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[tips needed on creating a review site]

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by iamlargee, Aug 10, 2014.

  1. iamlargee

    iamlargee Newbie

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    Hi everyone,

    I was thinking of making a review site that does reviews on multiple things like supplements, beauty products, and tech stuff. Would this be too broad of a review site? If not how could I successfully find a keyword that covers a vast majority of reviews and stuff? Im very new to the whole SEO/sitebuilding thing so looking for some help :)

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Almenocinque

    Almenocinque Junior Member

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    The best way to do what you want is to thinks of a keyoword (like "bags for women") and then use Adwords to see the CPM and CPC for the keyword that you thought of, if you are satisfied with it, then you can proceed with building the site. If not you think of a new word, there are many guides on the forum that might help you a lot, please search for them. :)
     
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  3. iamlargee

    iamlargee Newbie

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    Just to clarify, so for each individual post ill be making using wordpress as my platform I would write about a product that has good CPM and CPC?
     
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    Almenocinque Junior Member

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    I was thinking more "broadly", I believe that the keyword should be on the name of the site and the site should be about reviews only about your main keyword, for example in woman handbags there are many different designers, so you will be able to write many reviews, there are many good keywords for what you are trying to do, just be creative and also check if the keyword (it will be a product for sure) you picked is sold in amazon so that you can monetize your site also with amazon and of course Adsense.
     
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  5. iamlargee

    iamlargee Newbie

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    Thanks a bunch Almenocinque! Just another question, so if I wanted to target only fitness stuff would it be too broad to do supplement reviews, fitness products, and fitness news all in one site??
     
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    Almenocinque Junior Member

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    Not at all, those topics are "inside" your main idea (fitness stuff), keep the news on the homepage and be sure to write quality articles (the better they will be the more credibility your site will have and the more people may be inclined to visit it frequently).
     
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  7. Jared255

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    I think that, as your first site, an all-encompassing review site will leave you overwhelmed and underpaid. Considering you're new, trying to compete with other giants (AND niche-specific sites) for review traffic is going to be incredibly difficult.

    However, if you start breaking down your niche, then you can do laser-targeted reviews and be competitive for those certain products within your niche.

    Right now you want to do something like this (random examples):

    Review site -> reviews the Xbox One, 2 types of whey protein powder, and the newest Macbook

    You should try to narrow it down to something like this:

    Whey protein powder review site -> Reviewing each individual brand based on price point, effectiveness, user reviews, etc.

    The whey protein example was just an idea - that niche is ridiculously competitive, but you get the point. As your first site, you want to hone in on a small niche and try to dominate it.

    You can use google.com/sktool to estimate monthly search volume, but don't let a low CPC throw you off. Unless you are monetizing via Adsense, you have a plethora of other options to try out - for example, let's say whey protein powders had a low CPC (it doesn't)... you could become an affiliate at some major health companies and sell through that, earning a commission on every sale instead of every click.

    Also, keep in mind that you will be competing with *fake* review sites run by marketers who know more about SEO than you. You have to bring something new to the table!

    In this post I did not cover even 10% of what goes into internet marketing as a whole. It's a complicated beast that's difficult to master (or even keep the motivation to earn your first dollar.) Good luck!

    Jared
     
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  8. iamlargee

    iamlargee Newbie

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    Thanks jared for your very insightful post! Ill take what you said and start to research more :)