Just a heads up. There is a 30 Day Challenge operated every August, by Australian Internet Marketer Ed Dale (It's nothing to do with Hubpages, and I understand this challenge has been going for five years).
It's a set of videos and instructions to help people find their niches.
However, they also provide free products, and this year they are providing the free use of Market Samurai (which normally retails for $149), for 40 days, as long as you sign up at some point during the challenge, which ends on 30th August.
Anyway, I decided to try it and was blown away.
First of all, the 40 days starts from when you register with Market Samurai (they have a clock counting down on the beta version you get), as long as you register before 30th August. All they require for registration is your name and email address. You don't have to give them any financial details.
The product enables you to assess the competition for your keywords - you can call up a Matrix which shows the pagerank, backlinks, optimisation etc of the top ten sites in your niche, to see if it's worth taking them on. They also have a Rank Checker, where you put in your URL and they tell you exactly where in the search results you are for Google (and other search engines). They also have various other bits to it that I haven't used.
It would take absolutely hours to assess the competition by hand, but the software does it in minutes.
Obviously they are hoping people like it so much that they buy it once their 40 days are up. But it's worth downloading it just for the free 40 days - utilize it to the full in those 40 days, you might as well go to town and find enough keywords to set yourself up for the rest of the year, store them in a spreadsheet and then work on them later.
Here's where to get it:
The above is a set of training videos and materials. Watch them in order. The Market Samurai stuff is on Day 2. I would watch the video, pause it when they give you the Market samurai download address, get the package, and then work through the video with the Samurai stuff open in another window.
Some of the techniques in the course are very interesting too. They have a formula for how to pick the best keywords. You obviously don't have to follow it all - eg they recommend setting up a hosted blog, but I am sticking to Hubpages/Squidoo till I find a niche that is truly lucrative.
Anyway, just thought I'd let everyone know, as the software is too good to pass up IMO, and there are only a few more days left where you can get it for free.
We lose nothing by trying these things out, and potentially could gain a lot.
by Kate Swanson 8 years ago
I jumped on the bandwagon and signed up for Market Samurai.Having spent some time playing with it, I'd advise people to think twice about signing up.I can see the value, however having used the rank checker and SEO competition for my websites, all it's achieved is to make me want to throw in the...
by ryankett 8 years ago
Then JUST DO IT.Its fantastic. For 12 days I am taking advantage of the free trial, having watched the first couple of video tutorials, and snapping up dozens of great keywords for hubpages to last me at least 3 months of publishing. If I find the time over the next few days, then maybe even 6...
by Spacey Gracey 8 years ago
Just what it says on the title thread really - I've been using it for a couple of days and just really not getting it. I've watched the videos but I still need some help with getting started on a keyword at the beginning.Anyway I'll wait for a volunteer and then try and explain myself a bit better
by karpouzian 9 years ago
Is it worth signing up for a free trial?
by Ritsos 7 years ago
I think it was RyanK that mentioned this initially and I;ve finally got round to downloading the 12 day free trial and have watched the first 5 intro videos which look really good.I wondered if anyone uses this for keyword research ... I rarely pay for software preferring whatever is free but this...
by dablufox 7 years ago
I would like to know why, after I have wasted my time writing a number email to hubpages arguing that a few of my hubs have been pulled and put into no man's land, one of my hubs they have allowed yet two other have not?In answer the moderator has given a range of reasons why the two hubs have been...
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