• http://spanishgringo.blogspot.com spanishgringo

    I agree that this is a great idea, but it seems that the ToS are so strict that in theory what you suggest for SEO purposes violates the ToS.

    They talk about not copying, reformating the information and the use must be strictly non-commercial.

    It is way more draconian than the standard Google ToS.


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  • http://www.oshyn.com kimberlymccabe

    I also think that you need to look at keywords from a different perspective. Ian Lurie pointed out that most of the keyword selection is ego-based. Even by using Google tools to look at keyword volume…we are still beginning with what we think people would use to search. http://www.oshyn.com/_blog/General/post/4_Ways_to_Avoid_Ego-Based_Keyword_Selection/