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Keyword Research: is 75-750 local searches a reasonable criteria?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by burgertime, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. burgertime

    burgertime Registered Member

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    I was watching a youtube video where a guy was using Long Tail Pro to research keywords and one of his filters was "average local searches - 75 - 750". Is that reasonable? his reasoning was that anything higher than 750 local searches per month means too much competition.
     
  2. thedorf

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    Yea it is kinda reasonable (definitely on the low side) but your income is limited with the limited traffic you'll get unless you plan on supplementing it with paid advertising. I personally would not spend the time trying to rank a website for only 750 local searches, but I am kinda lazy that way.
     
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    It really depends on how you plan on making money from the traffic and what type of traffic it is. For example, I have a group of websites where I generate leads for ferrari's, lamborghini's, etc and they only get 200 - 1500 searches per month, but I make a good amount of money when I generate a successful lead.

    If that traffic is only going to bring you in a small amount per click or per lead, your time would be better spent on finding a a keyword that has 5,000+ exact searches per month.
     
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    Ramus313 Power Member

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    I look for keywords with 500-2000 monthly searches. 750 is on the low side, but I it is still acceptable.
     
  5. burgertime

    burgertime Registered Member

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    So then is there a general ratio rule of thumb? For example:
    1) lower search volume = lower CPC = less money but easier to rank
    2) higher search volume = higher CPC = more money but harder to rank

    And as far as how I intend to make money, I THINK my first site is going to be an amazon affiliate. I was originally going to try for an adsense site but from what I'm reading on here, its an easier, more profitable start if you go amazon affiliate. I'm also approved on Peerfly but truthfully I right at that point where I'm starting to become overwhelmed so I'm just taking it one step at a time.