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You've probably debated your "desert island album" with friends -- the one album you'd take with you if you had to live the rest of your life on a desert island. Well, what about SEO, PPC and other online marketing tools? In this week's "Discussion of the Week," tell us the one tool/site/service you couldn't live without. And please -- in the name of not turning this into a spamfest, just tell us the name, don't drop URLs. (We'll be proactive about editing comments if need be.)
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from Jill 1286 Days ago #
Votes: 2

If I could only pick one it would have to be Google Analytics.



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from toddmintz 1286 Days ago #
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What Jill said (though I'd hope with my Google account, I'd also have access to their AdWords & Webmaster Tools).



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from bristolseo 1286 Days ago #
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It would have to be Raven for SEO. Just because of it's swiss army style offering. There are far more indivdual powerful tools, just as there are much better seperate knives instead of the swiss army knife kit, however on a desert island you'd just want one holistic solution.



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from nickfb76 1286 Days ago #
Votes: 0

It's truly hard to pick anything better then Google Analytics.  Maybe microsoft outlook so that when I create fantastic content I have the opportunity to share it with others and hopefully generate links.



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from dannysullivan 1286 Days ago #
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That's so tough, I'm going to go with a browser-based one, Quirk SearchStatus. PageRank info, nofollow highlighting and much more.



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from kgamache 1286 Days ago #
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I would go with the SpyFu Suite (if I can get away with a set of tools in one) otherwise just SpyFu Kombat. Competitive data is helpful when they (the competitors) have the tools that I would not have and be able to gauge their success through the other data available there.



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from MattMcGee 1286 Days ago #
Votes: 0

Sorry Todd, you don't get Webmaster Tools and the keyword tool, too. :-)

I'd also have to pick Google Analytics. Or some analytics tool. I'd like to think that I could use my brain and hard work to make up for the lack of other tools. But I don't know how I'd make up for not knowing what is actually happening across my site.



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from DrPete 1286 Days ago #
Votes: 4

This may not be the most intellectual opinion expressed here today, but if I'm stranded on a desert island, my clients can suck it.



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from szetela 1286 Days ago #
Votes: 0

Google AdWords Editor.



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from Jill 1286 Days ago #
Votes: 0

DrPete does have a good point...



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from JoeSchaefer 1286 Days ago #
Votes: 0

The SEOmoz suite, including the Labs tools.



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from mvanwagner 1286 Days ago #
Votes: 0

excel



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from mtrimble 1286 Days ago #
Votes: 0

Access to my Odesk account. :-)



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from trooperbill 1285 Days ago #
Votes: 0

webmaster tools i think



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from desmccarthy 1280 Days ago #
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opensiteexplorer.org would probably be my one thing, but its a tough call



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