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Niche with more than half a million monthly searches, not impossible afterall!!!

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  1. christoss1959

    christoss1959 Senior Member

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    Hello,
    This is my first thread on the froum, and I have been reading really interesting staff here for about a month or so..
    I made my first attempt on finding a niche to make a website for, a couple of days before starting reading from this forum. So I mistakenly chose a really competitive keyword with more than 500000 searches a month in google and more than 4.5 million realted web pages (according to adworks). All software that I have put the keyword name into were saying "Don't waste yourt time" so I thought well that was just a first attempt and I will proceed with some SEO for some "practicing" and then to get involved in some more realistic keywords.
    However ladies and gentlemen, my website today is in the first page of google (US) and yahoo!! after all that backlinking and SEO that I have attepmpted.
    I'm really proud of it, and already have my first 2 affiliated buys ($2 in total :p).
    Can you give me any advice how to make this better and make more money?
    Thanks a lot!
     
  2. FrozenSpade

    FrozenSpade Power Member

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    Take a look at google and type in your keyword with "
    what I mean is this: "keyword"

    How many competitors do you see now?
    1 week ago I bought a domain and optimized in for a keyword that has 77 million competing sites. Now I am first for that term and I am hardly getting an traffic for that keyword.

    After typing in my keyword with " I saw that there are only 8000 competing sites. Try it. This is how you see the real competition.

    PS: if it really was 77 million I wouldn't have ranked 1st within a week.
     
  3. christoss1959

    christoss1959 Senior Member

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    I've done and google finds "2,220,000 results " which is still competitive isn't it?
     
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    jesus3 Regular Member

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    cograts man. hope ur success continues.
     
  5. christoss1959

    christoss1959 Senior Member

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    Sorry I was wrong it is 3,000 competititive websites when your text is within "

    I am not sure I understand why you do not get any traffic. If you get ranked first and the keyword has a lot of searches you would expect to get >20% of the clicks right??
    My site was designed on a high number of searches keyword so if I get ranked first I would expect to get quite a few clicks. I knew that the competition in the name was not huge that is why I felt it was possible..
     
  6. rever20

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    How come you only got 2$ from that many visitors? I guess you are monetizing badly or you are not really ranking first. Are you sure you are there with custom searches off?

    Sorry, was not trying to be an asshole, just asked. And keep it up!
     
  7. christoss1959

    christoss1959 Senior Member

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    No I said first page not first in google
    I only get 10-20 unique visitors per day

    I am thinking of giving press release a go to try to boost my ranking a bit more. Do you think that will help?
     
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    nixnash Power Member

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    Hey with google adwords check for phrase or exact match , then use "keyword" to check how many competing wesbsites you are getting as list of competing websites.
    you could check page rank of competing sites and age a quick overview of how difficult it is to outrank these sites , if your competing websites have high page rank and are old...competition is high.and would take you some time to outrank them unless you already have a established website or a domain with the exact keyword.
    Hope it helps.
    NIx
     
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    this.
     
  10. christoss1959

    christoss1959 Senior Member

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    My domain has the exact keyword ;)
    Two of the websites that are above me have a pagerank of 0 so it should relatively easy to go above them. And one of the two is actually 3rd.

    Can someone let me know if a press release is a more helpful boost than backlinks?
     
  11. nixnash

    nixnash Power Member

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    its not just 1 press release if the competition is low try link pushing...consistent deep link building...
    Let me know if you need help with seo , I offer Full time SEO Va to get the work for you.
    Pm me if you are intrested.
    NIx
     
  12. christoss1959

    christoss1959 Senior Member

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    Thanks but I dont think I can afford you
    Managed to get my website to number 5 position btw