I've feel like I've read a ton on here about niche websites and choosing keywords and such, but I don't feel like I've gained enough knowledge. I know that I'm not going to get rich right away (if at all), and I don't expect to, but I would like to jump in and just see what I can do. I'm trying to put money aside and look at this like more of a strategy game that I just want to win, but I don't want to put too much time into the wrong strategy. Anyway, I've been searching tons of random keywords (mostly long tails, because it sounds like that's the best chance for a newbie without much money to be able to rank with) and I've come across tons with what seem to be options and then I look at the search results and see websites and blogs that I don't think I could really come close to. However, I've managed to get very specific and I am thinking possibly this might be it. I'm using SpyFu and the Google Keyword tool. Here is what SpyFu spits out: Local Monthly Searches: 300 Global Monthly Searches: 480 CPC: $3.44 17 Advertisers in past 3 months 12.1% click-through rate 196 Ranking Difficulty I notice it is customary not to give up keywords in a forum (I guess because you guys might become my competition), but I will tell you that my keyword is best + [very specific type of item]. The search term is not a brand name, just a specific type of item. For instance, if I were trying spoons, it might be something like "best fruit spoon". My keyword is related to the food industry. The top search results for my exact longtail keyword right now are: #1: Amazon #2: chowhound (a question in the discussion area of chow which appears to be a huge food-related website) #3: Cooking #4: Davidbovitz I took out any ending of the urls of these websites because I think it was triggering the moderation system. A lot of the results below this are forums and or blog posts. Is this possibly profitable? I'm just having trouble figuring out which keywords would be too hard to get into. If this is profitable, is it against any amazon or adsense to have an amazon affiliate link and adsense on the same site, because I think I'd like to do both if possible, as the product itself isn't always an expensive one that I feel like I'd gain a lot of commission from at all times. Also, since it such a specific keyword, would it be better to make it a micro niche site with only a few pages? I'd appreciate all of your answers and maybe encouragement, as keyword planning has got to be one of the most discouraging things.