Without traffic, nothing on your website really matters. This is true of online marketplaces like Amazon, just as much as it is true of content-based sites like Beyond the Rhetoric. If people aren’t visiting your site, it’s not going to make any money.
The trouble then, of course, is figuring out how to get that traffic. The research required for proper search engine optimization can be quite time-consuming, but Keyword Country looks like it could aid you in this journey. In this review, we’ll go through what this “all-in-one Internet Marketing tool” has to offer and whether or not it’s worth your hard-earned cash.
Now Entering Keyword Country
In short, Keyword Country is a piece of software designed to help you drive traffic to your website. Much of the focus is placed on search engine optimization, both on-page and off-page, but it offers tools in other areas as well.
The software package is downloaded and installed locally on your computer, but it still communicates back to the Keyword Country server in order to access the constantly updated database and other resources. The installation process is quick and painless, requiring little more than defining the installation folder.
Once installed, you enter your username and password, and then you are shown the different utilities that are available to you. You can start a new project or you can use any of the SEO tools directly.
What Apps Are Included?
Keyword Country is not a solitary application. It consists of almost 20 different tools that each approach traffic building from a slightly different direction.
- Keyword Research
- Find LSI Keywords
- Rip Competitor Keywords
- Misspelling Keywords
- Long Tail Keywords
- Keyword Map
- Key Phrase Generator
- SEO Strategy Analysis
- PPC Strategy Analysis
- Backlink Analysis
- SEO Marketing
- PPC Marketing
- Find Strategic Ad Spots
- Blog Marketing
- Affiliate Recruitment
- Newsletter Promotion
- Social Marketing
- Article Marketing
In addition to the ones listed here, the Keyword Country software package also mentions that Video Marketing and Social Bookmarking are features that are “coming soon.”
Taking a look at some of the keyword-focused ones, you’ll find a way to track the keywords that your competitors may be using, any common misspellings that you can capitalize on, and the like.
Shown above is a screenshot from the “Rip Competitor Keywords” tool. I put in the target keyword phrase of “make money online” and it pumped out related keywords that may be of interest. If some of the other top-ranking sites are using them, they might also be useful for your own website too.
While you’ll certainly need the full version of the software to do everything that Keyword Country can do, you can also take advantage of some of the free utilities on the site like the free keyword tool. It’s not nearly as robust, but it is free.
Windows Need Only Apply
Do you use a MacBook? Unless you utilize something like Parallels, you could be out of luck. That’s because Keyword Country is only available for Windows PCs.
I think this is a major mistake on the part of the developers. I’m still a Windows user myself, but a large number of online entrepreneurs use Macs. While I appreciate the added sense of privacy and security that a local installation can provide, I think that there is value in offering a hosted, online version of Keyword Country.
The subscriber needs to log into his or her account anyhow, so it’s not like the existing software package can work in complete isolation. Offer the local installation, but offer an online version too. A less desirable alternative would be to offer different versions for Macs (and maybe Linux).
How Much Does It Cost?
Want to try this website marketing tool for free? Keyword Country offers a free trial if you want to take them out for a test drive. It’s unclear what the restrictions on the trial are, however.
When you’re ready to use Keyword Country for real, you’ll find three subscription options. The month-to-month subscription is $49, the three-month subscription is $99, or the one-year subscription is $299. These come with a 30-day money back guarantee.