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The Robin Hood Keyword Project

  1. sunforged profile image79
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_UYTQ3MEE8LQ/Sjh2djBIXHI/AAAAAAAABxg/Ip8_gGYkwug/s400/RobinHood.jpgOne of my techniques for finding new keyword strings and niches involves noticing obvious SPAM when I travel through the internet.

    This started by getting annoyed with all the Akismet notifications in the my email account for my own websites. I was always annoyed that I even had to spend 3 seconds to deny these gibberish comments.

    So I began to keep a google doc where I would paste the anchor text of the Spam comment - eventually I take a look through and see if there is any hidden gold.

    With that same attitude, I will occasionally jump through the hubhopper if some piece of bltatnt SPAM exists and i have to spend 3 seconds to mark it as such...well then I copy the keywords as I figure they dont deserve them.

    So i have all these keywords! and nowhere near the time or inclination to check them all..

    Why not give them away? ( i cant bear to part with all of them yet) but I figured I could get it started:

    So next time your hopping through the hubs in the hub hopper - paste some strings into a notepad as you clean up shop and share them with the group!

    Things to look for -

    The same bolded term throughout the hub especially in the first sentence.

    Misspelled or fully capitalized titles

    Odd formatting (a likely copy and paste)

    Gibberish (Spun or translated material)

    You have to figure the "writer" had some purpose in selecting those keywords, hopefully there stupidity only exists in the content creation department..

    so clean up Hubpages and redistribute the keyword possibilities...

    so waddya think , are you in?

    PS. after lots of reminders and emails, Ive been spurred to start a second 60dc, i want to mix it up and make it a bit different this time ...no official start date, but I strongly suggest collecting about 30-50 keywords/strings you may want to consider developing

    1. Dobson profile image83
      Dobsonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I have more than 30 and am raring to go on the XDC!!!

    2. ChuckHuckaby profile image41
      ChuckHuckabyposted 7 years agoin reply to this


  2. sunforged profile image79
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    Todays finds:

    wedding photography packages

    Administrative Office Vacancy

    Web Content Creation

    kitchen Remodeling Ideas

    Baseball Carpets (wtf?)


    *I just found them - no research into profitability or competition should be assumed*


    youth sleeping bag

    mini circular saw

    bicycle child carrier

    (more likely to be profitable)

    all over the internet marketing world, hubpages is known as a great place to put content as part of a link strategy - wouldnt it be great if all those suggestions were followed by "be careful though, the members will flag your blatant spam and may even steal your niche by writing better more high quality articles with your keywords!"

    1. sunforged profile image79
      sunforgedposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      ..just trying to keep the thread on topic

  3. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Interesting thought Sunforged. Thank you for sharing. wink smile

  4. sunforged profile image79
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    Little John: You know something Robin, I've been wondering... are we good guys or bad guys? You know, our robbing the rich to feed the poor.
    Robin Hood: Rob? Tsk tsk, that's a naughty word John, we never rob. We just sort of... borrow from those who can afford it.
    Little John: Borrow? Boy, are we in debt!


    1. Pearldiver profile image80
      Pearldiverposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Who the Hell Are You Calling A THIEF Little Josh? hmm

      Sheesh.... use my name in vain roll

      There is a nice verse for your little one on my 2nd to last hub mate... thought about you when I wrote it!
      It's called "Hope was born with you!"

      Keep smiling. hmm

  5. skyfire profile image75
    skyfireposted 7 years ago

    Wow, another 60dc ? I need wi-fi access in this desert. sad

  6. thisisoli profile image72
    thisisoliposted 7 years ago

    research "laminate picture frames".

    Seem to get a few comments on that every month or so.

    1. sunforged profile image79
      sunforgedposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      airline pilot hiring

      Groomsmen Gift Ideas

      personalized cuff links

      led strip

  7. englightenedsoul profile image61
    englightenedsoulposted 7 years ago

    Wow..What a unique concept.  I really liked the name.  Though I never tried hub hopping, I will do it now and lets see if I can make some contribution.

    P.S.  Thanks for info on 60dc.  Different?  Just can't wait for it to get started!!!

  8. frogdropping profile image84
    frogdroppingposted 7 years ago

    Now come on sunforged, stop annoying the pesky spammers and let's kick some 60DC butt wink

    Cool idea BTW!

  9. kerryg profile image89
    kerrygposted 7 years ago

    Great idea!

    I haven't kept track of the exact keywords, but I've been getting tons of comments for online essay writing services lately, in preparation for the fall semester, I guess.

    1. sunforged profile image79
      sunforgedposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      no no no!

      We dont want YOUR keywords! Your a writer and a treasure to the community... Ive just been sharing the keywords of blatant spammers.

      1. kerryg profile image89
        kerrygposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Nah, I wouldn't write about essay writing services for students. I don't believe in enabling cheaters. tongue Based on the number of spammers babbling about them in comments on one of my blogs, though, it must be a lucrative niche!

        1. sunforged profile image79
          sunforgedposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          ah sorry! I see now - comment spammers!

          Get em!

  10. Whitney05 profile image81
    Whitney05posted 7 years ago

    Shoes are popular, as is real estate.

    I like the idea of keeping some of the spammers keywords. They're obviously using those keywords for a reason...

