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Why did Google change the way ads are shown?
I just thought I’d share a few observations about the changes Google recently made on how they are showing ads on their search results pages.
First off, it’s not uncommon for Google to make sudden changes. A few weeks ago Google search results on desktop no longer show text ads on the right side of search results.
While that alone may not be so bad, what is bugging a lot of people is that Google now shows as many as 4 text ads above the standard organic search results. They also may show ads at the bottom of the page.
It will absolutely affect advertisers who are bidding on keywords and live and die by the traffic they buy – but will it affect those of us who get the majority of our traffic from free organic search?
My gut feeling is it might not be a big deal or even better for getting organic free traffic.
It’s hard to say because there is a degree of “ad blindness” among many searchers who automatically skip past the ads (count me as one of those).
A lot of people though will click the first thing they see that gives them what they want – so now there are more chances they will click an ad instead of an organic search result.
Google will still be showing their “knowledge panels” on the right on some search queries, but in general the total number of ads they show will be dropping from 11 to a max possible of 7.
Should this change in the way they display ads be of great concern?
Too early to tell, but in general for most of us search engine traffic marketers I would say no – not so much. We get the majority of our free traffic from search queries that are longer and less competitive, so there is a good chance many of the pages we rank high on will not be changed much if at all.
Still there could be some noticeable changes on bigger traffic keywords where there is heavy competition for both ads and top rankings.
Hope that helps clear up things a little!
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Free! Download 10 New Keyword Research Spreadsheets and Watch the New Training Video!
I wanted to let everyone know there is a new training video and some brand new Keyword Research spreadhsheets on the BU Blog that are loaded with fantastic keyword opportunities!
Download the zip now with 10 killer spreadsheets loaded with big money keywords! Perhaps the biggest I have ever seen!
Have you ever seen exact match keyword phrases that Adwords advertisers are bidding hundreds of dollars on per click? $284.56 to be exact!
Whoa! There are 20 keywords with bids over $100. in just this one spreadsheet! And there are 9 more spreadsheets that are just as good!
You’ve got to see the bids on these keywords! Hint: a few of the highest bids are for the mobile niche and online backup niches! See the apple spreadsheet in the free zip download to see these keywords I just mentioned!
While Blogging Underground is well known for the network of article announcement blogs, our keyword research is the best and will help you find new opportunities faster than ever!
I couldn’t believe my own eyes, but there are 100’s of keywords that advertisers are bidding $100 and even $200 and more per click on, and they’re there for you to see in our spreadsheets!
I have never seen bid amounts this high! You’ll surely find some new profitable niches to go after when you get your hands on these amazing keyword opportunities!
Go grab ’em while they’re hot!
Also – in case you missed my previous free tips video on how to get perfect text links – here is the link!
If you want to be successful and rank above the competition you need to have some good text links pointing at your site! The video shows you how to do it!
That’s all for now!
Best wishes for your online success!
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I just wrote an interesting article on the online sales explosion that happens every year in January.
If you have web sites you really owe it to yourself to get some pages up fast on the trending topics that dominate every year and make online businesses a ton of money!
Read up and get on top of this seasonal web pulishing opprtunity!
Are you ready to cash in? If not – consider getting some PLR Articles from the Underground PLR Back Isssue store. You can search for your keywords and grab the zips that have your articles. Then simply get them up on your sites now so you get to rank on top by the time January hits and people are searching for stuff to buy online in a frenzy! (continued – read more of this article…)
Google watches some keywords more than they do others.
Their approach to wiping out low quality websites is based on what they have learned from collecting data and tweaking algorhithms for many years and seeing where the “webspammers” are most actively trying to trick them.
The main thing I have learned in my 15 + years of being a web publisher and building all kinds of websites for profit is that it’s generally better to focus on what I call “mid tier keywords” that are not as HYPER COMPETITIVE and as such commonly abused by SPAMMERS!
You know the poison niches… the keywords that can get you in trouble faster… the ones clogging your spam email box.
It’s much easier to get on top faster by avoiding those legacy big money keywords and instead profit by focusing on variations of those posion keywords or selecting keywords in different niches that are not so hot in the spamming community.
You must be aware that Google watches some keywords more than they watch others.
They watch the ones that spammers typically promote. You know the ones… they’re in your email box every day as spam messages. Try to stay away from promoting that stuff! They seek out spammers aggresively and it’s harder to rank for those keywords. So why bother?
There are so many good niches to build sites for with tons of great keywords that are profitiable and are NOT hammered by spammers.
