Tag Archives: Webtools

450 Real Estate Tech Sites and Services

Here are more than 450 real estate industry and technology related websites and online portals.  Each one has its own link so you can preview. A quick browse is sure to have you re-evaluating your current online tools and possibly contemplating some new strategies.

1000WATT Consulting put together a great compilation of Real Estate A’s-Z’s. You’ll find nearly every facet of your business covered here. Everything from Ad networks to CRM’s and IDX. Marketing systems, lead generation, management and broker tools and more.

450 Real Estate Technology, Tools and Services – A Goldmine of RETech

450 Real Estate Sites Tools and Services
It’s no surprise that the “Marketing Tools” category has the most sites and services. 38 to be exact the last I checked. You owe it to yourself to research this stuff, imagine if you had to discover these one-by-one scattered all over the Internet, this IS THE EASY BUTTON!

You can also feature your own company, or suggest and submit a company you feel should be added to the list. This is an excellent resource and also a very valuable up-to-date crowd-sourced service. The guys at 1000Watt are cranking out some major voltage.

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TOP 10 Free SEO Internet Webtools

These are SEO web-tools for the blogger, the website builder, the technology enthusiast, the computer geek, and the beginner through advanced DIY individual who wants to get the most out of their Internet presence building experience.

Each of these sites and tools offer a variety of products and services that will help you find your way through the SEO maze. Rather than create some long winded document explaining each one of these, I kept it short so you could just explore.   Trust me, there is more here about SEO than you will ever need to know or use and I don’t think you’ll find an easier way or resource to get what you need.

TOP SEO Sites and Tools:

Google Keyword Tool
– Keywords and phrases most used that get you best SERP’s.

SEO Mofo – The Google SERP Optimization Tool, see it to believe it.

SEOptimize – 10 Free SEO Tools EVERYONE should Know and Use.

SEO Tool Set – A FREE SEO Toolbox and SEO Playground.

 SEOBook – Variety of free and paid SEO tools for pros and DIY webmasters.

ScrubbTheWeb – Advanced and ethical SEO Tools and SEO Myth Busters.

SEOMOZ -SEO and Social monitoring Made Simple.Free and Paid Services.

VRank – A Nifty little site checker that provides valuable information.

Google Webmaster Tools – A Complete Help Center for SEO and Site Analysis

Search Engine Genie – Unbelievable! 100 Free SEO and Webtools.

SEO Company – Saving the absolute Best for Last!
Over 140 SEO Beginner to Advanced Webtools. A Complete SEO Link Goldmine.

Search Engine Land – Lastly, A Complete SEO Educational Virtual University for SEO.

While no one really knows or understands how search engines, indexing spiders, and algorithm robots work, (except for the employees and developers of company’s who create them) these SEO tools will at least give you some guidance and direction that will make your SEO journey easier to understand, a bit more enjoyable, and much more effective.

Great quality content with value added service combined with an extremely user friendly and fun consumer experience is truly the key to any successful site, but SEO and showing up on page one of the Search engines has never been known to hurt a company or business.  That is of course unless the article or document on page one wasn’t something really bad and just happened to have really great SEO! :-O 

One last important thought about SEO: NOBODY GOES TO PAGE TWO ON GOOGLE?!?

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Free Webtools & Software for Business

Free Webtools and Software Discovery

There are so many great sites and tools available on the web for your small to medium sized business.

I’ve researched this in great detail for many years and continue to be amazed at some of the products, tools, and services you can access absolutely free from the Internet.  From accounting to project management, here are some options that will allow you to run your business effectively on a limited budget.

Google Gmail Apps For Business

Did you know there is a business version of Gmail? You can have up to 10 free user accounts before you have to begin paying for additional accounts.  Business Gmail allows you to setup your email address(s) using your website name. There is absolutely nothing you need to download in order to begin using Gmail.  Your Google account will also give you access to several great apps, such as Google Documents, Calendars, and Groups.

Also See:  50 Google Tools for Your Business…

WaveAccounting Software

WaveAccounting is an online accounting software for small businesses. It has a very user friendly interface and is designed for the small business owner who has little or no accounting skills. One great feature is that you can import your bank and credit card information and the program supports nearly 10,000 financial institutions.  It’s no Quickbooks, but Wave Accounting can handle the needs of most small businesses and it’s free.

