I have searched this forum and others for the 'best' tools for a newbie. I found several threads but all of them are primarily concerned with price. They are also for people without a website (or a brand new website) and not so much for an establish site. It's been awhile since I've done SEO and just getting back into it. Things certainly have changed..... My question: What is the best set of tools for a newbie? I am performing SEO on a few websites for "regular" corporations. I haven't seen anything too pricey to scare me away (Xrumer is fine), but my concern is time/effort. I'd like to minimize the number of tools I'm using (and learning) while keeping tight control of content, links, etc. From my research, it looks like a safe bet to purchase SeNuke and Xrumer along with a bunch of 3rd-party tools (TBS, Private/dedicated proxies, captcha solvers, copyscape, etc.). I understand most/all of the current SEO terms, tatics, strategies, etc. and I've got lots of programming/server admin experience. I also have access to dozens of servers across several data centers - not sure if I can or should leverage them. OMG! My first post in this forum. Thanks to all of those who already provided great info to this massive resource.