Good question... I dunno what is the answer to your question. I'll do some investigation and get back to you if I discover an good answer. You should email the people at Godaddy as they probably can answer it..
The project you described is one of much bigger proportions than you seem to appreciate (at least if you want enough data to make it worth doing)..
Just to store 1 month of overture data for a decent size phrase and HostGator list requires at least 4 million queries to overture, and the same size database. Now multiply that by 16-24 months (for your historical data) and you now have over 50 million rows in your database..
I am working on something like this (but primarily for domains, not keyword searches). It takes alot of work. So far I have about 4 million rows in the DB..
At some point I may make the data available publicly, once I get enough rows to make it interesting..
Nice concept, not trying to shoot you down, but it would require several dedicated servers, at least 50 IP addresses, and a very good DB programmer to make the whole thing managable...
Well I wish I have that kind of knowledge and resources. Idea is on the table, if you want to take on it just do it. I am more inclind towards the product and using that product instead of making one..
Thanks dabb, a nice tool there although limited to OVT w/ext. BTW do you know what exactly it does when searching for the results? Are they generated directly from overture inventory db?.
Thanks maven, I do understand what you mean. But there should be an easy way to do it. I dont think we can type in all the keywords, get their results and maintain a db out of it. There has to be a better way of it..
Does anybody know hoe OVT is managing the results?.
How do they look-up for those results?.
Does anyone know if they delete the older records when they update or keep them?.
If they are already maintaining a db of each and every searches on their network then it is quite possible to query for a keyword searches took place in the past month?.
I wonder what the site.
Might be using to get that info. May be some one from that GoDaddy site could brief us..
Sorry neo, I don't know much about it. I just saw it mentioned recently and thought I would pass it along. I'm not a member there...
Well the easy way would be to get Overture to give you a copy of their database each month.
I don't recall how many queries Overture lets you do in a given period of time but I do recall it's low enough that I have run into it before. Doing 4 million is going to be tough. Perhaps the way to approach it would be to let people sign up to track certain keywords. This would likely be far less than 4 million and would satisfy your users since it monitors exactly what they want...
I don't think they would give it. It's very valuable data IMO...
Well it sound interesting in the first instance but there is one problem..
I most probably would be interested to register on the base of that hiostorical data and in the HostGator name game you cant afford to wait for even a couple of months to let track the results first and then regsiter a name based on that histroical data. So that does not make up a good tool for HostGator nam etool. Yes it can be a valueble tool if you want to keep track of your own keywords for a longer period of time to figure out weather you should stick your current keywords or move on to others. An interesting finding could be to know what type of keywords for the same products users search in different months...
Ya think? Maybe if I asked really nicely?.
If you gave users an option to get a monthly/weekly/whatever update on their keywords that might give them an incentive to sign up. If they regularly checked a lot of words this could be a great time savings to them even without the historical data. Spice it up with a few extras and I'm sure you'd have some takers..
It would be nice if you could be up and running at full force in a few days with some free scripts, and free data, but I don't see that happening...
Hmmm. tell me what would you do if I start sending you a weekly email reminder about your keyword in overture? What would you be doing with that data?.
I mean the "delay" in thinking about the keyword and getting the list is killing the idea. Whole beauty lies in real time. Getting the required info that very moment when I need it..
Well I am the IDEA MAN! I am always overhelmed with ideas so I cant concentrate on one more than few hrs..
As I said before, Idea is on the Table I would love some one else (a programmer or a resourcefull person) come up and implement it. It will be a great service for HostGator resellers...
I guess I would be doing the same thing I am now. Mainly just looking at it. But looking at it in a nice clean consolidated format instead of doing a bunch of queries to see what my names are with and without extensions, what other keywords are associated with them etc..
Only if you use the data for a specific purpose. In my case I don't really care so much what the OVT for my names was before I got them. I use Overture as a tool to monitor one aspect of the popularity of my sites. If I see the numbers dropping I know I need to go out and do some promotion. This is one of the few things I haven't automated yet, so I would probably sign up for it..
Long ago there was a little company that had a web page where people could look up whois information. They kept an archive of al the whois data queried through their site. Next thing you know whois.sc is the most popular historical whois service around. That's why you sometimes build a system that does one thing which will later allow you to do another..
I'll give it some thought. Technically it's not that difficult and I have all the resources I need to do it (except the spare time). Honestly I don't know how many people would be interested. It's one of these things that I figure if there was a big demand someone would have done it already...