Please note that this is a very personal list, based on the sole judgment of John Kremer. If you'd like to nominate
a referral program, associate sales program, pay-per-click programs, or other website paying programs, please
email John Kremer. I know that I have missed some companies I
truly would like to add to this list. Your company might be one of those. Thanks for your support. — John Kremer, author of
1001 Ways to Market Your Books
Alert Site — For as little as $5.00 per month, this site will alert you
to any broken links on your website as well as any slow performance.
AlertBot — Website monitoring service that tests website availability,
performance, and alerts webmaster of downtime. Also provides ftp, http, pop3, snmp, https, smtp, ip, and dns server
monitoring. Free 15 Day Trial.
Award Sites — Rates and links to 2,000 sites that offer awards.
ClickZ — One of the
best resource sites for all things having to do with developing and marketing websites.
NetMechanic — This site allows you minimize gifs, check links, and do other website
maintenance for free (on web sites less than 400 pages).
Pay Per Click Search Engines — Features the search engines that give you
top position on specific searches, for payment.
ReadWriteWeb — A resource
for what's new on the web. Very useful.
SEOChat — The best
website for maximizing your search engine natural searches. Features lots of
tools and resources for getting the most website visitors from search engines.
Slashdot — Motto: news for
nerds, stuff that matters. All about technology and more. Can search for stories
Smashing Apps — Features free
and useful online resources for web designers and developers.
Tools — A wonderful collection of tools for search engine optimization.
Web Digest for Marketers
— An incredible resource site for all things about web marketing.
Website Garage — This site provides inexpensive tools for optimizing your site and
analyzing your site traffic. For instance, they offer the Hitometer, which for $4.99 per month provides a detailed report that identifies
those links, directories, keywords, and search engines that are most effective in getting people to visit your site.
— Helps you see how your website is doing as a marketing vehicle.
WilsonWeb — Subscribe to their Web Marketing Today newsletter and get some free
ebooks. Also check out their Web Marketing Research Room.
Blogging sites and resources, blogging directories,
Knowledge-sharing websites, wikis, widgets, and more
Social networks and social networking
http://www.bing.com — My favorite search engine.
Google: http://www.google.com —
The largest web site search engine. 33% of the market (2005). 45.1% of searches in September, 2005.
42% of searches in February 2006; 55.2% in July 2007 (comScore Networks); 66.4%
of online searches in the U.S. in February 2008 (HitWise); 70% of the U.S.
market in October 2008 (Hitwise).
http://www.alexa.com — Provides a relative ranking for website popularity.
http://www.ranking.com — Calculates the
online popularity of the most visited websites.