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Free Online Writers Toolbar Overview - Writing Sites Keyword Research SEO All in one
Your workflow integrated into an easy toolbar
Options and features of the Online Writers Toolbar 2012
- The Online Writers Workflow Toolbar features quick links and custom searches to all the resources an Online Publisher, Site Developer , SEO Professional or Freelancer will require.
- In addition to optimizing workflow and saving wasted clicks and mouse movements it features a full educational library of links and seo tools to expand your working knowledge of your field.
- Integration with all the major search engines, Facebook,eBay and Amazon allows you to save screen real estate by uninstalling lesser toolbars and browser applications.
Trust Rating: High
Compatibility: Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari and Chrome
Birth of a Workflow Toolbar
As a mobile based business owner, the creator often found himself using multiple browsers and workstations in the course of his work. When using a "foreign" computer, he often lost productivity by having to hunt for resources that were usually saved neatly in his highly customized browser and bookmark collection. This was unacceptable. So he set out on a mighty and arduous mission to create a resource that could encompass all his needs and yet still be accessible "in the cloud"
Out of this adversity the Online Writers Toolbar was born. Within its tiny confines contains all the dashboards, sites, custom seo searches and informational resources for any Online Writer, SEO or Site Developer to quickly create and pound out their daily tasks.
When you highlight text with your mouse it will autoadd to your custom search box!
Custom Search for SEO and Resource Aquisition
The Online Writers Toolbar includes its own Custom Search engines, they are as follows:
- HubPages Site Search
- Creative Commons Image Search
- Wikimedia Public Domain Image Search
- Amazon Product Search
These simple search engines allow one to replicate the inbuilt Firefox search when using Chrome, IE or Safari (The toolbar works with all 4 major browsers)
The Image searches are invaluable for quickly finding and acquiring images which you have full rights to use.
The custom search includes three pre-written Google Advanced Operators which are often used by SEO Professional's when doing Competitive analysis.
In addition the custom search can be used to search "this site" which will automatically search the whole expanse of the domain you are viewing using the advanced operator site:"current domain"
- Wordpress Plugin Directory
There is almost always, "a plugin for that" Now when the idea takes hold you can search right from your toolbar.
Dedicated Tabs to the Online Writers Toolbar 2012
THE HP (Hubpages) Tab
The first featured Tab is marked HP - as the reigning king of Writer's sites it gets top billing.
The HP Tab features quick links to:
- HP Forum
- HP Feed
- Start a New Hub
As long as the user is signed in, these links will bring one directly to the appropriate page within the Hubpages.com site, combined with the Hubpages custom search option and The HP stats feature in the dedicated Stats tab this toolbar is truly a workflow powerhouse for users who find themselves spending much of their time or productivity writing hubs.
The Stats Tab
Admit it, you're a stats junkie - we all are
The Stats Tab features quick links to:
- HP Stats
- Google Analytics
- Wordpress Stats
- Google Webmaster Tools
- Bing Webmaster Tools
Now, you can get your stats fix or your daily keyword mining out of the way with minimal keystrokes in a more productive manner.
WORDPRESS SITE USERS
Many users of the Wordpress platform utilize the Wordpress.com Stats Plugin which is now a part of the Jetpack package. This plugin is one of the most used and most referenced in the "must have" lists. Using the Stats plugin requires an account with wordpress.com. Many may not realize that every time they authorize a new site for the stats plugin, it is registered in their wordpress.com stat dashboard. Using the integrated Wp Stats link you can now view ALL of your wordpress sites that utilize the plugin without having to log into each site.
Hows that for a productivity boost?
The Affiliate Tab
The only thing you might check more than your Stats is earnings!
The Affiliate Tab features quick links to:
- Adsense Dashboard
- Amazon Associates Dashboard
- eBay Partner Network Dashboard
- Shareasale Affiliate Network
- Commission Junction Affiliate Network
- Viglink Affiliate Network
- CPA Networks
Check your accounts, find new vendors and advertisers, do it quickly and easily any time an idea jumps to mind.
(future updates will include Zazzle , ALLPOSTERS and other networks suggested by our current users)
The Write Tab
Its the Ultimate Writers Toolbar and this tab proves it
The Write tab is dedicated to three major headings:
- Revenue Sharing Sites
- Guest Posting
If you need to quickly fire off an email; gmail, hotmail and yahoo mail are featured with quick links. If you use another provider you can utilize the "email notifier" option which will be discussed later.
Revenue Sharing Sites:
13 sites are currently featured in the Revenue Sharing site section of the Writers toolbar, including stalwarts like Hubpages, Squidoo and Infobarrel and extending to brand new contenders Zujava, Wizzley and Xobba. You can click the image below to see full size image of the toolbar and the write tab and read the entire current selection or simply install the toolbar and get started exploring on your own.
