Since we’re on a roll sharing all the different goodies we love to use over here at Braizen, we thought we’d keep the fun going with one more installment in the “things we <3” department: web tools!
These web tools are all unique in their own way and come in handy for a variety of reasons. But they all do share two common threads. They save our lives, and they are free. You heard us right. Free. Read on to learn more!
Cloudflare. A Cloudfare a day keeps the hackers away. Or something like that. Cloudfare is a tool that essentially acts as a security guard for your website. It eats its Wheaties every morning, pumps some iron to keep its muscles strong, and gets to work at blocking malicious hits to your website, boosting your caching capabilities and so much more. It also makes DNS changes instant. It’s like that one friend who is a big cuddly, huggable bear, but could also rip anyone to shreds if they try to fuck with you. You know the one? That’s Cloudfare.
Google Analytics WordPress Plugin. Serious question. What can’t Google do? Our right-brained selves wouldn’t survive without this magical plugin in our lives. You see, we hate numbers. We much prefer drawing up entire brand ideas on Post-It notes all day long over doing anything with numbers. Thankfully, there’s the Google Analytics by MonsterInsights WordPress plugin. With this tool, you can track any and all analytics on your site from clicks, bounce rates, which pages visitors are perusing, where they click from, etc. Catch our drift? We get so much good info from this tool, and in a super easy to understand format, that it almost seems too good to be true. Well, it’s not.
Yoast SEO. It’s also just really fun to say Yoast, but this tool is great for maximizing your digital footprint and getting those clicks up. With so many people doing all of the things on the internet these days, it’s important to use SEO to help your brand stand out and be found in a search. Yoast has your back for that. As you build your site, Yoast informs you how strong your SEO is, what you should fix specifically (like actually down to a single word) and gives you a literal green light when things look good. This is just the tip of the iceberg, people. Try it out and see what we mean. A toast to Yoast!
What web tools can you not live without? Share in the comments below!