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Thursday, August 02, 2007

Adsense: The 5-Step Plan to Success(Step 3.1) by Online Internet Business



Step 3:Researching Keywords

The number one mistake most website publishers make is to constantly choose high-paying (i.e. expensive!) keywords assuming that it will yield them more income. While it is tempting to choose such keywords to get higher rankings on search engines, be prudent when it comes to selecting the right keywords that go with the AdSense ads that are to be displayed.. Remember the goal here is clicks, not SEO rankings. This is a case where you often do not get what you pay for.

Consider this scenario. Your webpage talks about wine tasting courses. You review search phrases and keywords with “wine” in it and you find “wine rack” is in the top three and available, so you buy it. The corresponding ads also focus on buying wine racks online, wine storage and building your own wine racks. After a week when you check on the statistics of your webpage and AdSense account, you see that you are losing visitors and your income is dipping! The keyword selection is faulty in this case even though it seemed like a good idea at the time.

Why? The visitors to your webpage were actually looking for wine racks and have landed on your webpage talking about wine tasting courses instead. The wine course types want to sign up for the courses, maybe buy a book on wine, or a wine of the month club. They don’t want to build a wine rack. Think strategically, not tactically.

Just because a keyword is high paying and is seemingly related, does not mean it is totally relevant and you need something relevant. Relevance is more important than value! In the above case, you could have – and should have – chosen wine tasting tour, wine tasting party, wine tasting event, wine tasting class, wine tasting school, course tasting wine and so on. You are interested in relevance more than popularity. Tasting is a match. Racks are not.

There are sort of tools available on the Web that tell you how much people are prepared to pay for keywords.One of it is

You also can use Overture Keyword Selector at http://inventory.overture.com/d/searchinventory/suggestion .

Or you can use www.digitalpoint.com/tools/suggestion/

To be continue on next post..




3 comments:

eagerblogger said...

I know what you mean. Sometimes I'm brought to sites that have nothing to do at all with what I'm searching for. This could be frustrating.

narendra.s.v said...

thanks for your tips

Online Internet Business said...

Thanks bro!

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