Why I re-joined Keyword Strategy

Angry dragon

That is more or less how angry I was πŸ˜‰ (cc) Mac m 13

Some time ago I throw a major tantrum (see this blog post entitled >>>Keyword Strategy Just Committed Voluntarily Suicide<<,) and left Keyword Strategy (KST for short) fuming like the proverbial angry dragon on the right, so why did I sign up again? For those of you that just read summaries, here you go:

Summary

I left because competition data was no longer available, I re-joined because competition data is now available again πŸ˜‰ – that was the main reason, for the others, you’ll need to read on …

Ok, still there? Great, you know me, pour yourself a glass or cup of something nice – that will be another longwinded blog post πŸ˜‰

The nearly non-effect of the Penguin Update on KST sites

Whilst my KST account was inactive, I still could browse and . . . → Read More: Why I re-joined Keyword Strategy

Keyword Strategy just committed voluntary suicide ;-(

Keyword Strategy Suicide

Keyword Strategy just committed Internet Marketing Suicide!

Update May 2012: Competition data is back, I am happy again and re-joined KST, you can read the full story here: Why I re-joined Keyword Strategy.

Coming back from a nice dinner in town with my husband, I noticed the following email from Fraser, from Keyword Strategy, in my inbox (filler words removed and ‘bolding‘ by me):

“… we’ve decided to retire our Auto-Update browser extension. This is the extension that gathers ranking and competition data from your browser and uploads them into your Keyword Strategy account. This method has been a technical support nightmare for us, trying to maintain it on multiple browser platforms; furthermore, it’s not a sustainable method for determining competition because it’s not compliant with Google’s Terms of Service.“

That I completely understand, in fact I have questioning this practice previously on . . . → Read More: Keyword Strategy just committed voluntary suicide ;-(

Keyword Strategy Tips 4 – Tracking Web 2.0 Articles

Tool for checking keyword rankings.

Click image to try it out yourself πŸ˜‰

I am actually not obsessing about rankings anymore, I am more obsessed about traffic πŸ˜‰ With Google personalizing search results more and more, the first page of Google, as we knew it, could be soon a thing of the past. But sometimes, when I try out something new, I want to see some yummy data to get a better impression on how things are going and what is work or not working. And as I also just ‘talked’ somebody through the whole process ,via email, I thought that it would be a good idea for a blog post! Never waste content you have already half written πŸ˜‰

Until now I have used Market Samurai to do this, but it is not displaying rankings as we know it anymore. If you haven’t an idea about what has happened, have a look . . . → Read More: Keyword Strategy Tips 4 – Tracking Web 2.0 Articles

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˜‰

Keyword Strategy Case Study 1 – My Set Up

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

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

With the New Year approaching I thought it might be an idea to do a case study on Keyword Strategy by taking a domain I own, but never did anything with, put a site on it and document and publish the sites development in terms of traffic and income. Don’t die of the shock just yet, I really did say I will, for the first time ever, publish my income publicly – but only for this one site πŸ˜‰ If you want to get a monthly ‘make money online income report’, >sign up to Lis’ Z-blogger newsletter on her site< – Well worth it, btw!

With this case study I hope to accomplish several things:

Keeping me focused. That is perhaps my biggest internet marketing challenge – to . . . → Read More: Keyword Strategy Case Study 1 – My Set Up

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

Keyword Strategy Review

As I have mentioned the Keyword Strategy Tool aka the Fraser Method already several times on this blog, without explaining it much, I thought it might be a good idea to write a proper review about it and use that to point people to instead of repeating myself over and over again in the comments or on Facebook … So here you go and, as nearly always, pour yourself something nice to sip as this will be a longish blog post πŸ˜‰ BTW, if your approach to website building is to find a keyword that might pay well, build a website with a few dozen posts / pages about it that consist mainly of content you found on the internet and have re-written to make it ‘unique’ and then to build back links to your site until you die, this method is not for you. Have a look at . . . → Read More: Keyword Strategy Review