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Instapage Review: Landing Page Software for Agencies and Bloggers

Instapage Review: Landing Page Software for Agencies and Bloggers

In this Instapage review, we will take a closer look at the tool's features, pricing, and even guide you in creating your first landing page with Instapage.
BlueHost Review

BlueHost Review: A Comprehensive Review of BlueHost’s Shared Hosting Plans

BlueHost is a popular web hosting service and the official web hosting provider recommended by WordPress.  BlueHost was founded in 2003 by Matt Heaton and Danny...
SEMrush Review

SEMrush Review: The Best Tool to Improve Your SEO and PPC

If you've been a frequent reader of this blog, then by now you'd probably know how much I love SEMrush. Despite comparing SEMrush with close competitors such as Moz and Ahrefs, I've not yet done a review of SEMrush. So I thought now is about the right time to do a review of what is perhaps my favorite marketing service.
MailChimp Review

MailChimp Review: Making Email Marketing Fun and Easy Since 2001

Email marketing is no monkey business. Or is it? Founded in 2001 by Ben Chestnut and Dan Kurzius, MailChimp with its loveable banana-loving mascot has quickly become one of the most widely-used email marketing services across the world. Despite being the most popular email marketing service provider (ESP) in the market, MailChimp has very few reviews by bloggers online. Reason may be because MailChimp, unlike most other ESPs, doesn't have an affiliate program. Or it may be simply because it commands a market share of 45%, with over 15 million people and businesses around the world using their service.
Weebly Review 2017: 5 Pros and 3 Cons of Using Weebly

Weebly Review 2017: 5 Pros and 3 Cons of Using Weebly

When it comes to web-based hosting, Weebly is one of the leading, and most powerful companies out there. Boasting of powering over 40 million websites currently, Weebly certainly captures users’ interest.
OptinMonster Review: 6 Ups and 3 Downs

OptinMonster Review: 6 Ups and 3 Downs (List Building Plugin for WordPress)

In this OptinMonster review, we'll examine the key features of the tool and highlight 6 ups and 3 downs of one of the most popular list building plugins in the market.
Mailchimp vs ConvertKit: Which Email Marketing Tool is Better? (Feb 2017)

Mailchimp vs ConvertKit: Which Email Marketing Tool is Better?

In this Mailchimp vs ConvertKit comparison review article, we'll compare these two tools in core areas and help you decide which one you should sign up for. This article will not follow the regular review comparison template we usually follow at 99signals. Instead, we'll show you 5 areas in which Mailchimp trumps ConvertKit and 5 areas where ConvertKit is better.
Serpstat Review: The Ultimate SEO & PPC Tool for Bloggers

Serpstat Review: The Ultimate SEO & PPC Tool for Bloggers

Serpstat Review - How does the tool hold up against SEO veterans such as Moz, SEMrush, and Ahrefs? Find out in our comprehensive review of Serpstat.
SEO Tools Showdown: SEMrush vs Ahrefs vs Moz Pro vs SpyFu

SEO Tools Showdown: SEMrush vs Ahrefs vs Moz Pro vs SpyFu

Give a quick Google search on the terms 'Best SEO Tools' and you are bound to get articles featuring one or all of these tools - SEMrush, Ahrefs, Moz Pro, and SpyFu. In this article, we'll put each of these tools under the microscope and help you decide whether it's worth investing in them.
SendPulse Review: A Powerful Alternative to Mailchimp

SendPulse Review: A Powerful Alternative to Mailchimp

SendPulse seamlessly combines simplicity with complexity to offer an email marketing product that can give veterans such as Mailchimp, AWeber, and GetResponse a run for their money. It seeks to bring unique features and an easy learning curve to the email service provider (ESP) market, making it an ideal option for beginners.
So what makes ConvertKit so special that has so many popular bloggers and podcasters raving about it? Read this ConvertKit review to find out!

ConvertKit Review: Should You Switch Your Email Marketing Software?

A few months ago, I decided to move my small, but highly-engaged email list of 1000 subscribers from my wellness blog, Soulful Arogya, from Mailchimp...
Drip Review: Email Marketing Automation Made Easy

Drip Review: Making Email Marketing Automation Easy and Affordable

Drip is unlike any other email marketing software on the market. Acquired by LeadPages in July 2016, Drip's primary focus is on email marketing automation. Automation...
AWeber vs Mailchimp: The Great Email Marketing Debate

AWeber vs Mailchimp: The Great Email Marketing Debate

AWeber and Mailchimp are two of the most popular and reliable email marketing tools on the market and in this article, we will compare these two ESPs to help you decide which tool is a better fit for your requirements.
Mailchimp Alternatives

Mailchimp Alternatives: 4 Popular Alternatives to Mailchimp

Mailchimp is the preferred email marketing service provider (ESP) for several small businesses as well as bloggers worldwide. It's a great email tool with...
FreshBooks vs QuickBooks: Which is the Best Accounting Software?

FreshBooks vs QuickBooks Online: Detailed Comparison

FreshBooks and QuickBooks are two of the most popular web-based accounting tools on the market. QuickBooks has been around since 1980s, but its latest web-based...
In this AWeber review, we will evaluate AWeber on these factors - pricing, ease of use, features, customer support, and overall sentiment around the product.

AWeber Review: Is It Still the Best Email Marketing Service Provider?

Founded way back in 1998 by Tom Kulzer, AWeber is the preferred email marketing service used by over 120,000+ small businesses, bloggers, and entrepreneurs...
5 Best Web Hosting Providers for Small Business Owners

5 Best Web Hosting Providers for Small Business Owners

If you own a small business, it goes without saying that you need a fast, reliable website. However, there are a ton of web...
FreshBooks Review: Accounting Simplified

FreshBooks Review: Accounting Simplified

I think we'll all agree that invoicing can be a pain! It can be complicated, intimidating, and can waste a lot of productive time...
SEMrush vs Moz: A comparison review of two of the most popular SEO tools and see how they compete against each other on features, ease-of-use, and pricing.

SEMrush vs MOZ: Which is the Best SEO Tool?

For about 8 months after starting Startup Cafe (my agency business), I thought I could get away with using free SEO tools to advance...
Shopify Review: Is it the Best E-commerce Platform?

Shopify Review: Is it the Best E-commerce Platform?

There are a lot of ways in which online services could help you build an online retail point-of-sale system. E-commerce has always been a...
Kindle Oasis Review

Kindle Oasis Review: Amazon’s New Premium E-reader

Kindle Oasis is Amazon's thinnest and lightest Kindle yet. It's a high-end eBook reader which you can order now from Amazon at $289.99. But does the...
Apple Resolved MacBook Air's Biggest Problem

MacBook 2016 Review

Is it really worth upgrading to MacBook 2016 edition? Check out our MacBook 2016 Review where we help you decide whether you should buy the latest MacBook.
HostGator Review | 99Signals Review of HostGator Hosting Plans

HostGator Review: Should You Buy Hosting Plans from HostGator?

While looking for the best website host, there are a couple of questions you need to ask yourself. Does the host offer a hosting...
Grammarly Review: Is this the best grammer checker?

Grammarly Review: Is this the Best Grammar Checker?

Writers do creative work, but that doesn’t mean they can’t make use of certain tools, especially when they’re designed to help with the proper...

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