October 2013

Wanna get in front of your list or followers in person? Wanna make ‘em love you? Use this guide – How To Make a Google Hangout – to make them fall madly in love with you.

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Do you use Google+ hangouts for your marketing yet?

You should.

It can really help your business.  You create a personal connection and establish yourself as a authority and problem solver.

I am a big fan of Google products and services.

Their instructions, not so much…

So I put together my own guide for military spouses and small business owners on how to make a Google Hangout to create stronger relationships; with customers, friends and family or co-workers.

Nothing beats face-to-face communication and entrepreneurs use these free services to create a stronger presence online now.

Glossary:

Google Hangout:  The new Google Hangouts enable users with a Google+ account to chat with their friends, families customers, and followers over their free platform.

Organizer :  The person who initiates the Google Hangout and invites the other participants.

Participants:  The other people who will be presenting.  Their face will be seen and their voice will be heard by all viewers and other participants.

Viewers:  These people will only watch and listen.  They are not seen or heard by anyone.  They can enter comments into the chat roll for the participants and organizer.

Google Hangout vs Google Hangout on Air?

A Google Hangout is a audio and video chat between you and 9 other people (these are the participants).  You can see them (along the bottom of your screen) and they can see you.  The person who is speaking will show as a large image on the screen.You can also have up to 10 other people on an audio phone call at the same time.  The Google Hangout only has the organizer and participants.  No viewers.  It is not recorded by Google.  If you want to record your private hangout sessions, then you will have to use Camtasia or ScreenFlow. These hangouts are great to use for team meetings, consulting, coaching or when you privately advise people.

If you need 11-15 participants, you will need to upgrade to a Google Apps for Business/Government account. You can get more information about a Google business account here.

A Google Hangout on Air lets you broadcast to the public.  In fact, viewers can watch your Hangout on Air (live and as a recording after the event is over) through Google+ (to your circles), your YouTube channel (that you set up with the gmail account) or through your Facebook Fan Page.  The Hangout On Air has an organizer, other participants and viewers.

It sounds like a lot of moving pieces but this post should walk you through it step-by-step…

Set the Atmosphere

Lighting:

You don’t want your hangout to look like a hostage video so make sure that there is plenty of light.

3 Point lighting is best. You can read about that here.

Sound:

Make sure to eliminate background noise like TVs or office chatter.

Put the dog outside and let the kids know that you will be working (bribe them if necessary!)

Gear

Use the webcam and microphone provided in your desktop, laptop, or iPad.  It may cause less problems if you are on a computer that is wired to the internet rather than over a wireless connection.

Position your camera at eye level or pointing slightly down at you – a box or a stack of books under your laptop will work great.  Also, clean up any clutter behind you to avoid distractions.

Add a Logitech 910C webcam if your divide doesn’t have one and a headset microphone for participants (not viewers) to avoid feedback, if needed.

Works on:  Mac OS X 10.6 or later, Windows 8/7/Vista/XP, Linux (Debian/Ubuntu/Fedora/openSUSE)

What program do I need to conduct a Google Hangout?

1.  I suggest that you download the Google Chrome Browser for your operating system  if you have not done so.

For Mac 

For a PC

For Linux

download google chrome

Things just seem to work better if the system was developed by the same company. Right?

2.   You will need a Gmail account to get access to Google+.  This allows you to initiate a hangout.  Click on the link to fill out the form and set up your free account.

 set up gmail account

How to Make a Google Hangout as the Organizer (the person who initiates the Hangout)

One week to one day before (for organizer and participants):

1. Create Google+  account by creating a gmail account  – make sure to upload profile picture.

2.  Create an intro screen graphic beforehand that introduces your Hangout.

20-30 Minutes Before (Organizer):

1.   Organizer will initiate the Hangout by logging into the Google account.   Goto the Google+ page.

2.  On the far right of the page, beneath your tiny photo,  you will see quotation marks inside a green bubble and the word “Hangouts”.

3.  Click on “Hangouts.” A sidebar will open up.  Up near the top of the sidebar, you can invite specific people by name, email, phone number or circle.

Click on the + sign to start inviting people to the  hangout.  Or.

Down near the bottom of the sidebar, you will see a “Start a Video Party.” That allows you to invite a bunch of people directly in their Google + live stream.  Only the first 9 to accept will be a part of the video party.

You can make the Hangout Party only available to people who are 18 or older by clicking the box for Restrict minors from joining this Hangout from the initial screen. Other Hangout Party participants won’t be able to invite minors and the 18+ restriction cannot be changed once the Hangout party has started.

