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  • Online Keyword Research Tools

    Posted on May 31st, 2009 phpguru No comments

    Looking for keywords? Wondering how to find the best keywords for your AdSense? Finding profitable keywords is key to PPC, SEM, AdWords & AdSense.

    It’s no surprise that choosing a good mix of key phrases is one of the keys to successful online marketing on the search engines.

    Well, I just thought I’d share an online set of tools that really makes it fast, easy and affordable to maximize your online marketing budget and generate the most revenue from your AdSense.

    Check out the Free Keyword Tool at Keyword Country.

  • How to View Banner Ads on the Google Content Network

    Posted on May 31st, 2009 phpguru No comments

    Check it out, all you SEM, PPC, Online Marketing & Advertising gurus. I’m pretty sure there’s no other tool like this anywhere on the net.

    With Yahoo! Search Marketing, you can see other competing text-ad creatives the moment you pick a keyphrase, but not so easy with Google. You can Search Sponsored Links on Google, but it doesn’t let you see any banner creative. (Now that I think about it, they should just put a banner up there for you. I don’t know why they don’t.)

    I was troubleshooting the Google AdSense that appears on this blog, and stumbled onto a way to view graphic ads running on the Google content network, related to a particular keyphrase, on demand.  

    I haven’t tested it much. I’m not sure how long this will work or if it is supposed to work. It could be a glitch. It may have to do with an upgrade to AdSense that this blog post reveals. Maybe it’s already well-known to online advertisers. I might be violating some terms of use I clicked long ago in publishing this, but unfortunately, this type of tool is not currently available within the Google AdWords interface, and it’s extremely useful to be able to see what your competition may be like if you’re planning on running a banner on the content network for an AdWords campaign. 

    Here’s the link to try the Keyphrase-Based Banner Ad Viewer.

    Check it out, try it, and let me know what you think.