FREE Tools - Version 2

Last Update: January 14, 2016

Free Tools I use a Bunch - Version 2

This is an addition to my first version located here:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/pjgermain/blog/fre...

Rather than just stick a bunch links in this one, I decided to create categories to ease organization and give you some decriptions of some cool free (or free-to-try) tools out there. Some you may come across, but hopefully you'll find a few new nuggets of information that will be helpful to bulding your new Wealthy Affiliate websites!

(And, hey, I even took the time to create these way-cool little graphics for each one to help prevent pure boredom!)

:-)

SEO Keyword Research Stuff:

Google Keyword Planner

Because we rely a lot on Google Traffic, it's good to know what they are looking for. You'll need a Google Adwords account (Their Pay-Per-Click PPC platform). This was originally designed for paid search, but like our WA keyword tool this tool has a lot of SEO keyword research value also.

https://adwords.google.com/KeywordPlanner

WordStream Keyword Tool

This is a keyword suggestion took that can provide some pretty extensive and highly relevant suggestions fom a constantly updated database of more than a billion keywords. The WordStream database incorporates keywords from diverse sources, not just Google alone!

http://www.wordstream.com/keywords

WordTracker

With the free version of this tool, for every keyword you enter, it will generate up to 100 keyword phrases. This will provide you with a few ideas to help with LSI keywords - along with estimated search volumes.

https://freekeywords.wordtracker.com/sign_in/

UberSuggest

Enter a keyword term in the box provided, choose a language and format - web, images, news, shopping, etc - and you will receive a list of keyword suggestions

http://ubersuggest.org/

Keyword.IO

This keyword tool will assist in finding you the keywords that folks are typing into Google search. Great alternative to Google Keyword Planner if you're having trouble with their interface which isn't the easiest to figure out.

http://www.keyword.io/

Website Checkup and Analytics

Checking the SEO structure of your website (on-page SEO) is of course important to ensure you are getting the maximum use of your new virtual real estate (yep, your website). It's hard work and you wanna get out every ounce of power you can to drive web traffic and real eyeballs to your site.

Additionally, anchor text and quality backlinks (off-page SEO) as I have mentioned in previous blogs and training is crucial, especially within highly competitive niche markets. Also, in addition to variations of your anchor text backlinks, Google and other search engines like to see a variety of IP addresses from where these backlinks are sourced (the websites you were able to get backlinks on.) With many websites such as Social Media (Facebook, Twitter and so on) you will have no control over this. And, will others such as relevant niche blogs or other websites, you'll be lucky to simple get one backlink with one associated IP address. But, with some other places, you many notice a bunch of IP addresses associated with the website. This can be good, but it can also be bad. If someone promises you several backlinks and they are all coming from the same IP address, they aren't helping you much. (Let's say the guy tells you he has several websites he will promote YOUR website on - they should have separate IP classes (IP addresses come in "classes" like A, B, C). Yea, I sense many eyeballs just glossed over. LOL! The latter part of this paragraph is informational and will gel down the road. Don't stress!!!!

SEO Site Checkup

Runs a quick check-up on any website to discover SEO issues including keyword usage, robots.txt, sitemaps, speed optimization and mobility response.

http://seositecheckup.com/

HubSpot's Marketing Guide

Unlike so many other SEO analytic tools out there, this one focuses primarily on your site's SEO activities. The marketing grader digs deep into your website's online marketing stratgy and effectiveness.

https://marketing.grader.com/

Traffic Travis

This is a "Free-to-Download" desktop application that performs a full SEO health check on any website and uncovers possible technical issues that might affect your ranking.

http://www.traffictravis.com/

LipperHEY

Another free SEO tool that will help analyze your website and presents you with an in-depth view of site popularity, technical attributes and SEO health.

https://www.lipperhey.com/en/

BackLink Investigation

Open Site Explorer

The free version of this tool does have a limitation. You can only run 3 reports per day and access a mere 1000 backlinks per site. So, if you're checking on an older site, this will be a problem, but for younger sites it works quite well. You will receive Page Authority, Domain Authority, social metrics and details on all inbound backlinks and linking domains. Very powerful.

https://moz.com/researchtools/ose

Majestic SEO Site Explorer

With the free version of this tool, you will be able to access general information about your website such as the number of referring domains, number of external backlinks, number of referring IP addresses, etc.

https://majestic.com/

AHRefs Site Explorer

This is another powerhouse backlink analytics tool on the Internet. the free version will allow you to discover 15 backlink checking requests per day. The backlink overview includes information such as the total number of backlinks, the number of referring domains and a corresponding TLD (Top-Level Domain) breakdown fo the backlink types (examples - text, images, nofollow, dofollow, etc.)

https://ahrefs.com/

Link Diagnostics

LD works with the corresponding Mozilla Firefox (web browser) extension. With the extension, the tool will display complete information on backlinks, link type, anchor text, mozRank, Page Authority and Domain Authority

http://linkdiagnosis.com/

WhoLinksToMe

This cute little tool will produce various detailed backlink reports with views by link, anchor text and country. Also, it will provide IP address and a few other tidbits of useful information. Many charts and graphs to help in your analysis. Email is required to receive reports though.

http://wholinkstome.com/

Small SEO Tools

A simply keyword density and word-depth calculator - much like the free WA tool we have here.

http://smallseotools.com/keyword-density-checker/

SEOBook

This old an proven tool will provide the density percentage of all keywords on any page you with to search on yours or anyone's website.

