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Free Website tools for DIY websites, no coding or technical knowledge needed. If your building and/or maintaining your own website then get your free resources here.
The free Plug-ins are for WordPress websites.
The following are free websites and you need no coding knowledge to use them.
Free one page business website from Google.
Google claim you can have your website built and published in under 10 minutes.
Google will publish it, host it & take care of the SEO for you. It automatically updates with info on your Google listing.
Restrictions: It is limited to one page. You need to be registered with Google my business (it's free), which you should be anyway as part of good SEO practices.
You need to buy your own domain name.
Free websites from SITE123
Not the most versatile but this is the easiest to use of the stock website building sites.
You get a free website, free domain name and free hosting plus great support. A totally free package to get your personal or business website online.
Restrictions: Your website will have .site123.me tagged on to the domain (our demo site is www.mekatrig.site123.me) you get 500GB storage and 1GB bandwidth (traffic allowance), more than enough to get your website up and running
If you decide to keep using Site123 you can upgrade to one their paid plans later on, you lose the .site123.me tag and get more storage & bandwidth.
Free Websites from WordPress.com
WordPress is the worlds most popular CMS (Content Management System) that's the software that enables you to create, maintain and publish websites, it powers over a third of all websites in the world and best of all, it is open source (free to use for everybody).
WordPress has 2 divisions, (you can read more about these here). WordPress .com gives you a free website builder, free hosting and a free domain name, no hidden fees, no strings attached.
Your site will automatically have HTTPS security protocols giving your visitors added security and confidence..
Restrictions: Your website will have .wordpress.com tagged on to the domain our demo site is www.mekatrig.wordpress.com.
You get 3Gb storage with no bandwidth (traffic) restrictions. Upgrade to a paid plan and lose the .wordpress.com tag and get access to more powerful tools to help make your website better.
The choice if you are serious about building and owning a bespoke world-class website. Mercedes, Sony, UPS, Usain Bolt and hundreds of flagship companies and world celebrities all use WordPress.
Choose one of the thousands of free themes and your WordPress.org site can be launched in 5 minutes, then customise it at your leisure.
While the website and all the lovely WordPress tools are free you need to buy your own domain name and pay for your own hosting. See our store for some great deals on domain names, hosting and other web services.
Building a world-class website is a lot easier than you may think and thousands of pounds cheaper than using a web design company, See our guide on using WordPress,
Restrictions: None! its your website you have total control, no restrictions and can do anything you like with it.
NB: WordPress comes with over 54000 free plugins, these are apps you can add to the website to make it do loads of wonderful things, there are thousands more scaled down free versions (lite) of paid for plugins (premium).
It's easy to overdo it and add hundreds of plugins to your website, this will bloat it and slow it down, so think carefully about what you want to do and if you really need a plugin for it.
Many plugins can be avoided with some very simple coding, so check You Tube first for alternatives.
Page Building Tools
If you're using WordPress.com it comes with its own default page builder called Gutenberg, there are plenty of how to use it videos online. If you don't like it you can turn it off and the WordPress classic page builder instead.
While the WordPress page builders are very good there are other free page building tools available. with a lot more built-in tools.
These plugins mean you can create professional page layouts quickly using simple drag and drop without using any code see our article on WordPress page building tools.
We find the best free ones are:
Extremely powerful, easy to use and loaded with features to make page building quick and easy,
The lite version is free and allows you to build a pretty good website, for a more advanced build you can boost it by using the many free plug-in add ons.
If you really like it you can upgrade to the paid premium version.
This free plugin lets visitors see a quality under construction, coming soon or under maintenance page while you build and test your website. If you know when you are going live you can add a launch countdown clock as well.
You view your website as you work on it as if it were live then when you are satisfied you turn off the under construction page with one click and your website is published.
Logo Making Tools
You can get Logos designed for under £5 at Fiverr, or you can use the free tools here to make your own
These two online tools are easy & intuitive to use, they have graphics and font libraries and are great for simple effective logos. Make your logo, download to your desktop and use.
This one is a downloadable tool which allows you to use your own graphics and images to produce a high quality professional logo. Please note the free version is for non commercial use only.
SEO (Search Engine Optimisation)
There are dozens of 'free' tools online to help you do more advanced SEO but unless you have time to do the work focus on basic SEO and doing it well
Here is the tool kit to get you started:
Googles own beginners guides
Is a free 16 part video tutorial by experts showing everything you need to get started with and carry out your own SEO in an easy to follow format.
This 340 page book is probably the best independent free beginners guide available.
Webmaster Tools for SEO
Google & Bing, want good websites as the better their search engines run, the more people will use them and the more money they will make.
