Now that your site is up, the next question seems to be “how do I get more traffic?” This usually leads to a discussion about Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Creating my Weekly Web Tools podcast, I often ran across many free tools for SEO at the Seo Book website. There is plenty of free information that they used to sell their book. ($79)
Now the book has grown into a series of tutorials to get you “in the know” quickly, as well as a community that will trade secrets. The cost is $100 a month.
This is a cool tool that you can try for free. If you have more than three clients its $14 a month and it can really cut down on the time to invoice. I'm playing with it write now (I've been working on this podcast for .925 (and I'm not done).
For more information go to freshbooks.com
Browser Shots – See your website in multiple browsers http://www.browsershots.org/
Form Spring – Get Results via RSS check it out at formpring.com you can use it for free, but if you need to tie in e-commerce its $19 a month. I liked this as it allows the form to do some ma thematic calculations behind the scenes.
Why Customer Product Reviews Boost Online Sales an article from http://www.wilsonweb.com/ He points out some tools to handle customer reviews. These include:
http://www.bazaarvoice.com/, PowerReviews (http://www.powerreviews.com/), iNods (http://www.inods.com/), and Reevoo (http://www.reevoo.com/). If you have access to a programmer, there are inexpensive scripts available both in Perl and PHP that can give you a start.
I'm stll loving this Carbonite service. It's so stinkin easy and I've got thousands of files backed up. You can have unlimitted files backed up (as long as they are off a hard drive, and not a USB).