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Weekend Favs February Nineteen

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.

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Image credit - iquanyin moon via Flickr

Good stuff I found this week:

MyVBO – Stands for Virtual Business Office, but this tool, pointed out by one of my readers, looks like the ultimate dashboard for managing marketing, including all your social media, as well as web analytics and financial data.

Hello Bar – this simple top of the page bar loads a gentle message for visitors to your site and can be a nice way to do things like increase newsletter subscriptions or point out recent happenings. I’ve seen it crop up this week on ChrisBrogan.com and MariSmith.com

Zipcast Meetings – this is an incredible add-on to Slideshare that allows you to launch an online presentation using any slides you’ve uploaded to Slideshare. No downloads, no browser or non Mac issues, instant online presentation – this should be huge.

Weekend Favs February Twelve

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 urban10 via Flickr

Good stuff I found this week:

Treepodia – Platform that allows you to turn an entire product catalog into a video catalog

Browser Password Asterisk Revealer – simple bookmarklet that makes it easy to see your passwords rather than show them as asterisks – I know a potential security risk, but used correctly a time saver too.

MuckRack – Source of information about and for journalists on Twitter – very cool way to follow stories and journalists important to your industry.

Weekend Favs February Five

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 credit: Fariz Safarulla

Good stuff I found this week:

LastPass – LastPass is a password manager that makes web browsing easier and more secure. It creates random cryptic passwords and auto fills forms – c’mon admit it, your dog’s name is not a very good password choice.

Topicmarks – Topicmarks summarizes text documents for you electronically. Get a smart synopsis in minutes instead of reading everything yourself. Keeping up on industry trends just got easier.

Hyper Alerts – Hyper Alerts is a feature that sends you an email within minutes after a posting on your Facebook Fan Pages – or only a summary each hour, day, week or month if you so prefer.

Weekend Favs January Twenty Nine

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 credit: John Jantsch

Good stuff I found this week:
Feedbackify – Simple to use feedback platform that installs on your site in minutes – making it easy to get feedback from site visitors needs to be a standard site feature these days.

dlvr.it – Simple tool that makes it easy to distribute your blog feed to Twitter, Facebook and more

Visual Website Optimizer – easy to use A/B testing tool featuring point-and-click test designer and WYSIWYG editor for creating variations

Weekend Favs January Twenty Two

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 credit: creosoteshadow via Flickr

Good stuff I found this week

Blinkx – Video search engine that helps turn up videos from all of the major video sharing sites in one place – great tool

Sprout Social – a slick looking social CRM tool that makes it easy to add social media activity to your customer and prospect records.

OneForty – Think of oneforty as a search engine for all the social media tools you might want to find and try. You can sort by category and dig in – here’s a list of social media tools for marketing

Weekend Favs January Fifteen

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 credit: Tobias Millauer

Good stuff I found this week:

Fiverr – a marketplace where people all manner of services for $5. There are some really interesting offers for business and pretty entertaining read.

OnePage – interactive one page business cards for the web. You can create a page that lists all of the ways to contact you and then embed the card in multiple pages.

Anatomy of a WordPress theme – from Yoast, this infographic should be required reading for anyone that uses or teaches people how to use WordPress.

Weekend Favs January 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 credit: Trubble

Good stuff I found this week:

Wunderlist – Free online task management tool that makes handling all those to-dos a lot more visually interesting.

GroupMe – free group text service. Create work or personal groups and then start group chats or send out group notification from an mobile. This is a simple tool that works very well and has lots of applications. It’s just group chat, but on the mobile device.

RSS5000 - this is an iPad RSS reader with a twist. Instead of showing your feeds in text or normal RSS it shows them as the original web pages so you always get the full feed and the images, videos and everything else happening on the post. It uses Google Reader subscription and may be a nice choice for those that like to browse more than simply read.

Weekend Favs December Twenty Six

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 credit: Irene Stylianou

Good stuff I found this week:
Gleanster – very nice looking research service that creates easy to scan research on successful marketing tactics such as how Top Performers use Social Media Marketing.

Unilyzer – new social media dashboard service that can help you understand the return on your investment (ROI) from social media.

18 Steps to Successful Metrics & Marketing – from the Daily SEO blog a great article focused on new website launches, but great stuff for any site owner.