QUOTE(ewo @ Sep 18 2006, 08:03 PM)
In that case, what does There are no New Suggestions. You might switch filters or ensure your code is installed
We just do that to deal with the most common mistake: not having the code installed properly.
The filter thing is because it's possible to delete everything out of your list, and you have to switch to the "deleted" or "all" to see the keywords.
Yep, there are some user interface improvements to be made, but that's part of beta. It's the kind of feedback we're thirsty for.
QUOTE(jehochman @ Sep 18 2006, 10:55 PM)
Mike, you PR guys are so clever. We're all hip to the methods so just level with us.
Your software looks like it might be useful, but picture me sitting here with a pile of websites to rebuild and an mound of PPC campaigns falling off the edge of my desk. People will pay me to work on those things, or I can experiment with your software.
What's your strategy to get thought leaders to try your product? Your web site is all fluff, no meat.
Hmmmm. Sounds like baiting. But I'll bite. I guess for the thought leader thing first, check page 16 in the latest BusinessWeek. In addition, John Battelle already mentioned us. Then of course, there's my own writing.
As far as the belief that the site's fluff, I posted on that already: there's an overview, an active forum, a blog with nearly 200 posts already (some which delve into considerable detail), a demo, a guest login, built-in help screens, etc. And of course there's me being on top of every discussion mentioning HitTail on the Internet, with me offering to answer all questions. But that's our burden to dispel the notion of fluff, so thanks for the impression.
Not sure what you want me to "level with you" about. You mention methods. OK, we eliminate keywords that are doing well and ones that will are unlikely to occur again. This lets you zero right in on that sweet spot that's ready to be pushed over the edge from being buried to performing well in natural search. That turns out to be only about 5% of the long tail list. And that sort of pairing down saves a lot of time.
Thanks for the compliment on being a slick PR person. There's a room full of PR people who will get a kick out of that at work. I'm just a techie who lives in the objective world of numbers--which is what led me to create HitTail in the first place! There's folks in the SEO circles dating back to my first forum involvement in '98 who can attest to that. The PR folks sometimes get frustrated that I'm not more of a polished PR guy, and I like to tease them about it, pitting exposure produced from SEO against media coverage and advertising.