I just got off an email exchange with James Jones of Micro Niche Finder.
As you know from reading my blog, Micro Niche Finder was the first keyword tool that I ever bought, and I still use it today. To be fair, I use some other tools now too — mostly because of some missing advanced features that Micro Niche Finder 3.0 is lacking.
So, about that email.
James sent out a mailer about six weeks ago indicating that he was about to release Micro Niche Finder version 4.0 (with plans for version 5.0 in the works). I was excited then, because once you are a Micro Niche Finder customer, you get free updates for life. He is adding the features I was looking for, and I will get them for free.
When I spoke with him today, he indicated the price will be going up next week. James said:
Yes, as soon as we release this we'll give the tire kickers a day or
so to get the old price but then it's going to $97.00.
There will also be a price increase with version 5.0 and it may be significantly higher. In fact, I may even have to go to a monthly fee with 5.0 since we'll be accessing data from other websites that have to be maintained and this adds an ongoing cost.
It will still be a great deal at the new price ($97). However, if you buy it today you can effectively get a $30 discount because you will get the updates when they are released (for life). There is no risk as James offers a 60 day return policy.
Some off the new features rumored for Version 4.0 are described by James:
The first release will add some basic functionality such as showing you the Commercial Intent for a particular keyword phrase, LSI keywords, the number of Google Ads for a keyword phrase and a bunch of other minor features that you may find useful.
But the really cool stuff will be in Version 5.0:
Version 5.0 will take keyword research to a whole new level. I can't tell you much about it just yet except to say we're going to take all the guesswork out of selecting profitable niche markets and basically give you an “Easy Button.”
I don't have a release date just yet for version 5.0 but it will be before the end of the year.
That's all I can say about 5.0 for now.
Just thought you might want to know.
I don't know what an “Easy Button” is, but is sure sounds great.
I've made money with Micro Niche Finder, but I hope you don't feel any pressure to buy this tool. There are lots of keyword tools on the market, and some really good free ones. If you have questions about keyword research or the Micro Niche Finder tool, please let me know.