Site Crawlability

Sitemap Generator

Don't wanna install a plug-in for sitemaps? You don't have to. This cool wee tool will "crawl" your website and generate an XML (extensive markup language) sitemap that can be submitted to Google, Bing and any other search engine you with to help them crawl your website effortlessly.

https://www.xml-sitemaps.com/

Screaming Frog SEO Spider

The ScreamingFrog SEO Spider tool has a really cool name, huh? LOL! It's a small download, desktop install program that you can install on your computer (even Mac or Linux) which will crawl or spider your website's links, images, CSS, script and apps from an SEO perspective.

http://www.screamingfrog.co.uk/seo-spider/

Duplicate Content Checkers

Plagiarism Checker

To use this plagarism checker, simply copy and paste your content and click on the button that says "Check for Plagiarism", then kick back and watch it work as it scans your content to ensure it is all unique.

http://smallseotools.com/plagiarism-checker/

Copyscape

This one has been around for years and trusted all over. This duplicate detention software can check your entire website and shows you other websites that have pages with similar content.

http://www.copyscape.com/

PlagSpotter

PlagSpotter is a web duplicate content checking an monitoring agency that has a free tool that will provide originality and sources reports.

http://www.plagspotter.com/

CleanTalk

Check any IP address, Email Address, or domain name to see if it is blacklisted for Spam - free online form to check one at a time. They also have a WordPress plug in that is free to test, but has an annual contract.

https://cleantalk.org/blacklists


Social Metrics

Social Mention

SocialMention is a free social media listening tool that aggregates user generated content from 100+ social media marketing platforms. SocialMention allows you to "listen in" on recent social conversations about any topic or brand and will also provide some fairly descriptive statistics for those results.

http://www.socialmention.com/

Twazzup

You'll need to login with your Twitter account, so go get one first, if you don't already have one. Twazzup is a cool inuitive monitoring tool where you just enter the name, brand or company you wish to track and you instantly get real-time updates on the most active top influencers tweety about your search topic. Yep, you need to get to know these guys and retweet them or begin some relationship building!

http://twazzup.com/

IceRocket

Meltwater's IceRocket tool offers blog, Twitter and Facebook monitoring in 20 languages as well as results graphs that you can play with. It also allows you the ability to choose the periods of time you are interested in monitoring.

http://www.icerocket.com/

Social Scheduling Tools

As you are aware, Social Media has grown in rapid fashion and can help get your young website some initial traffic while you continue to build your outstanding unique and engaging content.

Well, you may not realize that there has been some recent studies done on the best times of day to post to Facebook, Twitter, etc. Yep, peak times like 8 to 9 in the morning, during lunch, around 5 when peeps are finishing up work and around 7 p.m. in the evenings when peeps are relaxing in front of the T.V. (Just examples) So, some folks have come out with some social media scheduling tools to help you optimize your time AND maximize your social postings.....

HootSuite

Hoot allows you to manage and schedule posts for multiple social media profiles via Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Foursquare and more. HootSuite is free for up to 5 social media network accounts.

https://hootsuite.com/

FutureTweets

FutureTweets is a free service that lets you schedule your Twitter messages. This a really simple to use tool that comes with a unique option to "flip" the Tweet. Kinda weird.

http://futuretweets.com/

LaterBro

Yep, that a real name! LOL! With LaterBro, you can schedule recurring Facebook updates or schdule tweets from multiple Twitter accounts.

http://laterbro.com/

Dynamic Tweets

DynamicTweets allows you or any business to enter future tweets and schedule them to be posted at specific times. The cool unique feature of this tool is the ability to upload a CSV file of planned tweets, including information for the time, date, Twitter account, tweet and optional tracking code.

http://dynamictweets.com/

Content Curation

Content Curation is the processing of collecting a bunch of information on a topic that may be vague and not outlined well and deliver the information in an organized and easier to understand method. There's a bit of debate on this topic in that it violates certain duplicate content rules most SEO gurus live by. BUT...., several sites are booming with great content curation methods and as long as the sources of the information are well documented, it seems to be a worthy endeavor.

ScoopIt!

