7 Digital Marketing Tools to Help You Level-Up Your Business in 2017

Digital Marketing Tools

Digital Marketing Tools

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Digital marketing is more important than ever.

Don’t let the cat out of the bag, Brian…

Today, a business has no choice but to use it to increase visitors and turn them into customers.

Yet, it is surprising from the number of businesses that undervalue digital marketing or neglect the importance of online marketing completely.


With the marketplace for digital marketing tools is crowded than ever before.

How do you differentiate from useful to non-useful digital marketing tools?

So, if you’re struggling with your business today, then I want to share seven digital marketing tools to help you level up your business in 2017 in no particular order.

Buffer – A Better Way to Share on Social Media

Buffer Logo

Category: Social Media Marketing

Price: *Free, $, $$

Website: www.buffer.com

Do you want to know how some of the biggest brands and influencers post on their Social Media accounts like Google+, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter?

Well, the answer is Buffer!

Buffer is the best way to drive traffic, increase fan engagement and save time on social media marketing.

Yes, you can save valuable time by buffering your content which Buffer shares your content at the best possible times throughout the day so that your followers and fans can see your updates more often.

Take Buffer for a test drive for free by buffering up to 10 postings per social media account.

Schedule your first post today with Buffer.

Bulk Buffer – Upload Hundreds of Messages to Your Buffer Account

Category: Social Media Marketing

Price: Free

Website: www.bulkbuffer.com

If you thought Buffer was great for your social media marketing endeavors, then take Buffer to the next level with this great add–on by Luke Lancaster.

Bulk Buffer provides a simple way to send multiple updates to your Buffer account.

With Support for uploading text or CSV files, as well as manually adding and editing updates, social media managers like yourself can easily curate many weeks, worth of content in one go.

Since 2013 Bulk Buffer has sent over 10,000,000 updates to Buffer and counting!

Try Bulk Buffer for free by sending your update to Buffer today.

Meet Edgar – The Social Media Scheduling Tool That Manages Itself

Meet Edgar Logo

Category: Social Media Marketing

Price: $$

Website: www.meetedgar.com

Want to double your traffic?

That’s a no-brainer.

Edgar will help you do so. Similar to Buffer, MeetEdgar is a social media scheduling tool that allows you to schedule and publish the posts you want, when you want, automatically.

The best thing about using Edgar is that you can reschedule old social media posts automatically.

So, people who didn’t see your post the first time can see again in the future. Yes, this is done automatically in Edgar.

Lear more about how MeetEdgar can double your traffic by requesting an invite today.

Drip – Turn More Email Contacts Into Customers


Category: Email Marketing

Price: *Free, $, $$

Website: www.drip.co

With Drip, you can leverage an enterprise email tool and apply it to your small or medium sized business.

You can create simple to sophisticated automation sequences to move your subscribers/customers into different email campaigns.

In addition, you can schedule emails to be sent at a specific time, tag your customers from a specific action within your email, track your performance, connect to your favorite apps, plus more great features.

The best thing is that you can create a Drip account for FREE if you have less than 100 subscribers. Start your free trial today and explore all that DRIP has to offer.


Adding the widget to my site literally took less than 10 minutes, and has already captured 956 leads in 3 months! I love how easy you made this, and it looks awesome on my site without annoying users. –Nate Grahek (Sticky Albums)

ConvertKit – Email Marketing for Professional BloggersConvertKit Logo

Category: Email Marketing

Price: $, $$, $$$

Website: www.convertkit.com

Have you ever used InfusionSoft or MailChimp before?

If the answer is Yes, then think of ConverKit as having the power of InfusionSoft, but easier to use than Mailchimp.

With ConvertKit, you can set up automation rules with ease with their simple “if this/ then that” sequence dashboard.

Also, ConverKit takes out the guesswork of building your email funnels, dealing with duplicated subscribers, and creating blueprints for your automation sequences.

Up your email game by making ConverKit your next move by scheduling your one on one demo today.


My favorite part of ConvertKit? Automation rules. Other providers have them but they’re either limited or too overwhelming. ConvertKit makes it simple with an “if this / then that” sequence.” – Pat Flynn (Smart Passive Income)

KWFinder – Find Long Tail Keywords

KWFinder - find long tail keywords with low SEO difficulty

Category: Social Engine Optimization – SEO

Price: Free, $, $$

Website: www.kwfinder.com

Does your small or medium sized business website rank for any keywords?

Not sure

Well, if you want to find out an easy-to-use keyword tool in finding keywords that you can easily rank for, then KWFinder is the best tool that can help you.

With, KWFinder you can input a keyword and find which websites are ranking for that specific keyword.

You can view the difficulty level ranking for that specific keyword from a scale of 0-100. Also, KWFinder provides suggestions based on your specific keyword.

So, if you want to rank for a specific keyword for your business website, then head on over to KWFinder and test three keywords for free per day.

ClickFunnels – Marketing Funnels and Landing Pages that Convert


Category: Lead Generation

Price: Free Trial, $$, $$$

Website: www.clickfunnels.com

Want to capture more leads and convert visitors into customers?

Yes. Yes. And YES

If you do not have a website for your business at the moment, then an option would be ClickFunnels.

What is ClickFunnels? To view a video explaining what is ClickFunnels, then go here:

[WATCH:] ClickFunnels Explanation Video

The short answer would be that ClickFunnels is a Sales Funnel for your business. Think of McDonald’s with their Dollar Menu to draw you into to their door, then up-sell you with a fries and a cola.

Bonus: Boomerang for Gmail – Scheduled sending and email reminders

Boomerang for GmailCategory: Email, Productivity

Price: *Free, $

Website: www.boomeranggmail.com

Want to send your emails at a specific time?

Want to save valuable time by sending follow-emails automatically?

With Boomerang, you can write an email now and schedule it to be sent automatically at the perfect time.

Just write the messages as you normally would, then click the Send Later button.

There are times you need to make sure you follow up within a specific time frame after sending a message.

You can select to only be reminded if nobody replies, or regardless. This way you won’t let messages slip through the crack and will never forget to follow up with people.

Add Boomerang for Gmail today!


“If you write a lot of emails, then the Boomerang plugin for Gmail is your new best friend…” – Mike Kaiser


We provided seven of the best digital marketing tools for small to medium sized businesses to help level-up your business.

Knowing which online marketing tools are out on the market for content marketing, email marketing, social media marketing, and SEO marketing will help you increase visitors.


Eventually more sale.

and eventually more sales.

Thanks, Brian for the great list!

Yet, I’m still having a challenge with Content Marketing. Do you have any recommendations?

Yes, you can download our 21-Point Content Marketing checklist whcih will help you improve your writing and publishing your content.

>> Download Your Free 21-Point Content Marketing Checklist

About the Author
Brian J. is the founder of DMWeekly.co (The Best Digital Marketing Resources, period.) who loves creating value, biking and flying kites with his daughter.