Orange Human Resource Management Software

OrangeHRM is a free human resource solution. It’s easy to download onto your computer, and there are video tutorials to help you all through the processes. The software is available for Windows and Linux systems and should also work on the Mac.  For MAC OS, you’ll need to setup the AMP stack correctly.   The software is easy to navigate, and setting up your employee information is also a cinch.  You will also have the option to import/export your data for sharing or backup purposes. There are many great features and reporting capabilities you’re sure to use and find beneficial.

IDrive Online Backup Software

IDrive Online Backup Software gives you up to 5 GB of free space to back up your data online.  The software runs on Windows and Mac OS, and it’s quick and easy to download.  IDrive has a simple user interface making setup and usage a breeze. You can set up your backup on a timed schedule, or manually select a preferred date and time.  Some of the Features include the following: scheduled backups, a search function, a timeline restore, mobile device access, secured file sharing and more.  It’s currently compatible with iPhone and Android.  In the event you need more space, you can upgrade to the paid service.  Your employees can also download and set up their own online backup with up to 5 GigaBytes of free online storage space.

OpenOffice.org Office Software

OpenOffice.org is a super alternative to Microsoft Office.  It runs on both Windows and Mac operating systems.  Just like Microsoft office, OpenOffice includes a word processor, spreadsheets, presentations creator, and drawing features.  The user-interface is very similar to Microsoft Office, and it’s easy to learn and utilize.  I have found that OpenOffice will not only save you a ton of cash, but at the end of the day, the simplicity and quality of the end product is sufficient and very cost effective.

TeamLab Project Management Software

TeamLab Project Management software is a great project management option for any small business.  Like the others sites mentioned here, it is available for both Windows and Mac. It’s very intuitive and super easy to navigate. You can import data, create projects, build teams, set milestones, and generate great looking reports.  Included is a business collaboration feature that includes assigning tasks, tracking projects and generating reports.  Create blog and forum posts, share photos, bookmarks etc. The software provides you with up to 10 GB of space and limits you to 10 MG file size uploads. If you need more, you can always upgrade to the paid version.

MailChimp Email Marketing Software

MailChimp offers free email marketing software options that work great for your small business. The free option is limited to 2,000 contacts and up to 12,000 emails per month, but that’s plenty for any small business to get started using and incorporating email marketing and campaigns.  Everything with MailChimp is done online.  No software, no downloads, no installations, just create an account on their website and go.  You can import existing contacts from Excel, Salesforce, and Outlook CSV files. MailChimp also allows you to incorporate social media integrating with sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.  The reporting module works with Google Analytics so you can track readers and the traffic coming from your email campaigns. MailChimp is even available for the mobile devices and smartphone users.

Yola Website Builder Software

Yola is a free website builder that provides an easy-to-use platform for design and creation. Setting up your website will be very quick and simple. Yola provides over 100 professional website template designs and lets you publish up to 5 websites using their on-screen guidance guide.  The free version does not let you select your own domain name, but you can host your website using a sub-domain of Yola. Should you decide to self-host at a later time, the option to do so is provided.  Yola allows you 1 GB of file space on their server which is normally sufficient with any start-up business.

ClickBook Appointment Scheduler

ClickBook Appointment Scheduler is a scheduling tool for business owners.  Works great for dentists or doctors, therapists, hair stylists, and spa/beauty salon owners.  ClickBook has may great features.  There’s a customer database, smart scheduling, repeat appointments and more.  It will work on Windows and Mac OS and there’s no downloads or installations required.  You can import your address books from AOL, Yahoo, Outlook, and Gmail, and other email platforms.  The free version won’t allow you to automatically send appointment reminders, you must do that manually.  Another limitation will be that you can only book three months of customers at any given time.

inDinero Financial Management Software

inDinero is the easiest way for your business to track their finances.  It’s a great, easy-to-use free online financial management application. inDinero will help you manage the financial side of your business using a combination of manual financial  data entry and automatic data importing from your bank statements and credit cards.  It works on both Window and Mac.  Some of the really cool features include a dashboard showing incoming and outgoing dollars, (P&L) profits and losses, and your cash balances from previous months. There’s a budget tab that lets you view your budget which can be broken down into categories allowing you to see each transaction.  You can instantly generate reports, remove data entry, and categorize ALL your transactions. If creating custom categories and storing more than 3 months worth of transactions is needed, you can always upgrade to the paid version.