Chances are you’ve seen the ads for the latest and greatest Internet Marketing software program that is suppose to help you make loads of money in short order. It seems more and more these offers can be found at every corner of the Internet. And all you have to do is send them 7.
I’ve been earning extra money as an Internet Marketer for many years now. In that time, there has been thousands of programs that are suppose to help Webmasters. In this time, I’ve used a lot of software. Out of all this software, I can say honestly that there has only been a few that I would pay for. The truth of the matter is, you don’t need a lot of software to be a successful Internet Marketer. I make a lot of money using free software available to anyone.
In fact, Google has some free tools that are better than a lot of the software on the market today. If you don’t want to shell out big bucks for software, give these free tools from Google a try.
The first free program I use is Google Trends. Trends is one of my favorite services from Google. It helps me see what is being searched for currently. Trends keeps track on searches performed on Google and list the most popular searches every day and even hourly.You can even track popular searches each hour through Trends. One you use this service a few times, it won’t take you long at all to figure out how profitable this service can be for you.
Google’s Keyword Research Tool will help you to make cash online. Any Niche Marketer worth his computer knows how important this tool is. The Keyword Tool shows you how many times someone has searched for specific keywords, competition for those keywords and how much those advertisers are willing to pay. I use this tool to zero in on profitable niches. This tool is one that most people who make money with Adsense use.
Serious Webmasters will want to use Google’s Webmasters Tool program. This is an important tool for those of you with websites. This tool does several things. The two most important ones in my opinion are that it shows you the top keywords your website ranks for plus it will show you how many backlinks your site has and how many backlinks each page has. This will help you know which keywords or keyword phrases your site needs optimized for.
Google Analytics is another important Webmaster tool that you’ll find helpful in pulling serious user data from your website with. Unlike Google’s Webmaster Tool, Analytics digs down deep to show you detailed information about your website. The list of features and benefits of this program are too numerous to list here, but it’s easy to say that this free tool does what other tools costing hundreds of dollars can’t do. Analytics allows you to see which keywords are most popular for your site, how many people found your site through specific keywords as well as telling you how long they were there and what they clicked on, if anything. It also shows you where they came from, whether it was a search engine or website. This is invaluable information when you’re trying to figure out where your traffic is coming from and how well your offers are converting.
This destroys the myth that you need high dollar software to make money on the Internet. With these free tools from Google, there is no need in spending a lot of money on other programs. You can take the money you save and outsource some of those boring chores of Internet Marketing that you hate to do, like writing articles!