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Very low searches with very high CPC -- Any success?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by MarkWW, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. MarkWW

    MarkWW Regular Member UnGagged Attendee

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    I was wondering if anyone had success making money from keywords that have low searches with very high cpc?

    I currently have one that I am sure I can hit #2 easily -- 140 Global/110 US Searches with $60 CPC. Do you think it is worth it at all?
     
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    Interested in this too, any thoughts guys?
     
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    $60 cpc is bullshit

    Go to spyfu.com and enter the keyword there, and see what its really worth


    If its $1 or more, and 100 global or more per month, and you can register an exact match TLD then go for it

    I would write 5 unique articles for 5 site pages + the usual contact us, privacy, etc.

    If you start to make money, then build site out further
     
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  4. CashFlowGuy

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    Who would pay 60$ for a click when they could get tons of CPA for that price? That said the highest click i ever got was 5.56$ which still gets me today.
     
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    Searches x SERP CTR x Ad CTR x CPC = estimated earnings monthly
    110 x 0.18 x 0.05 x 60 = $59.40/month

    This assumes no long tail or other keyword traffic though... and that the CPC actually is $60...
     
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    Assuming you are getting this data from Google, you need to keep in mind that the Adwords keyword tool is normalized data so with such a low volume, there is not enough data to calculate an accurate CPC. That being said, there are very high CPC terms but they tend to be the high volume ones like "insurance".
    Techcrunch had a nice infographic that shows the high price categories http://techcrunch.com/2011/07/18/most-expensive-google-adwords-keywords/
     
  7. TheViceroy

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    In my experience you're usually better to go with low CPC and high number of searches. When it's that low, it can be a struggle to get any traffic at all.
     
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    That CPC will not practical for a MNS. You better to try with High local search keywords.
     
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    The CPC is not real, but if this niche is something like payday loans, were you get 20-60usd per application, it can be worth it. However, often the term seems easy to rank, but you have to make sure it's not a synonym that Google understands (example: "training dog" may have only a small amount of searches, but google knows that it's the same as "dog training" and displays pretty much the same results for both terms). So yeah, if you can rank it easily, cheaply and with a low amount of work, it may be worth it.
     
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    I don't think that $60 CPC is possible
    My saw just one time in my 4 year carer in IM $25 click in content network
    It was from UK in real estate niche
     
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    I've never seen more than a $7.25 content network click - and that included real estate, forex, stop smoking, dating, weight loss, etc. over a 10 year period - and the forex site was an authority site
     
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    When you know how to insert keyword in page and make Google show good ads about it, yes it does work.
     
  13. MarkWW

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    Can you explain this? I am not sure if it is the same thing but I once came across a method to make adsense display ads closely related to page content.
     
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    Somewhere, Google have info for adsense content network publishers, about inserting special opening and closing tags into the source code

    The opening and closing tags enclosed the actual page content that was most relevant

    I used to use it with PHP site generator scripts and Wordpress blogs that were not showing relevant adsense ads

    Takes about 3 weeks for the good ads to start showing
     
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    No I would suggest not to go for that. Cause Adword just shows the approximate result. You don't know the actual rate per click. and also its quite impossible to pay 60$ per click. for some paid services it may be possible but success rate is not good.