Alright, Ive done a ton of reading except there is one discrepancy I'm not so sure on... When using google keyword tool to do niche research.... Ive heard that 6,000 is a good number of exact searches for a profitable niche. Does this mean 6,000 EXACT searches for your long tail keyword, or 6,000 for your root keyword? I'm guessing its 6,000 exact searches for your long tail keyword but I want to be sure. Also, how do I know if i'll be able to get into the top 10? Ive found a long tail keyword on google that nobody targets directly Ex. "Best baby shoes alive" (There would be no site called bestbabyshoesalive etc...) but the search on google would turn up millions of webpages... with sites like Amazon, Wiki etc... I'm assuming that would be almost impossible to rank for? Thanks a ton guys, Ive learned a lot from this site already, and cant wait till I can actually contribute my knowledge.