And the mid tier keywords are much easier to rank for.
You do NOT NEED to do the BLACK HAT things that the webpsammers are doing to get lots of free traffic when you target mid tier keywords.
The Blogging Underground 12 Step Success Strategy focuses very heavily on picking the best keywords. It’s the real secret to our success!
Now – I am not saying you can’t be successful marketing more mainstream products or products that have even crossed over into ultra spammy territory – but you need to be aware that when you start to fight your battle in a zone filled with spammers you’re more likley to get caught up and tagged an an evil affiliate marketer.
Now – be careful you don’t fall into believing the common misconception that Google hates ALL AFFILIATES. They don’t.
But they sure do seem to hate affiliates that do sleazy things to make a buck.
They are perfectly fine with good marketers who are not building fake news blogs or using deceptive techniques to trick people and get sales.
Marketing legit good products as affiliates is not the same as hustling some online scams or bogus products that don’t deliver what is offered.
Hey – we’re not the same people Google were really mad at a year or so ago when the CPA offers got out of control and everyone was spamming them. You know – the fake news blogs that caused Google to get in trouble with the FTC over the false advertising and bogus practices promoting ridiculous cures and sleazy offers for Acai Berry Juice and all that other evil CPA stuff like offers that were impossible to cancel etc.
People were doing all kinds of sleazy stuff like using Oprah and Dr. Oz without their permission. It was way out ofcontrol and the U.S> goevernment stepped in and started getting involved. (continued – read more of this article…)
Look at the keyword research data on this screen capture from the Google Adwords keyword tool and then tell me the answer to this question:
“Which is better to use for analyzing potential traffic when creating your primary target keyword – “exact match” or broad match???
Do you see how the broad match search volume for medicine sports is so high – yet the “exact match” is so low???
If you asked me – this keyword – medicine sports – would be a BAD primary target keyword.
If you get a top ranking for medicine sports you are NOT going to get the broad match traffic.
The exact match traffic is what that backwards keyword really gets!
I personally feel that I would rather look at the EXACT data representing the exact search as it is typed in by the searcher.
That’s how Google looks at it.
Broad match does not reflect the volume that a keywords will get with a top ranking – only EXACT MATCH accurate indicates potential volume for a top ranking.
The “exact match” data more accurately reflects what the target is capable of in volume becase it does not include all the other possibilities that borat, er, I mean broad match includes.
If you only look at broad match data it is deceiving. Even if you get #1 for medicine sports it will NOT bring you very much traffic. In fact that 170 volume is pretty low.
You don’t get rich by getting number one for low volume keywords.
Take the above example and compare the Global Search Volume for
which has a broad match volume of 368,000 which seems very high.
If you change the Google Adwords setting to “exact match” however the gloabl monthly search volume drops to 170 – yikes!
And for me – 170 just isn’t enough to justify making it my primary target keyword.
The reason it dropped to 170 from 368,000 is that the PHRASE is backwards. (continued – read more of this article…)
Look at my blog which is # 1 on Google! I’ll show it to you!
Hi, it’s Mike Liebner here, the internet marketing guy and it’s been really crazy this past week since opening the doors for the official launch of Blogging Underground! I’ve done so much work packed into such a short amount of time – but – hey – it’s worth it as Blogging Underground now has more members than ever and it’s still going nuts one week into the launch!
Now, I know most internet marketers are weary about sharing their websites and showing you actual top rankings, but I am going to show you one of my sites which is currently number one for a good volume “exact match” keyword with high profitability.
I have a free 48 minute video download for you where I go to Google and look up my keyword and show you my site which is ranked number one! Then I show you how YOU can do it too!
Please register for my Blogs Equal Money Newsletter and I will send it to you immediately!
In the “Link Your Way To The Top” video I show you my actual dog blog which is ranking #1 on Google and I give you the full lowdown on what you need to do to get top rankings just like this any time you want! I show you the site and tell you what I did so you can do it too! It’s much easier than you may realize if you get a couple of things right!
I’m not afraid to do this because my site DESERVES to be number one and the way we get top rankings at Blogging Underground is not evil or something you’d be afraid to tell GRAMMA about! – inside joke – if you wouldn’t want to tell your Grandma how you did it – it can’t be something you’d be proud of!
I’d share this with Gramma for sure! No guilt!
So… I got to number one by creating a good site that serves the target keyword phrase and has a small amount of links pointing at it from some of the Blogging Undergound “announcement blogs”.
Nothing too complex. It was easy! Anyone can do this!