Utilizing sites that allow Guest Posting is a great way to gain exposure and show off your writing chops and expertise for existing user bases in established sites. This section will grow greatly over time. In fact send me an email or leave a comment if you have a Guest Post resource of your own.
The Social tab
Social media is here to stay an dis a great way to stay connected with recent news, industry tips or just kill time and brain cells sending me application requests for the latest stupid survey, chain mail or annoying game application .. but, I digress.
In addition to those social media networks, a sub heading for revenue generating (but Pandalyzed) sites Xomba, SheToldMe and Redgage exists for those still active in those communities.
Note: Pinterest is proving to be hugely popular, one of the owners of Hubpages recently shared that Pinterest had broken the top ten in referring sites.
The Keyword Tab
The Keyword Tab features:
- Adwords Keyword Tool
- Youtube Keyword Tool
- Keyword Academy
- The Challenge
- Longtail Keyword Free
- SEO Power Suite Free
- Majestic SEO
Some are training courses in the keyword field, either free or offering cheap trials, some are premium tools that offer lite versions or web based versions. All are strong performing industry leaders.
Note: Yahoo Site Explorer is no more. This accounts for the (short lived) major loss in functionality to Market Samurai and the "-" 's one sees in SEO Quake. Majestic SEO is the best replacement for that tool and they do allow a limited number of free searches a day.
The IM Library is HUGE! and grows frequently. One can find quick links to all the major SEO forums and blogs (Matt Cutts Blog --> Webmaster World) , links to the top marketing blogs in the world (Chris Brogan, Seth Godin etc.) and the major forums of the Internet marketing and online writing fields (Warrior Forums, Digital Point, Hubpages etc.)
Dedicated sections for eBook publishing, Wordpress developers and Freelance Job Boards will be rolled out in the near future.
These are the resources that everyone in this industry should have at least passing familiarity with.
Indie and Kindle Book Publishing
As Promised, an eBook Publishing Module has been added.
Under eBook Publishing you can now find direct links to:
- Amazon Kindle Publishing Dashboard - Submit Books and Check Sales Reports
- Nook Pubit! Dashboard
- Smashwords Dashboard
- Createaspace Dashboard
Click to see full size example of toolbar
New - Feb 2012 - Pin It Button Integrated into Toolbar
Using the red Pinterest icon, one can now Pin articles and images to their online Pinterest boards right from the Online Writers Toolbar
Wait .. there is More? ...yep, it is still going!
It was important to create a toolbar that would allow for the substitution of some other common add-ons that both regular users and power players depend on.
Using Facebook Connect one can log into Facebook once and then use the toolbar to keep tabs on your daily messages and notifications without having to actually enter the site.
Facebook mobile users should recognize these settings as matching the top menu on your phone applications.
Useful, Quick, Facebook is fully integrated.
Including a useful "share" link you can use to pass on great articles, like this one, to all your friends that would love to use it too. The "share" feature is a bit more featured than "like" and allows one to add comments before posting as if you were posting a new link manually on your wall.
Freelance Job Search Integration
Its a writers toolbar! .. so it better have Freelance Jobs available in a single click!
Using the browser icon of a little house (work at home) one can easily search a database of available freelance projects. These jobs are mostly aggregated from sites such as odesk and elance, but also includes custom additions like the copyblogger job boards and other private respected institutions that utilize the service to find writers and site designers
The eBay icon allows one to stay logged into their eBay account to access their seller and buyer dashboard with just one click.
Its a great resource for doing product comparisons on your hubs and articles or searching for buying terms in the eBay marketplace to use in your own copy or site design.
Every feature of the Online Writers Toolbar 2012 edition can be removed or added at ones choice. By clicking on the crown icon (King of Toolbars!) one can remove any existing functions, design new functions or add pre-existing applications like the previously mentioned "email notifier"
Under this crown icon is also the "Upgrade" button. As this toolbar does receive updates based on user feedback, occasionally checking back on this article or simply upgrading to test for updates will allow you to always have the best and most recent resources at your fingertips no matter what workstation or location you are using!
Is this toolbar fully featured enough for ya!
Installation: Click Download link above, screen will explain further steps, check to see if download blocker interferes, restart firefox after install.
Its a toolbar, its not that complicated.
Enjoy increased productivity!
New Keyword Tool May 2012
Did you know that Youtube is the second largest search engine in the world?
Only Google itself is used more frequently.
You will now find that the Online Writers Toolbar features a new option to search the Youtube Keyword Tool in the Keywords tab.