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Keyword Intelligence: Keyword Research for Search, Social, and Beyond Paperback – Nov 1 2011

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Master Modern Keyword Research for Today's Internet Marketing

This is the ultimate, in-depth guide to the next generation of keyword research mandated by the demands of social media and search engines. SEO and PPC pros will love this expert look at how to best identify and refine keywords using today's tools and techniques. Social media and mobile practitioners will find invaluable information on how keyword research can shape and inform entire campaigns. And all marketers will value the hot new modeling techniques that help them develop rich, relevant content that's sure to engage site visitors.

This unique, detailed guide to every aspect of keyword research also features case studies, examples, tutorials, tips, and previously undocumented techniques drawn from renowned keyword research expert Ron Jones's extensive professional experience.

You'll learn how to:

  • Leverage keyword research to positively impact search, social, and traditional media campaigns

  • Develop, refine, and maintain a set of keywords and align them to searcher intent and buy cycles that will energize your marketing campaigns

  • Find the best available tools to get keyword suggestions, forecast website traffic, perform competitive research, and analyze keyword results

  • Use keywords to improve your understanding of human behavior, user intent, and customer choice

  • Learn the latest keyword tools and techniques to get better results from your SEO and PPC campaigns

  • Heighten visibility in your mobile, social media, and video marketing channels

  • Leverage keywords to impact messaging and branding campaigns

  • Go global with a modern methodology for performing international keyword research

  • Communicate the intelligence that keyword research can bring to your organization, overall messaging, and branding

Inside: Your Google AdWords gift card worth $50

Bonus Inside: Save More Than $300 on Today's Top Keyword Tools

About the Author

Ron Jones is an Internet marketing expert who speaks regularly on the topic of keyword research at Search Engine Strategies and other international conferences. He conducts keyword research training seminars for organizations including SES, has served on the Board of Directors for the Search Engine Marketing Professionals Organization (SEMPO), and authored SEMPO's keyword research courses. He writes about keyword research for Search Engine Watch and ClickZ. Ron is President and CEO of Symetri Internet Marketing and has consulted with large brands as well as traditional agencies on how to use keyword research and Internet marketing to the fullest potential.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Well Written and Organized June 8 2012
By Sarwat Ezzeldin - Published on Amazon.com
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I had some knowledge about the importance of keywords in searching, but this book took me to a new level of understanding how using keywords can optimize a website. This book can be very helpful to website designers and those who seek to learn more about marketing and usage of keywords. Very well written and organized, however, not too easy to follow for a non technical reader.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Can Be Obscure, Repetitious, and Dull. But Some MEAT is Valuable. July 3 2012
By Amazon Enthusiast - Published on Amazon.com
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I wanted to like this book. I NEEDED to know what this man knows. But even after reading it, I don't feel any personal command of the information I received. And it's taken me more than 7 months to finish reading this. Allow me to elaborate:

On page 163, we find a typical example: "Then we optimized the landing pages with multivariate testing to determine the best organization of content for optimal conversion." Translation: Plain Vanilla SEO.

We move on through charts and charts and more charts of coupled keywords (i.e. "jewelry company," "jewelry repair," "jewelry cleaning," et. al.). Spreadsheets of analyzed Google Rankings.

Headings like this: What is a Blog? The Importance of Blogs. How To Set Up a Blog. Picking a Blogging Platform...

And this: Keyword Research for You Tube. Keyword Research for Twitter. What Is Twitter?

Shall I go on, or do you get the picture? Although there is some valuable information in this book about keywords and how to optimize your use of them on your site, you are going to have to really, really do some work to separate the wheat from the chaff.

My thinking is that the author might have set this up as a course workbook for a class he might be teaching. Because it is about as entertaining and engaging as a Statistics textbook.

In my opinion, this was just such an incredibly painful read, the only way I can recommend it is by using the index to find specific areas of interest and then forge ahead. Notice I DO give it 3 stars, not 2, because there is much of value here regarding in-depth keyword analysis.

I think the author just tried to do too much and got sidetracked from his main objective (Keyword Intelligence) so often that it pained me to think he didn't even remember his own stated goal/theme while he was writing this book.

If he were a military commander in WWII Burma, 7/8ths of his troops would be found wandering aimlessly through the jungle.

It's just a shame, because there are nuggets of wisdom buried within these pages. The question is: are you Man (or Woman) Enough to find them?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Keyword Research textbook Feb. 8 2013
By Kevin Hogan - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Vine Customer Review of Free Product
Is keyword research relevant in the Panda and Penguin world?

It is.

Keyword Intelligence was written prior to Penguin. Understanding
how Penguin changed the face of online marketing would be helpful
before reading Keyword Intelligence.

Keywords certainly continue to be pertinent because ultimately
google has no other big way to categorize information.

You'll discover lots of cool tools in Keyword Intelligence.
You'll find out how to know just how strong your competition is and
that will never go out of style.

I suspect later editions will include yet more information about
keyword research in social media, but the table has been laid.

Perhaps one of the most important areas where Jones text comes
in handy is in in keyword research for PPC.

Site architecture and branding are well covered.

In a world where writing books about anything related to SEO
is filled with risks of becoming soon dated, Ron Jones does
an excellent job of sticking with what matters most.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Keywords and more March 21 2012
By LMS - Published on Amazon.com
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OK, keyword research is not exciting BUT it is very very important. Ranking high on organic search can be a major driver of revenue but you won't rank well if your keywords aren't good. This is a well written book that provides many tips and techniques for optimizing keyword research and also for providing a good framework for optimal keyword usage for campaigns. I have been using this book pretty heavily for the last week while I've been working on search engine optimization for some of my marketing campaigns and I have found this to be a handy guide. This book is easy to follow and is full of useful and handy information. While much of this information is out there on the web, this book brings it all together in one easy-to-use guide. Highly recommend.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Excellent Primer Feb. 15 2012
By J. Moore - Published on Amazon.com
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If you are in business, you better have an optimized web site. To optimize your site, you need to begin with keyword research.

Keyword research is a bit of an arcane art - combining market psychology, technology, and the use of industry standard tools.

This book demystifies keyword research and presents a very usable primer. The real winners in this book are the sections on using specific keyword tools, and the use of keywords for social media.

It should be noted that may of the keyword tools mentioned are paid tools, however most have free trials. Also covered is Google Analytics - a great free web stats tool.

If you're new to SEO - this book is a great place to start. If you're pretty familiar with SEO, this will be a great reference for you with broad and deep coverage on keyword research.