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"Info niche" suitable for making money?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by 66sic, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. 66sic

    66sic Newbie

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    Hey!

    I was doing some keyword research and I found some good related keywords for a niche without almost any competition. The monthly hits for those add up to 150,000 (US and UK only).
    I could rank #1 on Google without much effort and within a very short time.
    I'm not really sure if this area is suitable to make money because the content would only consist of infos and not sales/product infos.
    Is it important if a niche is only about products and selling or is "info content" also suitable to make money?
     
  2. CollinEm

    CollinEm Junior Member

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    Well, lets not forget about Adsense. It's a very viable source of income even if you aren't selling any products. In fact, most people here probably make their money off of Adsense.
     
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    acotut Elite Member

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    Yea,if the numbers are really big,you don't need to be in a "buy/purchase" niche.Use adsense :)
     
  4. gimlop

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    I dont know much about this but if you can rank it on google and than you will flip it?
     
  5. scorpion896

    scorpion896 Senior Member

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    Any site on top page of google will make you some sort of money on adsense, if not you could always flip it
     
  6. 66sic

    66sic Newbie

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    Alright, thanks guys! I'll give it a try then!
     
  7. berthfield

    berthfield Newbie

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    You could also consider using a content locker if the information is really sought after.
     
  8. DrEvil123

    DrEvil123 Junior Member

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    Make sure that you are looking for [exact] matches.

    Phrase and Broad match numbers are almost useless for research, as just because someone has the word or phrase within their search, doesn't mean that they aren't adding a whole bunch of words in too which rules out your result from showing up.

    Example:
    Broad: new
    Phrase: moon movie
    Exact: twilight new moon movie

    The broad match may have 100 million broad searches a month (made up number), however if you rank #1 for the word you may only get 1000 exact matches a month, as not too many people search ONLY for the word "new", it is almost always part of a longer string.
     
  9. hurley

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    as long as your content is relevant, and useful to the user you should have no problem ranking and eventually banking.

    however, if your site is a mfa/sniper/product review site, with useless info, google will eventually penalize you regardless of your niche.

    essentially, google is 'leveling' the playing field, allowing sites with useful content to rank high without having to spam backlinks, article/link farms/etc - i know this is a black hat forum, but for longevity, white hat imo is the way to go when trying to rank in google.
     
  10. graphox

    graphox Regular Member

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    Honestly I wouldn't. Even with good ad placement your CTR will be low.

    Think about it this way, most of those searches are from students doing research. Chances are they either a) Find info and write it down and leave, or b) Don't find it and go back and/or use Wikipedia

    But still, with that many searches you will still get clicks, but don't be surprised if your CTR is low
     
  11. mark27

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    Yeah, but that's why we're blackhat. With the sheer volume of traffic you'd get I'm sure you can think of some way to monetize it;)
     
  12. axus_auto

    axus_auto Power Member

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    Try it. The results may surprise you.
     
  13. 66sic

    66sic Newbie

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    Thanks for all the opinions and tips!
    The content will be real and absolutely useful for my visitors.
    As far as the keywords...they are matching exactly. People are looking for [my keywords] and there's no other way to find the stuff they are looking for. The site is up now and next week it should be #1 on Google.
    What do you guys think is the CTR on "info pages"? Are 10% realistic?