Overwhelming list of tools, but GREAT! Thanks for the sort options. I’m not doing much more with Google Analytics and Google Webmaster Tools than looking at traffic numbers. Your tips on how to use them were spot on. Would love an epic post on using both of those tools. I keep searching for how to use Google Analytics and have yet to find anything useful… except your few tips.
Hey Steve, Check out visualbee.com for creating Powerpoint presentations fast. Just write the words you want on every slide. Push ‘render’ and you get a finished powerpoint in a few minutes…complete with images, fonts, backgrounds…everything! You do need to have MS PowerPoint 2007 or 2010, but if you have it, this is a great timesaver. There’s a premium version that has 15,000 images (3,000 in the free version), the ability to upload your logo and show it on every slide, & another feature I can’t remember now… but for many, even most, people, the free version works will do the trick.
Hi Jamie, awesome content that is very helpful esp with the resources, links and the rich discussions. Want to start e-commerce and blog for money…selling others products, want to go full on with this, tired of the daily routine crunch working for others. I live in a developing country (PNG) that has high internet costs (work still in progress with getting rates down…) so will see how I go with your posts. Any advise? Don’t have a website yet, have to build one I guess….
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Already a few months back, but Moz launched a local product to compete in the fast-growing SMB market. In a previous post, we’ve suspected to see Moz move in the SEO enterprise market, but this didn’t  seem to really happen. Their tools a great, but a lot of folks don’t think that they are exceptional, meaning other tools couldn’t provide a certain task or data in a similar way. Moz local looks solid and will compete with Yext, Placable and a bunch of other local submission services, which we’ll cover soon.
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