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9 Digital Marketing Tools that Drive Results in 2016

Are you looking to learn about the latest free Digital Marketing Tools which will drive results for your business in 2016?

I recently talked about the following Digital Marketing tools at the latest Digital in Kent conference held at Eastwell Manor in Ashford (see slides below). I've tried and tested hundreds of Digital Marketing Tools and the following tools come top of the class. They produce real results.

This post will provide a short summary of what each tool does and how it can benefit you and your business.

Digital Marketing Tool 1: START A FIRE

What it does

Free online tool which adds a badge with your content recommendations within any link.

Benefits

βœ“ Drive traffic to your website from any other website

βœ“ Integrates with buffer, hootsuite, oktopost etc.

βœ“ Completely free

Digital Marketing Tool 2: PUSHCREW

What it does

Free online tool which adds a badge with your content recommendations within any link.

Benefits

βœ“ Drive traffic to your website from any other website

βœ“ Easy to setup

βœ“ Completely free up to 500 subscribers

Digital Marketing Tool 3: BOOMERANG

What it does

Free app which creates captivating mini videos that loop back and forth.

Benefits

βœ“ Make social media engagements more personal

βœ“ Stand out from the crowd

βœ“ Completely free

Digital Marketing Tool 4: SUMOME

What it does

Free WordPress plugin which provides a suite of tools to help grow your website traffic.

Benefits

βœ“ Drive traffic to your website

βœ“ Convert traffic on your website

βœ“ Free & analyse website content performance

Digital Marketing Tool 5: OPTIN PANDA & SOCIAL LOCKER

What it does

Free WordPress plugin which locks pieces of content on your website & unlocks them in return for email sign ups & social shares.

Benefits

βœ“ Generate leads & signups

βœ“ Attract social shares & traffic

βœ“ Free & paid

Digital Marketing Tool 6: IFTTT

What it does

Free online tool which connects 300+ apps with 'recipes' which allow you to programme 1 app to trigger another to take a specific action.

Benefits

βœ“ Save time (make long processes very efficient)

βœ“ Set up industry alerts & automate lead generation

βœ“ Completely free

Digital Marketing Tool 7: FOLLOWERWONK

What it does

Free online tool/ twitter directory which works with twitter to help you find industry influencers, dig deeper into your twitter analytics & more.

Benefits

βœ“ Find influencers in your industry

βœ“ Find out in depth stats about your followers

βœ“ Free & Paid

Digital Marketing Tool 8: GLEAM

What it does

Online competitions software that gets users to take almost any kind of action to enter a competition e.g. follow on social, sign up to email, watch videos etc.

Benefits

βœ“ Can get users to take any kind of action

βœ“ Simple & easy to use & integrate with website

βœ“ Free & paid (paid version much better)

Digital Marketing Tool 9: VIDEOHANCE

What it does

App which allows you to edit video from your phone.

Benefits

βœ“ Easy to use

βœ“ Great features & functionality

βœ“ Free & Paid (Paid version is much better)

Have you tried any of these tools? Have you used any great Digital Marketing tools we haven't mentioned? Please, please share your recommendations in the comments below - sharing is caring!.
Daniel Knowlton
Daniel Knowlton
Dan is the award winning Co-founder of KPS Digital Marketing who was named #12 Most Influential Digital Marketer on Twitter in the world in 2016 by Onalytica. Dan is a contributor for a variety of key marketing publications including Social Media Examiner, Content Marketing Institute and Jeff Bullas’ Blog. He is also a keen speaker and has spoken at events internationally for a variety of organisations including NatWest and The Royal institute of Chartered Surveyors. Dan has a passion for helping others learn how to get to grips with Digital Marketing and is obsessed with providing value for his community.
  • Starla Macintosh

    Another tool that you should look into is crowdspeaking. Platforms like headTalker and thunderclap allow for crowdspeaking campaigns to be created very fast. These crowdspeaking campaigns allow for your link to be seen by new people who do not follow you directly on social media. Great way to break past the algorithms online!

    • Thank you for the recommendation Starla! πŸ™‚

      Could you provide a bit of an insight into how these tools work so that other readers can benefit from your recommendation?

      • Starla Macintosh

        Well, the first thing that you want to do is start a campaign. HeadTalker approves in 1-2 hours at no cost, and Thunderclap takes up to 3 days, unless you pay $45 for faster approval. After your campaign is approved, you would want to ask people to add their support to your crowdspeaking campaign for free. HeadTalker has a Market Place where you can buy supporters for your campaign, which is pretty convenient.

        Your goal is to reach or pass your supporter goal before your end date. Once you reach your supporter goal and end date, your message and link will be shared by all of your supporters automatically on their personal social media profiles. It’s a fun and simple way to increase the traffic you receive from social media. I think that adding crowdspeaking campaigns to the current social media marketing someone might be doing will only benefit their efforts online. There is a side-by-side comparison of the two platforms here: crowdspeaking.com

        • Thanks for sharing Starla, I’ve taken a look at the comparison site and it seems like it could be a site made by HeadTalker to prompt people to choose HeadTalker over Thunderclap. Also, are you an affiliate for HeadTalker? We like to provide our readers with a transparent insight into the world of Digital Marketing so it would be good if you could let them know if you are connected to HeadTalker in any way?

          Thanks Starla!

          Dan

          • Starla Macintosh

            It’s made by HeadTalker? I thought that is where you went to look at crowdspeaking websites. The prices for the features are correct though. You can look at Thunderclap’s prices here: https://www.thunderclap.it/pricing

          • Ok thanks for the info Starla.

            Dan