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Does everything sell?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by wes_one, May 3, 2011.

  1. wes_one

    wes_one Junior Member

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    Well since lately I looked into some keywords that have average of about 10-20 milion searches a month and according to google there is very small down to no compettition at all.But problem is with these keywords is that they are like: humor,stories.....
    And I wondered if it is possible to make money on such niches.Help
     
  2. Autumn

    Autumn Elite Member

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    If there's traffic there's always money to be made, even if there's no product that's directly applicable. The overall money per hit that you make will be lower but you can always make some money, even if it's just giving away free shit via free CPA offers.

    Free CPA offers are your friend in this situation.
     
  3. brent360

    brent360 Junior Member

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    Although I agree with Autumn, it's important to note that making money from certain groups of traffic can be very inefficient. I think a lot of people here fall into a trap where they end up working toward something that, even if executed perfectly, will have little to no return in the long run. (Advertising certain CB products toward PTC users is a good example of this.) Sometimes there's no competition for a very good reason.
     
  4. Autumn

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    Good points and nice to see you posting again Brent.

    "Efficiency" is the key word here. If you find some keywords where you can generate large amounts of traffic very cheaply and easily (with little effort of your own), then by all means go for it. I know several people who make a good living by not targeting any niches at all - they just throw up completely random and generic doorway pages and get traffic for completely random stuff, cloak it and redirect to full pages ads for a variety of general appeal CPA offers. The margins are lower than targeted traffic, but because the pages take zero effort to create, it's still a workable methodology.

    However if it's going to take just as much effort to rank for your generic terms as for targeted, product oriented terms, you may as well go for targeted because the sales are easier and the margins are higher.

    I'd add that it will probably be very, very difficult to rank for super generic terms like "humor." You might not see specific anchor text competition, but the terms are so broad and so huge that the real authority sites have the serps locked up. For the "humor" example, you're going up against about.com, yahoo directory, the onion... Stiff competition.
     
  5. brent360

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    I've been living at the office, if you know what I mean. :p