4.  The other participants will get the invitation on their devices (if they have the app installed) or in their gmail account or in their Google+ livestream if it is open.  They will click to join.  They will see you as they join, so be ready.

5.  Close any extra programs and windows.  Keep open only the program which you plan to screen share, if any.

6.  Mute your microphone and display your welcome graphic.

7.  Unmute your microphone and let the fun commence.

8.  To end the hangout, you should see a little green camera on the right side of your screen.  Click on the camera and click “Leave hangout.”

How to Make a Google Hangout on Air

One week to one day before (for organizer and participants):

1.  Set up Google Chrome and Gmail as discussed above.

2.   Set up a YouTube account using your gmail account.  Verify your YouTube Account using a phone number (goto www.youtube.com/verify) – you need it linked with your Google+ account. Viewers will be able to watch your Hangout On Air live on Youtube as well as watch a recording of it later through your channel.

3.  Create a Facebook fan page and install the Facebook app from 22social that will allow your fan page followers to watch your Google Hangouts On Air through Facebook.

4.  Get the most eyeballs on your hangout by letting peeps watch it almost anywhere (Facebook, YouTube, Google+ and more).   Invite people to your Facebook Fan page tab (send URL by e-mail, or post on Facebook, Twitter). Provide 22Social feed number for your page to everyone who has 22Social app on their Facebook fan page so they can simultaneously invite more people.  Check out more about the 22Social App here.

20-30 Minutes Before (Organizer):

1.  To set up for a publicly broadcasted Hangout on Air, you will go to the left-hand side of the Google+ screen.  You should see a “Home” and a drop down arrow.  Click on the arrow and you will see “Hangout on Air” on the list.

How to Make a Google Hangout on Air

Since this is publicly broadcasted and will be added to your YouTube account as a video, you will need to provide more information and agree to some terms and conditions on the following screens.

how to set up for a google hangout

google hangouts on air terms

 

2 . Join hangout twice on two different devices, so you can put up screen shots, videos, etc. and have a back up (in case of technical issues).

3.  Decide if you want to accept questions during the Hangout on Air.  You can only change this setting before the event starts.

4.  You will see a control panel on the left hand side of the screen.  It allows you to invite more participants, chat, share your screen, review questions, add special effects (silly hats, backgrounds and sounds) as well as share YouTube   videos with your audience.

Hangout on air SCREENSHOT

5.  Open a window on your desktop with YouTube so that you can watch for comments there as well.

6. When you hit broadcast (in the top center of the screen), your hangout will appear on your screen. Keep in mind there will be a delay for the viewers.

7.  For the first 5 min run a graphic explaining that hangout is about to start. Get all of your participants to mute their audio/video so it’s all black screens.

8. Have each participant (not viewers) choose Studio Mode from their hangout settings.

9. Get the permalink URL to the Hangout by right-clicking on the timestamp of the post that contains the Hangout.  You can share this via email, tweets, Facebook posts and more.

10.  Turn on chat so your participants can talk to each other.

11. Get your participants to mute themselves when they are not talking so there are no unwanted noises.

12. Use Cameraman app (on the control panel) within Hangouts for Business to hide or reveal participants to your audience.

13. Use lower third of the screen to identify your participants and introduce your participants to the viewers.

14. Total number of viewers will be displayed in the upper right-hand corner of your hangout.

15. If you want to invite your audience into your hangout to join your broadcast, post a link to your Hangout into comments. When they click that link they will appear as a participant in your hangout. Keep in mind that your link becomes public, you have given up control of  the participant panel for the hangout.

16. Your maximum time for your hangout is 4 hours. Once it’s over yourtube publishes replay immediately.

After the Hangout is Over

1.  Check the copy that is stored in YouTube.  Edit the description, title, keywords and privacy as needed.  Provide the appropriate links based on the content.

2.  Share the links through your social media accounts.

3.  Share the links with your email list through a broadcast.

Other Tips on How to Make a Google Hangout a Huge Success

1. Create regular schedule to maximize your viewers.  They may not watch every time but they want to know that you are there.

2.  You can also use custom templates rather than the plain Google+ Hangout page background.  I recently reviewed a product, Leadpages.net, that offers a template to do that.

3.  Use Google hangouts, webinars and conference calls to establish a stronger bond with your email list, Facebook followers and YouTube subscribers.  They don’t have to be long or cure cancer.  Address a specific problem or teach a specific concept in 30-45 minutes.

