Here is a short list of my favorite website design and SEO Tools. These are a mix of free and paid tools.

Rank Tracker – Paid

Rank Tracker is a tool that I use to manage alot of my SEO projects. Rank Tracker gives you the ability to check rankings on all the major search engines and give you all the insight you need in order to beat your competitors. I pay roughly $100 a month for this service and its worth every penny.

Dreamweaver – Paid

I can’t imagine designing or developing a website without it. Designing websites and building web applications is all about making things happen in a quick efficient manner while delivering a superior product. Dreamweaver gives us the ability to meat deadlines and come up with cross browser compliant error free website designs.

Freshbooks – Free or Paid

Freshbooks is a nice tool to use if you want your accounting to be remote or all done through the cloud. I am a firm advocate of using cloud based services as I never have to worry about losing my data and also don’t have various versions of it.

Web Developer Toolbar – Free

This addon in Firefox is one of my most valuable tools. It gives me the ability to troubleshoot layout issues, sessions and other usefull data for websites. Best of all it’s free and it installs in minutes.

Google Webmaster Help

Occasionally you encounter a problem that you just can’t figure out. Google webmaster help form will help you with this. I recommend reading it.

Firebug Toolbar for Firefox – Free

Firebug is a great way to diagnose issues with your website. It can also help with SEO in regards to page load speed by adding on the PageSpeed add on.

These are all tools I use on a daily basis to make myself more efficient. If you have tools you use, feel free to contact me through this website and recommend them. I always like to hear what other developers use to make their life easier.

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