Keyword Strategy is closing down – What are the alternatives?


It was a completely normal day in my Webmistress life until I received this evening an email informing me of the sad fact that Keyword Strategy is closing down for good on March 28th. (Insert favorite swearword here) Keyword Strategy and I go back since it was in beta testing and frankly I will miss it like a reliable old friend that has suddenly disappeared from the face of the earth ;-( We had our disagreements, but over time, we got on well together and straightened out our different ways of working and came to a “mutual benefit” agreement.

Apparently if you hold a Smartphone close to this image it takes you straight to the website. Alternatively you can just clicking it and you also go straight to it πŸ˜‰

The first thing I did after I got the email was firing up Skype and contacting Fraser, . . . → Read More: Keyword Strategy is closing down – What are the alternatives?

Market Samurai Discount – Now available for $75!


Market Samurai now available for $75 limited time offer! Ok, let’s cut through the hype πŸ˜‰ Lately my inbox has been filled with newsletters by all sorts of Imlers announcing a special offer for the keyword tool Market Samurai for only $75 (free trial, one time fee and money back warranty). Market Samurai retails normally for $97 (when bought during the free trial period) to $147 (when bought after your free trial has expired) so this offer is good. If you look around this blog a bit you’ll see that it is one of my favorite keyword tools – since many years!

What upsets me slightly is that I, as an long time affiliate, never got an email about this promo nor is there anything in my affiliate dashboard that tells me how to give my readers access to this special offer. After a bit of digging I found out . . . → Read More: Market Samurai Discount – Now available for $75!

Market Samurai Rank Tracker Update – React Now!

Rank Tracker uses the could!

This is a quick post regarding the new Keyword Rank Tracker. It is meant mainly for those of you that own already a copy of Market Samurai or are sitting insecurely on the fence πŸ˜‰ unsure if they should or shouldn’t buy it … The ninjas behind Market Samurai have updated their rank tracker module, actually they have rebuild it pretty much from scratch!, here is what you get and how to get it for free.

Clicking is believing πŸ˜‰

If you become, or are, a customer of any Noble Samurai product, you can get the basic plan for Rank Tracker for free, but only if you apply for it before the 31st May 2012! Plus you are then also ‘grandfathered’ into all the discount prices if you plan to upgrade to a paid plan later on. The basic plan allows you to track the rank of 50 . . . → Read More: Market Samurai Rank Tracker Update – React Now!

Long Tail Keywords – Can you find them with Keyword Strategy?

Picture of pagode in Myanmar Burma

Lis published a few days ago an article with the catchy title >Right Keywords + Right Platform = Cash!<, where she advocated to use another, additional, tool to Keyword Strategy in order to find long tail keywords, that is keyword phrases that are longer than three words. I disagreed, we do disagree often by the way, but we are still friends, at least I hope so πŸ˜‰

I have no clue about Myanmar, but I do know a lot about Prague – and how to use the Keyword Strategy Tool πŸ˜‰

So I offered a proof, and run into a major problem, her seed keywords were ‘Myanmar Travel‘ and I have no idea about the locations and geography of that part of the world. I simply didn’t know if a certain exotic name is that of a town in Myanmar or that of a beach . . . → Read More: Long Tail Keywords – Can you find them with Keyword Strategy?

Keyword Strategy Case Study 2 Reindexed ;-)

Follow the Keyword Strategy Case Study! Click image to see all posts already published in this category!

Just in time, with the beginning of the New Year, my case study site has been re-indexed by Google πŸ˜‰ If you haven’t a clue what I am taking about, you might want to have a quick look at my previous article >Keyword Strategy Case Study 1 – My Set-Up <. Here is what I have done, what I haven’t done plus a short status update.

Niche / Topic: Theology πŸ˜‰ Published Articles: 4 Indexed Articles: 5 (see below) Rankings: highest 37, lowest 290 in Google PR: 0 (from PR-) Back Links built: 0 Visitors: 0 Income: 0 (No ads etc as of yet)

Follow the Keyword Strategy Case Study! Click image to see all posts already published in this category!


The Problems

The site had fallen out of the index due to the fact that there was barely any content on it and with barely . . . → Read More: Keyword Strategy Case Study 2 Reindexed πŸ˜‰

Making Money Online 2011 2012 – What has changed?


My personal take on making money online in 2011 and what I plan to do in 2012 and what not.

Seems it is this time of the year πŸ˜‰ You know that time when all, or nearly all, internet marketers publish their yearly review and make their firm resolutions what they will do better next year πŸ˜‰ Actually I didn’t plan to do this, but as it seems to be a sort of tradition in the MMO world, who am I to swim against the stream πŸ˜‰ So here my take on 2011 and my resolutions for 2012:

Making Money Online 2011 Review

1. Adsense: Pretty much stable, Hubpages took a dip, some of my own sites improved, especially the German ones, income pretty much the same or slightly rising over that of the past year.

2. Amazon: Nice, nice, very nice year for me on Amazon! Compared to . . . → Read More: Making Money Online 2011 2012 – What has changed?

Article Samurai Opens Again – Should You Buy?

Market not Article Samurai

Market Samurai is a good product, Article Samurai is — NOT!!!

Hi guys and gals, I just got the ‘priority email’ aka ‘don’t miss this super-duper chance that comes around only once in your lifetime (Not!)’ that Article Samurai opens again and that begs the question: Should you buy it or NOT!? Like I wrote in my previous post here >Article Samurai or Spamurai?‘ I consider this type of internet marketing and attempt at SEO sooo pre-Panda! And no, imho, save your money also this time round and don’t buy it! Why you ask? I still hold to what I stated previously:

Cheap article marketing, especially one that uses / promotes, spun content, is an absolute No-No since the latest Panda / Farmer Update that Google implemented.

Methods like this add no value whatsoever to your own websites nor to the internet as . . . → Read More: Article Samurai Opens Again – Should You Buy?

The Real Reason Google Fights Web Spam

Sorry, couldn't find anything more appropriate to illustrate this article about web spam. Image in the public domain, if Google objects against using their logo in an editorial piece (fair use assumed), they know where to find me πŸ˜‰

Ok, gals and guys, that will be another of this long-winded and far too in-depth posts, so please pour yourself something nice to drink and take a few minutes out of your busy life πŸ˜‰ For the purpose of making it a bit easier to understand, I skip those parts of Google that have little to do with internet marketing like Android (OS for mobile devices) and concentrate on those that concern those of us that make money online: Adsense, Adwords and Search. First let’s have a look at what Google actually is and then let’s have a look at bigger picture of what Google actually wants – and why! . . . → Read More: The Real Reason Google Fights Web Spam

Keyword Strategy Tips 1 – How To Clean Up a Messed Up, sorry, an Established Site

Keyword Strategy Welcome Screen

Keyword Strategy Welcome Screen – Click to enter!

Lets face it, we all have them, sites that we love, that are old, at least in the terms of the internet, and that don’t perform as we think they should in the SERPentines. Or you have a site that used to do well, but suffered during the last panda updates. Reason being for both is that these sites come from the times when we haven’t had a clue about how to write reader-focused and keyword-focused content at the same time. If your site targets the same keyword with multiple posts, also called overlapping content, this can give it the look of a ‘content farm’ in Google’s eyes! There are two ways of solving this dilemma, ditch the site and start from scratch or try to save the site taking advantage of the content that is already indexed and ranking. . . . → Read More: Keyword Strategy Tips 1 – How To Clean Up a Messed Up, sorry, an Established Site