Google webmaster tools panel has been around for quite some time. The Live webmaster tools joined a bit later. I get a lot of questions from colleagues and clients whether these are really helpful, and lately I found myself spending more and more time within these places finding useful information and amending my SEO strategy accordingly.
The official Google Webmaster Central Blog posted a few months ago a nice post on writing meta description tags. Well, this is actually much more interesting than it seems. For years, one of the most common SEO myths around the industry was that "Google ignores Meta tags" and that it is not relevant anymore. Then here comes Google and says – I CARE!