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- Networking for personal and business use.
- Facebook: Creating a Page
- Information on setting up a business or book page on Facebook.
- Networking targeted for businesses and freelance work.
- Networking for personal and business use.
- Mashable: The Social Media Guide
- A leading authority on social media.
- Mashable: The Twitter Guidebook
- Offers a large Twitter tutorial online.
- Social Oomph
- For Twitter management (formerly tweetlater.com).
- The micro-blogging platform of social media.
- The Urban Dictionary
- For definitions of abbreviations and social media slang.
- An excellent overview of what blogs are, including definitions of commonly used terms.>
- One of the most popular sites for developing and posting blogs.
- Clickfire Viewpoints: Blogging
- Lots of useful articles on blogging, maintaining a blog, do's and don'ts, and myths about blogging.
- A Few Good Blogging Tools
- How to Create a Blog
- This really does look like the perfect "getting started" guide for a would-be blogger. It provides excellent guidance on how to set up a blog on your own website or domain. It's a great step-by-step guide with links to other sites and pages for more detailed information where needed.
- How to Make Money with a Blog
- A good overview of blogging techniques in general, plus tips on how to earn income through AdSense and affiliate programs.
- StartABlog123, by Gary Dek
- An excellent guide to getting started, with detailed how-to instructions. So far there are only a few articles on the blog, but it's growing and definitely worth watching.
- Start Blogging Online, by Mike Wallagher
- The name doesn't say enough. Whether you're just starting a blog or are an experienced blogger, you'll find this site useful. It's packed,
from the step-by-step tutorial to the loads of useful tips in the
"Blog Tips" and "Useful Stuff" sections.
- Starting Your First Blog? 29 Tips, Tutorials and Resources for New Bloggers
- Links to a variety of blogging articles and tips.
- Weblog Matrix
- Compares the features of a variety of weblog tools, including Blogger and Wordpress.
Website Design and HTML Tools
- Bare Bones Guide to HTML
- A list of every HTML tag, plus tutorials and links to other Web design resources.
- Google Analytics
- This is becoming the big name in web traffic analytics, though you may find that your own ISP's tracking information is just as good.
- HTML Goodies
- Tutorials, primers, images, software, and a host of other resources on HTML, java, and Web site development.
- Matt's Script Archive
- Free CGI scripts that can be used to create forms, feedback messages, forums, visitor counters, site search tools, and more. Not updated since 2009, but still offers many useful tools.
- A very simple, easy to use but effective web tracking system (I use it on several of my sites). It offers a wide range of free tracking data services, with options for paid upgrades.
- Create shorter URLs for long links; especially handy when citing URLs in newsletters. (Note: Some e-mail hosts will treat TinyURLs as a form of spam, because they can't easily check/verify the actual link in an incoming e-mail, and will reject a message or newsletter that contains TinyURLs.)
- Amazon Associates program
- Commission Junction
- This is a good place to find potential affiliate links to add to your site.
- Enables one to set up affiliate programs through PayPal.
- A site where you can search for affiliate programs to partner with on your site.
- A very useful site that enables you to sell electronic products with encrypted PayPal links; the download is processed through Softseller for 25¢ per transaction. It streamlines the PayPal checkout process (helpful if you ever have customers coming back to you and complaining that they can't find the download page after having made their payment). It also enables you to set up multiple products in your shopping cart with multiple encrypted download pages. You can also set up a PayPal affiliate program.
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