Is it a great site that should win awards? NO! But it serves the target keyword well and I am sure Google is more than happy to keep it at number one because people who click on my page linked on top of Google will be happy with the content they get. (continued – read more of this article…)
It’s Mike Liebner here from Blogging Underground and I’d like to invite you to a “Blogs Equal Money” Webinar on Wednesday September 22, 2010 at 12 PM PST. Join me as myself and special guests discuss the revolutionary new site structure strategy for WordPress blogs called “Pages NOT Posts”.
It will be a one hour live event featuring a discussion on how the internal site structure of a blog can dramatically improve the number of top rankings on Google and the other search engines.
Combined with the right kind of external links, the “Pages NOT Posts” strategy can bring blogs a huge number of top rankings with very little effort!
After a brief overview of Pages NOT Posts I will show you an example site and login live to a WordPress example blog to go over settings, site structure, internal linking and content suggestions – plus show you how to set up a WordPress blog so it shows a static home page and blog posts on a “blog post home page”.
Other topics to be discussed are external linking and keyword selection to ensure a high probability of profitabilty and a high volume of traffic.
Questions will be taken from the attendees plus at the end of the event a special bonus gift will be given to those in attendance.
Duration will be approximately 1 hour with the possibility of going over 15 to 30 minutes depending on the number of questions.
Put the date on your calendar!
If you need the Blogs Equal Money PDF it is available for download at: Blogs Equal Money
I’m looking forward to seeing you at the event!
P.S. I added a 7 day trial offer for Blogging Underground for just $4.95 – check out the new video and if you are not yet in – take the trial and see what all the fuss is about!
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Are you fascinated by Keyword Research as much as I am?
It’s a lot of fun but more importantly keyword research can help you make more money online with your web site! If you want to improve your success please try out my Free Keyword Research Tool – AUKDAT – it will evaluate your web page and give you the keyword density for single keywords – two word phrases and even three word phrases! AUKDAT is the one keyword research tool you must have bookmarked! Watch the AUKDAT Keyword Research Tips Video – it’s loaded with great ideas!
I wanted to personally invite you to join me today, May 20, 2010 at 5 PM EDT for a special live “Words Equal Money” event, as I present a webinar on Keyword Research.
> Register Here (webinar replay video)
In just a few hours I’ll be spending 90 minutes with keyword research expert Jon Shugart of Keyword Rockstar fame whom I will be interviewing live with you there to help me ask the really good questions.
The first 60 minutes I will be interviewing Jon and having a conversation about keyword research, and the next 30 minutes we will be taking YOUR questions live!
If there is anything you would like to know – this is your chance to get the answers!
This is NOT a canned presentation and I will do my best to get the really good stuff out of Jon including the low down on the situation where Google went off on affiliate marketers and went out and shut down thousands of accounts, as well as reveal opportunities about buying cheap PPC clicks, getting free organic search traffic and so much more!
This will be 90 minutes well spent!
There are a limited number of seats for today’s live event – so if you want to join us – please register now!
Reserve your “Words Equal Money” Webinar seat now at:
Google Insights for Search is a great keyword research tool that deserves some attention if you are looking to spot trends and jump on them!
There are a million ways to use Google Insights for Search – it has such great info, but let’s try to use it to help us build a campaign – whether PPC or Natural Organic SEO
Let’s say you want to promote a new product or CPA offer – simply go to Google Insights for Search and type in keywords relating to the product and note 2 columns in particular – Rising Searches and Top Searches (under search terms).
Change the settings to 90 days on Google Insights for Search so you can see the CURRENT trends (it’s set to a few years by default). This will show you keywords that are on the rise. Click those and you’ll be taken to more data. Keep track of the keywords and you’ll have an excellent list of “off the beaten path” keywords that are GROWING as opposed to drooping. (continued – read more of this article…)
62,000 Keywords – Are YOU Ready for Halloween?
I have just added 2 keyword lists with over 62,000 high traffic and high profit keywords in the Article Underground Members section.
If you are a current member of Article Underground you can get the 2 incredibly profitable lists of keywords in the members section.
If you are NOT currently a member – don’t worry –
>>> 21 Day Trial Offer is HERE <<<
– if you take the trial you can grab the keyword lists, get 400 more articles PLUS use the AU Blogs to get linked in! Pretty cool, eeh???
So… Are YOU ready for Halloween? I don’t mean your costume – are you ready to make money from HALLOWEEN TRAFFIC and SALES???
It’s still not too late to get ready! IF you do it now!
