Free Web Tools
Website Promotion/SEO Tools
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.
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
"Bookmark Us!" Script
- If you don't remind people to bookmark your site, they may
forget. This little script will help you retain some
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
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.
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.
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.
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
unlimited forums, unlimited postings, and 24/7 support. So
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.
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.
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)
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.
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
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.