  11. Boomer60 profile image60
    Boomer60posted 7 years ago

    Guess I found a new past time (like I have free time) Hub Hopping.

  12. Boomer60 profile image60
    Boomer60posted 7 years ago

    Working at gathering my keyword list for the new challenge.

  13. wrenfrost56 profile image82
    wrenfrost56posted 7 years ago

    Great idea sunforged, I did something similar not long ago. I kept getting emails everyday from the same companies promoting similar goods and services, I then noticed they had ads all over the place, I researched the market and hubbed on it. Low and behold it's now one of my best performing hubs. smile

  14. Patty Inglish, MS profile image94
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 7 years ago

    I think it's all an effectviely good idea and project. 60dc is fantastic! Keyword research can only help us all. Thanks, sunforged, er..Robin! (one of my favorite heroes, btw, along with Swamp Fox).

    Cheers, all!

  15. pakpub profile image67
    pakpubposted 7 years ago

    You're always thinking sunforged!! Good job.

  16. WryLilt profile image92
    WryLiltposted 7 years ago

    What an idea - I hub hop at least once a day generally - protecting my investment from trash I say.

    Never thought to look for gold in the trash. This might help me finish my 30dc on sales hubs! Thanks!

  17. thisisoli profile image72
    thisisoliposted 7 years ago

    Just to keep the thread on topic,

    personal weight tracker

  18. Daniel Carter profile image78
    Daniel Carterposted 7 years ago

    Sheesh, Sunforged. Brilliant as always.

    I wasn't ever that great at math, but I understand music theory better than most anyone I know, and it's all math. Go figure. But on multiple choice math exams (of which I had plenty) I plugged the answers into the equation until I got the right one. It helped me learn the concepts better by doing it in reverse than by doing it as a set up equation.

    My point is, your dredging through spam and such is very reminiscent of this sort of thinking. The alternate route is often a golden route.

    Kudos, and thanks!

    My contribution (oddly--for the purpose of helping to clean up all the spam...)

    Best online dating sites
    Cheapest online drug companies

    These should be a good challenge to make them really useful.

  19. MM Del Rosario profile image85
    MM Del Rosarioposted 7 years ago

    this is a good idea.... you have a brilliant mind ...

  20. sunforged profile image79
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    Cool some tasty additions! I thought this thread died.

  21. Boomer60 profile image60
    Boomer60posted 7 years ago

    On vacation next week. Hope to really kick this into gear!

  22. thisisoli profile image72
    thisisoliposted 7 years ago

    I received three comments about "minature condom" today on three different sites.  Either I am in somebodies spam network list or some one is playing a particularly cruel joke.

    1. sunforged profile image79
      sunforgedposted 7 years agoin reply to this


      I was reminded about this thread when a tool showed my name in a couple of tweets in the twitsphere

      apparently it caught some eyes!

      http://work-at-home.business-opportunit … um=twitter

      anyways .. its pretty cool to see how ideas and such (links) spread around the net when you have tracking methods in play

      *edit* Just figured out whose blog that is - thanks for taking the time to set me up with that backlink!

  23. saleheensblog profile image59
    saleheensblogposted 7 years ago

    to make the thread alive again here is the search of the day "Debt Consolidation"

  24. RedElf profile image87
    RedElfposted 7 years ago

    Have been getting a lot of SPAM about the following:

    - conscious eating
    - Military travel specialist
    - buy drugs online - particularly Cialis, Viagra
    - Age Management Medicine (the discipline, not the drugs)
    - Heart disease: causes and treatment options

    Haven't checked these out yet, but am happy to share these to start

  25. habee profile image96
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    Great idea, Robin!

  26. sunforged profile image79
    sunforgedposted 6 years ago

    Seems like a great time to resurrect. Since flagging and spam killing is the rage right now, keep something in mind. A flagged hub doesnt mean much to someone who just spun it anyway. Even an
    account ban is circumvented with a simple Ip switch - BUT having your niche and money terms exposed and attacked by an army of Hubbers - thats scary - and the word could spread.

    Those bastards at HP - crushed my Hub and then wrote better articles knocking my money site to page 4 .. thats the type of rep you need to spread

    todays finds:

    Pay Per Click Management:
    pagoda lantern  ( i know this is a decent niche from experience)
    canon photocopier
    Golf Cart Enclosures
    Garage Cabinets and Garage Storage

    observation - much of the obvious spam is from users who never even put up a profile pic, that should be added as a requirement to publish

  27. wilderness profile image98
    wildernessposted 6 years ago

    Hey!  I already used one of those (or least something similar)!

    Actually, I like this idea - I'll have to start keeping track as I hop.  And may write a hub tomorrow using on of these words.big_smile

  28. sunforged profile image79
    sunforgedposted 6 years ago

    dermatological side effects of rogaine

    1. ThomasE profile image74
      ThomasEposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      does anyone know what acai berry actually is?I mean, half the spam on the net seems to be acai berry realted, and I am there going WTF is that?

      1. Mark Ewbie profile image89
        Mark Ewbieposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        About 100 dollars for a small container.  Weight loss thing.  Pyramid marketing and spamming at its finest.

        Actually I feel a hub coming on...