So I hope my thread title made sense, but basically I wanted to find out if there is a ballpark number for the number of search results that say Google returns that will make selecting a keyword not take months and months of work using social networks/articles/bookmarking to rank well for.
eg. if "how to fly" returned 500,000 search results, will it be too competitive for me to use that keyword? As in, would it take lots of lots of work to try to get to page 1.
I think i remember reading somewhere that 100,000 search results or less would take some work to rank on page 1 but is not considered too competitive.
I know it differs for every keyword and scenario but I was hoping for an "average" number so I know whether I should consider using that keyword or not.
Also, I'm still a newbie and haven't found a keyword tool to help me yet.