7 Free Tools for Monitoring, Testing, and Improving Your Website

7 Free Tools for Monitoring, Testing, and Improving Your Website

Maintaining an entire site can be a costly and time-consuming undertaking. So why do things manually if you can use a tool? And why pay for services when you can get them for free? The most likely answer: because you don’t know they exist!

As a business owner or marketer, you probably balance multiple projects in addition to managing your site. It can be a lot of work, but tools make it so much easier to solve problems and be proactive about avoiding them in the first place without sacrificing a lot of your time or budget. The tools I’m sharing with you today are ones that I frequently share with my clients based on their needs.

Here are the 7 questions I am asked most about monitoring, testing, and improving sites, and my 7 favorite tools I almost always recommend to clients to help fix their issues:

What Are Data Brokers - And What Is Your Data Worth? [Infographic]

What Are Data Brokers – And What Is Your Data Worth? [Infographic]

Have you ever received an advertisement in the mail and been impressed by eerily relevant it was to your exact interests or situations? You may have chalked it up to coincidence, but that kind of accuracy probably didn’t happen by chance. What’s more likely is that the business purchased your information from a data broker.

If you’re familiar with data brokers, this won’t come as a shock. But if you’re not already aware, data brokering is a multi-billion dollar industry made up of companies who collect consumer data and sell it to other companies, usually for marketing purposes.

So what do they know about you? And how much do they make off of your personal information? Check out our infographic for all of the details.

Interview: Katie Burke, HubSpot Director of Talent and Culture

Interview: Katie Burke, HubSpot Director of Talent and Culture

We’re back with another InterviewFX feature! If you’re new to this series, InterviewFX is our way to bring you advice from entrepreneurs, marketers, and other experts to help you better manage your business and online marketing.

Today we focus on the inbound marketing movement as we talk to Katie Burke, Director of Talent and Culture at Hubspot. Katie offers you valuable insights into the values of a sustainable client relationship, inbound marketing, and the future of podcasts.

Keep reading to see the full interview!

Who Has the Fastest Internet Connection in the World? [Infographic]

Who Has the Fastest Internet Connection in the World? [Infographic]

If you live in the United States, you might think that your Internet is fast. After all, you now have access to movies and TV shows on demand, high quality streaming music, and websites that load instantaneously. There’s no way your Internet speeds aren’t among the fastest in the world, right?

That’s where you’d be wrong. Really, really wrong.

Check out this infographic to find out which countries have the fastest Internet speeds, how the US stacks up, and where you should move if you want the fastest download speeds (or the cheapest broadband!) in the world.

Interview: Michael Brenner, NewsCred Head of Strategy

Interview: Michael Brenner, NewsCred Head of Strategy

We’re back with another InterviewFX feature! If you’re new around here, this series brings you advice from entrepreneurs, marketers, and other experts to help you better manage your business and online marketing.

Today we focus on leadership values and content marketing as we talk to Michael Brenner, Head of of Strategy for NewsCred. As the former VP of Global Content Marketing Strategy and Head of Digital for SAP Americas, Michael offers you valuable insights into leadership, content marketing, and the future of digital marketing.

Keep reading to see the full interview!

Who Would Rule the Web if Mobile Didn't Exist? [Infographic]

Who Would Rule the Web if Mobile Didn’t Exist? [Infographic]

Imagine a world without smartphones or tablets, where the only way to get online is through your laptop or desktop. How much would your life change?

Without mobile devices, our lives would be dramatically altered — as would the Internet. Now that mobile accounts for around 60% of total Internet traffic, we wondered what the web would be like if these devices somehow ceased to exist. Which websites would dominate, and which would lose all their visitors? We found the results of our research so fascinating that we couldn’t help but share them with you!

Here’s a closer look at what a typical month would be like without mobile Internet, and who would rule the web if mobile devices didn’t exist.