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Introduction to the Keyword Processing Tool

Updated on September 5, 2010

Introduction

This program extracts keywords from a "hub", submits the keywords to search engines, and scans the results for the URL of the hub. This procedure can be performed by hand, but it's a time consuming process. The information generated by the program is useful for writers who desire to monetize their hubs.

Checking Keywords on a Hub

Results generated by the tool: 4 keywords were found on the first page of results.
Results generated by the tool: 4 keywords were found on the first page of results.

Example

For example, assume that you published a hub called "Cats In Space". Before you wrote the hub, you researched keywords to maximize profit and visibility. You identified the keyword phrase AstroCat as a possibly profitable opportunity. Along with AstroCat, you concocted several more keywords that (hopefully) would make you money. You then wrote your hub accordingly.

Several days later, you have the sudden urge to know if any of your keywords are working. By 'working', we mean that your hub URL appears in the top 10 results when the individual keyword phrases are entered into the Google or Yahoo.

This program will answer your questions.

You Could Do it By Hand

You can check all your keywords by hand:

  1. Open a browser window
  2. Navigate to Google.com
  3. Type in your keyword phrase and press Enter
  4. Study the search results returned by Google. Look for the hub URL.
  5. Repeat for every keyword and hub you have published.

Obviously this can get slightly tedious if you have over 1500 hubs like Hal Licino.

Program Availability

The Keyword Processing Tool is free and donations are accepted. It can be downloaded here.

Donations can be made through PayPal. Log in to PayPal first, then click here.

Documentation for the Keyword Processing Tool

Additional documentation for the tool is available here.

Disclaimer

This program is provided with no warranties or guarantees of any kind. Use it at your own risk. I use it every day and it seems to work properly, but your results may vary. The author is not associated with HubPages, Inc. management or ownership in any way. This program is not endorsed, approved, supported, or developed by HubPages, Inc. ownership or management. All logos and trademarks are the property of their respective companies.

The keyword Processing Tool finds itself listed on Google
The keyword Processing Tool finds itself listed on Google

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    • nicomp profile image
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      nicomp really 5 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @glmclendon: Let me know if it still works.

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      glmclendon 5 years ago

      Thanks for the info. I am going to download now

      Stay Well

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      nicomp really 5 years ago from Ohio, USA

      Sorry, but no plans exist to develop a Mac version... the market is too small. Windows simulators are available for that platform.

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      thearbiter0808 5 years ago

      I would love to try this out, but I have the same problem with cjv123. Is there a software like this for Mac? Anyway, great information here. Thanks for sharing this!

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      bruzzbuzz 5 years ago from Texas , USA

      Wow! This is exactly what I was looking for. Thanks for one of the most helpful hubs I have ever seen.

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      bruzzbuzz 5 years ago from Texas , USA

      Wow! This is exactly what I was looking for. Thanks for one of the most helpful hubs I have ever seen.

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      Carol 5 years ago from Michigan

      Is there a download for Mac???

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      Derdriu 6 years ago

      nicomp: I am on a hub writing roll, but I always feel uncomfortable with selecting tags. Before this month is up I expect to try this program and backtrack to improve my tags. Thank you for sharing this program! Voted up + useful

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      nicomp really 6 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @workingmomwm : Ummmm... can you tell me a little more? My version still works.

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      Mishael Austin Witty 6 years ago from Kentucky, USA

      Nope. Doesn't appear to be. Too bad. :-(

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      nicomp really 6 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @workingmomwm : let me know if it still works....

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      Mishael Austin Witty 6 years ago from Kentucky, USA

      Actually, I just got an old Dell off eBay pretty cheap, so now I can try this out. Thanks!

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      nicomp really 6 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @workingmomwm: TigerDirect.com :)

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      Mishael Austin Witty 6 years ago from Kentucky, USA

      Rats! I got all excited about this, and then I realized this (like so many other programs) is Windows only. Oh well. Guess I'll just have to do it the old-fashioned way!

      Nice hub, anyway.

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      Audrey Hunt 6 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      This is great! Thanks for the information.

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      nicomp really 7 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @JBeadle: It is a little discouraging that we don't see our keywords in the top 10, but remember that these metrics come and go: Google and Yahoo are constantly revising their search algorithms and their results criteria.

