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How to Better Search for Associated Content Titles to See If AC is Saturated

Discussion in 'Associated Content & Writing Articles' started by flugglehorn, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. flugglehorn

    flugglehorn Newbie

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    I don't know if this will help anyone or not, but if you've got a specific title in mind for AC and want to see if that title has been done or not - instead of using the regular search - use the advanced search.

    The advanced search link is beside the main search field. Once you're on the advanced search page, put your search terms in the fields. If you have a specific phrase that you want to test like "dog breath" - put it in the exact phrase field.

    Here's where I find this nifty - in the next part of the search page listed under "Occurrences", you can specify where you want the search bot to look. Choose the one that says "In the headline of the page". That will tell you who has already targeted that type of article or at least give you an idea on how you can manipulate your subject matter to make it unique.

    Before you hit search - choose text. If you don't you'll have all kinds of videos and crap with the articles.

    Like I said - I don't know if this will help anyone, but everyone is always so helpful on here I figured I'd try to give something back - no matter how small. Maybe it will help somebody. :)
     
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    TermsB Senior Member

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    For sure a good concept, what I do is just do a Google search with this:

    site:associatedcontent.com keyword here

    I only really ever do product review rewrites and I'll only do them if there isn't really many others on AC already. Always gets higher upfront payments for me. :)
     
  3. flugglehorn

    flugglehorn Newbie

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    I've thought of doing product reviews, but never can figure out what it is I should be reviewing. :p
     
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    essares1 Junior Member

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    yes it helped thanks. I was looking for a way to automate finding unsaturated product keywords instead of doing it manually. The advanced search you just mentioned uses GET for the search terms. So you can just use the URL and use %s or something with a list of keywords to automate the process. Just a thought.
     
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    flugglehorn Newbie

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    Thanks for the heads up. That's a very good idea. Now the trick is coming up with a nifty list of keywords. :p
     
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    You can do the same thing with the allintitle tag right from google

    search for

    allintitle: keyword(s) site:associatedcontent.com

    in Google

    example

    allintitle:dog training tips site:associatedcontent.com

    and it will return all the articles that have "Dog Training Tips" in the title.
     
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    PoolShark Registered Member

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    I would be very interested in the automation of it. Paste a list of keywords and let a script go out and do the AC competition research for you. It would be like any other search tool for keywords, but this would specifically search AC. It would also need some sort of delay between searches to prevent too many inquiries in a short time span.