During these economic times people are always looking for cost effective alternatives and ways to cut corners to get things done.  For marketers, there are plenty of great premium tools and resources out there, but most you have to pay for.  I thought I would share a number of free resources I have used to perform a number of various tasks.  Please feel free to add some of the free tools you use in the comments below.

Search Tools

Trackur: Free Online Reputation Monitoring

Rank Checker: Free Rank Checking Tool

Website Grader: Free Website SEO Tool

Facebook Grader: Free Facebook Analysis Tool

Backlink Watch:  Free Backlink Analysis Tool

AuditMyPC:  Free XML Sitemap Generation Tool

Hootsuite: Free Professional Twitter Client

TubeMogul: Free Video Syndication Tool

vFlyer: Free Listing Syndication Tool

Get Listed: Free Local Business Listing Tool

GT Metrix: Free Website Speed & Performance Tool

GeoMaker: Free Micro-format Creator

Five Second Test: Free Design Feedback

SlickPlan: Free Flowchart/Sitemap Creator

Mockingbird: Free Wireframing Software

Preceden: Free Timeline Creator

KnowEm:  Free Username Checking Tool

Free Marketing Outlets

Groupon: Free Location-Based Marketing

Living Social: Free Location-Based Marketing

Craigslist: Free Classified Ad Marketing

OnlyWire: Almost Free Social Bookmarking Syndication Tool

Free Traffic System: Free Backlink System

Ping-O-Matic:  Free Ping Tool

EventBrite: Free Event Promotion

Broadtexter: Free Text Messaging Marketing