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Google Keyword Tool

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by MrSpArkles, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. MrSpArkles

    MrSpArkles BANNED BANNED

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    My main form of making money online has always been freelance. Recently, I've decided to concentrate on making money developing websites. I have moderate knowledge with developing websites and have made up to $400 a month in the past. My traffic however, was never mainly from search engines but from advertisements. This is because I never bothered to learn much about keywords and their effectiveness.

    Nowadays the only way to come up in SERPS is to research for low competition keywords with decent searches, correct? But how much is decent?

    I know I'm just rumbling off here, so here's the main question. Let's I come across a keyword on a very popular mainstream anime show (it's actually on right now!). Google Keyword Tool says it has very low competition, a Local Search Volume of 74,000, and a Global Monthly Search Volume of 40,500. Is this considered a good keyword for the topic?
     
  2. AutoBlogger

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    Also check how much are people spending on the keyword. That is important.
     
  3. MrSpArkles

    MrSpArkles BANNED BANNED

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    Oh alright thanks. Does google Keyword Tool provide that information?
     
  4. Yukinari84

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    Artful is 100% correct.

    This is exactly what you need to be looking at.

    Seeing how much people are paying for a keyword is only an indicator of whether or not a niche and/or keyword is possibly profitable. It won't tell you what your competition is for organic rankings though.
     
  5. n2zen

    n2zen Regular Member

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    Yukinari hit the nail on the head. PPC spend is unrelated to organic link building efforts and competition.

    Check out the top 3-4 results, go to Yahoo site explorer and see how many backlinks those competitors have. That'll give you a quick and dirty idea of how much effort will be required to beat them.
     
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    try the wordtracker tool. They give the intitle and inanchor results for any keyword. Its free for 1 week. Anything less than 50,000 SERP is said it be very good. From 50,000 to 100,000 moderate and above that tuf.

    However, there are many ways to get good SERP, hence dont it take at face value of SERPs.

    I again tel you - use Wordtracker to get clear picture. Google keywords inflates the results. Hope it helps.