Today I'm going to show you my exclusive, curated list of online tools and services that you can use to build, improve, and optimize almost any website or blog, including eCommerce.
You probably know there are way too many posts on the internet promoting similar lists.
The key difference here is that I have personally tried and tested tons of them and handpicked only those I recommend to you.
I only recommend tools and products that I have used for a while and truly stand by.
So rather than listing off all 300 of them, I'm going to show you only the cream of the crop.
The best part?
Many tools and services listed here (unfortunately not all) are absolutely free!
Let's dive right in.
Royalty Free Images and Videos for Your eCommerce Website
|unsplash.com||Royalty free images.|
|pexels.com||Royalty free images and videos.|
|burst||Free stock images by shopify burst.|
Free Online Image Optimization services
|iloveimg||Online bulk image optimization.|
|tinyjpg||Online bulk image optimization.|
|compressjpeg||Free online bulk image optimization. Up to 20 images in one go.|
|imagify||Image optimization Wordpress plugin. Free up to 25mb/month. Check here for actual imagify coupon code.|
|shortpixel||Image optimization Worpress plugin. Free up to 100 images/month.|
|vectorizer||World's first, free online image vectorization service, comparable in quality to paid software and services.|
|printfriendly||Turn any html or web page into PDF using this free online tool. All ads and page footers are automatically striped. There is a free browser extension and also a paid option for API users.|
Email Hosting and Email Forwarding Services
|yandex.com||Free email hosting service.|
|improvmx.com||Free and paid email forwarding service by improvemx.|
Website Hosting and CDN Services
|cloudflare.com||Free and paid CDN.|
|digitalocean.com||Paid VPS hosting (new accounts get $100 in signup bonus credit to test the service).|
|namesilo||Absolutely the lowest prices for domain name registration and domain renewal. Enter the coupon code ECOMM to get an additional $1 discount during the checkout. You can also use it as the namesilo coupon renewal.|
|namecheap||Domain name registration company, providing free Dynamic DNS.|
Web Performance Optimization
Online tool for web performance analysis.
|DareBoost||Compare web performance of two pages.|
|Pingdom||Online tool for web performance analysis.|
|GTmetrix||Online tool for web performance analysis.|
|PageSpeed Insights||Google tool for web performance analysis.|
|UpTrends||Online tool for web performance analysis.|
|Chrome DevTools||Web performance analysis from the Chrome browser.|
|keycdn tools||Various security and web performance tools by keycdn for troubleshooting website, network, or CDN issues.|
SEO and Keyword Research Tools
|ahrefs||ahrefs is my no.1 choice when it comes to all-in-one SEO toolset. They also offer some awesome free SEO tools you can try.|
|keywordseverywhere||Free Keyword research browser plugin.|
|Keyword Surfer||Free browser extension that allows you to see search keyword volumes directly in Google search results.|
|Keyword Shitter||Keyword Shitter is a unconventional keyword research service based on paid, one-time reports.|
|Schema Markup Generator||Free online schema markup generator.|
|Keyword Tool||Free keyword research tool that helps you find great keywords using google auto-suggest. There is a paid PRO edition as well.|
|BrokenLinkCheck||Free online broken link checker tool that scans webpages for dead hyperlinks. Free version is limited to 3000 pages.|
|OpenLinkProfiler||Free backlink analysis tool.|
|BuzzSumo||Discover trending, popular web content and topics.|
|Online Tools||Collection of various useful online SEO tools and helpers.|
HTML, WhoIS and Other Useful Tools
|DNS Cache Flush||Free online Google DNS cache flush tool. Easily flush NS, MX or any other DNS record from the cache to speed up propagation after moving your website to another webserver.|
|HTMLstrip||Collection of free online tools: WhoIs, encoders, decoders, minifiers, beautifiers, obfuscators, SHA-256 generator, SEO tools, etc.|
WordPress Plugins and Tools
|ManageWP||The ultimate WordPress Dashboard for managing multiple WordPress websites. Update plugins on all websites with a single click. Managing a bunch of websites is free, while premium add-ons are optional.|
|Better Search Replace||The best plugin if you need to run a search/replace on the WP database.|
|Add & Replace Affiliate Links for Amazon||Add & Replace Affiliate Links for Amazon plugin helps you to add/update tag parameters in links that follows to amazon (yes, even amzn shortlinks!).|
So give it a go and use mentioned services and tools to improve your eCommerce website.
I hope this guide helped you.
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And do let me know if there is any other useful online tool or service that you have used to build or improve your online store. I would love to try it out and add it to my list.
Author: Drasko Georgijev
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