Suppliers and Resources we Use or Recommend
This page lists suppliers that we either use ourselves or have on good authority provide a good service.
If we are targeting a global market then we use Hostgator who are a massive US hosting company. For under $10/month they will provide you will a solid hosting for as many sites as you want. They are perfect if you want to host a blog or website. To sign up with Hostgator click here
If we want to host a UK only website with a .co.uk domain, then we use Zen Internet who are a first class operation based up in Yorkshire. Their hosting is in the UK which helps Google to understand we are UK focused with that web site. We recommend using the Linux hosting as this is better value and offers more options. To sign up with Zen click here. We recommend the Gold account.
As our primary marketing automation software system we use Infusionsoft. This software tool combines eCommerce, eMail marketing and CRM. It allows us to manage all of our online bookings and manages our tips and follow-up marketing. For more information click here.
We use Aweber for some stand alone email marketing. The reason being that they are totally focussed on email marketing and do two things especially well. 1) Emails from them get blocked less by spam protection because they work hard with ISP’s to stay white listed. 2) They provide solid stats and tracking. An entry level service with them will cost under $20/month. To sign up with them click here.
For Keyword Research, Assessing competition and basic tracking of where we are in Google for each page we are trying to optimise we use Market Samurai. This is a very powerful and easy to use product and the big thing is that it saves hours of your time doing keyword research. We use it to analyse the keywords for any of the pages we are trying to optimise.
eCommerce and eMail Marketing combined
If you are doing both eCommerce and want a tightly integrated system then 1Shopping Cart is a compelling solution. They provide the ability to store a list, run auto-responders and also have a rich eCommerce platform. To review their offer click here.
To distribute and tag your videos we recommend Traffic Geyser. Traffic Geyser are the big daddy of video distribution and the team behind it have been at the leading edge of video on the web since the very early days. The system distributes to all of the major video sites and also converts your video to audio and distributes the audio as podcasts and socially bookmarks all of the distributed content. To sign up with Traffic Geyser click here.