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Discussion in 'Associated Content & Writing Articles' started by Shawndellah, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. Shawndellah

    Shawndellah Junior Member

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    Hi there--

    OK... I learned here that we need to pick a topic that is searchable on Google. This leads me to a couple of questions.

    Let's say for example-- I want to write an article for AC that says How to Get Rid of Kennel Cough in Huskies

    [1] For my Google search would I just put in kennel cough, how to get rid of kennel cough, or what?

    My keyword would be kennel cough


    Also does it matter the CPC average for the keyword in how high of upfront I might get with all the other factors AC uses to decide if they want to pay for the article?

    For this example, Kennel Cough Treatment gets the highest CPC of $1.22 instead of kennel cough alone which gets 69 cents.

    [2] If the CPC average matters then I'd have to adjust the keyword and check Google again to see if it's searchable?

    [3] What is the results range.. like it says 1 of 10 of 285,000. So, what I'm asking is what is the minimum that number should be and the maximum? I'm hoping to reduce the rejections of it's not searchable enough or that it's not unique enough. My guess is it has to do with that number range.

    Thanks for the patience and the help.. just fine-tuning my approach
     
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    Look at this way: What has CPC got to do with an avg web searcher? If I have a husky (baby / adult husky) and if I know about "kennel cough" from may be previous experience with my dog, then I will search specifically for "kennel cough treatment for huskies", or "kennel cough treatment for baby huskies", or "kennel cough treatment for puppies" (since you're specifically writing about "kennel cough treatment" AND about "huskies" so I am keeping this angle narrow.) Or I would also search for "are antibiotics necessary every time my baby husky suffers from kennel cough?" ... you get my point?

    Now, you, as an intelligent SEO writer, will use your SEO keyword research tool and find how much is the traffic for that given keyword, and only then think about the CPC, etc. Won't you?

    Look for how many searches are taking place with those narrowed-down keywords. Look for any seasonal ups and down (trends) especially when the cough & cold occur mostly during the cold season. If thee search numbers are similar, then look for how many competitors are presently there in Google (AND also on AC) for each keyword. You want your keywords to be placed very high on the first result page. Look for what titles these top rankers on both Google as well as AC are using. Then go one better!

    Let the AC owners and their advertisers worry about the CPC part. Your objective is to write focused articles with great title and content. If you're able to attract eyeballs to the titles AND also make fingers want to hit the "view" button faster than the mind :D, also in great numbers, then you shall be appropriately (read: richly) rewarded.

    If I am a AC editor with authority to set a specific hi/lo amount for offers, AND with ability to understand the SEO part of titles and content, and also if you're giving me a set of great articles, then I would mark you for better offers, irrespective of what level you are at. This is because I would immediately understand that you're a smart writer with SEO and research abilities, AND that my company definitely needs you long time! :)

    I'm in a hurry, so am keeping this as simple as possible. Also, I don't know exactly what parameters they are using so these are my own impressions on what things can be used by writers to get better offers consistently. So Test, Test, and keep Testing until you know what clicks. It shouldn't take more than a week if you approach / research this in a systematic way.

    :)
     
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  3. Shawndellah

    Shawndellah Junior Member

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    What would be the minimum number of search results.. so hopefully AC won't say that it's not a commonly enough searched topic and reject it? Like for that example, 285,000 is the result for kennel cough. Is this high enough?
     
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    It all depends on the niche - sub-niche. A keyword would still be golden if it is very specific and targeting rabid traffic - people anxiously ready to buy immediately with cash-in-hand and having a necessity for the product or service. Then you can even rank for a keyword with "free" sub-component, but how many advertisers would pay you for that article?

    Pick up what's hot and use your instinct. A good SEO expert would understand this only with sufficient experience.

    If I tell you go for say 25k limit, and if the keyword is still very hot at 26k would you drop it? There are many factors to it. Get experienced and you'll be able to judge within minutes. This is why you need to be a master of your niche, even as a writer. Once you're comfortable with your niche, then you can easily expand your horizons.

    AC will always look for its own plusses and minuses... for example, like EZA, it can even outrank some of the best authority sites in almost all niches because of it being an authority among authorities! You should also consider this factor when choosing numeric limits. The same article that you write for AC which got you top rank for a particular keyword/phrase wouldn't be able to get you a placement on Google's last page if you put the same article on your 1-month-old website...


    P.S.: "Kennel cough" is getting almost 3k search per day! That's sizzling hot! But can you outrank the top-10 in Google for this phrase? And how many articles are present on AC with the same KW-phrase? How great would your article be? What new angles your article would be presenting? How many people would want to read it another time too, with an urge to read it minutely and to gain some more knowledge? Would you?... :) So write well even if you're a thorough newbie and put a soul into that article. Don't worry if AC is going to accept it or reject it... just magnetize it!
     
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    Sorry, please ignore this post... :)
     
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    Great breakdown srb!

    Of course the info srb provided here relates to all niche research...not just little old AC everybody.

    +rep and thanks for taking the time my friend.
     
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    Don't worry dear OP, you're still doing fine if you have a passion for writing... from your questions here, I have no doubt that you are a passionate writer but worry too much about everything that actually doesn't really matter a lot!

    For example, you are putting too much thought into even the minor SEO aspects whereas I find / think that you already, consciously or subconsciously, know the actual answers, but still want a confirmation from a third-party! Aren't you confident about your abilities?

    I will suggest that you read your own questions again, this time as another person... you'll find that the answers are almost simply staring at you - they lie embeded within the questions themselves!

    So whenever you are confronted with such questions, and they are holding you back from producing results, then simply write them down and do a thorough analysis - an ability that you already possess in abundance!

    The only person that is holding you back from producing great output is -- you! It may be a case of some recent failures that are causing you to produce self-made obstacles, is it?

    You are definitely asking intelligent questions, and you subconsciously know the right answers, so why stop at imaginary / self-made obstacles? these self-made obstacles will get burries deep inside your mind and then it will be very difficult for all others to break them -- in other words, you'll have to find them yourself in some distant future and break them yourself and then only you'll be able to move ahead freely...

    So don't allow anything to stop you from moving ahead with confidence. That's what one great Psyychologist told me when I was doing my medicine! He always asked me not to constantly ask (he used the word harass emphasising :D on the last half of that word) him "intelligent" questions like a clever but unsure child, but find the right answers immediately like an intelligent grown-up student... finding answers to those questions as 'home-work' and then saying them aloud in class would be the punishment invariably! MG! I still wonder now even after so many years, why didn't I missed all his lectures then! He was a real pain-in-neck, literally, but I still liked him immensely -- still do because of his ultimate wisdom! :D
     
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