4.  Check out this great resource, Social Media Examiner for even more information.

5.  Use the tools at the Hangout Toolbox to spruce things up like adding your Lower Third (cool logo, your name and a call to action that appears while you are speaking).

6.  There are more and more tools coming out every day to make this a true Webinar alternative.  Including reminders, follow-up emails and more.

 

Use this How to Make a Google Hangout Guide this week to let your list get to know you!

Add this tool to my Take It Online Blueprint to take your customer relationships to the next level.

Partner with me here to learn more about how to build a solid list of readers and buyers and how to make your readers, followers and customers fall madly in love with you.

 

Get out there and show ‘em what you got,

Niquelle

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Earlier this year, I did not even know what a lead capture page or squeeze page was.

Now I can create one in minutes that pulls in leads like a magnet using Leadpages.net.

We are often greeted by capture pages throughout our web-surfing.

They request some information (an email address, name and/or phone number) in exchange for something.

That something might be a video or pdf download that will teach us something.  It might be subscribing to a newsletter or registering us for a webinar.

Leadpages.net Capture Page

Now I can create beautiful, professional, high-converting lead pages like this one in just a few minutes.

(Conversion here means that a certain number of people will actually submit their information in return for the giveaway.

Eye-catching imagery, a great bonus and a clear call to action increase the conversion rate.  There are many other factors that impact the conversion rate of a landing page.)

What if you could create a great looking capture page customized with just the perfect image and text to speak to your target market?

No coding.

No programmers.

No graphic designers.

It would totally rock if you could also use those capture pages on your Facebook Business Page and on your WordPress blog and on your own domain.

And in 2014, the move is absolutely to increased mobile compatibility.  So your leadpages should look great on mobile devices.

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What other lead capture programs are available?

There are a ton of programs for creating capture pages. Some are enterprise-type landing page platforms like:

  • Unbounce : (more expensive at $49/month-199/month and charge per domain and based on number of unique visitors),
  • HubSpot : (must be used with their basic suite for some cool personalization and customization, for $200/month and 100 contacts only.)
  • IonInteractive : priced based on traffic and they say that they are ideal for companies with 10,000-10,000,000 unique visitors per month.
  • Kickoff Labs : To publish to Facebook and WordPress will run you at least $50 per month and the $50 premium account only buys your 5 pages and domains.

Others are designed with the small business owner or solo entrepreneur in mind like:

  • Optimize Press : I have heard good things about it but for a brand-new WordPress user, it was a lot to absorb.  Some even recommended that  I outsource the creation through oDesk or eLance.  I really wanted to be able to create pages at will so finding a good contractor seemed like a huge distraction.
  •  InstaPage : Pay according to use.  First page is free and $9 per page after that.  Simplicity in creating pages makes you want to test out multiple versions.
  •  PageWiz : 2 domains, unlimited pages, and 2000 unique visitors for $25/per month.  prices increase after that. Have only a  few mobile-friendly landing page templates
  • Lander to get email integration, you have to purchase the $50/month plan at a minimum.  It includes unlimited pages and forms, and put to 5 domains.
  • LivePages You can only publish 3 pages per month for $49/month
  • Landing Page Creator by GetResponse :  It is integrated with the Get Response platform so if you use Get Response, this is probably a great fit.  I use Aweber so it is not really a factor for me.
  •  Easy Landing Page Pro – it looks like the landing pages can only be hosted on your own domain right now. But they do have directions and videos to walk you through that part.  If you are following my online blueprint, you should already have your own domain and hosting.  At the moment, it is available for free but I do not know how long that will last.
  •  22Social : a Facebook app that lets you create custom Facebook landing pages and like gates (more on that later!).

I have personally used two of the other programs mentioned above, Optimize Press and 22Social.

Thankfully, I was introduced to LeadPages before I had invested more than an hour into trying to learn and set-up Optimize Press.

I still use 22Social and you can see why that program is  an important part of my toolbox and my Facebook marketing strategy in this post.

 LeadPages.net Review : : Don’t Walk, Run to Get It

Who developed it?

Leadpages was developed by Clay Collins.  It is used by numerous successful online marketers like James Schramko (SuperFastCompany) , James Wedmore, Frank Kern, Charles Kirkland and more. If it is good enough for them, it is good enough for me…

What are the benefits of using Leadpages?

Frankly, there is a lot to learn when you start marketing online.  Hooking into a system that provides done-for-you solutions is a great way to get started.  You can get a system up and running in a matter or minutes or hours instead of weeks and months.  Then as your system is running, you can learn about specific components and tweak each piece and make it your own.

