SBI!'s Brainstormer builds an amazing list of keywords. You work with that list in the MKL. Add, find and sort, of course. MKL shines when you use functions such as Seeds, Groups, Filters, Columns, Get Google $. Set up tasks or use pre-defined ones. Discuss keyword profitability, supply and demand.
Caveat: Computers do NOT think. Humans do. Don't become "number-bound." - use human JUDGMENT, too!

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#59809 by Larry Chamberlain from LONDON
Mon Jul 25, 2005 7:33 pm
From the forums:
How many tier 2 pages should I have?

Sorting keywords into Tier 2 and Tier 3

Using Word (or similar) to organize your keywords for T2s and T3s
Nice tip from Elspeth: ... 016#203016


From Tips and Techniques:
Using Mindmaps can help you see the big picture before you build
Alf Pederson shows how he and a friend used mindmaps to plan a site - an excellent visual example of the three Tiers

Creating your site structure: TIERS without tears
Tiers explained, navigation structure, subdividing categories and sorting your MKL keywords into the tiers.

Another way to understand the three tier structure
Marjory explains the three tiers so clearly:

Richard's method of using index cards to sort tiers: [/b]

Freeform ideas for tier structuring


From the Video Action Guide:
Site Blueprint - Excel File

It takes just a second to load to the template.
#62475 by Debs from SiteSell
Sun Aug 07, 2005 11:23 am
Ways to Target Misspelled Keywords:

Advice from Debs - misspelled keywords and credibility:

Audrey's aha! moment and results with a misspelled keyword:

These threads go into detail on backwards phrases and misspellings.
Last edited by Debs Seeber from Palm Coast on Sun Feb 19, 2006 11:09 am, edited 2 times in total.
#194755 by Claire from
Thu Nov 02, 2006 3:16 pm
If your mkl loads very slowly, if it takes hours to sort the columns or search for keywords, try using the Firefox browser.

The Internet Explorer browser seems to handle the MKL very badly (or the other way around..!) - but using Firefox massively speeds things up.

It's free -


To check your browser settings:

There is a link on the BrainstormIt! page that gives you some info on browser settings.

There is also a set of info here:
Last edited by Claire from on Sun Feb 10, 2008 7:12 pm, edited 1 time in total.
#194834 by Claire from
Thu Nov 02, 2006 6:50 pm
updated Dec 2 2006:

The above post by Ken in the Brainstorm It forum explains the new system now in place for Alexa, gives links to former forum posts and links to help pages in the action guide and online help.
Here are the help pages referenced in Ken's post above:

1) DAY 3 of Action Guide...

2) DAY 4 of Action Guide
Last edited by Claire from on Sat Dec 02, 2006 10:06 pm, edited 3 times in total.
#241125 by Claire from
Sun Mar 11, 2007 9:08 pm
Want to add a set of keywords to the MKL manually?

For keywords one-at-a-time, the Add a Keyword feature is now back!

Here's a new workaround for the new Brainstormer for uploading keywords that you exported from your MKL back into the MKL: ... 467#319467

- you do need to have exported MKL data with keyword PLUS the numbers for this one to work.

How to import a list of keywords, particularly how to combine 2 seedword lists: ... 374#325374
Last edited by Claire from on Sat Oct 06, 2007 7:26 pm, edited 3 times in total.
#326223 by Claire from
Sun Oct 14, 2007 3:39 pm
Can you update your own MKL? The answer is no - your MKL is updated automatically about every 2 weeks or so:

How many days do the numbers represent (ie are they weekly, monthly figures?) Here's one answer: ... 194#326194
#372807 by Claire from
Sun Jan 20, 2008 6:17 pm
How many credits do you start with?
You start with 25 credits. When you renew your site at the end of your subscription, you get another 25 as part of your subscription.

More Info:
You can find more info in the SiteSell FAQ: ... l#12011682

or in the Action Guide Day 2:

How do I know how many credits I have left?
You can see how many credits you have when you go to Brainstormit! and click

Step 1 - Vertical Search... then
Step 2 - Select Resource...

- and you will see it says something like WTB 23 - which means you have 23 credits left.

How can I buy more Wordtracker credits?
You have to actually start brainstorming to pull up the screen that will ask you to buy some more. Click the Step 1 Vertical Search and then Step 2 Select Resource and click on the brainstorm you want to do.

If your brainstorm requires a credit, you will be prompted to buy some more. Details of the packages are in the two links above with prices.

Don't be afraid to buy more!
Some people think they have "failed" in their brainstorming because they need to buy more credits. Others of us think we are Brill-Brainstormers because we need more to make our MKL the very best it can be!

The amount of brainstorming you need to do depends both on you and on the kinds of niches you are brainstorming. Some people find all the keywords they will ever need with their 25 credits. Others will want to brainstorm a lot more - so do whatever is right for you and your site.
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