24 Marketing Tools That We Use (Almost) 24/7

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Source:https://xamoom.com/en/2016/07/24-marketing-tools/

Choosing the right marketing tools can save a lot of time and nerves, whereas choosing the wrong might end you up struggling to delete your account again.There are THOUSANDS of tools out there that all promise to improve and make processes easier but only a few can really meet these expectations.

To ensure that this doesn't happen to you, we have curated a comprehensive list of the marketing tools that we use at xamoom and hope would help you with your business as well.

No matter in which industry you work or at which stage your company is - marketing tools can help you to get more out of your data and to have a neat overview of everything that is happening. A common misconception, however, is that you only need good tools and the rest runs automatically

A fool with a tool is still a fool

Take a look at the 24 marketing tools and resources that help you optimize your marketing efforts:

Organization/Productivity Tools
  • Podio: Podio is a project management tool that allows you set up work spaces that act as social intranet. You can create tasks, assign people to them and help you to remind yourself or other users of an assignment’s due date. Besides that it can also serve as a CRM tool to track the communication with your customers. More use cases cases can be found here. We are grateful that we got to use the tool one year for free after applying to their sponsorship.
  • Slack: Slack is a tool for internal company communication. The tool coruscates with simplicity and it eliminates clutter by serving as Communication- and Content Hub. Other services can be integrated: Slack serves as ONE messenger service to monitor all channels. Finally Overview! Public and private channels can be created as well as the possibility of private messages. Slack offers a free version, which we use, and paid options. In the free version up to ten integrations are possible – which is perfectly adequate for most teams. In a former blogpost we covered how we use it in more detail.
  • ownCloud: The big advantage of ownCloud is that it syncs your files on your own server. You can share and store files there but without any privacy concerns.

SEO Tools
  • Screaming Frog SEO Spider: This is one of my favorite marketing tools when it comes to SEO. It provides you with a breakdown of you website and the problems that the software encountered while crawling. Instantly see title tag issues, missing canonicals and url structure. Found a broken link? Just copy the url and you already find the problem.
  • Google Search Console: Google Search Console, or former Google Webmaster Tools, helps you to review how your site is doing in the Google search results. It shows you how Google sees your website and what it thinks that you do good and where improvements are needed.
  • Similar Web: While this marketing tool might not be the most detailed, the convenience makes up for that. It allows users to compare the above metrics for two sites for free through their website, no sign-up required.
  • SEM Rush: Another awesome tool to check competitors but also to find what keyword your website is ranking for or to find out how keywords are performing in general. And again - this service doesn't require a sign-up and can give you details within seconds.
  • Open Site Explorer: While SEM rush focuses on giving a general overview. this free MOZ tool allows you do dig deeper into your inbound links.
  • Google Keyword Planer: This tool allows you to track how keywords perform over a certain time. On this basis you can conclude for which keywords you should or should not rank.
  • Answerthepublic: In a jungle full of keywords a nd search terms, who is better to guide you through it than a bearded guy that is impatient for your entry? The website helps you to find new ideas for a certain keywords in an appealing visualization. After typing in a certain keyword you find words that are related to it.

Data Analytics Tool
  • Google Analytics: Hands down one of the best marketing tools but also the most comprehensive analytics tool for your website. It helps you track down your website traffic and to see what your visitors are interested in. If you know how to use this tool you don't need anything else to get information about the types of costumers who visit your page.

