24 Sep 06 10:47 am
Concur with SeanÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s advice Ã¢â‚¬Â¦
I have done lot of work on keyword research over the last year or so Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ and for all members under this relevant thread here are my keyword research thoughts and experience of resources Ã¢â‚¬Â¦
I have to say first, KW tools are not the universal panacea that everyone thinks AND most of your research can be done with FREE tools + you have Traffic Travis anyway as a member, so my thoughts are keep your money in your pocket Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ beside good research goes much further than just KWs Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ BUT for sure Proper research is KEY Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ I think you can spend forever searching for something that doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t exist Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ the tool that does the thinking for you is your own brain Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ beats any kw tool anytime Ã¢â‚¬Â¦
But that said, here goes Ã¢â‚¬Â¦
Just starting out the following are free and will give you a good start Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ some have other tools as well such as page ranking Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ kw discovery, misspellings etc
Classics arehttp://inventory.overture.com/d/searchi ... uggestion/
Also Google toolshttp://www.google.com/webhp?complete=1&hl=enhttp://www.google.com/trends
Goodkeywords V2 is quite good: http://www.goodkeywords.com/
but also this which is free too: http://www.nichebot.com/
and other KW or research tools IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve picked up from here and therehttp://www.digitalpoint.com/tools/suggestion/http://www.webuildpages.com/search/http://www.marketleap.com/siteindex/default.htm
(broken links removed)http://www.keywordlizard.com/index.cfm http://searchenginez.com/keywords.htmlhttp://www.keycompete.com/
miss spell toolhttp://www.searchspell.com/typo/
My own thoughts are that the market, trend and kw research is the absolute key to making money with aff program campaigns, adsense, and SEO.
What I do is use Wordtracker for kw research Ã¢â‚¬â€œ I think it is top dog Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ you can get a dayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s subscription here http://www.my-linker.com/hop/wt
for not much (not that many people realise you can get just a day) Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ you can do an awful lot of research on wordtracker in 24hrs Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ LOL
PS Just for further insight Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ my experiences Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ there are many paid software tools on the market Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ take this or leave it, just my experience Ã¢â‚¬Â¦
As a first tool I plumped for adwords analyzer (after a lengthy debate, review and evaluation of all products I found) Ã¢â‚¬â€œ AA is quick and great for some of the things that I do Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ BUT quite limited in other ways Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ probably my most used tool though ... http://www.my-linker.com/hop/aa
In my travels I found a FREE version of The Dowser which will give you a good idea on how that program works so if you want to look at a software tool I highly recommend you download it and give it a go - http://www.my-linker.com/hop/td
Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ it gives you a lot of the program free - you just don't get all the functionality e.g. the cost of the top ten bids and you cant download Google bid information from Google and a fair few other bits. I checked it out well with the free version and then I decided it looked useful especially for adsense so I upgraded to the professional version Ã¢â‚¬Â¦
There are also videos on the site that show you how to use it that are great to watch to give you an idea on how the program works.
My experiences then in summary Ã¢â‚¬Â¦
Wordtracker and AA are the tools I use all the time Ã¢â‚¬â€œthe dowser is particularly good for finding keywords that were searched for with a high bids and not much competition - then build sites that are optimized around these keywords with the aim of making Ã‚Â£Ã‚Â£ on adsense via The Plan or the 90 Day Roadmap.
Using theses tools you can have from just a handful of keywords expanded to thousands of keywords - the full versions gives you the top 10 bid prices on Google + overture + Enhance and you get keywords/phrases you wouldn't have thought of .
I have probably gone on a bit now Ã¢â‚¬â€œ but I am passionate about research this really is the key to success Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ do this first Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ understand the market, evaluate any trends, check out forums, basically suss out the niche and then research kws and the buying process, think about all to action phrases and verbs, so if you donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have a kw tool use the free links above + free demo of the dowser Ã¢â‚¬â€œ http://www.my-linker.com/hop/td
should help ALSO you have Traffic Travis to download in the member area (I havenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t done much with that yet in all honesty Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ )
Anyone have any other experience with this please let me know how what you do compares and how any tools compare Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ I understand that KW Elite is very good but I havenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t bothered to invest for reasons stated at the outset Ã¢â‚¬Â¦
Just my ten pence Ã¢â‚¬Â¦
Thanks all for reading this far LOL Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ and I Hope this helps Ã¢â‚¬Â¦
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