So I was reading Bobbylove's thread and he stated that Webmaster Tools is just a trap ... is this true? I'd post in that thread but its been closed. He's saying that by using Webmaster Tools, we are making it easier for Google to track the backlinks to our websites? Can't Google find this information anyways? Isn't that how they give out penalties? If Webmaster Tools is a trap, does that mean that Google Analytics is also a trap and should be avoided? Thanks.