These 2 new lists are loaded with keywords to help you make more money!
1) Halloween List with 1,446 keywords relating to costumes and Halloween
2) Big List of 60,174 keywords covering all kinds of money making keywords!
The new 1,400 + keyword list for halloween and costumes is just what you need so you can start getting ready for the big money rush! (continued – read more of this article…)
The free Keyword Minute PDF is worth snagging!
Hi guys! I’m going to have to make this a quick one as I need to run out the door to get my teeth cleaned… argh…
BUT I wanted to make sure you got this cool free PDF called the Keyword Minute (strange name, eh?)
It’s from the creator of Keyword Elite, Brad Callen, who was nice enough to hook me up with the newest version of his monumental keyword research program Keyword Elite 2.0 and it’s a hot one! (continued – read more of this article…)
I have some helpful information on 3 free tools that you can really use!
1. First and foremost is the incredible and free AUKDAT!
You’ll want to bookmark this free tool because AUKDAT is great to use to find out WHAT WORDS are on your individual web pages. That’s powerful info – right???
Think about it – why guess what keywords are best to link – use AUKDAT to find out which KEYWORD PHRASES appear most often and link these in text links in as many places as you can (ideally externally on other web sites – but of course – INTERNAL LINKS are good too!!!
Ahhhh…. keywords in link text… yes – that is a secret weapon we can use to get MORE FREE TRAFFIC!
This is far more powerful than it may appear on the surface, because not only does AUKDAT show you the “single keywords” that are on your analyzed URL – BUT – it will also show you the TWO WORD PHRASES and THREE WORD PHRASES that are on your web page and tell you how many times they appear!
In fact – you can also use AUKDAT to help you find keywords on your web page that do NOT appear often enough. Simply add the phrase a few more times on your page in sentences, resource boxes and links, and the keyword density goes up! This is another powerful secret weapon that will get you more rankings for your page! ADD MORE WORDS! It’s easy to do with AUKDAT! (continued – read more of this article…)
I ran into a couple of really cool tools that would be of interest to those who do keyword research, advertise with Adwords or Pay Per Click – PPC, or are looking to pick up some domain names with great words in them.
Check out Name Tumbler
Another cool one is Keyword Statement Generator
Both are worth paying a visit and adding to your bookmarks!
They can be used to generate lists of words to stuff into domain name search tools – or – to create keyword phrases for adwords or page building!
Free Keyword Research Discussion on MP3
Hi, it’s Mike Liebner here from “Words Equal Money” and I’ve got a great audio file for you to listen to that truly shows how words equal money! Link > Keyword Research Discussion MP3
Jim Morris of Nichebot and myself had a 51 minute discussion where we talk about keyword research and how keywords can help people find your web pages easier.
The free MP3 audio file is loaded with info that can help you get more traffic by using keyword research the right ways! Get more traffic by using the right keyword! Use Keyword Research in the right way! Stop wasting time! (continued – read more of this article…)
Free Video and Free Keyword Research with 53,490 of the Most Expensive Keywords
More Hooks Than a Tackle Box!
I have some news and information that can really help you kick start your 3rd Quarter into profit overdrive! I have a new video for you plus a free keyword list. Be sure to read to the bottom!
It was a great Labor Day holiday weekend here on the West Coast of the USA, but reality is sinking in as the days are getting shorter and Summer is turning into Fall. That’s OK though, because this is the time of the year that we can make some serious money!
It’s time to get back to work because from here on till next Spring the traffic and profits are on the rise!
So, you may be wondering about the subject and opening of this message.
53,490 Keywords – More Hooks Than a Tackle Box!
Man, I am so excited because I have some incredible keyword research that I will share with you that can truly save you a ton of time from having to do it yourself. This list has keywords with huge opportunities that can potentially bring you hordes of traffic!
A keyword list can really do that???
Well, it depends on how you use the data, but YES, the right keywords can bring you a ton of money and this list is jam cram loaded with monsters!
The full keyword list is a huge Excel file which is 5.7 MB in size and has all the data you need to do some serious analysis. I also prepared a short little video to give you an overview of what you can do with the keywords.
You’ll find the keyword video at this URL along with links to download the keyword spreadsheet files.
