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"How to find 'em, how to use 'em?" Now,how to catalog them?
Organizational system for keywords

 11:48 am on Feb 11, 2001 (gmt 0)

I've got lists and lists of keywords and phrases I've been collecting, in various combinations and word ordering, related to a specific area of emphasis and what could be considered "subdivisions."

It's getting a bit disorganized. Is there a simple system to catalog these and pull them up in different combinations, like some kind of a database system? Nothing like Filemaker - simpler. Would Excel work for this, or does Access have a functionality? Any simple little apps out there that work for something like this?



 12:33 am on Feb 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

I use Excel to organize my keywords. It has some nifty functions that it can do but I generally stick to the basic sort by frequency.


 7:47 am on Feb 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

OK, I was almost hoping to hear that. Excel I already have, I've used it for some bookkeeping tasks and year-end reporting using searches and sorts - I'll pull out the book and do a review, then.

It's actually storing the words and phrases from hunting around and brainstorming sessions and arranging in various combinations and order - detail picking. I just spent a bit of time poking around in the Google cache - it's not only phrasing and word order and emphasis, but what you said, frequency I was looking at in a couple of categories.

Short pages, relative weight of each of the 3 positions was kind of noticeable. Interesting.

If Excel is workable for it, no need looking further.

Thanks, BH


 11:11 am on Feb 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

It is difficult isn't Marcia? I use a (surprise) home made MySQL system. I've tried various pure database managers, and nothing gives me decent control over the groups keywords. A spreadsheet is something I've not tried. Sounds interesting. I'd be curious to hear how it works if you get it up and running.


 11:28 am on Feb 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

LOL..no, not surprised one bit. I will complicate even an Excel spreadsheet by over-analyzing it. But it's a great ready-made place to start.

I did many searches using the GoTo tool around the holidays, with the # of searches and bid amounts, and it's a good thing because most of those have zero searches now - they're season specific, but I have it all jotted down - a real mess.

Now that it's mentioned, I'll use Excel for figuring some things on page titles, too.

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