I need Keyword Help

by hjm218 5 replies
Hi all,

As anyone any tips on selecting well searched keywords with low competition. I've been looking for health related keywords for
subjects like Anxiety, Depression and Acne with little success.

I've been advised to look for keywords with about 3000 searches per
month with competition of around 30,000 - 40,000, but I've find this
difficult to do.

I'm new to this so I don't have the skills to compete with the big boys
so I need L-O-W competition

If I find a keyword with 3000 searches per month, then the number
of competitive sites are usually 150,000 to millions !! and the keywords
with little competition don't have enough searches !

Can anyone offer any help in this matter ?

Thanks

John
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  • Profile picture of the author napoleonfirst
    You can try using Wordtracker. They offer a 7 days free trial. Also Nichebot is cool.
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  • Profile picture of the author smisen
    There are so few "perfect" keywords like that anymore, you'll probably have to compromise on one of the two criteria. Or plan to spend a LOT of time trolling through keyword lists to find a few good ones.

    Don't be afraid to experiment with what works best for your business, regardless of what the gurus say. Maybe you're able to get ranked with more competitive keywords - you just have to try.

    That said, my favorite keyword tool lately has been WordTracker's GTrends. Plus, it's free!
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    • Profile picture of the author hjm218
      Thanks for taking the time to reply - it's appreciated.

      John
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  • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
    Originally Posted by hjm218 View Post

    Hi all,

    As anyone any tips on selecting well searched keywords with low competition. I've been looking for health related keywords for
    subjects like Anxiety, Depression and Acne with little success.



    John
    Those terms were competitive several years ago and even more so now.

    Why don't you look for a way to access the market first and worry about keywords later?

    The revenue potential will ultimately come down to your ability to access the market anyway so why not find a way into one of those markets and then just incorporate the keyword factors into your plans rather than be focused on them before you have any clear way to make money.

    Andy
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    nothing to see here.

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  • Profile picture of the author CSwrite
    John,

    You may just need to change the way you think about this, and your approach.

    You can play with the big boys - so don't cut yourself out before you even start.

    For example:

    Anxiety Medication Side Effects - Monthly Searches: 64,500 Competition: 623,000

    Now, instead of immediately saying that's too many, take a look at the competition. What's their page rank, how optimized are the pages, etc...

    People manage to get a number one ranking with much stiffer competition. Yes, these niches are pretty saturated, but you can find a way around that. I'm not saying sink your house payment into this or anything, but do a few simple tests and see where you end up.

    Instead of looking at the big niche, go with a few long tails and segment that niche.

    For example, I did a press release for a client back in December focusing on auto parts. They now rank anywhere from 1-10 on Google amidst competition ranging from 200k to more than 1.3m for their keywords - with a really old press release.

    Bottom line - it can be done. It won't be easy - but you can do it

    Just don't psyche yourself out before you get started.

    HTH,
    Cary


    Originally Posted by hjm218 View Post

    Hi all,

    As anyone any tips on selecting well searched keywords with low competition. I've been looking for health related keywords for
    subjects like Anxiety, Depression and Acne with little success.

    I've been advised to look for keywords with about 3000 searches per
    month with competition of around 30,000 - 40,000, but I've find this
    difficult to do.

    I'm new to this so I don't have the skills to compete with the big boys
    so I need L-O-W competition

    If I find a keyword with 3000 searches per month, then the number
    of competitive sites are usually 150,000 to millions !! and the keywords
    with little competition don't have enough searches !

    Can anyone offer any help in this matter ?

    Thanks

    John
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