I didn’t start out wanting to create my own unique landing pages but once I was ready, I knew that there were lots of things to learn.

Leadpages.net continuously sharing case studies with split testing results.  These case studies are based on real customer’s experiences and results.  Often these results are then baked onto the product for everyone’s benefit.

So you get the number one benefit of creating a custom look (upload your own images, change the font and text) from some high-converting templates.

Some of the other benefits include:

  • Options for those with no budget but coding experience – free downloadable templates that require some coding knowledge to use
  • Options for entrepreneurs with a small budget (if you purchase the annual membership it works out to $16.42 per month to get unlimited pages, domains and all of the templates).  These are templates that you set up in just minutes with no coding.
  • Streamlined delivery of your bribe or freebie through digital asset delivery of your giveaway (they call it a lead magnet – Free MP3, Free Report or Video).
  • Newbies can benefit from others who have used the template before you – sort landing page templates by conversion rates.
  • Lose less visitors due to broken links, a missing page or a url misspelling -  make a sexy 404 opt-in page.
  • Create opt-in forms that are pre-populate with visitors information.
  • Conversion rate data and analytics are built into the program back office.
  • Built in A/B Split Testing with just a few clicks.
  • Flexibility in capture page hosting -  with Leadpages, as a wordpress page, downloaded and self-hosted or used as a Facebook tab.
  • All pages are mobile responsive (they look great on mobile devices!)
  • Check it out first – 30 day money back guarantee
  • Simple set up with your email manager – Integrates with all major auto-responders.

leadpages and email management

  • Customize according to your target audience by uploading your own images as the background
  • Fits with your budget – pay monthly or annually (save unto 50% with annual billing)
  • Unlimited Landing Pages
  • Unlimited Domains
  • Access to All Templates
  • Works with WordPress

Did I mention that I love it?

Check out a free and easy alternative capture page solution here if you already have a WordPress blog and Aweber here.

What are the prices?

The standard membership is available on a monthly subscription for $37/month or for an annual subscription of $197 (works out to over 50% off at $16.42/month).

The pro membership is available on a monthly subscription for $67/month or for an annual subscription of $477 (works out to over 40% off  $39.75/month).

I am currently sucking in leads daily with the pro subscription.

In addition to the benefits of the standard subscription, you get the following benefits from the pro plan.

 Leadpages.net Standard vs. Pro?

For me the kicker is the simple A/B Split Testing that can be done in as little as 4 clicks.

  • Jump to the front of the line support
  • Upload your own custom templates
  • A/B split testing
  • Access to their Landing Page Course
  • Access to the Affiliate Program

What’s the best thing about it?

It is fast.

Fast to start and fast to create your won pages and deploy them.

Have an idea or see an opening in the market and get in there in just a matter of minutes.

The training videos are short and sweet.  And good.  Exactly what you need to make it happen.

Uploading your own targeted images.  I use images that speak to my niche.  Only my niche.

I can sorting according to conversions based on the experience of all users.

I don’t have to worry about what the page will look like on mobile devices.  I know that it will be properly displayed.

The templates create mobile landing pages as well.

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What could they improve?

There are a few bells and whistles that would be nice to have. They include:

  • Provide more images to use for the background.
  • Provide Pinterest specific pages
  • Provide Facebook specific pages
  • Reveal the conversion rates of the pages in addition to the relative results.

But let’s face it.  It is a great deal just being able to create unlimited pages on unlimited domains and having access to all of the templates – even in the Standard Version.

What types of pages can I create?

  • Single Opt-in Pages
  • Double Opt-in Pages
  • Webinar Registration
  • Sales Letters
  • Launch Pages
  • Order Forms
  • Podcast Landing Pages
  • YouTube Landing Pages
  • Special Offer with Countdown
  • Video squeeze Pages
  • Video Sales Pages
  • Google+ Hangout
  • Webinar Replays
  • Video Sales Pages
  • Video Opt-In Pages

…and more

Does it work on a Mac?

It is web-based so it works on a Mac and a PC.  In fact, I have a iMac and a PC-based laptop and I have created pages using both.  I have also used several browsers and I haven’t noticed any issues (Safari, Firefox, and IE).

Are there programs to download?

It is web-based.  Nothing to download.  Just purchase and get started.

 

I think  that I have covered just about all of the questions but if I missed something, let me know by writing it in the comments below this post.

I will get back to you ASAP.

