The i.t. and marketing folks at my company are terrified I'm going to use a bunch of seo tools and get our domain blasted and black listed/banned/whatever. 1) Is there a good way to start doing what I need to be doing WITHOUT spending a wad on virtual machines? I've tended to the usual stuff and have site speed, meta, alt tags, titles tended to and in good order, fwiw. 2) What kind of intelligent reassurances would YOU need to hear from a low-pay-grade noob like me to get the ball rolling? (money pages < tier 1 < tier 2 buffering is where our conversation's at right now) I know we need to be doing this. 3) Are private proxies the effective hedge I hear them to be or should I be thinking in a different direction?