Image via CrunchBaseWe just added an overview of the many free conference call platforms available. Each gets the job done, but they do vary by bells and whistles provided. Some such as Wiggio are built into cloud based team management platforms while others such as Rondee offer a solid conference call solution when features such as invitations and scheduling are required. Read more...
Anyone that needs to record and transcribe any audio, calls, focus groups, etc. should try Cogi. The platform goes beyond trascribing audio to offering features such as browse search and review, and the ability to share recordings as MP3 file.
Any marketer or market researcher that has ever attempted to transcribe a focus group into text will find Cogi indispensable.
One of the challenges of branding is determining if the name is available on the multitude of social networks available. KnowEm helps solve the problem by providing a free search engine that allows you to check for the use of your brand, product, personal name or user name instantly on over 575 popular and emerging social media websites. The brand name search engine also checks the entire USPTO Trademark Database.
If you do find that the brand name you want is taken, the staff at KnowEm will help you negotiate with the owner for a possible purchase.
Great demo of video where viewer can control view of what they are watching. This Yellowbird technology uses 5 cameras to record the entire experience. This 360 view of media can change the way we watch and interact with video.
Click and drag your mouse to experience:
Here's a few tools I picked up at the Affiliate Summit New York Meetup. Thanks to Vinny O'Hare. I'm still trying to understand how to read results, so feel free to leave a helpful comment.
As an aside, the benchmark Google standard is believed to be 4 seconds for page loading. As a suggestion stack rank pages and bring time load times of worst performers. By fixing the outliers, you'll bring the average load time for the entire site. Of course look at your server, size or compression of picture.
Online Page Speed Tools
Smush.it from Yahoo
PageSpeed – an open source browser add-on
Some tools suggested by Reel SEO
This free DNS lookup tool takes seconds to use and will provde the CNAME for any URL
Two free tools to help with online image optimization
Picnik free online photo editing tool. Great online utility that works with a wide variety of picture sources.
Image Optimizer - free tool where it's simple to upload and convert images to popular web formats such as jpg, gif and png
Great interview between Shawn Collins, the king of all affiliate trade shows and Wil Reynolds, the Master of all thingsSEO. The two come together to share some quick SEO tool recommendations including:
Raven Tools (well known keyword research tool set)
Authority Labs (Provides text, video and images ranking to complement keyword ranking info).
SEO Moz - Wil raves about open site explorer as a method for comparing the value of each site and the links they provide.
Google Suggest - keyword suggestion tool built into browser
UberSuggest - for keyword suggestions
SeedKeywords - to query potential keywords from friends
Soovle.com - enter a keyword and see what comes back when it is used on a variety of search and retail sites