      Also keep in mind that the search engines will index your hubs and generate keywords independently of the keywords you choose. Over time the engines will come up with keywords that you didn't consider and those keywords will also work for you. Give it time.

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      JBeadle 7 years ago from Midwest

      Found some with the Saturn hub. I found if someone types in "Saturn is effed up" I'm on the first page. Now how do I get thousands of people to type that in? Really nice tool. I do need to think more about keywords is what I'm seeing.

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      JBeadle 7 years ago from Midwest

      I think I installed it fine - but I'm discovering that I suck at keyword creation as so far NONE have appeared on the first page. Maybe my installation didn't go as fine as I thought?!

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      nicomp really 7 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @JBeadle: Let me know how it works. Be sure to follow the installation instructions carefully.

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      JBeadle 7 years ago from Midwest

      Seems like an awesome tool. Playing with it now. If I like it I will certainly give you a donation. Thanks!

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      nicomp really 7 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @Ultimate Hubber: Thank you for the kind words. I have been to busy to pretty up the site. If you want to do it... ;)

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      Ultimate Hubber 7 years ago

      You have come up with a great tool Nicomp! Hope you make more create more tools and softwares like this. Well done!

      P.S. It will be great for you if you can change the looks of your website. As you might already know that you can get free website templates on the web.

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      sheila b. 7 years ago

      I love people who want to help others. Thank you.

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      nicomp really 7 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @Anamika S: Thanks for trying it. Let me know what you think.

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      Anamika S 7 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

      I just downloaded it. If it works then it is going to be very useful for me. Thanks for sharing!

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      nicomp really 7 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @Hub Llama: Thanks! Let me know how it works for you.

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      Hub Llama 7 years ago from Denver, CO

      Wow. This is a really great utility, specific and useful without any unnecessary bloat. And, it works pretty great too.

      Thanks for this.

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      Army Infantry Mom 7 years ago

      Okay I downloaded it and I'm going to try it out. Thanks for the heads up on what might be a great tool to add to my arsinol,....

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      Adam 7 years ago

      If you need a good version control system and code monkey let me know.

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      nicomp really 7 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @Simply Redd: I have not programmed the program to automagically resize the controls when the form is resized. I'll do it for the next release. Thanks for the feedback.

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      Simply Redd 7 years ago from Canada

      Oh, also... I didn't search all of my hubs, but 3 of them are in the top 10! :o)

      I spent some time yesterday tweaking my lowest scoring hubs and I will use your application in a few days to see if they've risen among the ranks. It will definitely save me a bit of time. Thanks.

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      Simply Redd 7 years ago from Canada

      Each time I open the application it asks for the path of xulrunner. It keeps defaulting to this directory: c:\HubPages\GeckoFX\XULRunner\xulrunner, so I have to manually enter the proper path. (Or I guess I could copy the xulrunner folder to the default location :o)

      Also, when I do have the app running and I maximize the window, the viewing screens stay small. Should they expand?

      Other than that it, it works great. FYI, I'm running it on Windows 7.

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      nicomp really 7 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @Simply Redd: Does it work properly for you?

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      Simply Redd 7 years ago from Canada

      Thanks for the clarification! :o)

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      nicomp really 7 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @Aya Katz: It's not open source. It's written in Visual Basic .Net; I may release the source some day, but as of now I have no plans to do so. If someone wants to collaborate, I'd be happy to discuss.

      @Adam: I think you have to log in to PayPal, then click on the donation link. That seems to work for me. Let me know.

      @Simply Redd: Thank you for you kind words. The program checks all the keywords that are assigned to your hub on the page. If that's not working, please let me know.

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      Simply Redd 7 years ago from Canada

      This is a great tool, nicomp. You're brilliant! :o)

      Any plans to modify it so users can input additional keywords to search for? For instance, I have a hub titled Learn to Sew, but your software doesn't recognize 'learn' or 'sew' as keywords; only 'learning' and 'sewing'. IMHO, the option to add additional keywords or phrases to the search would elevate your Keyword Processing Tool from wonderful and fantastic... to almost perfect! (I don't believe anything can be perfect, but it can be darn close ;o)

      Thanks!

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      Adam 7 years ago

      Awesome use of Gecko fx that's really cool. Also, just testing out the site and your donations link isn't working.

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      Aya Katz 7 years ago from The Ozarks

      Is it open source?