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A Software Tool to Help You Rank Your Videos

Rank Your Videos on Google’s First Page by Targeting the RIGHT Keywords 100% of the Time

Hi, it’s Mike Liebner from Blogging Underground with a quick heads up on a very cool new software tool to help you rank your videos on top of Google!

It’s called Video Keyword Spy Pro!

With this inexpensive tool you can identify the really EASY keywords to target so that you can rank on page 1 of Google.

It’s still possible to get on page 1 but ONLY if you target the right keywords and stay away from the impossible to rank keywords that are a waste of time and effort!

This killer software steers you away from the difficult and helps you focus on the easy top rankings so you get more traffic with less effort! (continued – read more of this article…)

New Keyword Research Opportunities & Update Video!

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!

> Free Downloads and Video

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!

> Perfect Text Links

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!

Mike Liebner Webinar Event – How To Build Sites That Rank in 2014

Would you like to know the common mistakes that webmasters are making that bring down sites and kill any chance of ranking on top?

> Watch the WEBINAR REPLAY VIDEO here!

You may be shocked at the “little things” that many people are doing on their sites and in their linking that kill any chances of ranking high.

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To make sure you have every advantage when building websites I would like to invite you to watch the WEBINAR REPLAY VIDEO from a very special free training webinar event I am presenting next Thursday, March 13th called “How To Build Sites That Rank in 2014 – Step by Step Explanation of What Works Now!”

> More info at the BU Blog Post for the webinar event.

I’ll show you exactly what to do to build websites that get top rankings and perhaps more importantly I’ll reveal WHAT NOT TO DO in the live webinar!

Please join me if you can!

Also – if you need to get to work right away and start getting some good links in articles – I highly suggest you grab the special BU Bonus package I am offering with a big stash of articles and a full year of Blogging Underground included free! (continued – read more of this article…)

SEO Analysis Case Study – Backlinks and Social Signals

If you target getting top rankings on organic search for keywords that have little or no competition, it is relatively easy to rank high on Google.

Simply following the Blogging Underground 12 Step Success Strategy and getting good links from articles may just be enough to get you on top! What we do at BU works really well and often the backlinks you get from articles in the BU Blog Network are all you need to get traffic from free search results for some good low to medium competition keyword phrases.

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For the more competitive keywords that are harder to rank for – simply add in some social signals to give your website more authority and trust. You’ll usually move up in the rankings from the social boost.

However, if you are planning to gain super authority status for your website in a popular niche and go after higher competition keywords and compete with the big boys, it is really important you spend a little more time finding out is working for the competition to get on page one of Google for those big money keywords.

Let’s do a quick SEO analysis case study and look at a pretty competitive keyword and try to see what is working for the top sites so we can see what we can do on our own sites that will give us a boost.

Sometimes a little extra work may be required when you are targeting mid tier to high tier high competition keywords that are harder to rank for.

One of the things you may do is to look and see what the competition is doing to rank for your target keywords on Google.

There are some cool tools out there that help us analyze the competition.

Spyfu is one of the tools I often use to look at the organic rankings and competition for a keyword.

Spyfu is mainly known for tracking PPC campaigns and estimating the cost of clicks, but they also have some really good data for the “organic” free search results.

These tools are also often great to use to find additional related keywords to target and go after. Just look to see what your competition ranks for and add the best keywords to your list of targets or just make an effort to add them to the articles you publish on your site.

Spyfu tracks a lot of keywords and has a huge database of the rankings for organic search (not paid PPC placement) and actually show social data like Facebook likes, Google+, Pinterest and even the number of and Twitter tweets for the ranking URL’s.

This social data can help you analyze the ranking URL’s to see if social activity may influence the rankings.

Note: Keep in mind that while social signals are good to have and an important consideration for your sites and web pages, having a massive social presence is NOT really important except for those big competition keywords.

Let’s take a look at the data on Spyfu for a keyword that is pretty competitive: healthy smoothies

http://www.spyfu.com/Term/1839231

Scan down the page until you see the “Organic Search Ranking Analysis”.

They show the top 50 results (for free) and even show the estimated number of monthly clicks (very cool!).

This keyword phrase: healthy smoothies is a high competition keyword and a number one spot will bring approximately 961 clicks each month.

The results show mostly well known sites at the top of the results.

The good news is that the results are NOT all top level domains but rather URL’s of inside pages. That means a site that is tightly focused on the keyword phrase and nothing else would be a good candidate to make it page 1 of the Google results if it had all the right factors including lots of social signals.

Let’s take a look at the actual URL of the top ranking site and analyze it using Spyfu.

