How to get a dog to mount you

by Ken Preuss 25 replies
So tonight I'm searching through some old posts of Allen's in the War Room and I'm reminded of something extremely valuable that he underscores a lot: think Mass Market.

In other words, think about offering and/or creating stuff that appeals to a whole bunch of folks.

All of us IM'ers (myself included) tend to get so caught up in our little world... that we don't realize just how little it is.

Talk to the average joe about conversions or html code or cost-per-click, and rather than spend a single penny with you they'll look at you like deer in the headlights.

So Allen's gems of wisdom remind me of this, and I decide I'll go do a little research to see what "Bob and Mary Internet Searcher" are looking for.

I head on over to the free keyword tool at Wordtracker and type in just 2 simple words: how to

HUGE Disclaimer: When you do this you'll find some... uhhh... interesting results. That's all I'm gonna say.

But the real kicker is the search term I see listed in the #4 position:

"How to get a dog to mount you"... with...get this... an estimated 2505 searches A DAY. Check for yourself.

The two big lessons I learned:

1) There's huge value in venturing out beyond our little "IM bubble" here at WF and reminding ourselves what the majority of customers (mass market) are wanting

2) Bob and Mary Internet Searcher are truly warped individuals.

Ken
#main internet marketing discussion forum #dog #mount
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  • Profile picture of the author bravo75
    Should write an article about "how to get a dog to mount you" with an affiliate link from a wholesale butcher at the bottom. That or maybe "ask a doctor online" or something. Unbelievable
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  • Profile picture of the author KenThompson
    Well Ken... looks like you're on to something. An undiscovered
    niche that may have potential. Hard to gauge, though. Probably
    not many ppc ads so it's tough to ascertain profit potential.

    So generous of you to share this little gem with us.

    Yes, the daily search volume really is disturbing.
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  • Profile picture of the author GeorgR.
    Hello,

    i remember doing this "how to" search once, but i have to say your post is proof that Wordtracker is JUNK.

    According to Market Samurai AND Google Tool this phrase gets approx 29 searches/day global....so its about 800 ish/month. Your results are way off, am afraid. And that's why i am not using WT

    Edit: I wonder where WT gets its data from...maybe they tap into some adult/xxx data where this is a common question?
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    • Profile picture of the author KellyK
      Originally Posted by GeorgR. View Post

      Hello,

      i remember doing this "how to" search once, but i have to say your post is proof that Wordtracker is JUNK.

      According to Market Samurai AND Google Tool this phrase gets approx 29 searches/day global....so its about 800 ish/month. Your results are way off, am afraid. And that's why i am not using WT

      Edit: I wonder where WT gets its data from...maybe they tap into some adult/xxx data where this is a common question?
      Well, this post makes me feel a *little* better.

      But only a little.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ken Preuss
      Originally Posted by GeorgR. View Post

      Hello,

      i remember doing this "how to" search once, but i have to say your post is proof that Wordtracker is JUNK.

      According to Market Samurai AND Google Tool this phrase gets approx 29 searches/day global....so its about 800 ish/month. Your results are way off, am afraid. And that's why i am not using WT
      Very interesting. The other keywords listed in WT's top 100 for "how to" seem quite plausible as having huge numbers of daily searches. But that one? I agree with you, I just can't fathom it.

      It did make me wonder how reliable WT really is anymore. By and large I don't use it, although I know a number of people who use the paid version of it.

      Ken
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      • Profile picture of the author Martin Avis
        I suspect that after this thread, searches on that particular phrase will go through the roof!

        Go Warriors!

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        • Profile picture of the author Ken Preuss
          Originally Posted by Martin.Avis View Post

          I suspect that after this thread, searches on that particular phrase will go through the roof!

          Martin
          Haha, let's hope not. Assuming the WT stats are accurate (which really seems questionable in this case) it disturbs me to think there are as many searches on this as there are!

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          • Profile picture of the author Martin Avis
            Doesn't John Taylor have a dog that write his emails for him?

            Maybe it has learned how to Grrroogle?

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            • Profile picture of the author Robyn8243
              Results 1 - 10 of about 15,300 for "how to get a dog to mount you"

              I just checked and it appears there are 15,300 websites optimized for this term.

              Is this an example of a good long tail keyword for the dog training niche?

