January 3, 2007
I notice you always promote both KeywordDiscovery and WordTracker. I am trying to decide which one to subscribe to. Do you have a preference? I noticed that KeywordDiscovery promotes the fact they use data going back at least 12 months, which I guess is good if you have a seasonal business pattern. Any other differences or advantages?
By the way, we always find your newsletter very good!
As Wordtracker’s first customer, I used it and recommended it for many years. It has everything you need to research keywords effectively. When KeywordDiscovery first came out, I was reluctant to try it because I was very happy with Wordtracker (plus I get set in my ways!). Eventually, I did break down and try KeywordDiscovery, and I must say, I was very impressed. KD certainly had its bugs and growing pains, but it has gotten to the point now where it is very usable.
At this point, I decided to stick with KeywordDiscovery, but also have no problems with Wordtracker. I don’t personally use either of them enough myself (that’s what outsourcing is for!). There is something to the “feel” of KD that I seem to like better, nothing I can really put my finger on, though.
I would highly suggest trying them both out and deciding for yourself which you like best. There are some different features between them, and you may have a need for one or the other that I don’t. Either way you’ll end up with decent keyword phrases with which to optimize your pages.