Setelah 4 Tahun Gratis, Kini Keywords Everywhere Menjadi Ekstensi Browser Berbayar Per tanggal 1 Oktober 2019
Keywords Evrywhere adalah salah satu Chrome extension & Firefox add-on yang banyak digunakan untuk keperluan research keywords.
Setelah 4 tahun menjadi salah satu tools gratis riset keyword, kini per tanggal 1 Oktober tools Keywordsevrywhere akhirnya memutuskan untuk menjadikannya sebagai ekstensi browser berbayar bagi penggunanya.
Seperti yang diungkapkan langsung dalam laman resmi keywordsevrywhere.com, pada tanggal 25 September lalu, yang berjudul Keywords Everywhere will be a paid browser extension from Oct 1st 2019.
Berikut ini cuplikan yang dikutip dari laman everywhere:
Keywords Everywhere will be a paid browser extension from Oct 1st 2019.
The Keywords Everywhere Chrome extension & Firefox add-on are going paid starting Oct 1, 2019 after being free for four years.
In late 2015, we created Keywords Everywhere with the idea of providing value to thousands of users by being a browser extension that gives you keywords data exactly where you need it the most.
Over the last 4 years, Keywords Everywhere has been completely free software used by more than a million users.
Unfortunately, a year ago, we started noticing bot activity where automated scripts were querying our API to get data for keywords. The number of calls made by bots soon far surpassed the number of calls made by real users, and for a year have been forcing us to constantly upgrade hardware in order to keep the software functional for our real users.
We have had to disable certain functionality like the Import Keywords & Analyze Page features. We have tried everything to mitigate bot activity such as blocking accounts, blocking IP addresses and IP ranges among other approaches. For a small set of users we tested implementing Google Recaptcha (and other recaptcha solutions), but this did not work well at all.
We spend a lot of time managing servers and issues because of the bot activity. The bots are always a few steps ahead and end up creating thousands of API keys and there is no way for us to control API usage. By making Keywords Everywhere a paid tool, all bot activity will cease immediately.
The only other option would have been to shut it down.
We are doing this to avoid having to shut down the extension completely. We hope you will continue to support us during this transition time.
We are keeping the price point as low as possible. There will be no monthly recurring plans. Keywords Everywhere will only have pay as you go plans. The credit based payment plan will cost just $1 for 10,000 keywords data. For most users the cost per month would be less than $2
With the funds we will also be able to add support for other countries, and build additional features. We have also recently brought back features that we had to previously block such as import keywords & analyze pages, all which we blocked because they were used extensively by bots.
On 1st Oct 2019, the Keywords Everywhere Chrome extension and Firefox add-on will stop automatically retrieving volume, CPC and competition data for all keywords. It will continue showing you the “related” keywords, and the “people also ask for” keywords in the widgets on the right hand side of google. To see the metrics, you will need to purchase credits for your account.https://keywordseverywhere.com/news.html
Bagi para blogger yang biasa menggunakan alat riset keywords ini tentu akan sangat terkejut dengan keputusan besar yang diambil pihak keywordsevrywhere. Secara, alat ini sudah sangat familiar bagi para penggunanya versi gratis sebelum akhirnya berubah jadi ekstensi browser berbayar.