              I don't think I will ever think of dog training the same way again.

              There are definitely some strange people out there.

              Robyn
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              • Profile picture of the author Mr. Enthusiastic
                Originally Posted by Don Schenk View Post

                He just followed her around the yard knowing he wanted something, but didn't know what.

                Talk about a stupid dog. Maybe he needed to "google it."
                Yes, then he could have bought the info product from the long-tail sites and had a lot of happiness.

                Originally Posted by Martin.Avis View Post

                Maybe it has learned how to Grrroogle?
                I got a chuckle from that one.

                Originally Posted by Robyn8243 View Post

                Is this an example of a good long tail keyword for the dog training niche?
                It's the long tail wagging the... oh, never mind.

                I guess the OTO could be for something that makes your tail longer?
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              • Profile picture of the author Loren Woirhaye
                This may be due to silliness of some sort at Google.

                Go to Google and type in "why" and look at the suggested
                seaches that come up.

                A few weeks ago if you did it "why won't my parakeet eat
                my vomit" would pop up. Very silly 1-of-a-kind unique
                keyphrase.... yet Google suggested it as a popular
                search, at least by implication from the way it appears
                as "suggested" when you typed in "why".

                Today it's "why is there a dead Pakistani on my couch"

                I think Google staff are having a laugh.
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                • Profile picture of the author GeorgR.
                  Originally Posted by Loren Woirhaye View Post

                  This may be due to silliness of some sort at Google.

                  Go to Google and type in "why" and look at the suggested
                  seaches that come up.

                  A few weeks ago if you did it "why won't my parakeet eat
                  my vomit" would pop up. Very silly 1-of-a-kind unique
                  keyphrase.... yet Google suggested it as a popular
                  search, at least by implication from the way it appears
                  as "suggested" when you typed in "why".

                  Today it's "why is there a dead Pakistani on my couch"

                  I think Google staff are having a laugh.
                  OMG...i see "why is my poop green" and "why did i get married"
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  • Profile picture of the author Sissy76
    Lordy, lordy, lordy 'tis a funny old world!

    Doesn't matter to me if it's a few thousand or a couple of hundred, but people searching for THAT term in particular seriously need some help!

    Hang on, I think I've just found a new niche, how's this for a call to action:
    "Is your obsession with being mounted by a dog causing problems in your marriage? Click here to learn how to train the beast inside."....
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  • Profile picture of the author Kim Standerline
    Well the title certainly invites people to read the thread lol
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  • Profile picture of the author Don Schenk
    It reminds me of an Alaskan Malamute we owned. Friends of ours had a female, ours was a male. At least I think he was.

    When their female went into heat we tried mating them. Ours couldn't figure out what he was supposed to do! He just followed her around the yard knowing he wanted something, but didn't know what.

    Talk about a stupid dog. Maybe he needed to "google it."

    :-Don
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  • Profile picture of the author Lisa Gergets
    Holy WOW!

    There's huge value in venturing out beyond our little "IM bubble" here at WF and reminding ourselves what the majority of customers (mass market) are wanting
    If that's what I get for venturing out, just call me "Bubble Girl"...LOL
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  • Profile picture of the author Neil Morgan
    For anyone who need it, there's plenty of information (11,200,000 sites) for:

    how to get rid of it before the wife gets home

    Phew!

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  • Profile picture of the author Richard Tunnah
    ...thought I've miss typed the wrong URL in my browser when I hit this thread! Was somewhat worried what pics would 'pop' up!

    Rich
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  • Profile picture of the author T2VSonya
    I saw a great video at a conference of dog trainer, Jean Donaldson, teaching her dog to mount her leg and putting a command to it. I kept thinking how if someone outside our group saw it, they would think she had lost her mind. A few months later, I saw the same youtube clip on The Soup on E! HA HA

    I never underestimate what people will search for. I find all kinds of fun things in my logs for people trying to find my Vegas site that have absolutely nothing to do with anything travel or Vegas related. Hilarious.
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Oh holy cow -- I might have to go back and re-write my dog training report....seems like I left something out.
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  • Profile picture of the author verbose
    WT uses the data from 1 of the meta search engines. Off the top of my head I cant remember and they the estimate total volume using the search volume from their data to Google and Yahoo. I think it was the number 4 search engine
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