Hi guys, I've been following BlueMatters journey and decided that once my other project is stable enough to be left alone I'd start getting into AdSense. Well, the other project crashed and burned, but I guess that counts as somewhat stable haha I've opened this thread, because I'm having a really hard time finding a suitable niche for me. After hours of researching I'm nowhere close to having found a niche. Let me explain to you what I did and where my problems are: First I chose 2 topics I like, or am at least somewhat familiar with. These two were 'Travel' and 'Health (fitness, to be more specific)'. Code: [B]1. Legal 2. Finance 3. Web Hosting 4. Medical 5. Travel 6. Career Training 7. Health 8. Home Care 9 Security 10 Online Degrees[/B] Then I used a couple of sources to get some KW ideas (Mostly ubersuggest.com and my brain) and put all of them in a list. After that I took all of those KWs and put them into Google's KW-Planer. Now this is where I'm stuck.. BlueMatter suggested to only go for KWs that have at least a couple of thousand searches a month, a medium/high advertising competition (not SEO competition) and a fairly high CPC. He found a couple of KWs that met those criteria and went with one that had 18k exact searches, 3,94$ CPC, High advertising and Low SEO competition. To me this KW looks like the holy grail of KWs. He said we shouldn't worry too much, as long as the CPC is above 1$, there's enough advertising comp and enough exact searches. Since his target audience was located in the US (313 mill people) and my language is spoken by only ~80-100mill, I knew I wouldn't get the same results as he did, but my results aren't anywhere near to his. My problem is that every single KW I checked failed to meet at least one of the criteria. Most of the times it's the low exact searches. Sometimes I have to be so general about a KW to have enough exact searches/month that I'm almost back to the original topic. The best I was able to do was a KW with 8.100 exact searches, low adv/seo competition and a CPC 1,25$. Example: Let's say my topic is travel, and I decided to do a website about ship cruises to asia. The KW 'ship cruise asia', which is still pretty general IMO will only get me ~2k exact searches in my language. Leaving out 'asia' as KW will get me up to 3k and just 'cruise' as KW gets me up to 30k, which is enough exact searches, but way too general and it's almost as general as 'travel'. And I guess you guys agree with me that for a KW like 'cruise' it's pretty much impossible to rank. Questions Am I not approaching this problem correctly? Are there any major mistakes I do, but don't see? Is there a better and more efficient way to research KWs? Should I switch to english as written language for my website to attract a bigger audience (My english skills are good, but not good enough to reach the same standards I would reach if I wrote in my language)? Any other advice? Thanks guys.