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Opinions on monthly searches and total exact phrase results

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Dustincarabello, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. Dustincarabello

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    While you're choosing your keywords, what is the minimum number of monthly searches you will accept for a keyword? Also, when you search for the exact phrase, what are the MAX number of results you will accept? I'm curious because I've heard so many different methods.
     
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    This really depends... usually I prefer to have at least 1000 monthly searches but if I find a keyword that has barley any competition and a decent cpc I will go for under 1000.
     
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    The method I've been taught is more than 200/mo and about 20,000 exact results. But I'm starting to think those monthly search results are too low.
     
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    Well it really depends, what's the benefit to cost ratio. If you have to do a lot of link building to get it to rank and your barley converting it probably isn't worth it. Your better off picking a keyword with a higher monthly search and cpc and investing some time and money into it, in my experience this has yielded better results.
     
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    Mini 50k monthly searches...
     
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    heavily depends on the niche and keyword intent. Like, miten99 I usually start with 1000 minimum to see what results I get and work from there.
    Obviously I go with the most searched for titles and headings, then start looking for "selling keywords". I mean if a keyword "buy X fast" has 100 searches/mo it's better then "X vs Y compare" with 1000 searches.
     
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    Thank you guys. Great things to think about.