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Trusted Sites Tool returning non relevant results

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terrykoz
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Trusted Sites Tool returning non relevant results

Hi there,
Just tried to use tool for first time tonight but results look way out of whack. Know that not everything will be relevant but
this doesn't seem even close on any of the ones that accept comments that I spot checked.
Here's an example of my search results:

http://www.affilorama.com/members/report?ref=55605

What am I doing wrong or is the tool not functioning as intended?

Thanks,

Terry
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wollowra
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Hi Terry,
What tool are you referring to?

also, that link will only work for yourself... no one else can see it.

Welcome to Affilorama by the way.

Regards
Troy
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terrykoz
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Sorry, trusted sites tool.

Appreciate the welcome troy.

I searched for job interview questions and answers but what came back was unrelated. Suggestions?

Terry
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simonslade
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@terrykoz That phrase would have been pickup on those pages in your report. It checks those pages for that phrase or similar and returns the results that only match on that phrase or a relevant one.
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wollowra
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I just did a search for that phrase and it came back with alot of .edu and .org links.
one it gave here.. http://forum.ashworthcollege.edu/viewto ... 47&t=21528

Remember, this is not an exact science.
There will be some work involved in looking on the pages to see if you can pick out the relevant content.
No tool can ever be or search for exactly what you need..

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Troy
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terrykoz
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Thanks for the response.

Understand, however, the usefulness of the tool is much less than what I expected given the tiny proportion of relevant results I got in comparison to the number of non-relevant journalism related results. It's not how many org and gov results that come back, but how many of those bear any relation to even a broad connection to subject being searched.

But that's why it's good that there's a trial period to see how things actually function. I will play with it some more with some other keyword phrases as well.

Thanks for taking the time to assist me.

Terry
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wollowra
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Hi Terry,
That's fair enough.
You may find it was just the keywords or niche.
Try others and make your own decision on that.
Also keep in mind the tool will get better as it is a learning program.
It stores data and is mining all the time.
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Troy
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markling
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I find that for most niches the results are highly relevant. However, even if they aren't relevant, gaining ANY links from .edu or .gov sites is hugely valuable, even if they are irrelevant.

For instance, I gained an irrelevant link to one of my affiliate sites recently from a .gov website. I simply made a highly relevant reply to a question that they asked (I had to spend about 10 mins on google looking up the answer to their question and crafting my response, as I didn't want a moderator to remove it). Then in my signature, I linked to my website using some crafty wording.

Within 2 weeks google had picked up my link; and my rankings for that keyword are already on the move upwards (will have to wait another couple of weeks and build a few more links to see it hit page one, but it has gone from page 7 to page 2).

Relevancy is hugely important, but when it comes to .edu and .gov domains, I'll take what I can get as they are very powerful links to get no matter what the relevancy. Just make sure you make relevant comments on the pages you comment on, so that your comments get accepted and not moderated out.

That said, the tool usually does find websites that are highly relevant to the keyword phrase you enter.
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kurtwill
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I also tried that tool out for key works such as, ripped abs and lose belly fat, and I got completely irrelevant stuff that even degenerated into porno.

Kurt
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jayhurwitz
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I had the same experience with a keyword that I submitted to the tool. However when I submitted other relevant keywords to my site subject matter, the tool provided many useful high PR forums from which I was able to leave more than enough relevant comments with backlinks.

So try other relevant keywords.
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