The keywords and data are fresh, but as we all know, data changes everyday, so the list is not intended to be up to date and complete and entirely accurate. It is based on compiling research missions with keywords over the past two months. The data was cleaned of garbage and the duplicates were removed so the remaining 53,490 keywords are the cream of the crop. All are expensive keywords that have average cost per click of .15 cents and higher with anything lower removed. I also removed keywords that have less than 200 searches. That means this list only contains the best keywords with high bid clicks and decent search volume! >> there is still more ahead >> (continued – read more of this article…)
Do you have a couple of spare hours to listen to the new audio file on duplicate content?
Jim Morris and I did webinar on May 7th for Nichebot subscribers and Jim was nice enough to allow me to share the MP3 file with Article Underground members and Words Eqaul Money newsletter subscribers. I’m also announcing it here on my blog!
Spy Tactics Reveal Keywords and Products That Are Making People Rich
want to share with you my experience with purchasing a hot new product called AdSpyPro and explain how it has helped me find profitable keywords and more importantly find NEW Affiliate Products I can sell that are proven to make money!
AdSpyPro makes it so easy and simple to make money with and dominate any niche it’s insane! I bought it myself a few weeks ago and love it! AdSpyPro is a monster! It’s the perfect compliment for Article Underground members as it will help you find out exactly what keywords sell products and show you the affiliate programs so you can sign up for them! That’s very powerful and can help you make more money fast! More on that later!
If you are eager to see the software here is the special discount page for friends of Article Underground:
The page has 5 huge bonuses you will not find anywhere else! Also if you use the AU coupon code 25C96F710A it will only cost around $57.!!! >next 100 only< So, what’s so great about this software? Why is AdSpyPro causing such a stir?
Well… it’s a huge time saver and even though it’s much cheaper than other spying programs that cost more than $500. it does exactly what we need!
I hate wasting time and this inexpensive software program is one of those rare find lifesaver products that saves me time and gives me valuable information that I can analyze and use to make huge amounts of money! It’s so easy to use that you can do it too!
Simply plug-in a list of keywords, such as those from Article Underground, and let the software run for a few days. It will spy on the competition and tell you exactly what they’re doing!
Can you imagine how powerful it is to know what keywords sell which affiliate products???
Now, I realize there has been some controversy surrounding the ethics of spying on the competition, but let me assure you that the way I am using the software and the collected data is not in any way illegal or even immoral. The software itself is not illegal, black hat or immoral.
AdSpyPro is simply a tool that tells us what works for others advertising on Google Adwords. It shows us what works and almost as important what does not work! That kind of information is priceless!
It’s simply smart business to analyze and find out what the competition is doing that is already making them money and then take that data to the bank. We do it with keywords all the time!
Find what people search for and target those words! Find out what words people are advertising and target those words!
So, how do I use it???
Well, I have a lot planned but so far I installed the software
(easy) and then dropped in a list of keywords for one of my high traffic web sites. I’ve been running Adsense on it but have been looking to add a few products or offers so I can make more on affiliate commissions.
The next morning I looked at the reports AdSpyPro showed me and I found an advertiser who was constantly advertising for an affiliate program available at Commission Junction! Now I know exactly what product I can place on my site and prevent wasted time trying this and that trying to find what sells.
That’s just one example. I have since input even more keywords and I have since uncovered several niches that have affiliate products (from Clickbank and others) that are being regularly advertised.
This means those products and associated keywords are profitable.
Otherwise the advertisers would not be the top bidders and keep paying for those ads! (continued – read more of this article…)
Read – the words – from the Keyword Research Secret Weapon video.
I thought I would give it a try and see how it went…. video transcription from an AU video on Keyword Research… I’m not sold on it 100%… Maybe it was just the person who transcribed it or perhaps I talk so funny that they can’t FIGGER out those slang laden KEYWORDS, I mean words that I be talking about.
I think it’s more work than it’s worth to have someone else transcribe the hour long video and then I still need to spend an hour correcting the inproperly transcribed words…
Click for KEYWORD RESEARCH VIDEO Transcribed
Have a look and tell me what you think. It does read ok, but I spent some time FIXING it! You should have seen it before!
Knowing what words are on your pages can be very helpful!
The free keyword tool AUKDAT will analyze your web page and tell you how many single words, 2 word phrases and 3 word phrases are on your web page (or your competitors). This is powerful information as you can now vary your link text with words and phrases that are actually on your web page!
The Article Underground Keyword Density Analyzer Tool is the bomb! And it’s free!
I just created a new video tutorial for AUKDAT, the free Article Underground Keyword Density Analyzer Tool.
Click for the Keyword Tool Video
The tutorial video runs 30 minutes and has some helpful info to get more traffic from the words on your web pages and within the links pointing at them! (continued – read more of this article…)