ScoopIt is a fanstastic tool for discovring hidden gems relevant to specific topics and helps you save time by delivering a constant stream of curated content in your niche.

http://www.scoop.it/

Flipboard

Handy web or mobile app that once setup is easy to use and can help create awesome curaated magazine type content. Incorporate your blog posts in with resources from leading niche websites.

See more on my previous blog post here:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/pjgermain/blog/you...

https://flipboard.com/

Identifying Influencers

As I indicated above, finding out who the "influencers" are within your niche in social media can help brand yourself as an authority and "network" with others in your niche community. Here are a couple of tools to help identify the big players in your niche that are also big into the social circuits....

FollowerWonk

FollowerWonk enables you to compare Twitter users and serach twitter profiles by location.

https://moz.com/followerwonk/

PeerReach

PeerReach analyzes your connections and interactions to determine you interests, expertise and the influencers that are most relevant to you. Compare and asses your PeerGroups, their levels of influence and join conversations with like-minded peeps. PeerReach uses an algorithm to rank influencers based on the interactions they receive in a specific location.

http://peerreach.com/

Klout

Klout is a website and mobile app that uses social media analytics to rank its users according to online social influence via the "Klout Score", which is a numerical value. There is a cool Google Chrome plug-in also available that will show you any Twitter's users Klout score immediately. I use this one a lot.

Well, again, i hope you found some tidbits of information with this information.

Comment and bookmark as you wish!

Cheers!

pj


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Pamela111 Premium
Great list! Thanks! On my way to see what else you have in store. Its helpful folks like you that help us all become successes.
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GeoffW Premium
This is an amazing post. Thank you so much for putting this together!!
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YaelLynn Premium
Wow, that's A LOT of information!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us. I never knew most of these services were even available! A wealth of information.

Bookmarking it for later too. I'll be coming back to check out several of them.

Good luck in all that you do.
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Awesome! Thanks much Lynn!
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Wow! Thanks for this. Bookmarked for future use. - Cheers, Margaret
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Much appreciated Margaret!
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I'm getting dizzy just reading this. Thanks for sharing! ;)
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Thank you. Much appreciated.
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PJ, thank you for this gold mine.

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PjGermain Premium
Thanks very much Michael!
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TopAchiever Premium
PJ - now that you can create training, put this in WA Training and delete the blog!
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EKautz Premium
I don't think deleting the blog is a good idea because many folks have comments on this thread and some have this blog flagged to reference later on.

It's never a good idea to delete a blog unless the blog should not have been published in the first place.

ROCK ON!
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TopAchiever Premium
I had thought of that E when I hit the Blue Button, so how does PJ make the most of being rewarded for his training then if there is an issue with duplicate content?
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EKautz Premium
Maybe PJ is not concerned about his rank and getting credit for training. I'm not, my reward for helping others is simply the satisfaction of helping others.

PJ has been posting some amazingly helpful blogs long before he could even post a training, and he mentioned that himself in one of them. I commend him for that.
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PjGermain Premium
Yep, I'm not concerned about it. There is so much to create training on and I don't really concern myself with getting "credit". I simply want to help.
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Marketboom Premium
I would edit and shorten this post with a link going to the new WA training url. That way you get traffic on both :)
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RichieBarone Premium
PJ: thanks for the info saves me a lot of time....
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PjGermain Premium
Thanks very much Richie!
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SuzQ Premium
Excellent list of sources! Thanks for sharing with us!
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PjGermain Premium
Thanks again, SuzQ!!
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Thanks for sharing this!
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carcol Premium
What an excellent source of SEO and site performance info. Thanks for sharing, lots of learning here.
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Papi Premium
Thank you Pj.
Well done :)
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CherylK Premium
I have heard of some of these and not others. It's good to know a little more about them since I'm never sure what's legitimate and what's not! Thanks very much.
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debzo Premium
Amazing list thanks for sharing :) FYI, W Keywords (your second recommendation is no longer offering free trials. You hit a pop up and you can't get any further :(
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daiarian Premium
What a list, must study this over the next week, I have just signed up to the SEO Toolbox and it is brilliant. Thanks PJ
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Man alive! This is a super list and discussion. You are very generous in sharing. Bookmarked for further study.
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SamiWilliams Premium
Mercy! What a list! Thank you for the information! Know that bookmarking is the only way to keep it all!
Thanks,
Sami
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Prestones Premium
Nicely done Peej!

Certainly one to peruse further during my spare time - perhaps next week? ;)

Dennis
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LindaJ57 Premium
Wow, this is humbling. I was doing a little research just yesterday and it took me a couple of hours just touching the tip of this iceberg. You just flipped that iceberg and exposed the other 90%!! Thank you for saving us confusion and frustration :)
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dickw Premium
Wow, I really mean wow. This took me two days to plow thru. How many weeks have you been at it?? Pulitzer anyone? This is a great piece of work. Thanks Pj....Dick
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Invaluable resource & top notch as usual from top contributor
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as usual pj your info is top notch,
Thanks for sharing,
Your post is going into my pj file.

