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8 of the Best Digital Marketing Tools to Leverage in 2019

Dec 26, 2018
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8 of the Best Digital Marketing Tools to Leverage in 2019

With the New Year just around the corner, it’s time to get “out with the old and in with the new.” The web offers thousands of tools for digital marketers. Researching and experimenting with such an abundance of tools can be a long and overwhelming process. So, we’ve put together a list of some of the top digital marketing tools that make life a whole lot easier.

Here are 8 of the best digital marketing tools to start leveraging in 2019:


Databox is a tool that pulls all your website data into one place, making it easy to track your performance in real-time. Select a template or mix and match metrics to view all the data you need in one spot. Databox easily calculates the KPIs most important to you. At SMA, we like to use the Traffic Dashboard which includes the number of site visits, top pages, top channels, and average time spent on page.


Moz offers some great SEO tools, both free and paid. They have backlink tools, keyword research tools, page analyzing tools, and a great site-crawler. I really like using the MozBar Chrome plugin, which provides instant metrics for any page. If you’re serious about improving your SEO, you’re going to want to check out Moz.


Whether you are a HubSpot partner or you are using HubSpot for free, this marketing platform provides a ton of helpful benefits for inbound marketers. At SMA, we use HubSpot for email marketing, social media, blogging, and to build landing pages. You can also view important KPIs on your HubSpot Dashboard. It is a central hub for all things inbound. If you’re looking to learn more about digital marketing, HubSpot Academy has a great variety of certification courses that will teach you useful information related to marketing strategy.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a must-have for anyone in digital marketing. At first glance, this tool can seem a little daunting, but if you use it to its full capabilities, you will receive a ton of insight. With this tool, you can get a better understanding of your customers. You can track users over time to see how they are engaging with your site. If you’re looking to increase your understanding of Google Analytics, I recommend Google Analytics Academy. This is a free course that will help you learn the ins and outs of the program so you can use it to its full benefit.

Screaming Frog SEO

Screaming Frog is an SEO crawling tool. This tool provides important SEO-related information about your site that you can download and keep on file for reference. This covers elements like HTML, CSS, and Javascript. You can link this tool with others like Moz or Google Analytics for even more information.


Statusbrew is a powerful social media management tool that makes your workflow much easier. It offers a number of features such as publishing, engage and monitor that allows. Also, it has a user-friendly interface that helps to navigate each of the features easily. It is an all-rounder social media tool to keep you updated, engage with the audience and increase your brand’s online presence.


SEMRush is another effective SEO tool. SEMRush offers a complete SEO workflow, which includes a technical SEO and backlink audit. You can also use it for PPC, social media, and content creation.  


Canva is a great tool for creating professional-looking images. This tool allows you to easily create social graphics, CTA buttons, infographics, and offers for FREE! Canva has a huge selection of fonts, graphics, and templates or you can simply create your own from scratch. This tool is perfect for someone who doesn’t have access to some of the more difficult design programs like Photoshop or InDesign.

With such an array of digital marketing tools, it is important to know which ones truly drive results. Now, you can ring in the New Year with some effective tools under your belt! If you’re struggling to develop a digital marketing solution for your business, contact SMA Marketing today. As SEO experts, we will help you develop a digital marketing plan to make 2019 a year of company growth!

Bonus tool: Linkio

Linkio helps SEOs plan and execute link building campaigns with ease. It helps you set ideal anchor text percentages. It includes a backlink crawler and backlink index checker.

SEO Tool and Inbound Marketing Tools That Actually Work

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Amanda Marra

By Amanda Marra

Amanda is an Inbound Strategist working from her home office in Port Orange, FL who is passionate about SEO and the Inbound Methodology. As a Florida native, she enjoys spending her spare time at the beach with her beloved dogs, Bentley and Kona.

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