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.
Direct Online Marketing; 800-979-3177— Features a beginning definition
list of Internet marketing terms. Also offers online lead generation and Internet marketing help.
Good Free Stuff Web Review — This newsletter lists free stuff on the Internet,
including newsletters. Again, be sure your free offers and free email newsletters are listed here.
Infomercial Toolkit — If you want to learn how to create videos (both as
infomercials for your website but as well as for YouTube and other video-sharing
websites), you need this toolkit created by Michael Koenigs and Rocket Helstrom.
It shows you how to shoot, edit, and launch your Internet videos. Also shows you
how to put the resulting video on your website as well so people can see and hear you. Cost: $997.
Marketing Explained — This incredible series of audio, video, and more
teaches you everything that Armand Morin knows about Internet marketing, and he
knows a heck of a lot. More than 98% of other Internet marketers. The best
Internet information marketing resource out there right now. Includes 34 CDs of
content, a live seminar (which, if you cannot attend, you'll be able to listen
to via the web), 8 weeks of training videos, 4 Generator Software products,
resale rights to all videos on the IME blog, and a teleseminar describing how
Armand generated $4 million last year from just talking. Cost: $1,997.
NetMechanic — This site allows you minimize gifs, check links, and do other website
maintenance for free (on web sites less than 400 pages).
NetPost — Eric Ward's site promotion
website. Eric has launched everyone from Amazon.com to Rodney Dangerfield's Rodney.com.
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.
Ways to Market your Book Online — This ebook by Judy Cullins
shows how to get thousands to your site daily and
sell all the books you want. Discover how to augment your traditional marketing
with easy, cheap, and doable online marketing. No buying ad words, just doing
what you do best: writing and submitting articles. Cost: $44.95.
If you want to get more traffic to your website and/or get top ten rankings in
Google searches for your keywords, this program not only shows you how to do it,
but they also make it very easy to do. These guys make it so easy to use video to
post to your blog, drive traffic, and build awareness of what you do.
A fantastic resource. Plus, the cost of joining includes some wonderful
resources for creating and posting videos. Very well explained and easy to use.
It got my juices flowing really fast. Cost: From $47 to $147 per month.
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
Banner Ad Networks
These networks sell banner ad space on your websites to other companies and sites).
Other Internet advertising possibilities
Sources for additional content for your site or other projects. Also places where you can submit articles for other sites to feature.
Online news release services
Top 5 Search Engines (featuring URL submission
AOL Search: http://search.aol.com/add.adp
— 10 to 15% of the market. 8% of searches in February 2006; 4.4% in July 2007 (comScore Networks).
Ask Networks: http://www.ask.com
— 5.5% of the market (2005). 6% of searches in February 2006; 4.7% in July 2007 (comScore
Networks); 4.16% of online searches in the U.S. in February 2008 (HitWise).
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).
Microsoft Network (MSN): http://www.msn.com
— 15% of the market (2005). 11.7% of searches in September 2005. 14% of searches in February 2006;
12.3% in July 2007 (comScore Networks); 6.95% of online searches in the U.S. in
February 2008 (HitWise); 5.5% of online searches in the U.S. in October 2008 (HitWise).
— 31% of the market (2005). 23.3% of searches in September 2005.
28% of searches in February 2006; 23.5% in July 2007 (comScore Networks); 20.6%
of online searches in the U.S. in February 2008 (HitWise); 19.6% of online
searches in the U.S. 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.