BroadWords Grabs Search Marketing’s Tail



According to CNet, Pinstorm is hoping its new BroadWords software will help search marketers tap into keywords that are not as heavily bid on.

For instance, instead of placing a bid for “cheap hotel New York” for $6 or $7, Pinstorm might bid on “NY subway map” or “Statute of Liberty, where,” which attract a few buyers and sell for a few cents. Those alternative terms might not be directly related to booking a hotel room, but the person doing the searching could be a tourist or business executive trying to determine which part of town to stay in for an upcoming visit.

Pinstorm has about 7 million “cheap” search terms in its portfolio. Placing an ad for a client might involve having a position on 10,000 to 1 million search terms.

Not exactly an earth-shattering product. I wonder where they harvest their keyword list from.