Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by bluematter, Jun 30, 2013.
Subbed. Goodluck on this journey. Can't wait for the next update.
Just in time mate! I started my own adsense site to follow along with Pat Flynn's Niche Site Duel 2.0.
I can't wait to see how this thread turns out! Bookmarked!
I have a site that is a few months old and it was doing really well until Penguin 2.0 rolled into town. I guess my backlinking wasn't up to it's standards. So I'll be very interested in your backlinking method. I don't have my own SEO company though. Would you be willing to share your backlinking method with us? Or in a PM?
Thanks for the thread mate!
sounds interesting, subscribed
Subscribed. Looking forward to the updates.
Will be following you literately, I just want to find our how good Student I can be
I will keep my goal to $10 a day, as you are my Teacher (with all the experience in the world and seo team with you) and I'm your student (Bloody Newb .
Let's start Sir, I'm ready to be your shadow..
Subbed. I'm looking to get into adsense myself.
no i wont be outsourcing any thing from outside.
When I started out I did it manually, so yes it can be done.
I personally choose keywords above 10k+ exact match searches.
See Below the pointers of a profitable adsense niche.
1. Has high CPC associated with it.
2. Has low competition.
3. Has plenty of advertisers in adwords.
4. Has plenty of searches in google.
I have got all the fancy niche/keyword research tools, but as I am aware masses do not have access to these tools, thats why I will be using a free tool which is Google Keyword tool.
I find it very accurate and has worked well for me in the past.
To give us a start point to do our niche research, we have to look for some topics which we think have high CPC.
Below our few topics which usually have high cpc asoociated with them. I have bit of interest in these topics as well and plus they have high cpc so thats a plus. Its better to go in a niche where you have some Interest it just makes your work easy and you wont feel bore doing it. So here we go than
3. Web Hosting
6. Career Training
8. Home Care
10 Online Degrees
I love travelling different places and getting to know different cultures so as I told you before select something you have interest in So i have chosen travel from the above list as my market.
I then go to http://ubersuggest.org/ or scrapebox keyword scraper and do a number of searches starting with travel and then tourism or vacation, This step will give me lots of related keywords to my main topic which is travel, i will than save all the keywords list in notepad to use it later.
After that i do the below step
1. Go to dmoz.org
2. Enter your market term in the search box. e.g. "travel"
3. Click on a category. e.g. "Specialty Travel"
4. Here you will see a whole list of potential travel niches.. e.g. "backpacking", "camping", "cruises", "boat charters" "caving" "snow biking" "surfing" " monutain biking"
5. List down all the niches that you are interested in.
6. Go to http://dir.yahoo.com and follow the same tasks.
1. Go to Google and search for your market keyword and append it with the word "forum". e.g. "travel + forum".
2. Look for any forums in the results and click on them.
3. Skim through the forums looking for more niche ideas.
After all the steps above now you must have quite a few niche ideas saved in your notepad.
Its time to use google keyword tool, open it and paste all the niche ideas you have saved and sort it by estimated cpc.
Below are the things we are looking for:-
1. High CPC
2. High Searches per month
3. Consistent searches through the year make sure its not a seasonal keyword.
I also make sure that my "match type" is set to "exact". This should give an accurate result for each keyword.
I than focused on a keyword which is "mountain biking" after digging it deep and going through so many related keywords i chose about 9 keywords which met my criteria of a profitable niche "high cpc" "high search volume"
Now the keywords which i have chosen "9" have to find out whats the competition like I do this by typing into google each niche keyword phrase in inverted commas ("). and see how many results it came up with, I usually go with keywords which has results under 800k (you can choose less than that like 500K results in google results for your searched keyword)
Now it is time to see what are the top 10 sites like.
how many sites in top 10 have your exact match keyword in title?
What is the domain age?
what is their PR?
How many backlinks they have got?
OK I usually go for keywords where atleast 2 sites in top 10 does not have my exact match keyword in the title.
Atleast 2 domains are under 2 year old.
Atleast 3 sites with pr under 4.
(To check the above you can use a free firefox plugin "seoquake"
(To Check backlinks profile of your top 10 you can use ahrefs.com or majesticseo)
After doing all the above steps i have chosen my keyword which matches most of my above requirments.
So my chosen keyword has below stats
1. It has a CPC of $3.94 associated with it.
2. It has 18,000 exact match searches per month.
3. It is not a seasonal keyword.
4. The competition is 681,000 in google.
5. It matches all my competition analysis requirments.
Alright guys thats how I do my niche research.
LETS DO IT TOGETHER Guys DO THE ABOVE STEPS FIND YOUR NICHE AND LETS START AT THE SAME TIME.
If you dont understand anything from above please ask me and i will explain it to you.
The next update will be here in 3 to 4 days.
that is really a spoon feading type of post! thanks for sharing this insights on how to do keyword research.. this will surely help many newbies. Will wait for your next update.
Very interesting journey. Among my several projects, I've also started a new batch of sites with the aim to be monetized with Adsense as well so I hope I can gather some tips along your journey.
Judging by your parameters it seems like you are going after KWs with medium/hard-ish competition but it makes sense if you have enough resources like you have at your disposal, as these type of keywords are generally more profitable if you can rank them.
A question: I assume the 18K searches your KW has are US local right?
Thanks and good luck.
I will start to do a new site together with you So do you just buy new domain or browse thru aged domains with or without EMD? Thks
Hi, yes its 18k local US searches.
I will use a brand new domain for this journey.
Always wanted to do an adsense site. Based on your first post I have a feeling this will ROCK!
Will be joining you on the journey
Hi, are you doing the website for an specific travel niche e.g. "backpacking", "camping", "cruises", "boat charters" "caving" "snow biking" "surfing" " monutain biking" or is gonna be more general for all the niches? With that said how many keywords per niche will you pick to work?
Another question, will you consider real estate niche hard to work for an authority site making $100 a day?
Thanks for making this journey thread! I've kind of given up on IM after failing at everything I've tried but this is inspiring me to take action again. I've spent about 2 hours looking for a keyword that matches your specifications and I haven't even come close. Does it typically take you a long time to find a good keyword?
Thank you so much for doing this journey. I am going to be doing this with you. I have been working fulltime from home since 2009 but essentialy just trade dollars for hours as a graphic designer. I am thankful that I can do what I do, but really would like to build more of a passive income.
I have built a few sites aimed at this that I believed were great domains and sites, however the keyword research prior was non existent and now that I go back and read your requirements they meet none of them.
So tonight I spent a couple hours doing research and this what I have came up with.
My Keyword: Two Words
8,100 avg monthly searches - Not as high as yours, but thought was high enough to start this process
$2.13 cpc - Again not as high as yours, but loads higher than the cpc on my other sites I have been building
Competition - High
First 10 of google results pr ranking
only 1 in top 10 have my exact match keyword in the title
My Domain Name is the word "my" then the two keywords in order after that. And it does make sense. Easily used in a sentence. So Myexactmatch .com
I am not sure how in depth your journey is going to be. Obviously not giving away your keyword or domain but are you sharing your process for building the site as well? I wondered if I needed to wait or go ahead and build it tonight.
Thanks again for this journey post, I am excited to learn something new!
Nice tips, my site has got almost same stats as you wrote.. But it is just ~50 in google with 2k exactly us monthly searches. I got some problems with my web 2.0 blogs with my contextual backlinks inside, waiting 3 days , but blogger is only one which was indexed. Also pinged. What are your tips for this issue?
Thanks and good luck!
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