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January 18th, 2010

New Dashboard Updates!

First off we’re sorry…it’s been quite a while since we last updated, and the suggestions for sites to add to the dashboard have kept pouring in.  This morning we made a pretty big update.  New sites have been added across the board – there are more design and coding resources, as well as more SEO & PPC tools.  So check out the new & improved Web Design Dashboard to see what we’ve added.

Thanks for taking the time to send us all these great websites.  It may take us longer than we want to update, but rest assured we’ll keep doing so – the Dashboard is a valuable contribution to the design community, not to mention our AgencyTool users and visitors.

March 12th, 2009

New Additions to the Web Design Dashboard

Recently we’ve gotten in a ton of great suggestions for our dashboard from users, here is a sampling…

We all know SEO is an important component of web design, but do you know how well your page is optimized for your targeted keywords? SEO Content Solutions offers a Keyword Density Checker tool and SEO-focused copy-writing services.

Also just added is another solution for running email marketing campaigns.  TailoredMail can help you create, deliver, analyze and keep track of all your campaigns.  In keeping with the Marketing/SEO theme, we also got in a tip for a new FireFox add-on AdWords IDs.  This add-on is designed for savvy AdWords professionals who need more insight and transparency when using the web front-end. It brings account, campaign, ad group, keyword and creative IDs up to the front-end.

We are constantly updating the Web Design Dashboard, make sure you don’t miss anything by checking in often.  While you’re at it, check out our Web Designer Directory as well, it’s free to list your company and we send quality traffic your way…example: over 100 people have clicked through on the first few companies listed in California Web Design this past month.

January 9th, 2009

Dashboard Updated

We had a bunch of submissions over the holidays (everyone in a sharing/giving mood?) and its taken a while to get through them all, but they are all up on the Dashboard now. Here are some highlights:

A new shopping cart software, Interspire, is easy to use and comes with marketing tools to help you grow your online business.  We also added email newsletter and marketing service Big Response to the Online Marketing section.

Another addition is Vitamin – and with the tagline ‘nourishment to help the web grow’ its become a favorite new resource.  Last, but not least, is ButtonLand – where you can find a ton of website buttons for free!

That’s only a sampling – so head over to the dashboard and check out what you’ve been missing.

December 22nd, 2008

PRChannel Launched!

Announcing the arrival of PR Channel!

Thanks to the success of AgencyTool.com and our web design dashboard we decided to branch out and offer these valuable services to other industries, first up is Public Relations.  We’ve launched the PRChannel.com site and everything is now up an running, so feel free to take a look around.

Check out our PR Dashboard for helpful links to resources and tools for the PR professional.  The dashboard is broken up into categories like Media Management, Writing & Pitching to make finding the resource you need extremely easy.  We’ve spent a lot of time pulling together some of the best sites and tools out there, but we know we’ve left some great resources out.  That’s why we have the submit feature – so if you use a tool or know of a great PR related site don’t hesitate to let us know and we’ll add it to the list!  Hopefully we can build the biggest and best PR resource around.

Also, make sure you visit the directory at PRChannel.com – its pretty empty now, but if the success of our first directory, AgencyTool, is any indicator spots will fill up fast!  Receive targeted traffic from our site that results in qualified leads and boost your visibility online.  Check out our Get Listed page for more details about signing up and getting listed.

That’s all for now – but be sure to check back, the ChannelTalk blog will post about resources that are added to the PR dashboard, as well as articles and other random PR tidbits we come across.

Cheers!

December 12th, 2008

Recent Additions to the Web Design Dashboard

We’ve added a few resources to our analytics section: Compete.com and Statsaholic.com both offer the ability to compare multiple domains’ traffic, ranking, etc. – really valuable information.

There are also a few new sites to spark inspiration!  Selected Web-Design is a great gallery style site that allows users to search by design feature – pretty handy, and Moluv.com offers a gallery of favorite sites as well as success tips and a submission feature.

Last but not least we’ve added DesignDump – a really great resource for graphic designers, and Joyoge.com – a new social media/bookmarking site specifically for design-related resources.

Enjoy! And be sure to check the dashboard often – we’re still constantly adding new stuff.

November 21st, 2008

The Dashboard – Still Growing

4+ months after launching our Web Design Dashboard and people are still visiting and suggesting new resources!  Thanks…and well done.

This week we had submissions that inspired a whole new category!  We’ve added a ‘Performance’ section under Site Maintenance with SmushIt, a picture optimization tool and Cuzillion, a tool for quickly constructing pages to see how components interact.  We’ve also added YSlow for Firebug an extension that analyzes pages and tells you why they are slow!

Last up, we’ve added Google’s new/official SEO guide in the ‘SEO Best Practices’ section under Online Marketing.  Its basically a starter guide for SEO-ers, straight from the source.

October 17th, 2008

Upgrades & Updates

First a little news: the long-awaited “Upgrade Feature” on AgencyTool is now up and running!  Not happy with your listings’ current placement?  We’ve made it really easy to upgrade to a featured option and get top placement and more traffic.  Check it out!

And now to the Dashboard updates…First up is the MagicToolBox, they’ve created several Javascript and Flash tools to make viewing/using images amazing.

There’s also a new Firefox extension called the Site Rank Reporter.  It allows you to view ranking by keyword in graph format, or export ranking data from a range of dates into a single CSV or HTML file.  Pretty cool.  We’re excited about Catapulley.com as well, its a community for mobile designers focused on developing and launching new mobile apps.

That’s just a sampling, we add new resources pretty much every day so keep an eye on us to stay up to date!

September 19th, 2008

Some Exciting News

We’ve got a big announcement this week: AgencyTool is going international!  Because of the number of inquiries we have gotten and the amount of traffic we have been seeing, AT has decided to launch an ‘International’ category in our directory!  Check it out…

As for the Dashboard we’ve got some great updates there as well.  We’ve added a link to the great SEO blog Search Engine Land as well as an article: 13 ways to Determine Link Quality.  There are also 2 new options for e-commerce processors listed; CommerceGate and 2checkout.com.

A great resource on creating your own custom 404 pages has been added from skidzopedia and we’ve got a great new tool for organizing and editing screenshots called FireShot.

That’s just a bit of what’s been added -  make sure to check the Dashboard so you don’t miss anything.

September 5th, 2008

Dashboard Updates

Newly added this week is an article describing 7 Essential Website Maintenance Strategies.  We also have another e-commerce processor to add to this new category, Authorize.net helps online merchants manage their transactions.

Another useful tool that was suggested is SiteUpTime, a website monitoring service that checks your site at regular intervals and notifies you if problems arise.

Finally, we’ve added oDesk – a site that brings together buyers of services and the service providers and enables them to find mutually beneficial working relationships without a middleman.

August 22nd, 2008

Dashboard Updates For the Week of 8/18

All in all another exciting week for our Web Design Dashboard!

We’ve added Cymbolism, a really unique and creative color tool that asks users what color they think of when presented with different words.  The site’s goal is to make it simpler for designers to choose the best colors to use for a desired emotional effect.  Definitely worth a look!

We’ve also got a new web developer toolbar for Firefox and CMS from Scratch, a free solution that allows designers to give their customers a web site they can edit themselves.

Last but not least is Blog Perfume, a WordPress related site with themes, plugins, and great blogging resources.

As always, keep the suggestions coming and we’ll try to post as many as we can!

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