Click this link to see the data from Spyfu for this specific URL:

http://www.spyfu.com/url/?q=http://www.prevention.com/food/cook/20-healthy-smoothie-recipes

First thing I notice is massive social signals. Lots of tweets, shares and likes and a ton of Pinterest pins! 5,796 to be exact.

The pins alone are surely responsible for why the prevention page is ranking #1 on Google for this difficult keyword target.

The good news is that with Pinterest if you have a good image and people discover it, they will gladly help out and spread the word by pinning it and sharing it with their friends.

I bet the image on this top ranking page went viral on its own… let’s look at the page on prevention and see what’s on it.

Pull up this URL that ranks #1 for healthy smoothies

http://www.prevention.com/food/healthy-recipes/20-super-healthy-smoothies

Wow… light on content. But that picture of the smoothies sure looks good! I want one right now!

All the page delivers is basically a picture of smoothies… with a built in PIN IT button and Facebook comments built in. The page barely has any text about smoothies.

That tells me we’ll do better if we have good pictures of smoothies and that people will pin them and help us.

By the way those are basically curated type posts – a picture (and/or video) with a paragraph of text – that’s all. And instead of one big long page with lots of words they keep it short with just a picture and a paragraph of text and then make people click the arrow to jump to the next one… smart.

A well respected site that has gained authority in a niche can do this. Once you are trusted and an authority almost anything you put on the site will get you rankings for the keywords on the pages.

Here look at this URL – it has a different smoothie picture and text…

http://www.prevention.com/food/healthy-recipes/20-super-healthy-smoothies?s=4

I bet that page ranks too for Blueberry and Banana smoothie – it does – it’s on page two of results… with a picture in the Google results.

Hmmm… I think pictures are pretty important… and so are the social signals when you target these big money keywords.

Good to know about this info so you know what can help you as you build out your sites, but don’t let it scare you off from going after your low to mid competition keywords. Those keywords are much easier to rank for and do not require as much social juice as for a competitive keyword phrase like HEALTHY SMOOTHIES to get to the top.

But, that said do not ignore social signals – I think it’d be a mistake to ignore having at least some social signals pointing at your site.

Every site, even those that target keywords that are not extremely difficult to rank for, should have some tweets and likes and pins coming in.

We need to be aware of how social signals and pictures will help us gain authority and trust and push up to a higher level so that almost everything we do gets some good search engine love on it’s own

Well – I hope that gives you some ideas and helps you push up some of your pages in the rankings!

Best wishes for your online success!

Mike Liebner (continued – read more of this article…)

EMDs – Exact Match Domains are Still the Best!

Just a quickie to sound off on all the crazy rumours going around about “exact match domains” being dead and not working any more. It’s hogwash!

I guess some guru or WSO guy out there must have written a new $12. seo training course where they go off and dump on exact match domains not being effective – because I keep getting emails from people asking me what to do – if they should still get them etc.

YES EMDs still work! Exact match domains are as effective as ever to getting top rankings and traffic!

Exact match domains are still the prime virtual real estate that web publishers desire. Especially on .com .net and .org

How can a good domain name go out of style or stop working?

I’m scoring number ones on Google with brand new “exact match” keyword domains all the time – so are Blogging Underground members! I hear about it all the time!

In fact I feel it’s getting EASIER – not harder.

The worry about Google “cracking down” on exact match domains is NOT NEW. It seems too good to be true that EMD’s can help you get top rankings fast and easy!

For years I have heard rumors and gossip that this “crackdown on EMDs” will be coming but the fact is that the DOMAIN NAME is only one factor that Google looks at when they score the trustworthiness of a site.

Also – too many big companies and legitimate businesses have exact match domains.
(continued – read more of this article…)

Were you slapped by the Penguin?

Have you been slapped by Google and their nasty little Penguin Algorhitm Update???

Wasn’t everyone affected?

The thing is it seems the smaller guys out there got affected more than the big guys who’ve been gathering social buzz with all their big ad bufgets pulling in links and likes. It sucks they have an advanatge now.

BUT – don’t worry that the game is over. It’s not the end and you CAN get back on top above amazon, wikipedia and all those big corpoartions whose websites are now on top of a lot of search results on Google…

Just create good content and fight back! You need to go out there and get back on top!

You can do it!

> How to catch up by getting some good links

A lot of sites were deindexed by Google in late March 2012 and it had a far reaching imact. (continued – read more of this article…)

Change is GOOD but Damn that penguin!

Is there an angry Penguin bearing down on you?

Change is GOOD (but Damn that penguin!)

Hi, it’s Mike Liebner here with a few words on the ever changing SEO landscape.

