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Q & A, Suggestions
Overture Bid Price Tool
Has Been Discontinued
New Free Keyword Search
Free ebook from
Google Webmaster Central
Five Ways To Spot A
Great Product – by Charlie Page
Internet is a very dynamic place. What
was a standard tool for years is now gone.
The Overture Bid Tool was
discontinued by Yahoo on February 12.
When you follow the link to the tool, you get:
The requested resource
is pretty final.
about the Yahoo Bid Tool in an article to follow.
Q & A,
Suggestions and Comments
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Overture Bid Price Tool
Has Been Discontinued
several previous articles, I have written about the Overture Bid Price
Tool. This was an extremely
handy tool that allowed you to see the bid price for all of the Yahoo
is logical since Yahoo has changed the way that it handles ad position
in the Yahoo Search
has changed the program so it is similar to the Google Adwords program.
The location of the ad is dependent on a formula which evaluates
the “relevance” of the ad. This
takes into account the bid price and the number of clicks that an ad
gets. An ad with a lower bid
price that is getting a lot of click through traffic will rank above an
ad with a higher bid and not much click traffic.
can see that with this change in policy, it is not possible for Yahoo to
be able to publish the bid prices anymore since that is not the only
variable in the establishment of ad position.
is too bad since this was a handy tool, and I used it often when
evaluating a PPC campaign.
New Free Keyword
Search from Wordtracker
is considered the ultimate site for accurate keyword search data.
Boomer eZine has mentioned Wordtracker in several previous
articles, but we have never done a full article on it.
have used Wordtracker both directly and through Site Build It.
Wordtracker searches are included in the Site Build It fee.
The Brainstorm It module of SBI accesses Wordtracker to get the
keyword data for its work. I
have not used all twenty of the SBI Wordtracker searches for my SBI
sites. If you do use the
twenty, you can purchase more searches through SBI for a very low fee.
have used Wordtracker directly for some PPC research for Google Adwords
had a free demo that you could use to do some very basic keyword
research, but it was so slow and cumbersome that it was not used very
Wordtracker has added a free tool and you can get 100 keywords very
quickly and easily using this new free tool.
out the tool at http://tinyurl.com/2bt8rr
we are speaking about Wordtracker, it has a very good free ebook about
how to do keyword research.
Free ebook from
have read this ebook and granted, it is a sales pitch for Wordtracker.
However, it will teach you about keyword research and how to use
any keyword research tool – not just Wordtracker.
is a little outdated since it still refers to Overture and Google
Keyword Sandbox, but don’t dwell on that.
It is timeless in the lesson that it teaches.
this link to read the book: http://tinyurl.com/2kz4yr
you really get into serious keyword research, you should use Wordtracker.
The costs for Wordtracker in USD are:
One year - $274.00
One month – $54.82
One week - $27.41
One day - $8.22
can do a lot of keyword research in a day.
I have used both the weekly and daily plans before.
I recommend that you purchase a day of service when you first
start. From that start, you
will get a feel of the best way to purchase it in the future.
the very least, visit the site and read about Wordtracker at
Google Webmaster Central
you aware that Google will let you check the last time that Google
crawled your website (or any website)?
is Google’s Webmaster Central at:
there and click on the Site Status Wizard to see the date that Google
last successfully accessed your home page.
It will also tell you if pages from your site are included in Google's index.
are many other helpful tools available to you at Google Webmaster
you have registered your site with Google, you can sign on to your
account and check to see if Google encountered any errors when the
spider crawled your site. I
logged on today to check. Guess
am embarrassed to say that Google told me that I have three 404 Not
Found links in www.retirement-jobs-online.com.
That is something that I am glad to know since it is a surprise.
I did not know that I had broken links on the site.
recommend that you go to the Google Webmaster Central and learn what it
can do for you. Let’s face
it. Google controls the
majority of searches on the Internet.
If your site depends on search engine traffic, you need to do
everything in your power to make Google like your website.
is a lot of information at Google Webmaster Central, so plan to spend
some time learning what is available and how you can use it.
Guest Author – Charlie Page
subscribe to many of the marketing newsletters published on the Net so
we can see what is current and learn the latest “hot” item.
Page is publisher of the “Directory of eZines”.
I have read his newsletter for some time.
He always has good content. I
especially liked this article. I
emailed him for permission to reprint it in Boomer eZine so here it is.
Five Ways To Spot A Great
things happen in the Spring.
Student go on Spring Break.
* Internet marketers introduce new products.
true, Internet marketers know that spring is
time" for selling products - especially products
how to do business online.
so many products out there, and more being
every day, how can we spot a GREAT product,
avoid wasting money online?
are the five things I look for when buying
I hope this list helps you too.
Is It Guaranteed?
is an absolute essential in my book. If someone
a 30 day guarantee, I usually won't buy. The
for this is two-fold.
If they won't stand behind what they sell for more
30 days, it really does indicate that they are not
business for the long haul.
It sometimes takes me 30 days just to TRY what I've
Like you, I'm busy. And the worst thing is to
busy, delay trying something, find out it won't work
you, and then get stuck because you had to wait.
for a rock-solid guarantee when shopping online.
Does It Meet A Real Need?
I say "need" I don't mean a basic need like food,
rather, will it help me accomplish my goals?
there are products that help us accomplish
goals by providing much needed information,
that it would take time and money to get
a great product is one that saves time. One
my absolute favorite tools is ShortKeys. If you find yourself typing the
same thing over and over, you'll love ShortKeys. Best of all, you can
get it free at this link.
Is It From A Reliable Source?
the source of a product has become a MAJOR
in buying things online ... especially when
example: There is a LARGE group of people pushing
to make money" products who have never made a dime
I know, because I talk to these people every
are two quick ways to know if a source is
Look at their sites. If they have one hyped-up site
promises the moon, look out. Even worse, if they
have their own domain, run ... don't walk.
If you are concerned, or don't know the person, try
contact them. How they handle your contact will
volumes about who they are trying to serve, you
a site owner answers every question with "buy my
(or worse - doesn't answer) hide your Visa and
your blessings that you found out BEFORE you
Does It Work As Promised?
is, of course, for after you have bought, but it's
a valid point. If you bought something that does
perform as promised, don't just give up or get a
are many products that will work like wings once
know what they are supposed to do. If you don't
how to use what you bought, or have
be sure to ask.
you find it does not work as promised, return it and
something else that will meet your needs.
Is It Cost Effective?
trend among marketers today is to create ever more expensive products.
Two years ago products often cost $47 or $67. Today it's not unusual to
see $497, $697, or even $1000 priced products.
these products deliver BIG value, then the price is
for MANY people, $500 is an impossible amount to
you spend your hard earned money, take a look to
if you really can afford it, and if the product is reasonably priced.
Buying something today because it's on sale
even if you don't need it until tomorrow, is a
move. You really can find bargains online if you
these five guidelines when you shop online and
not only find GREAT products, but you'll pay
that's a beautiful combination!
Page helps people succeed in their Internet
Visit Charlie at
Charlie is a “real” person who lives in
for your help and your article.
That wraps up our
issue for this week. Until
next week, stay tuned.
John and Linda
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