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    Thumbs up Seo Tools/Software Subforum

    I was thinking it might be a good idea to have a sub-forum in the seo section for tools and software. This is an important part of internet marketing, and could provide lots of useful information without cluttering up the main seo forum.

    Just my 2 cents.
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    Given that the classification "SEO tool" is rather vague and open to debate, and that many tools that serve SEOs are not specifically designed for such but serve a much wider scope of activities, the SEO forum is not the appropriate place for such; it is already overloaded with miscellanea of all stripes.

    IMO, the current Webmaster, IT and Security Discussion and Computer Assistance forums adequately provide for such.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deepsand View Post
    Given that the classification "SEO tool" is rather vague and open to debate, and that many tools that serve SEOs are not specifically designed for such but serve a much wider scope of activities, the SEO forum is not the appropriate place for such; it is already overloaded with miscellanea of all stripes.

    IMO, the current Webmaster, IT and Security Discussion and Computer Assistance forums adequately provide for such.
    When I say SEO tool, I'm talking about something like SE Nuke. This and many other tools are specifically designed for increasing SERP rankings.

    And I've never even had the urge to visit the Webmaster, IT and Security Discussion and Computer Assistance forums. That's not my cup of tea, and if I ever need help with that I'll just pay for it. Would something like "Market Samurai" fit into that discussion? I wouldn't think so.
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    Still, "SEO tool" is sufficiently vague and open to debate that we'd either need to either have an arbiter of definitions or resign ourselves to accepting anyone's definition.

    In a very strong sense, many of what you might call an "SEO tool" are simply a particular kind of productively aid, one consisting of a template laid on top of a general purpose application.

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    Maybe "Internet Marketing Product Reviews" would be a better name. But I think there is a clear distinction between software that is used to run your computer properly, and software for link building, keyword research, internet marketing, etc... And there's tons of it.

    Maybe I draw a clearer distinction because I'm strictly a marketer rather than a coder or computer expert in general, but finding reliable info about this stuff is a real crapshoot.

    There are some forums that have sections for this, but if you want to find non-affiliate related info about this topic from Google...good luck.

    But hey, love the Wordpress forum.
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