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There is nothing better than personal recommendation, which is why I have built this section.
This authority site builders toolbox is links to all my trusted tools, plugins and resources that I use on a daily basis.
Choosing the right registrar is very important, you'll more than likely be with them for a few years - so it's important to consider long term costs as well as purely the up front special offer that they are enticing you with.
The majority of my domains are registered with Namecheap who are professional, competitive and very easy to deal with.
Very popular domain name registrar, Namecheap offers incredibly competitive pricing along with a years free whois privacy.
Once the year is up, renewals are still cheap.
Budget domain registration, can often find coupons to reduce the price even more.
Quite active in marketing up sells and cross product sells.
Renewals are much more expensive.
Easy to use and affordable, 1&1 domain name registrations also offer free whois privacy.
They often have special offers on for deeply discounted domains - so be sure to check them before registering a new domain.
Good prices and a nice and easy to use site mean that if I'm looking to spread domains across different providers, I will always end up using these guys.
Whois privacy isn't free, but it's only around $4 extra a month.
Price shouldn't be your only concern when selecting a web host. You need to really go off personal recommendation and it seems every person you ask will give you a different answer.
A Small Orange
'Homegrown' hosting which comes very highly recommended.
Support staff are on the ball and very happy to work out any problems you have with your site.
Excellent support and excellent hardware - easily coped with a 275k visitors in 24 hours - by far the best host I've ever used and the cheapest.
UK based hosting company who have a very good reputation in the hosting market.
Willing and helpful customer support coupled with solid servers means that you'll not have to worry much about your website.
Price is competitive & affordable.
Media Temple offer slightly higher spec hosting with a price to match.
Support is very helpful, but you are limited to the number of databases you can create with the basic account.
Recently I have encountered quite a bit of downtime, random server errors and unhelpful support staff. While I still recommend them, I'm close to leaving.
Free themes are great, but in order to stand out from the crowd and also to get a higher level of support for your theme you need to purchase a premium theme. Don't just consider the 'visual' side of the theme, but also consider the amount of code that is written in the background.
Independent designers will focus more on the visuals instead of the efficiency, robustness and security of the underlying code. My Theme Shop is the pick of the bunch here.
My Theme Shop
Since finding the themes at My Theme Shop it's been the only place I've bought themes from recently.
Excellent design, and very well coded means these themes are robust and fast.
Professional and impressive WordPress themes.
WP Zoom makes beautiful, high quality WordPress themes.
Ease of use and fast support come as standard.
The Genesis Framework empowers you to quickly and easily build incredible websites with WordPress.
Genesis provides the secure and search-engine-optimized foundation that takes WordPress to the next level
If you want a beautiful web design that you can customize from your WordPress dashboard, Thesis Skins are the answer.
Built-in tools like the golden ratio typography controls, Thesis Skins are designed to make your website more effective and look amazing.
You can find a huge array of themes on Theme Forest from an unlimited amount of independent designers, coders and freelancers.
Wide ranging the visual quality is usually good - but the underlying code can sometimes be poorly written.
Woo Themes is a leading WordPress theme and plugin provider with tons of free and commercial products available to jump-start your website.
There are good membership options available here if you often buy themes.
Amazingly beautiful premium WordPress themes coupled with advanced functionality and awesome support.
I've found these sites look great, but can be pretty awkward to use, so I'd check other sources for similar themes if you can...
Wordpress' own theme repository. You can find some really nice themes in here if you look hard enough, but you'll also find some pretty poorly designed ones too.
No support (as it's a free product) but the simple themes that are very popular are always a good starting point.
Arguably there are free ways to accomplish most things, but using the right tool for the right job can save you hours and hours of time and frustration. If you're not paying with money, you usually pay with time. All these tools and services are excellent and I thoroughly recommend you check them out.
Long Tail Pro
Excellent keyword research tool by Spencer of Niche Pursuits.
It has a method of calculating keyword competitiveness which is very useful when you are looking for easy to dominate SERPs.
The cornerstone of SEO. They have comprehensive tools that allow you to check a whole range of things - as well as awesome free content and a great community.
Expensive, but well worth checking out.
Back link analysis tool - the newest guys on the scene but easily the best.
I always use Ahrefs to check back links because their index is so much larger than their competitors.
I only use Majestic SEO to check the Trust Flow and Citation Flow of a expired domain name that I am thinking about buying.
This proprietary formula is a pretty good indicator of how 'trustworthy' a domain is, which can be a big factor in the price.
The more I use this spidering tool the more uses I discover for it.
Personal site audits, broken link analysis, redirect chains - not to mention using it to generate reports that can assist greatly with outreach link building tactics.
A true jewel of an SEO tool.
My preferred analytics provider.
Simpler and easier to use than Google Analytics - Clicky has a really simple and clear interface and all the data I need is with a click or two away.
Have been using it for many years and am a huge fan.
If you build any sites that promote Amazon products then you need to check out AMA Suite.
You can mine data from Amazon and easily tweak and twist it in Excel until your heart is content.
Tabulate products by number of reviews, average rating, price etc - huge time saving application.
Tweet Adder 4
Usually referred to by people who like to spam Twitter, Tweet Adder 4 is a reformed bit of software.
Fully compliant with Twitters TOS - its a great way to manage and automate a twitter account.
Posting articles from an RSS feed, automatically greeting new followers etc is all catered for.
Writing is a real skill. If you can find someone who can eloquently put pen to paper for a cost that is acceptable, then it's one of the ways to really start outsourcing your business.
Be warned though, finding (and keeping) a good writer for a good price is a very tricky task indeed. It's always worthwhile having one or two backup contacts in place.
A recent discovery for me, and one I am so pleased to have made.
Order 300-500 word articles and tell the writer that you need the full 500 means you'll be paying about $2.75 for a very well written and researched article.
My acceptance rate is well over 80% and I am very picky when it comes to accepting articles that are going on my PBN sites.
My previous favorite place to get content written.
If you choose 4 start and above writers you can get some good article, but the price of $5.50 makes it look very expensive compared to the Hire Writers articles.
I'd be lying if I said I still used iWriter after discovering Hire Writers - but it's really good to have a choice of places to go to.
When building out content that needs a genuine expert on a particular niche I always turn to Elance.
You can find experts in many fields who can really write amazing articles with true authority and knowledge.
Downside is you do pay the higher price for these kinds of articles - but when you find a great writer it's an awesome feeling.
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