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Keyword doubts

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by dustineyes, Jun 5, 2015.

  1. dustineyes

    dustineyes Registered Member

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    Hi guys,

    Usually when i have some doubts about anything i brows through BHW hoping i would be able to find answers without asking questions, but now i failed to find those answers (could be that i haven't browsed BHW enough, even tho i spent two days browsing).

    I get that long tail keywords monetize much better, since they are more directly related to the topic of the search, and that those mostly have lower competition than two-word or one-word keywords, but, what if there are two-word keywords with over 100k monthly searches in my niche with low competition (according to google), and with high CPC?

    Should i still aim for long tail keywords which have anywhere from 1k to 10k monthly searches, low competition and very high CPC (one of them is at $5), or should i mix both.

    For example:
    two-word keyword: candy shop - 150.000 monthly searches - low competition - CPC $1.50
    long-tail keyword: best candy shop - 1500 monthly searches - low competition - CPC $4

    (These stats are just example and are not true).

    For which keyword should i try to rank more, given that i am aiming to improve visits to the website, and not to sell anything at first. Also, i would be grateful if you could explain why.

    Thank you very much!
     
  2. Avid Learner

    Avid Learner Regular Member

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    Interesting question.

    Go to BTB's thread here on keyword research and ask there, if it is not already covered.
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    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/white-hat-seo/333317-keyword-research-btb-way.html
     
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  3. Franklin Hattchet

    Franklin Hattchet Senior Member

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    Are you sure you're not getting that competition confused with advertiser competition... http://www.onlinedimes.com/keyword-competition/

    That 100k keyword you found sounds like you are looking at advertiser competition and not keyword competition. But if not I would rank for the 100k one and forget things like adsense you can make waaayyyyy more money with affiliate marketing that keyword with a product.
     
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  4. dustineyes

    dustineyes Registered Member

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    Damn, it was advertiser competition. The keyword is 47 out of 100 via keyword revealer. Any idea if i should give it a go, or skip? Thank you both for replies!
     
  5. Franklin Hattchet

    Franklin Hattchet Senior Member

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    I would personally skip it myself.