Monitoring Tools
  • Brand Mentions: You could also call this tool the Google Alerts for you brand. After typing in your brand's name you can set up notifications that inform you whenever your brand name gets mentioned on Twitter or on the web. This function can also be used to monitor your competition or a certain niche.
  • Google Alerts: Not only is Google Alerts an awesome tool to get notified about trends but also to find new ideas and topics that are related to it.
  • Google Trends:It shows how often a particular search-term is entered relative to the total search-volume across various regions of the world, and in various languages.
Customer Support
  • Google Hangouts: We like it personal and because of that we want to support our customers in the most personal manner that is possible over the web. Google Hangouts permits to have a support video-calls within seconds. Everyone is logged into their Google account and can start a hangout session right in their browser. No software has to be installed. You can invite a person by simply sending them an invite and you are ready to go.
  • TeamViewer: Sometimes picutres and words are not enough. With TeamViewer you can remotely acces another PC and provide support to your customers right on their workstation.
  • Skype: The VoIP service still has a huge user base and is a term to almost everyone. This makes it to a valuable customer support tool even though Google Hangouts has the same functionalities and doesn't require an installation.
Email Marketing Tools
  • Mail Chimp: The email marketing tool comes with a broad list of list of features such as list management, email templates, campaign analytics and a powerful segmentation. Up to 2.000 emails can be send a month without paying a cent. This makes it a perfect tool for sending out newsletters.
  • Yesware: Customer support can be done in various ways. Yesware is one way of doing it via email templates. We use various templates for onboarding customers depending on the type of customer they are.
Social Media Tools
  • Tweetdeck: Let's be honest, Twitter can be quite unclear the bigger your account grows. If you still want to keep track of tweets, Tweetdeck can help you with that. It lets you manage your tweet feed and categorize it so you can keep track of certain hashtags or accounts in real time.
  • Followerwonk: Using Twitter as a marketing channel is tough if you don't use it to specifically target your niche. Followerwonk helps you with that by finding people in your niche or that are related to a certain keyword. It can also show when your followers are most active and which users followed or unfollowed in a certain time period.
  • LIkealyzer: Helps you track your Facebook efforts and shows you how you are performing in your niche compared to others.
Learning Tools
  • Lynda: In an ever changing digital world, staying informed about techniques and learning new skills is essential. On Lynda you can do that with easy to follow step-by-step videos about technology, business and creativity.
  • Producthunt: News tools emerge on a daily basis. Producthunt curates a list of the top products and startups that people haven’t heard of yet and lets a only a selected group of members upvote, comment and discuss.

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  • Profile picture of the author wealthyfreedom
    Nice list , although i know quite allot of them already im still gonna check out the rest
    Thanks allot for this detailed list of usefull tools btw also check out Mindmeister.com
  • Profile picture of the author wordsandthebees
    Thanks for this list, it's always good to get an idea of what other people are using for their everyday tasks

    For Organisation/productivity; I use Insightly and I'm a big fan. It helps keep my remote team-mates and I on track and gives visibility of what we're all working on.

    For Social media, I also use regularly use Canva and WordSwag - both help to create unique images and content which keep social media uploads fresh and branded.

    Thanks again for the insight into the programs you're using!
  • Profile picture of the author DaniGrey
    Thanks for your comments and tools, will check them out today. While it might not be a list about the newest tools I wanted to write a honest list about tools that I find to be useful and that don't require a big wallet.
  • Profile picture of the author affilorama-portal
    For SEO tools: market samurai, traffic travis, affilotools, moz tools and web ceo
  • Profile picture of the author mytrafficjourney
    Podio looks like an interesting one I'll use with my team. Thanks for this list
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  • Profile picture of the author IriNimaz
    I can't even imagine what it's like to do in-depth competitive analysis without Ahrefs or Majestic)))
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  • Profile picture of the author harryvent
    It's an excellent list overall. Great round up of what are the pretty good stuff available in outside. Apart from these tool plenty of sources in outside. Check udemy for learning tons, it helps to learn tons and tons of knowledge in a single platform. For marketing purpose, take a look at aweber, Apptivo, marketo.
  • Profile picture of the author introspective out
    What a great list you have here. There are a lot more based on someone's preference. For me I would like to contribute to the learning tools that you also try Udemy that offers free online courses and for productivity, I agree that you can try out MindMeister or MeisterTask.
  • Profile picture of the author jpdsa
    Thanks for the list! Detailed and well organized. I hope you can add more options to choose from on each category. I will definitely give some of those tools a shot, like Podio.
  • Profile picture of the author Honey Bunny SEO
    Great list. I'd ditch Slack in favor of Telegram as it keeps more history for free. Answerthepublic is great, but Serpstat is way bigger in databases, so what's the point, really? Oooh, I know this is kinda unorthodox, and I've been using Screaming Frog for ages, but I recently cheated on it with Netpeak Spider, and I want to do it again
  • Profile picture of the author enzo1
    Great list. Would add in the Stanford Ecorner to the learning section:
  • Profile picture of the author Royan Braun
    Hi,

    The list is quite informative.

    I think you should consider including knowledge base tools in this list as they are capable of helping an organisation to achieve wholesome productivity enhancement objectives such as accelerate sales, strengthen client engagement, detailed information related data analytics and much more.


    I think you should review some of the prominent industry players like Zendesk, Freshdesk, ProProfs.com knowledge management software so that the readers can boost their knowledge and make an informed decision.
  • Profile picture of the author monsur
    Valuable resources ,thanks
  • Profile picture of the author ZachMiller
    Nice list.. keep up the quality posts..

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