Keyword Research - The Downfall of Me

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by topakins, Dec 20, 2016.

  1. topakins

    topakins Regular Member

    Jan 24, 2014
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    Niche Site Content Writer
    Somewhere in Africa
    Ever since joining BHW few years back I've always been attracted to the idea of making money from Micro Niche Sites over other numerous methods I constantly come across.

    But where I think I always fail is Keyword Research.

    I put up a WordPress site in late 2014 and after only $0.98 in Amazon affiliate earning I let the domain dropped in 2015. Though I noticed that my main keywords are ranking in page 2 and 3 of google with the little backlink I did. I didn't do any keyword research I only followed a guide from the Download section.

    Now, after trying other methods with no success, I want to start where I left off. I've re-acquired my old domain but keyword research is giving me headaches. Even after signing up for the trial version of a couple of tools, and reading keyword research guide of members like Hekke and Spliplash.

    My question:
    Is my keyword easy to rank if:

    1. Many websites, with low PA and DA, are showing up in the first page of google for a keyword targeted at US audience?

    2. More than one YouTube video, with no backlink, is showing up in first page of Google.

    3. Sub-domains are ranking in first page. Example: or

    4. A couple of Facebook pages are already ranking in page 1.

    5. Amazon India is showing up in page 1 for a keyword targeted at US audience.

    6. Lastly, 2 different pages, with very low PA and DA, from a single authority site are ranking on page 1 of Google.

    I will appreciate any help on this.