I’m going to be a bit cranky, here, I don’t mind being called a web hippie, an evil liar, a neutral marketer, or a neo marketer, but PLEASE don’t call me a WebMaster. It’s like we’ve gone back to 1997, and uploaded ‘under construction’ rotating gifs and black star backgrounds. The modern day web manager is purposeful and is supposed to make decisions based upon sound understanding of user experience research, understanding business needs, and understanding of technology (see the three elements of a web strategist)
Google just launched a WebMaster resource, that appears to have some useful resources that I’ve discussed or used before. Neat tools include site verification, site map uploader, central blog, forums, and ability to submit content. I’m doing the site verification process as we speak.