and other producing little or no value and then unfollow them.