Alrighty, I bit the bullet and got my free trail of MS. I'm still trying to figure it out but so far so good. Just got a few questions,,,,
1. When I export a report, it seems to save it as an .CSV file. My computer has no idea what that is and can't open it. What is it?
2. I noticed that you can have a very popular key word and the amount paid by advertisers per click can be low.
Yet a non popular variation of that key word, that has few people searching for it, can have much higher payments on it. Why is that?
3. I can see some sites that have 1,000 backlinks to a keyword page. Yet I rank #1 in Google for that, and I know I have only around FIVE backlinks to it.
So how well you do based on backlinks seems to vary very much. Can anyone explain why?
That's it for now. Not sure if I'll buy it or not. Google tools do almost the same thing for free. But all the little extras are nice.
It's a Comma Separated Values file. Excel or any other spreadsheet program should be able to open it.
An advertiser isn't very good at keywords?
I can think of a few scenarios for this, not the least of which is that maybe they've got a lot of nofollow links, low PR links, or have just linked to a site/blog that gives them a link from every darn page, even though Google technically should see that as one. Also, some of their links could be going after different keywords.
Just because a site uses a particular kw doesn't mean it's their only or primary one.
Thanks Irohner, I did figure out how to open it in Excel. That's going to make my life much easier!
As for #2, I see a lot of that. Seems like a lot of time keywords that get few searches show a high ad click payment. I thought it would be the other way around.
Hope your Labor Day weekend is going well.
Thanks alternate poet, I got it now. So far it seems like a nice program, with maybe a bit too much stuff I don't need.
Still interested in why low traffic keywords show high adsense payouts. If true that's great, as it's easier to rank for low traffic key words.
But the price bidders should be paying for those should be low, not high.
Maybe those phrases convert better and are therefore more valuable? Just a guess.
MS uses Google database. You can always check the words that interest you manually using google keyword tool which works with the same database.
Hey Misha, I just checked that out and yeah, Google does show those phases as high paying ads.
That's fantastic. Every writers dream is to find a key phase that has little competition easy to rank for yet gets high paying clicks.
I actually found quite a few just with one main key word. Time to make some articles!
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