There has been a lot of confusion and misinformation going around these days regarding changes Google has made to their search engine results. It started about a month ago with the deindexing of a lot of websites and once again the past week with new changes how Google is ranking websites in search results.

A lot of confused people are speculating about things that don’t have any real world proof of and are passing the info around as if it is factual.

Google loves when people pass around all kinds of bad intelligence because the NOISE helps make it more confusing for SEO type people to “manipulate Google” for top rankings.

It’s understanding to expect that Google wants to show good results, but the problem is that when major changes such as with this so called Penguin update affect so many legitimate websites and businesses, that people start to yell and scream and panic.

There are actually petitions being passed around to demand that Google do something to fix what they just did.

Good luck with that!

Here is the Google Penguin petition if you want to read it.

I suggest instead of hoping that someone else will FIX the problems you may have encountered that you accept a little responsibility and put some effort into finding out the solutions to any losses that you may have incurred from the algo changes.

Try to focus on what you know is really happening – ideally to you and your sites – and don’t make too many assumptions unless you see for yourself they are indeed fact based conclusions.

If you were impacted by the changes Google has been making I sincerely believe you can make changes and do some sensible things to get things back on track.

Now, first off – if you’re in this web publishing thing for the long haul, which I am, you need to adopt an attitude of confidence in your abilities to do better than most other people who plain and simple do not belong here.

We can beat them even IF the rules change. So do not give up.

Simply do what it takes to get back on top.

So what has happened? Has Google made changes to intentionally rub out small timers like you and me? Are they trying to favor the fat cat established authority sites and big corporations and edge out the little guys from the top of the search engines? (continued – read more of this article…)

Exact Match Data or Broad? Which is better?

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???

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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

medicine sports

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!

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…)

Site Speed Counts! Slow sites beware!

Is your web site fast enough?

Uh oh… this one kind of slipped in under the radar but get a load of this – GOOGLE announced on April 9th that they are now using site speed to help determine web search rankings!

Yes – Google is obsessed with speed and now it’s more important than ever that you are aware of how fast your pages load.

I’ll put the links to the source material below – but let’s take a look at what Google is telling us:

“Our internal studies show that visitors tend to spend less time on sites that respond slowly, and additional recent data shows that improving site speed also reduces operating costs. For these reasons, we’re now taking site speed into account in our search rankings.”

That’s true. There is nothing worse than a web page that sucks away time as we wait for it to load. (continued – read more of this article…)

Top Rankings? Traffic? Both?

Why do you do what you do? Do you want TOP RANKINGS???

Do you want TRAFFIC???

Ideally you want BOTH!

One is not good without the other!

In our quest to build successful web sites with lots of keyword packed content, we often get sidetracked and spend time on things that aren’t really doing much in the way of ROI.

Return on Investment

ROI is not just for ad spending like PPC – it’s also a “return on investment for time spent on a task” or if you like acronyms – let’s call it ROIFTSOAT.

The reason I bring this up is that I regularly see Article Underground members targeting keyword phrases that are either TOO EASY or TOO HARD.

The keywords that are too easy usually bring in very little traffic – even with a number one ranking.

The keywords that are very hard to rank for (on the first page of Google) also usually bring in little or no traffic unless you’re ranked near the top. These ULTRA competitive keywords can be almost impossible to get a top ranking for! Everybody wants to be on page one!

What I am trying to convey here is that it’s not where you RANK or what you are targeting that veryoften will bring in the most traffic and make you the most money.

In fact – if we’d slow down and snoop around our stats a bit we would most likely find that there are MANY keywords bringing us traffic that we have NOT targeted. (continued – read more of this article…)

Google Insights for Search

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!

> Link to Google Insights for Search

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…)

Video: An inside look at Google Cash Detective 2

I have a sneak peek video showing you an inside look at Google Cash Detective 2 plus a free PDF from Chris Carpenter you can download instantly.

I’ve been fortunate to have access to Google Cash Detective 2 and have recorded a video showing you what it’s all about. I’m really blown away and I think you will be too!

LINK > Video

Basically I login to GCD2 and show you an exclusive pre-release tour snooping around the new version of Google Cash Detective 2, which is launching on Tuesday, March 10th, 2009.

Stop by and watch the video!

It’s loaded with great info you might find useful about Google, PPC and Affiliate Marketing and of course – my take on the brand new GCD2.

Also – I have a link for a new PDF from Chris Carpenter, the innovator behind GCD2 which discusses abundance. It’s free and worth a read! Grab the PDF at:

LINK >>> GCD 2 NEW PDF >>> (continued – read more of this article…)

53,490 Keywords! More Hooks Than a Tackle Box!

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.

>>> Click Here for the Video and Free 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…)