2,000 or 25,000,0000? Somewhere in between?--What is a good Ratio for Keyword Searches?

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Hey Cowboys and Cowgirls :p


I am sure there is a thread somewhere about this
but I could not find it....

What is a good benchmark for search volume when
identifying niches?

Are there any specific tips here?

Would the Competition be too fierce for
a long tail keyword that has
high results and high adword competition?

Any rules of thumb?

thanks
Sean
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  • Profile picture of the author Scott Million
    Originally Posted by The IM Reporter View Post

    Hey Cowboys and Cowgirls :p


    I am sure there is a thread somewhere about this
    but I could not find it....

    What is a good benchmark for search volume when
    identifying niches?

    Are there any specific tips here?

    Would the Competition be too fierce for
    a long tail keyword that has
    high results and high adword competition?

    Any rules of thumb?

    thanks
    Sean
    Sean, you should search for your terms in quotes. That will show you your real competition.

    Dog Food Time has 82,000,000 Results, but "Dog Food Time" has only 3,000 (according to my Google...but apparently results will vary depending on which IP from Google you're accessing.)

    Anyway...for a brand new website anything under 50,000 in quotes is pretty achievable. If you're doing article marketing or using Web 2.0 platforms then I'd go for 30,000 or less.

    A lot will depend on the strength of the top competing websites, but if you notice You Tube, Squidoo, Wordpress, Blogger, Hub Pages, or any Social Bookmarking listings for your term then you can definitely outrank fairly quickly.

    Hope that helps...
    • Profile picture of the author Scott Million
      Originally Posted by Scott Million View Post

      Sean, you should search for your terms in quotes. That will show you your real competition.

      Dog Food Time has 82,000,000 Results, but "Dog Food Time" has only 3,000 (according to my Google...but apparently results will vary depending on which IP from Google you're accessing.)

      Anyway...for a brand new website anything under 50,000 in quotes is pretty achievable. If you're doing article marketing or using Web 2.0 platforms then I'd go for 30,000 or less.

      A lot will depend on the strength of the top competing websites, but if you notice You Tube, Squidoo, Wordpress, Blogger, Hub Pages, or any Social Bookmarking listings for your term then you can definitely outrank fairly quickly.

      Hope that helps...
      LOL - I think I completely missed your question. Be careful about judging based off of Adwords listings... use Hexatrack to track them over a couple weeks (I hope it's still free) or analyze a competitor using Spyfu (GREAT TOOL)

      I always go for MEGA NICHES and just grab a small piece of the pie. I messed around with a niche that claimed to get over 1000 searches per month and I ranked #1...but there wasn't much to be had there.

      I think the easiest way to scoop up sales and rank well in a sure-fire niche is to target product keywords in niches that have massive amounts of traffic. You'll encounter very little competition and grab mostly deep product researchers A.K.A Buyer traffic.

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