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A free guide to website promotion
and search engine optimization.


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Free Web Tools

Website Promotion/SEO Tools

  1. Link Popularity Checker - This handy tool from MarketLeap is designed to help webmasters find out who is linking to their site. It also displays a useful benchmarking report to show where you stand in comparison to other sites of various levels of visibility.

  2. Meta Tag Generator - Quickly generate meta tags for your web page. Meta tags allows for better indexing by robot-driven search engines and  can boost your ranking in search results.

  3. "Bookmark Us!" Script - If you don't remind people to bookmark your site, they may forget.  This little script will help you retain some visitors.

    Step 1. Insert the following script somewhere between <HEAD> and </HEAD> tags on your page (make the appropriate changes to the site URL and TITLE).

    Step 2. Place following code where you want the "Bookmark Us" message to appear.


Message Boards

Message boards (a.k.a. bulletin boards or forums) like the one on this site add interactivity to a website and are a great way to generate traffic.  Visitors contribute to the content of your site every time they post on the board.  Depending on well you design, promote, and maintain your board, it may become the most lively and highest traffic section on your site, allowing you to generate income by placing ads on it.

  1. phpBB Bulletin Board
    This site uses phpBB, a high powered, fully scalable, and customizable open-source bulletin board package.  Featuring a user-friendly interface, simple administration panel, and extensive documentation, phpBB is the ideal free community solution for all web sites.  You'll need a server or hosting plan that supports PHP and one of the following databases: MySQL, MS-SQL, PostgreSQL or Access/ODBC. 

  2. vBulletin Forum Software
    If you going with a free bulletin board system like phpBB, you're pretty much on your own when it comes to installing the software and making sure it runs properly.  If you're not a techie type and think you might need customer support, you might want to consider a commercial product like vBulletin, a powerful, scalable and fully customizable bulletin board package for your web site. Based on the PHP and MySQL, vBulletin is the ideal community solution for all medium-to-large sites.

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  3. ProBoards - If your hosting account does not come with PHP and database support, you can get a remotely-hosted board.  ProBoards offers  free customizable boards with many features, including your own domain (, unlimited forums, unlimited postings, and 24/7 support.  So what's the catch?  Your board will contain an advertising banner near the top of the page, which isn't bad considering all the features that they give you.

Ad Rotatorss

If you're planning to sell advertising space on your website, you'll probably want some type of ad rotator. An ad rotator displays a different ad every time a page is loaded.  This allows you to build an inventory of ads (banners, text boxes, etc.) and display all of them (in succession) on a page without having to manually edit the html codes.  Rotating ads also enhances their click-through rates since visitors don't have to stare at the same ad over and over again every time they visit a certain page on your site.

phpAdsNew - Our favorite is phpAdsNew, a free open-source ad server, with an integrated banner management interface and tracking system for gathering statistics. With phpAdsNew you can easily rotate paid banners as well as your own banners. You can even integrate banners from third-party advertising companies. phpAdsNew can handle regular banners and buttons, pop-ups, text ads, DHTML banners, flash banners, and much more.  Even though, phpAdsNew is free, we strongly recommend that you donate to the phpAdsNew team to reward their effort and support their continuing work on the project.

Web Editors

  1. Alleycode HTML Editor - Alleycode is a fast, sleek and highly productive award winning HTML editor with unique features. If you are new to HTML, Alleycode's great tutorial will walk you through your first coding steps... If you are an established coder you will find a refreshing, non-bloated infrastructure with fast and accurate delivery. Beyond HTML, Alleycode's wizardry focuses on PHP and CSS interaction for professional and easy management of your projects. Best of all, Alleycode is FREE! (the authors do accept donations if you find it useful)

  2. PSPad - Universal freeware editor with support for multiple syntax highlighting profiles. Comes with a hex editor, CP conversion, text differences, templates, macros, spell check option, auto-completion, Code Explorer and much more. The program is pre-configured for the most popular programming languages (VB, C++, SQL, PHP, ASP, Python etc.) and you can further customize the syntax settings. PSPad includes several additional tools that are especially useful for HTML editing (compress, format code) and also integrates TopStyle Lite and TidyHTML. The program can be used as IDE for any compiler. Additional features include support for project, file browsing, custom shortcuts, built-in FTP client to edit files on the server and much more.

  3. HTMLGate FREE - A powerful HTML editor that offers many advanced features and extended support for all modern web scripting languages. Advanced coding features with syntax support enables you to quickly and instantly create, edit and publish HTML 4, XHTML 2, JavaScript 1.2, VBScript, DHTML, CSS 2.0, PHP 5, ASP, XML, JSP, SSI, WML 1.1, HDML 3.0, SMIL, PERL, SQL and WebTV pages.  Features FastEdit (WYSIWYG) and W3's HTML Tidy, which helps you to easily check and reformat your web-documents after the W3 standard.


Site Templates & Graphics: has tons of free web templates, graphics, and enhancement tools for you to download and use on your site.  A lot of the free stuff on this site is better than ones offered for sale by other sites.


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