10 Free services for your Website / Blog. Just plug it.
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Each website / blog delivers useful content or service to its users. But website themselves requires some service to monitor and increase its presence. Here are few free services which could be used by Website / Blog. This will be very much helpful for small business owners.
This is a most important and must for every website. Google Analytics tracks your website visitors and provides information about their Country, Page visited, Number of pages visited etc. It is capable to generate reports in various dimensions.
It is a Content Delivery Network service provider which helps to deliver content faster. CDN automatically caches your static files and these files are stored closer to the visitors while delivering the dynamic content directly from your web server.
Google Standard Mail
Google standard provides 10 free mail account for your domain. While registering your domain, MX record details will be provided. Add the MX record to your DNS. GMail user interface is used to access the account. This service is very helpful for the site who cannot afford hosting their own email server.
Disqus provides free commenting system for your site. It helps to receive feedback from your user. It also supports threaded discussion, spam protection and lot more.
Feeds are a way for websites used to distribute their updates to their visitors via Email, News reader, Feed reader etc.
ClusterMaps provides a widget which could be embedded in to the site. It provides real time information about the visitors.
Zoho creator helps to create your own forms/tables afresh or import data from standard formats (.xls .csv .mdb) and get your database application online within minutes.
Gravator provides image of the user based on their email address. User has to create a account in Gravator and upload their image to it. If they provide same email address in our site then using Gravator API, user images could be retrieved in various formats and dimensions.
Pingdom monitors your website and sends downtime alerts. It is difficult to manually monitor the uptime of the site. Pingdom helps to generate uptime reports.
AddThis is a social media widget which helps your site visitor to bookmark your site content to various social media site. It also maintains analytics of the content being shared.
Most of the service providers are giving minimal or restricted services as free. If you want more then you need to go for their paid service. Small website / blog could use these services as it is available for free. Just embedded their scripts and its done. The disadvantage of going for these services is data privacy. All these services have complete access to your site content and visitors.
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