Our Recommended Tools to Succeed One of the main reasons that we’ve been able to be as successful is because of the tools that we use. That said, we thought it was best to create a page with our top recommendations for all of you small and mid-sized business owners who need things to help. Website Hosting Website hosting is the backbone of any website. Simply put, hosting is a giant computer and it’s where all of the files related to your website are housed. Beyond that, it’s also where your website is shown to your visitors from, so you want a fast and reliable host to make sure your visitors can access it without issue. Our top recommendations for website hosting are: HQ Linux Hosting: HQ Linux Hosting is the best and the most reliable choice for web hosting. It’s designed to work best for anyone new to website building and has an established reputation for small and mid-sized businesses that’s unmatched. They’ve catered their onboarding to small and mid-sized businesses and that’s exactly why we recommend them. SEO Tools SEO is the cornerstone of our entire web design business. Being good at this is what allows us to get thousands of people to our web design, SEO and website maintenance services every single month. Being able to get traffic to our website from search engines is crucial to succeeding as this traffic is “free” after our initial time investment and without it, the entire business would not be viable. Our top recommendations for SEO are: Mangools: Mangools is a set of easy-to-use search engine optimization (SEO) tools for freelancers, bloggers, small to medium enterprises, SEO and marketing agencies. Key features include keyword research, competitor analysis, SERP analysis, rank tracking, backlink analysis and a Chrome/Firefox browser extension, which helps extract the key data from all tools. Serpstat: As with many other solutions we’ve reviewed in this space, Serpstat isn’t just a single tool. It’s an all-in-one SEO tool. You can use it to check keyword rankings, analyze backlinks, audit your website, research competitors, and identify popular search terms related to your niche. According to the company website, Serpstat is the most upvoted tool on Product Hunt and the #1 best-selling tool of all time on AppSumo. Social Media Management Social media has grown to be so much more than just a place to share pictures of loved ones and animals. Nowadays, there are businesses building themselves by focusing on their social media presence and the list of tools here can help you make that even easier. Our top recommendations for social media management are: Socialbee: Socialbee is a popular social media management software that promises to help you generate more leads with a lot less effort. One of its best features is that it allows you to recycle evergreen content and post variations to keep it fresh. Sprout Social: Sprout Social is a cloud-based social media management solution that caters to businesses of all sizes and helps them to manage their audience interactions and marketing routines. Key features include automated publishing, conversation tracking, social content management, social media analytics and more.