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Help a Noobie out..?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Adrian79, Sep 6, 2013.

  1. Adrian79

    Adrian79 Junior Member

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    I tried to condense this as much as possible so here goes...

    Goal: I want to create simple WordPress sites around low competition keywords and sell them to local businesses while retaining hosting, SEO, and other services.

    Worst Case Scenario Goal: Rent the site or ad space on the website to local businesses and have them sign a 6-12 month on contract.

    Ideally I want to be hands off in terms of the creation of the website & SEO (although I'll likely do this myself initially) and just focus on selling.

    My problem areas:

    1. Understanding keywords

    Initially I want to target a specific category. (Example - dentists). In most cases I can register the keyword + city (example MiamiDentists) as the domain

    Questions:

    • If Google Keyword Planner indicates 'Avg. Monthly Searches' as a dash and 'Competition' as a dash am I wasting my time? The local niche I'm targeting is very profitable... one 'sale' could generate the business $1,000+ but if Google is not reporting Avg. Monthly Searches and Competition I'm concerned. I don't want to burn a business. I'm trying to give them something valuable and create a long term relationship.


    • If the Avg. Monthly Searches and Competition for Miami Dentists is zero (or a 'dash') BUT Dentists Miami indicates Avg. Monthly Searches as '10' and Competition as 'Low' am I better off registering DentistsMiami as the domain name? Is that that much better than me registering MiamiDentists?

    2. SEO

    I have all the respect in the world for you guys who are rockstars at SEO because I suck at it. With my goal being what it is I would like to find a reliable, cheap service who is willing to work with me. I want to pop up as many of these sites as I can and pick up the phone and start selling them so I want to rank as soon as possible. If I retain the SEO services in the sale or if I rent the site or ad space on the site I need to keep working with the SEO service.


    • Can anyone recommend a good but inexpensive service that would work with me in terms of what I'm trying to accomplish?


    • Is SEnuke something I could do myself? Would it be enough to propel & keep the site at the top of the search engine for my low competition keywords? If it's more than me clicking a few buttons I'd rather outsource the work to someone else.


    • Is there a general time frame it should take me to achieve first page ranking on my low competition keywords?

    Any help and/or suggestions are appreciated.
     
  2. Endire

    Endire Elite Member Premium Member

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    Adrian,

    To your keyword questions:
    1- I would say that in general for your purposes, if there is no search volume for a keyword, you should probably move on. On the other hand, when an established business is targeting keywords for whatever reason, it may be worth while to optimize for a keyword even though there is minimal search volume. Also remember that just because there is none today does not mean there will be none tomorrow.
    2- Like many tasks in SEO, each small activity contributes to an overall well-optimized site. I wouldn't worry too much about getting the domain name right. Your primary goal should be to make the site useful so that you can sell a viable product.
    Best,

    Shawn
     
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  3. bartosimpsonio

    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    The way to answer all those questions is to try it out.

    "Maybe if I write an operating system for small computers and sell them for cheap with the goal of putting a computer in each home, will I succeed?"

    "No Mr. Gates, I don't think you will succeed. Because of A, B, C."

    See? Gotta try.
     
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  4. Adrian79

    Adrian79 Junior Member

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    Any recommendations on cheap, good SEO?
     
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