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Microsoft just unveiled the beta of Ad Intelligence, their new keyword research tool. The tool is a plugin for Excel 2007, check out my first review.
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from northrock 2288 Days ago #
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for excel 2007 eh? there’s the first problem.

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from danzarrella 2288 Days ago #
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excel 2007 has a 60 day trial version actually.

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from northrock 2288 Days ago #
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yeah, but who wants to download that monster for 60 days?

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from danzarrella 2288 Days ago #
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oh, erm, i did...

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from northrock 2288 Days ago #
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more power to you dan. i have been trying with good success so far not load M$ office.

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from danzarrella 2288 Days ago #
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yeah i haven’t needed it beyond this so much recently, what with google docs.

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from northrock 2288 Days ago #
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i posted a question to ZhaoHui Tang, the Mod of the MS adCenter Excel Add-in Discussion Forum asking if they are going to have a keyword tool with similar data for those without excel?ZhaoHui replied quickly saying "Yes, we will have most of these tools integrated at adCenter UI in the near future. Microsoft Keyword Services Platform (KSP) provides the set of keyword technologies through web services. adCenter Excel Add-in calls KSP to get the results."

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from toprank 2288 Days ago #
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crap damn crap! I’ve been sitting on this tool since Dec and haven’t gotten ’round to writing up a review. Good job Dan.

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from danzarrella 2288 Days ago #
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@northrock thats awesome, it would be even awesomer to have access to the api for coding.thanks for the compliment lee, though i’m jealous you had the tool so long, what do you think of it?

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from mugi 2287 Days ago #
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This is my first comment in Sphinn so be gentle with me. I also have to say something that might be slightly off topic (on my first comment - Oy Vey!): I constantly use the 4 major search engines. I’m always comparing results to see who has more relevant results for queries that important to me or my clients. For the past few weeks live dot com was better for most of my searches. This is actually amazing because some of my queries will not get a relevant result on the first 3! SERP on Google but hit one of the first 5 results on Live. I can give you one (personal) example: I bought a new Lenovo t61p with vista home. I formatted it and installed XP instead. There was just one device that was not working properly when I looked at the device manager. The name of it was: "PCI Memory controller". I was searching for it on Google and did not find anything that will solve my problem or getting any idea about what was this mysterious device. After one day I decided to use live and BABAM - the first result was my answer! I was in shock; I thought that if you can not find it on Google than the solution does not exist. You can query yourself for "Lenovo t61p pci memory controller". See the results on google and compare it to live . This is only one example, I have a lot more in which Google fails to show the most relevant results and live simply got it. Did you notice that as well? Guy

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