Keyword Research Advice Please

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by lafours, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. lafours

    lafours Power Member

    Sep 15, 2008
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    I'm doing a little keyword research on what's worth my time and what isn't. I'm currently using the following assumptions and was wondering how accurate they were:

    - On reaching #1 you can expect 50% of the traffic for that keyword
    - From that traffic you can expect a 1% CTR (Adsense) if well placed

    So for a keyword with 3000 exact searches @ $1 CPC you can expect to earn around $15 per month. Does this seem about right?
  2. Z0mbie

    Z0mbie Regular Member

    Jun 24, 2012
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    I'd assume a 25% CTR. If it has good advertisers, it will also show adwords ads before organic listings.
    After that, YMMY. I generally take 2-3% CTR if using adsense.

    Don't just stick with adsense, use other monetization methods as well.
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