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Have I struck gold?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by verdox, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. verdox

    verdox Regular Member

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    I found a keyword with the following stats in Market Samurai...
    • SEOT: 75
    • PBR:24%
    • SEOC:19,300
    • SEOTC:2,120
    • SEOUC:1,950
    • AWV:£85.22 (per day!)
    I have just purchased the exact match .COM domain, top ten competitions is weak – very weak (page I flung up a few days ago is top of page 2 with out any work). Checked Google keyword tool and advertisers are paying £4.24 per click, checked that figures tally in google with MS report and it does...

    Correct me if I am wrong but there be gold in these yer hills?
     
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  2. jerzydawg

    jerzydawg Supreme Member

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    Try it out. You got nothing to lose.
     
  3. rickstar

    rickstar Elite Member

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    It sounds like a good keyword but keyword stats can usually either overestimate or underestimate and therefore aren't really a good representative of whether it is a profitable keyword. It's an estimate, that's all it is.

    I would suggest you stick with the keyword for a month and see how you go. If it ends up being profitable, congrats!

    Good luck.
     
  4. verdox

    verdox Regular Member

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    Yep! Going to give it a go, flung a site up just had ten articles written and ten pages of content so going to push it up to page 1 and see what happens. My first real effort :)
     
  5. nandos

    nandos Junior Member

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    Good luck.

    The only way to really know if you've struck gold is to give a go.
     
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    Nordajgt Regular Member Premium Member

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    It sounds promising man. I wish you luck in your endeavors. I often find a lot of KW's that no one targets through adwords "See search terms all".
     
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    Remember to update this thread as it starts to rank. Always nice to see people succeed:)
     
  8. DamageX

    DamageX Elite Member

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    Log into the Google keyword suggestion tool and run an exact match search for that kw. MS reports TOP CPC, not AVERAGE, so you'll get a skewed impression of a kw's real monetization potential.
     
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    VIC SEO Elite Member

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    Why don't you try it out and then see for youself. You will get nothing if you don't try.
     
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    dowser Power Member

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    Check it in adwords - how much do you have to bid to be number one, and then check number two and three. If the numbers differ a lot - the value is grossly inflated, if not - you may have a winner.
     
  11. verdox

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    Update on this: I have sorted all content for the site and pushed 10 BMR posts up and a few AMR blasts, but have not moved from the top spot of page 2 yet. I will do some work over the weekend to push it up to page 1 and report back. I do admit I have not given this site much attention beyond that work. Traffic right now is very low, around 5 uniques a day but as of yesterday I was getting some very targeted search terms hitting the site, we will see if this improves as I climb the first page.

    I have NOT put AdSense on the site yet, saving that for now :)
     
  12. verdox

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    Update:AdSense added, generated 0.50 with 1 click :) now position #7 on page 1 - very little traffic (less than 10 uniques a day) - changed geotargeting to global in webmaster tools to see if global traffic helps. I will wait until I am in the top 3 which should be in the next few days.

    I have also been working with my creative team at work and made a really sexy template for the site, going to convert it to a flat HTML / CSS template tonight and apply that ASAP - with my very own handmade SEO optimised CMS (so simple! just reads a flat XML file for content) I actually have a killer micro niche engine I can reroll over and over now. I will post how I made this on my blog and put it up for download later.