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    How important is it? Has it helped you? Is it worth the $200+/year?

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    Definitely worth it.

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    I signed up for 1 month initially and then stopped but I missed it so much I signed up for a year! For a while I used the free program at goodkeywords.com which is very useful if you're on a tight budget and can't afford Wordtracker.

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    Very useful but if on a tight budget, do initial work using the free trial. Then when you have enough data to do an indepth research, hire it for a day. Only about $6 or something.

    Full version gives more words and you can check competition on all search engines etc etc

    Andy Williams

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    What PerfectG said.

    I used to save up pages optimized with the free version and then pay for a month at at time and go through my list of pages, plus keeping spreadsheets of the data for future pages.

    Wordtracker - don't brainstorm without it. heheheheh.

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    Definitely worth it!

    I use it several times a week--not just when making sites, either!

    For instance, when I see an interesting-looking merchant, I go over to WT (before hitting "Join Program") to see if anyone is searching for their products and what the related terms are. WT has helped not only by making it easier to promote what I want to, but by saving me from bothering with dud merchants that have things nobody's looking for.

    Once I do pick a merchant, of course, WT helps by letting me know what to optimize for.

    There is no knowledge that is not power.~~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    If you are serious about making money in the affiliate game, you will use WT.

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    overture tools enough for me [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img].
    but WT more specific ie:plural or singular
    just wonder why google not had this tool [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_redface.gif[/img]

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    Is Wordtracker really that much better than Overture's free tool?

    I only sampled the free version of Wordtracker and it seemed to offer results no better than Overture's tool.

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    Wordtracker is the best. I paid for the year, it more than makes up for the cost. Its good to know you have it whenever you need it.

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    I've primarily been seeking out keywords for use in PPC SE's and Overture's my main engine.

    Unfortunately, if the keywords don't appear in Overture's tool they won't add your terms. They claim there's not enough traffic on those terms. So, I guess Overture's inhouse tool has been good for us so far.... where Overture is concerned anyway.

    Point taken on Wordtracker. We'll jump on that and fill out keywords on our less picky engines.

    Maybe one day we'll even focus on our Metatags and get some traffic for FREE!!! Ha.

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    Focusing on your metatags isn't going to help you, but Wordtracker certainly will.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by UrbanScooters.com:
    Is Wordtracker really that much better than Overture's free tool?
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    Yes. Overtures numbers have been known on occasions to be way off. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]

    But, more importantly, overture suggestions only include the word you specify. e.g. look for "inkjet cartridges" at Overture and all suggestions have "inkjet cartridges" in them.
    e.g.
    epson inkjet cartridges
    HP inkjet cartridges
    canon inkjet cartridges
    and so on.



    Go to wordtracker and do the same you will get related terms but not necessarily with that exact hprase in.

    ink refills
    epson inkjet
    printer ink
    etc etc

    This is far more valuable especially as plurals and word combinations are not all lumped together.

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    I guess I'll go with the one day option since I'm just getting started.

    The one year subscription looks like a must later on if I want to make the big bucks

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    The year subscription pays for itself quickly once you get going.

    Re:Leader's post. LOL, I had one merchant that I was sort of looking at in an area about which I know very little. Saw a few products that I understood, and did a WT search in that area. Bingo! I suppose I'll find other areas for this merchant, but this one area will get me started.

    I never would have assumed that these searches are as popular as they are.

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