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Chortle Fezian Inactive Member12 May 2007 5:42 a.m. PST

I've just started advertising using google adwords. I'm using things like 'miniatures painting', 'wargames figure painting' etc. as my keywords.

Any other suggestions from old hands?

Dave Gamer12 May 2007 5:57 a.m. PST

porn, porno, hardcore, xxx, …etc

Hey – you wants web page hits, right?

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian12 May 2007 6:09 a.m. PST

I'd list genres you paint as well (Napoleonic, Fantasy, etc)

Some other name Inactive Member12 May 2007 6:27 a.m. PST

I'd start by doing a search for those terms and see the results. If it looks like they return a lot of similar services then you probably have some good keywords.

I've been using adwords for about three years and like the results. Back in December Google offered a new service where they analyzed my adwords and selected additional terms to use. It costs me more a month now but that has been well offset by the number of sales due to adwords.


MiniatureWargaming dot com12 May 2007 7:23 a.m. PST

Out of curiousity, what's your webpage address.

Chortle Fezian Inactive Member12 May 2007 10:08 p.m. PST

Thanks for the tips. I'm at

I've made terrible mistakes setting up my web presence. For a start I had three sites with the same content. I always intended to use the above but it took some time to get it moved onto the web service I use. So in the interim I used a 'free' domain name I got when I signed up for my web service. Then there is the Ltd company dot com. It turns out Google penalises duplicate content. I also made the mistake of being inconsistent with which web site I used to link to my content. Doh!

Search engines haven't crawled across my pages for some time. So I'm still showing awful key words and content to the search engines. Rating: Could try harder.

cosmo1974 Inactive Member14 May 2007 4:46 a.m. PST

Hi Chortle,
Firstly, make sure you have a google account, and set-up an xml sitemap that you submit to google to index. Also use the new directive in your robots.txt file to inform the spiders of where to find your sitemap – that'll help get indexed. (i.e. "Sitemap: )

As far as PPC goes, I found the Google Keywords tool useful:

Hope this helps,

Chortle Fezian Inactive Member15 May 2007 7:58 p.m. PST


I can't get that damn site map generator to work. I created the example_wotsit.txt file but doesn't come through for me. If only I had Unix set up I could use many tools to generate the site map in xml format.


cosmo1974 Inactive Member16 May 2007 7:53 a.m. PST

Chortle – try downloading the exe from

The exe harvests the urls from your stipulated URL and can generate xml and txt sitemaps for Google and Yahoo respectively

Chortle Fezian Inactive Member19 May 2007 12:20 a.m. PST

Thanks Cosmo. That saved me a lot of trouble.

cosmo1974 Inactive Member21 May 2007 3:04 a.m. PST

no worries – good luck with the site ;)

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