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Which niche should I choose?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by tony-raymondo, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. tony-raymondo

    tony-raymondo Junior Member

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    Thanks for reading my question.

    I'm new to niche finding.

    I'm making a philosophy section for my website and i'm trying to decide which keyword phrase I should go for. This is a long term white hat seo site that I will keep up for the next decade.

    originally i just put everything under the banner of philosophy. But i'm thinking that maybe I should choose a more unique keyword and start ranking for that. i.e. i could call the section "existentialism" and start using that as my anchor text.

    Any suggestions much appreciated

    :eek: thannks

    a newbie



    Here's the google tool output

    Keywords | Advertiser Competition | Global Monthly Search Volume
    [prayer] 1.00 201,000
    [existentialism] 0.86 90,500
    [epistemology] 0.80 60,500
    [philosophy books] 0.86 49,500
    [theology] 1.00 60,500
    [existential] 0.80 40,500
    [meaning of life] 1.00 40,500
    [what is the meaning of life] 0.73 27,100
    [the meaning of life] 0.93 27,100
    [philosopher] 0.86 27,100
    [philosophers] 0.86 22,200
    [prayer request] 0.93 18,100
    [does god exist] 0.86 12,100
    [is there a god] 0.86 8,100
    [christian theology] 0.86 9,900
    [moral philosophy] 0.73 5,400
    [philosophies] 0.80 6,600
    [philosophy of religion] 0.80 8,100
    [where is god] 0.80 4,400
    [ancient philosophy] 0.73 3,600
    [finding god] 0.86 3,600
    [why am i here] 0.73 2,900
    [philosophy religion] 0.73 1,900
    [moral theology] 0.60 2,400
    [why pray] 0.60 1,300
    [find god] 0.86 1,000
     
  2. traffictart

    traffictart Newbie

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    Yes, but how would you monetize existentialism?

    On the other hand, although, to my mind, its religion, not philosophy, people do pay for books of prayer...

    cheers,

    Leigh
     
  3. tony-raymondo

    tony-raymondo Junior Member

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    true i don't really know how to monetize philosophy or existentialism.

    but if my goal was trying to just get raw traffic...which should i hit?
     
  4. iglow

    iglow Elite Member

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    You monetize it with books.
    I have masters in philosophy btw so would like to see your site as its of my interest.
     
  5. Micallef

    Micallef Supreme Member

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    Why not pick 10 of those niches, write/spin 1 long article of content for each niche, and have 10 different sub-pages corresponding to different keywords?

    Supplement your efforts by using a web 2.0 linkwheel (search for it here) and building powerful backlinks from ******** websites to your sub pages.

    These methods will get you traffic from google within 4 - 8 weeks. However, if you are not doing this for financial reward, the workload involved may be too much.
     
  6. Micallef

    Micallef Supreme Member

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    banned? lol
     
  7. keinehabe

    keinehabe Supreme Member

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    :drinking2 he didn't pray enough I think lol
     
  8. tony-raymondo

    tony-raymondo Junior Member

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    Oops

    I got banned for posting too many little replies too fast an an effort to raise my post count so i could make a post with the following pic so i could ask my question in a more clear way.

    :rain: Ever have one of those days? :eek:

    Oh well back now.

    Thanks for your posts hence far. I'll try to rephrase:

    If you plan on making a long term ever-growing community website which will hopefully get a dedicated user base, which method is better to structure your directory tree. (see below)



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    e.g. should i just keep pounding away at highly specific niche keywords, or should i go for more of a "catch all" approach in a major category?

    thanks!!!