SEOmonitor is a pretty neat keyword research & management tool that’s currently being used by some preeeetty smart SEO dudes I know 🙂
Some of the things that they do really well:
a simplified score to track your SEO performance (rather than a confusing mess of increases and decreases in your rankings that makes it hard to gauge how you’re actually doing compared to last week, month, year…)
Here’s one of these annoyingly created explainer videos about their forecasting feature (even though it looks like a effing fiverr video, it helps you get a sense for how it works and what it can do for you).
Pricing starts at $49/month (with 1 website and 300 keywords).
Some of the customers they list on their website are Philips, Hubspot, Raiffeisen Bank, Heap and iProspect.
You can also sign up for a 14-day free trial (no credit card required).
Scroll down until you see “Widescreen image” and then upload an image that you’d like to use as YouTube thumbnail. Libsyn will automatically use the audio of your podcast and transform it into a video file that shows this image.
That’s it. All future episodes will automatically be transformed into videos and uploaded to YouTube with your Widescreen image of choice.
If you want to upload old episodes to YouTube, you can easily do so. Just click on Destinations. Scroll down. Next to YouTube click on “Select content”. Select all the episodes you want to upload as videos to YouTube. Scroll down and click “Save”. Libsyn will take care of the rest and very quickly upload all these podcast episodes as videos to YouTube.
I’ve just heard about a company called written, and they have a business model that’s completely new to me. What they do is license high-performing content. They go out to people that have successful organic content and ask them if they can license their content in exchange for payment. Then they find companies that want organic traffic for specific search queries. The company pays written, written takes a percentage and pays the original owner of the content the remainder.
The idea is nice. Here’s what the pricing looks like:
Looking at the pricing, you obviously need to have a solid monetization strategy in place, and this probably only works for specific industries. With the Growth package, you’re paying about $1.26 per organic visitor. If you convert around 4% of those visitors to leads, that’s 480 leads for $9500, which comes out just a bit under $20 per lead.
There’s a pretty cool tool for doing competitive research that shows you which ads a given company is running: The Facebook Ads Gallery by AdEspresso.
Now it should be mentioned that their database isn’t complete, and their data isn’t 100% accurate.
Especially if you’re with smaller advertisers, you often will find that they don’t have their ads in their database. It’s still a useful tool though.
It’s very easy to use and straightforward:
You just type in either a URL or a company name or a keyword. I find that the keyword search is, after the URL search, particularly useful, since it will often yield more results. While the relevancy isn’t always as tight, you’ll still get plenty of ideas from doing so and might come across companies you wouldn’t have otherwise thought of.
The results page is organized like a gallery, with pinterest-style pins.
Clicking on any of the ads will give you further information, like the actual ad itself, the link of the destination URL, the associated Facebook page, the Placement, Objective, Special Attributes, Industries and other data.