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How important is # of advertisers when selecting niche?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by dada2008, Oct 2, 2009.

  1. dada2008

    dada2008 Junior Member Premium Member

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    When you are selecting a niche, how much weight do you give to the # of advertisers as to whether or not it is worth going after?

    Say you have a niche with:
    over 60,000 exact monthly searches with google adwords tool
    less than 10,000 exact matches when you search on google
    but only 5 advertisers show up in the sponsored results
    average cost per click almost $5

    Would that be a good adsense site because of the high cpc or better as an affiliate site because there are not a lot of advertisers competing?
     
  2. scratbandit

    scratbandit Newbie

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    I measure the total value of the niche. Number of advertisers vs number of clicks for the group as a whole. I usually use at least 50 searches daily and less than 500k broad search phrases with at least 15 advertisers. Hopes this helps. Better for the affiliate side of things. Adsense is great but more for the small mini-sites you can build and then forget.
     
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  3. martasanto45

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    seconded
     
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  4. mccullum

    mccullum Power Member

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    sometimes affiliate sites will make you more money than using adsense - i have seen this trend in a lot of web sites and i am very sure about that.The best thing you can do is to try adsense in one month and then try affiliate in another month - decide which is better.Testing this way is very important since it could make a difference of 1000 dollars in earnings.
     
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  5. dada2008

    dada2008 Junior Member Premium Member

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    The goal of this was to do "flopping" websites as seen on this forum. (keeping the winners and flipping the flops) But I think these niches would be keepers. The products i'm targeting are $1000-$2000 physical products, so I guess looking at it from that side, I'd probably make more as an affiliate.
    I wonder how it would do with adsense and amazon on it?

    Or, maybe building separate sites for the same niche, one more of a mini-site with adsense. The other directed more at affiliates. And try to get both of them on the first page. Has anyone had success with something like that?
     
  6. grazor

    grazor Registered Member

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    How you monetize a niche has more to do with what kind of website you are building. If you are reviewing products, obviously you should add amazon. That being said I most of my websites haven't dropped in profitability when I used both adsense and amazon. Just get started and split test each idea you have. You won't figure out works best for you until you test for yourself.
     
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