They have developed some very powerful tools to help you get the very best performance your website, from analyzing visitor data, checking indexing status and optimizing visibility to testing page load speeds (and telling you how to fix any problems).
These are some of the most powerful tools available and free for anyone to use.
If you are doing your own SEO and marketing it is vital to use these suites of tools.
- Submit your site to Google Webmaster Tools here (Now called Google Search Console)
- Submit your site to Bing Webmaster Tools here
You can submit your website to Google search console then use Bings import wizard to quickly copy the data, this saves you submitting everything twice
Other SEO Tools
With a WordPress website there are a choice of free SEO plugins to help you things right.
We recommend Yoast, it's the most poplar and used by over 5 million WordPress sites.
The instructions may seem complex and they use techie jargon to explain how it works, don't let this put you off.
Once installed you can safely ignore the techie speak as it is incredibly easy to use and will help you to get the on page SEO basics right as you write your content.
Plugin for WordPress. Search engines need a site map submitted to them so they can index your pages , this is more Google friendly than the one provided by Yoast and includes a news feed.
We suggest turning off the Yoast sitemap feature and using this simple free sitemap builder instead.
Once it is installed follow the simple instructions to submit your sitemap to Google.
This is a must have tool!
The free web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports all aspects of your website traffic (your metrics).
It is the most widely used web analytics service on the internet and the most important tool for tracking and analysing the performance and metrics of your website.
This will install your Google analytics tracking data on all your website pages and install a handy dashboard into your WordPress dashboard so you can watch your metrics from there.
Install after setting up your Google Analytics account.
Website Audit Tools
This is a Google Chrome extension which will check your website, indentify issues and make suggestions to repair them, very easy to use but only works in the Chrome browser
Does exactly what it says on the tin. Type in your website and it will give you a shed load of information, and suggest improvements.
As it's aimed at developers there is a lot of jargon, so if you use it set aside time to do some reasearch into what each term means.
Not everything it throws up will need fixing! if it seems too complex then skip using it.
A great free resource for seeing how your website operates is across the board. Easy to read results and plenty of free tools to help repair problems.
Keyword Planning Tools
As you do SEO you find that keywords,the words people enter into search engines when they are looking for stuff are very important, see more in our article What are keywords.
Google AdWords has a Keyword planner that shows you how many times a month your chosen words have been searched for and suggests alternatives.
Open a free account, you will find the tool in section 2. Choose a target audience, Keywords. Enter your keywords and see the projected amount of search terms for that word for the month, hit the see more button for suggested alternatives.
Moz do a suite of very powerful and expertly crafted professional SEO tools, they allow you to do 20 free queries a month on their keyword planner, more than enough if your running a site with just a few pages and a twice a week blog.
An interesting tool which gives regional and global trends in what people are searching for and the search terms they are using to find it.
Enter your chosen keywords to whose using them and what areas they are coming from, not so much a planning tool more an ideas generator.
Site Performance Checking Tools
To identify and solve issues with your page loading speed use:
Broken link checker
Submitting your website to search engines.
Not really necessary nowadays as the search engine web crawling bots will find you, but submitting them does no harm and it is free.
Never pay to have your website submitted at best it's unneccessary at worst its a scam
Submit here (No need to submit to Yahoo as they are powered by Bing)
We do our very best to show you how to work out an affordable digital strategy and online marketing plan for your business but sometimes affordable is still too much
Circumstances and budget limitations mean free is what you need, so we have targeted the very best free guide to DIY online marketing.
The Beginners guide to online marketing is written by Neil Patel (one of the 'Marketing Gods’ of the internet) & Ritika Puri. This book could sell for £50+ and still be great value.
Neil, being an absolutely brilliant person, as well as a marketing genius is giving it away for free as a tool to help others achieve what he has.
Who is Neil Patel?
About Neil Patel
He helps companies like Amazon, NBC, GM, HP and Viacom grow their revenue. The Wall Street Journal calls him a top influencer on the web, Forbes says he is one of the top 10 online marketers, Entrepreneur Magazine says he created one of the 100 most brilliant companies in the world.
He was recognized as a top 100 entrepreneur under the age of 30 by President Obama and one of the top 100 entrepreneurs under the age of 35 by the United Nations. Neil has also been awarded Congressional Recognition from the United States House of Representatives.
He's also made about $30Million online
Neil is giving away this fantastic guide free, even if you do have a paid marketing package in place it’s still worth reading.
You can no loinger download a copy from Neils website, Quicksprout, but may be able to get to download it as a PDF file from SCRIBD
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