Resources

These are some of the best resources I’ve come across for building your business, making heads and tails of SEO, and doing marketing in the digital age. Some are free and some paid. Others are professional relationships where I am a designated reseller. All in all, use what you like. I hope these are as helpful to you as they are to me.

Recommended Resources & Tools

Scheduling Calls

Calendly – helps you schedule meetings without back-and-forth emails. Free!

Project Management

Airtable – an online spreadsheet where you can collaborate, move tables around to organize anything. Free!

Inbound Leads & Customer Relationship Management

Pipedrivea CRM & pipeline management tool that helps you focus on actions that matter.

Business Cards

Moo.com – a fantastic resource for professional grade cards complete with inspiration gallery and, for SMB’s, the Consultant Guide and Startup Toolkit.

LinkedIn mobile feature “Find Nearby” – next time you’re at a networking mixer, call up the LinkedIn app. Along the bottom, click on My Network. At the top of that section, enable the “Find nearby” option.  Be sure to share and tell others so it’s less creepy, ok?

SEO Tools – Affordable & Reliable

Revvim.com – a revenue-maximizing SEO tool delivering actionable SEO content alignments designed to maximize your site’s organic search traffic and revenue from search engines. I recommend their tool and, full disclosure, I have a reseller relationship with them. They’re great folks.

STAT Search Analytics – rank tracking for enterprise level SEO. Unlimited SERP tracking in locations across the globe. Fresh, every day. A great bunch, too. I highly recommend attending one of their local SEO events

SEO Radar – Change monitoring and disaster prevention. SEORadar monitors your pages for SEO-specific changes and alerts users to issues which can have potential SEO consequences.

SEO & Marketing Blogs

A.J. Khon Blind Five Year Old
Andrew Shotland Local SEO Guide
Bill Slawski SEO By The Sea
Google Webmaster Central Blog
Moz – Beginner’s Guide to SEO
Wordstream

Search Engine Journal
Search Engine Land
Search Engine Watch

MarketingProfs
Hubspot Blog
Content Marketing Institute

Injections of Inspiration

Marie Forleo – Marie TV
Gary Vaynerchuck – GaryVee YouTube Channel
Simon Sinek – Start With Why
Seth Godin’s Blog riffs on marketing, respect, and the ways ideas spread.

Professional Networking in the Bay Area

SEO Meetup’s hosted by Bay Area Search. Come and meet some of the best and brightest SEO’s in the Bay. We host networking events at the San Francisco headquarters some of the most recognized names in tech: Optimizely, LinkedIn, and Yelp.  They’re fun and most of the time free thanks to our generous sponsors.

 

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