Hi BHW, I'm new here, also new to IM. I have been reading through some threads and some journeys and was thinking of starting my own. I have decided starting with BlueMatter's "$100 a Day In Adsense From 1 Blog" Method. Unfortunately the thread is closed and i can't ask questions there and that's the reason i came here to you guys. So what i have done is : - Go to DMOZ and check for some niche ideas about the stuff i like the most - Go to forums and get more ideas - Go to Google Keyword Planner and check for the search volume and CPC estimation the competition. - Start checking for the keyword with higher CPC and check how many resuslts is it there on Google when i look for he "Keyword" - I decided following the work on keywords/niches with less than 500k results in Google. And then comes the hard part, where i need to EVALUATE THE COMPETITION, and that means : - How many websites where my keyword doesn't match in the title in the 1st page - How many domains less than 2 years old in the first page - How many domains with a PR less than 4. So here are my questions : 1 - To check for the first page results title match, should i search for "Keyword" or should i search for Keyword ??? I personally think it's the second option as it's there where we want to rank. 2- How to check for domain age ??/ since SEOQUAKE is showing "Age : error" for most of the domains. 3- How to check for the PR ??? Seoquake doesn't show any PR information. Also read somewhere that the PR is dead, google isn't using the PR anymore. Well, in case it's still alive, how to check for it ( for free if possible ). in case the PR is really dead, based on which indicator do you guys evaluate the competition and know if it;s possible to rank next to those websites or no. Thanks in advance for the answers. Sami.