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WOW - Great list and valuable too, Many Thanks
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How many days of searching and trial & error did you just save the minions. Thank you!
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Hi PJ . Thanks for sharing all this information .
Have a lovely weekend .
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See some good ones I want to use. Thanks so much for taking the time to put together this list.
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good overall it gets a bookmark
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Great selection of tools PJ. You're the man!
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Hey there PJ,
Thank you for sharing this with us man.
I never even knew there were so many of these things available to us.
Thanks again, and have a wonderful day.
-Theuns.
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Hi PJ, thanks for putting this together.This is surely going to help a lot of people at WA. Great job.
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Thanks so much for the valuable information that was shared in this post!
It's very much appreciated by myself as well as many others here at WA!!
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Hi, PJ, thanks for another gem, the list is awesome, bookmarked. Not sure about SEO Site Checkup though. Says my site takes 8.5 secs to load, but when I entered my site address in the address bar and clicked on it, it loaded virtually instantaneously.
It also says I have three <h2> sub-headings without content and to either delete them or add content, I checked them and the content under the the sub-heads is there.
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Hello Pj, Thanks for putting this together and sharing it. This will help all of us and you could never put a price tag on what potential value this knowledge will generate. Thank-you. Dave.
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Thank you for all the work you put into this. This is totally amazing & so helpful.
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Wow! Thanks so much...for such valuable information. I thought the list would never end. Great stuff. :)
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Tons of valuable info. Thanks for being helpful to your WA members. No doubt you are a top ranker.
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thanks for the post
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Wow this is awesome. Great work. Thanks so much
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This of immense value to us all. Thank you.
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Wow! Thank you PJ.
Linda
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This is really awesome Peej, Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!
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WOW, Pj ... Fabulous stuff. Thanks!!!
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You out do yourself! Nice list of helpful information. Do you have accounts with them all?
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Great help ....thanks Pj...
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Pj, great resources. Thank you for sharing.
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Thanks PJ!
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JeanR Premium
Wow, Choices choices choices oh where does one begin.
Thanks PJ.
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Awesome bunch of fun stuff,thanks PJ.
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Hi thanks for sharing, I'll take note and check them out over time. Cheers Daragh
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Oh my Peej, where to start ... main course, appetizer, desert ... holy smokes this is cool stuff!

ROCK ON!
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So many choices! Thanks Peej.
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Thanks, PJ. Awesome amount of research! Thank you for sharing.
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Wow, you have uncovered a goldmine of tools. Thanks PJ.
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GamePlan Premium
Fantastic PJ! This looks like a great list of tools... I will be reviewing them soon. Thank you for sharing!
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nice list of goodies, thanks PJ
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PjGermain Premium
Thanks a bunch, Tim!
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Wow! Thanks PJ. Lots to digest and I look forward to checking each tool out! Shelia
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PjGermain Premium
Thanks much (again) Sheila!!
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AlexEvans Premium
Hey PJ good to hear from you . Wow there are some great things to play with here . Every resource that helps us take our games to the next level is greatly appreciated . Its the building blocks that make a great foundation to build your house on. Thanks so much for sharing.
Alexander
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Thanks very much Alexander!
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This is one long list. Thanks!
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Thanks very much!
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great information thanks :)
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Thanks a bunch Colin!
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Outstanding Peej! You have been a busy guy...Thanks for the tools!
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PjGermain Premium
Whew!!! ;-) Thanks again Ruth!
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Loes Premium
Wauw, thank you! I am going to check the ones I don't know yet, great content for my amazing free website tools (over180 now) but this are very interesting addings:)!
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PjGermain Premium
Thanks very much Loes!!
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WOW. Seriously thanks for this.
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PjGermain Premium
Awesome, thanks a bunch Sofie!
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Darwyn Premium
Seriously Peej, this is setting such a high benchmark for post quality within this beautiful platform. Excellent resources, some I have heard of and used, some I have not. Thanks as always for your much appreciated advice and tips my friend.
Cheers
Darwyn

ps. Another for the bookmark list, I'm running outta space! ;)
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PjGermain Premium
LOL! Thanks very much again brother!!!!
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KatieMac Premium
you must have spent quite a bit of time on this packed with information have bookmarked it to refer back to it thank you
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PjGermain Premium
Yep, sigh!!! Thanks a bunch (again) Katie!
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krazykat Premium
Wow.
Scrolling down this post, I thought the page of goodies was never going to end.
Thanks Peej!
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PjGermain Premium
LOL! Thanks Krazy, it DID take a while to build!!
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