 

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The secret to getting your content in front of the right niche (for free article marketing, free video marketing or paid campaigns) is to put your information right in front of their face.  Long Tail Pro is the  shortcut.  It is as simple as A-B-C.

When people come to the internet for a solution, they pop open a search window (could be on YouTube, Google, Pinterest, Bing, etc).

They enter a word or phrase.

It might be “how to get free likes on Facebook” or “lose weight fast.”

Then they wait for the search engine gods to drop the answers right on to their lap.

You need to have your offer come up as one of those answers.

On the first page.  Sounds easy enough.  But sometimes you can feel like you are chasing your tail.

Is it the right keyword phrase?  Is there enough traffic?  Is it going to be too hard to rank for?

Let’s take it one step at a time.  A then B then C.

You have to create content that is keyword optimized for their search terms.

I have used several keyword research tools and the one that I am addicted to is called Long Tail Pro Platinum.

Long Tail Pro Review

Use it to put your content right in their face.

It is as simple as A-B-C.

What do I mean by that?

A.  Address the needs and problems of your target audience.  Understand what your niche is looking for.

       Brainstorm a list of issues, problems, questions, challenges, potential solutions for your target audience.

       I explained how to find people that you can help with your blog here.

       Speak their language.

B.  Be there when they search (through keyword-targeted content) for solutions to their problems.

       Find the right phrases that they are searching for and target those with your content.

       (I show you how in my demo of Long Tail Pro below.)

       Get your content to show up on the first page of Google.

       And your videos on the first page of YouTube.

C.  Clinch the deal with great answers and the expectation of success (give them what they want) and a solution (give them what they need).

       Blogging or create videos to meet the needs and desires of your audience.

       These folks will want to buy what you are selling.

Create content that you are passionate about and that will address the problems of your target.

Blog on purpose to address the needs and problems of your target audience.

Blog about the most profitable, lowest competition keywords that you know you can rank for quickly and with the least amount of effort and struggle.

Music to my ears…

And that’s why I’ve been using Long Trail Pro lately.  For the price, it’s the best keyword research tool available in 2013.

It was created by a guy named Spencer Haws.  It is less intimidating that some of the other keyword tools like Market Samurai and SECockpit.

Personally, I used Market Samurai for the past 6 months and loved it.

Until I discovered Long Tail Pro, that is.  But I will get into the comparisons later..

Long Tail Pro Review: Go For It.

Long Tail Pro is an easy-to-use keyword research tool.

It makes it easy to identify keywords that get solid traffic but have low competition.

Use the words to create a targeted article for your blog or to build a silo blog.

After using other tools for months (I will give a quick comparison in a bit), I was amazed at how quickly it returned the information and how easy it was to understand what was presented.

It works great even after the switch to the Google Keyword Planner.

If you have felt like your hands were tied behind your back with other tools, this is the tool for you.

Try the free version which includes the ability to search multiple keywords at once, get up to 800 results per seed word, pre-filter keywords according to multiple search criteria, automatically find keyword-targeted domains and review the competition for the top 10 Google results.

The free trial is good for 10 days.

You can find a years worth of key words in 10 days with Long Tail Pro!

Long Tail Pro also comes with extra features that are available when you upgrade to the Platinum edition.

BONUS: When you purchase through my link, you get a free training video that reveals a secret ninja trick to sneak up on the competition.

The four features that are a big deal include:

  • super easy-to-use KC (keyword competitiveness) indicator – know what to focus on in seconds by looking at the KC score- a number between 0 and 100 that tells you how challenging the competition is for the keyword.
  • save favorites – save time and never lose your list of important keywords again.
  • add your own keywords – (when you purchase through my affiliate link, I will show a way to sneak up on your competition)
  • track your rankings – track all of your keywords in just one click!

Like I said, addicted.

I have this live demo where I show you how simple it is to use Long Tail Pro to get focused on the right words and start crushing it:

If you know that this is the easy-to-use tool that you have been looking for then download your copy here.

That is my affiliate link.  You can download the free 10-day trial that I mentioned or you can purchase the standard or platinum version. Your purchase will qualify you for my bonus training video on a ninja trick to help to jump to the front of the class.

If you are not sure yet, I have a bit more info to share with you.

FAQs for Long Tail Pro

Is it compatible with my Mac or only on a PC?

It works on both just fine.  I use it on my Mac as well as my PC laptop, so I can attest that it runs flawlessly on both platforms.

Can I install it on more than one computer?

Yes.  I have it both on my iMac and my PC laptop.  You can install it on up to three different computers for the base price.

The only limitation that I have noticed is that the program does not sync data between the devices.

