Question: Are there any non-free tools that are worth paying for?
Answer: In my opinion, no. I have used and reviewed many paid SEO tools. All of them are very glossy, and generally overwhelm you with too much information. Success in SEO is about focus, and focus is really built on your own understanding of your company and its SEO needs.
SEO is a lot like physical fitness. You can buy shiny new fitness machines, but you can also get physically fit by walking every day and using cheap weights from Target. It’s the doing and discipline that matter, not the tools that you use.
Got a question? Click this link to email Jason or call 888-993-1122. Dr. Jason McDonald is founder and Senior SEO / Social Media Director of the JM Internet Group. He teaches the SEO training classes for the group, and therefore provides most of the SEO tips for this blog. His goal with this blog is to provide an easy 'one-stop shop' for the busy marketer looking for tips, tricks, and secrets on how to get to the top of Google and Bing for free using proven SEO tactics. When not dreaming up SEO tips, Dr. McDonald lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, two dogs, a cat, four iguanas and twelve children (just kidding). Really you read down to the bio on this guy? Enjoy the blog.
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