Make Marketing Easier With These 5 Free Tools

September 24, 2015 Kate Furey

Since the launch of the newly enhanced Quill Engage, I’ve been thinking a lot about tools and services that make marketers' lives easier.

Being a marketer myself, this could be considered a self fulfilling prophecy. 

However, with so many marketing tools currently available, it can be tough to try them. And besides thinking about ways to make our lives easier, marketers love to share, which is why I put together a short list of some of my favorites tools, all of which are completely free! 

Check out the five tools below that I regularly use to help improve our website and track its performance. Did I mention they're free! 

  1. Canva - If you aren’t a graphic designer and don’t have one on staff, Canva is a life-saver. A graphic design tool for any skill set, Canva offers great templates, the ability to easily modify and create images, develop sleek collateral, and generate CTAs. Give it a whirl, you'll be glad you did! 

  2. Google URL Builder - Want to up your Google Analytics game? Create tracked links through the URL builder. This easy to use tool allows you to add parameters to URLs that track and report in Google Analytics. I could go on and on about how important this tool is to campaign tracking in GA, but I’ll save that for another blog post.

  3. UberSuggest - Consider UberSuggest the Kayak of keyword suggestion tools. Type a keyword in their search box and an extensive list of keyword ideas is generated from real user queries across various search engines. Use this tool to better understand the terms your target audience are searching on, develop new ideas for content, or to optimize your site.

  4. Unsplash - Stock photos can be so corny, not to mention pricey. Unsplash offers FREE beautiful high-resolution photos to use however you like - no strings attached! Subscribe to get 10 new photos sent directly to your inbox every 10 days.

  5. Quill Engage – Of course I have to include Quill Engage (I did mention I’m a marketer, right?) Reports generated by Quill Engage are delivered weekly and monthly right to your inbox. Your report will include easily understandable narratives communicating key metrics, such as content engagement, web traffic and sources, referrals, paid search, goals and conversions, and ecommerce. Sign up for free today!

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