Do I need any special software or applications to make it work?

Long Tail Pro runs via something called Adobe Air.  It’s free and auto-installs itself upon opening up Long Tail Pro for the first time.

Make sure to do the updates for Adobe Air when prompted.

Does Long Tail Pro offer any customer support?

Yes, Long Tail Pro Support responds to tickets quickly.

How much does it cost?

There are three options at the time of writing this review:

1) download a free trial version to test-drive the tool for 10 days;

2) you can purchase the standard Long Tail Pro version for a one-time fee of $97;

3) you can buy the Long Tail Pro Platinum version for $97 today, plus $17 per month (cancel at any time).

Who do I buy it through?

This product is sold only as an instantly downloadable file through ClickBank.  I am an affiliate with ClickBank.  They have been around for a long time and they distribute tons of products.

Is this program hard to learn?

No.  Check out the demo again to see how easy it is to use.  It has a simple interface but it gives powerful insight into where you should be focusing your effort.

No more fumbling around and chasing your tail (no pun intended)!

Long Tail Pro vs Market Samurai?

They are both awesome.  But, Market Samurai is slow. I mean SLOW.  Sometimes.

It also has a lot of features and detail (which I was originally drawn to) but I hardly ever used them and sometimes I would get distracted by all of the information.

Plus, Market Samurai is more expensive at $149.

I do recognize that when you upgrade to the Platinum version, the cost will balance out in a few months but the speed of Long Tail Pro is incredible.

If you want a solid tool, fast and clear results, then Long Tail Pro is the way to go.

If you want to a quick look at what I mean, take a look at this screen shots of Market Samurai.

This is a snapshot of the level of detail provided by Market Samurai.  It is extraordinary in its level of detail.

You can set criteria based on the number of competitors that  have the keyword in the title, the Url, the anchor text of an inbound external link, in the domain name and more.

You can set criteria on many factors and look at a lot of data.   It is more information than is needed to select a key word to write a solid article on.

Find the appropriate keywords, write great content, optimize on page and off page and get on with it.

You only need to ensure that you are reaching the right audience, that they are interested in buying what you are offering (commerciality), that you can rank (competitiveness), and that when they see  your material, it will be rich enough to encourage them to take the appropriate action.

Long Tail Pro vs Market Samurai

The second screen shot shows the results provided by Long Tail Pro.  It is a very simplified view.  They have used an algorithm to calculate an overall number instead of providing all of the granular detail and leaving the analysis to us.  I really appreciate that.  I’m a numbers junkie at heart but I can really appreciate some simple answers when it comes to this online stuff.  The early results from Long Tail Pro Platinum shows the commerciality, the volume and the keyword competitiveness (shown inside the red oval).  I have also highlighted one of the Platinum features like saving your favorites (indicated by the yellow stars inside the blue oval and with the black box in the top right-hand corner).

Long Tail Pro vs Market Samurai 2

The developer, Spencer Haws, created a video comparing the two keyword research tools and the time that it would take to complete analysis of 5 seed keywords.  Pretty compelling stuff.

Pro vs Platinum?

That’s your call, but I am glad that I upgraded.  In fact, I purchased for the KC factor that is only available through the Platinum version.

Even after using Market Samurai for months, it was still a challenge to quickly determine if a keyword was a good fit for my skill level.

The KC is a single score, out of a 100, that tells me right away how hard it’ll be to rank for any potential keyword I’m considering.

When I first started, I selected keywords with different KCs and I created videos on YouTube.

I could see which ones I could get to rank and how long it took.  That gives me a great idea of which keywords to choose in the future.

And, the fact that I can paste in my own keywords is also very helpful.

(When you buy through me, I will show you in the bonus video how I put that feature to use – in a sneaky genius kind of way.)

 Free Bonus

Click here to buy Long Tail Pro and qualify for my free bonus (a sneaky ninja way to use the upgrade features to get ahead of the competition).

BONUS: When you purchase, leave a comment below and provide your Clickbank order number.  I will email you the bonus as soon as I see the comment.

Okay, so I have selected my niche market and I can find great long tail keywords.  What do I do next?

Those are two of  the most critical steps.  Once you do that, you’re already ahead of the competition.  But, you’ll still need to create compelling keyword-targeted content.   Then get it out there for the world to see (more on that coming soon), get ranked and make some sales or build a following.

Check out my Take It Online Blueprint to see how I do it.

If I missed anything or you have any additional questions just post it in the comments section below.

Focus + Speed = Results

Niquelle Wright

 

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