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Google KW Tool Confusion

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by balotz, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. balotz

    balotz Junior Member

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    Hi guys,

    another noob question....

    I did some kw research and have noticed some nonsense.
    Lets name keywords A and B
    Kw A: Low competition, CPC $25, 1600 Exact US Searches
    Kw B: High competition, CPC $1 (!?!?!?!?!?!??!!?) 1600 Exact US Searches

    How it is possible that kw B have higher CPC, if competition for kw A is Low?!?!?

    Btw. SEO comp for kw A is pooooooor and kw B is very hard to beat!
    I'm going to make a website for the A kw.
    Am I an idiot?:eek:
     
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  2. AdnanMahmud

    AdnanMahmud Junior Member

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    Go on for KW A
     
  3. balotz

    balotz Junior Member

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    Does it mean that average CPC on kw A can REALLY be even near that $25(-30%) ?!?!??
     
  4. bigwhite

    bigwhite Regular Member

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    Yes, some keywords are worth more money due to people investing money in adwords for that keyword.

    For examples if a keyword like "Buy Insurance" Had 5K Exact searches and "Cool Animals" had Exact of 50K. Nobody is going to be bidding on Cool animals. Insurance companies however will be bidding on Buy insurance, because they will make much more money from it.

    THESE ARE NOT THE REAL EXACT MATCHES FOR THESE TERMS BUT YOU GET IT.
     
  5. balotz

    balotz Junior Member

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    I know that...pretty logical.
    My question is how it is possible that kw with $25 CPC has low competition and kw with $1 CPC has high competition. It makes no sense for me. :confused:

    CPC for kw A should be much lower than CPC for kw B. In my opinion...


    BTW I would be more than happy if I could make $50/month from that kw(after I rank #1)...
     
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  6. SaraJ

    SaraJ Junior Member

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    Competition and price are two different things.

    I could have 1000 people want to buy a used computer for $50 BUT I could also have 2 people want to buy a brand new one for $3,000.

    There is higher volume on the first example therefore more competition but a lower cost.

    In adwords it's likely that there are less people bidding but bidding a higher dollar value to have the first positions.
     
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  7. balotz

    balotz Junior Member

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    Thank you, that's the answer :)
    And according to that, best ad unit for kw A is image unit (only one spot) ?