Msg#: 4388452 posted 7:31 am on Nov 18, 2011 (gmt 0)
Hi there, Everyone:
I know a couple of sites that sell similar products to mine, but our prices are pretty favorable.
I BELIEVE that they use Adwords to sell, but I don't know what exact products and terms they bid on.
Is there a way to find out what search terms they bid on?
I know this might sound backwards, and that I should focus on what WE do, but since we offer better prices and quality, why not find out which keywords they have already found profitable and go from there?
Msg#: 4388452 posted 3:20 pm on Nov 18, 2011 (gmt 0)
There are lots of tools that claim to provide competitor keywords but I have found them horribly inaccurate. I know of one tool that has accurate data on both organic and paid keywords (I think they source from ISPs), though it is somewhat expensive: $499 for one month.
Posting the tool here might be against forum rules, so I just sent you a PM.
Msg#: 4388452 posted 6:49 pm on Nov 18, 2011 (gmt 0)
PPC_Chris is probably referring to Compete.com
Spy Fu is one of the largest and SEM Rush is another. SEM Rush is cheap but the data is not very reliable. We tried them for a while but no longer use them for that reason. I think Compete is worth it if you can deal with the price tag, but even there, don't stare blindly at the data as reality, because it isn't.
Msg#: 4388452 posted 9:37 pm on Nov 21, 2011 (gmt 0)
I use a variety of tools (they're in the SEO Tools item) but you're not going to find much for free.
Also, pay attention to who's putting out the tool. I've seen some I wouldn't put my data into just because I don't know who is behind it, and frankly if I wanted to grab a bunch of data and wasn't terribly worried about the ethics of it, what better way than to create an SEO tool?