GOLDMINE: 165.000 searches/Almost NO competition?!

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I have found a keyword that has 165.000 search impressions per month and according to my research with ''Traffic Travis'', SEO for Firefox and Yahoo backlink checker.

Now have I put a similar post in a thread on the SEO/PPC discussion, but because of the enormous profit-opportunity I'd like to get more opinions ASAP.

I've made the following screenshot of my traffic travis research. Please relate to me what more or better I can do to ''tripple-check'' the search impressions and competition.

(Not showing because of image size..)
http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/2849/keyword2.jpg

Cheers,
Collatio
#competition #goldmine #searches or almost
  • Profile picture of the author laurenceh
    Hi There,

    Just to double check, when you did a search for this keyword on Google Adwords Tool, did you do a search for the exact term rather than broad????

    Very important detail or your results may be very off.
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  • Profile picture of the author Collatio
    I searched on it multiple times in [brackets] and just rechecked Google Keyword Research Tool. On broad search it has 368.000 impressions/month and on ''Exact'' (which I always use), this returned 165.000 in February (and global: 135.000).

    I'm now checking in traffic travis (which sorts on daily search count) and it returned:
    6699 Google, 2003 Yahoo and 621 MSN.

    I can easily imagine the keyword being saught after a lot, but I didn't expect the competition to be so low! Unless I am making some mistakes about the competition ofc.
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    • Profile picture of the author butters
      I am assuming the guys with 12-0 backlinks are the big name companies out there and the people with 30k+ are random marketers... If 122k BL wont rank for number one, what are you going to do to rank number 1?
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      • Profile picture of the author Collatio
        Originally Posted by butters View Post

        I am assuming the guys with 12-0 backlinks are the big name companies out there and the people with 30k+ are random marketers... If 122k BL wont rank for number one, what are you going to do to rank number 1?
        Yes, there are some big name companies on the first page. But I have just learned from michael_nguyen that these websites could contain a lot of ''wide-links'' and not really good backlinks.

        Plus the #1's (12) backlinks are very weak and very easy to get links from (link exchange programs et cetera - link directories).

        And actually, I don't think there's any marketeers in there. The 30k+ websites are from the bigger companies, 12-0 are from more local companies.

        Not sure about the results from Traffic Travis, especially because it says ''Relatively Easy''. Time to look for a new tool.
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        • Profile picture of the author butters
          put up a site and go for it then, your soon know
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          • Profile picture of the author HammerFist
            Put up a landing page and roll a PPC ad out there to determine if that keyword is a converting keyword or simply a research keyword.
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  • Profile picture of the author cypherslock
    Yup, I'd do a small ppc campaign. Always remember that no competition is not necessarily a good thing. Make sure there are buyers out there first before going all in.
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  • Profile picture of the author mlord10
    It is easy to look at 165,000 searches and think that a keyword phrase is profitable, and hopefully for you it is. However, you have to remember that those are separate individuals for the most part (in all likelihood) and if they keyword phrase is something people are searching for general information, it may not be that profitable.

    Always make sure that a keyword at least looks profitable before starting a full blown SEO campaign. Testing with PPC is even better.
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  • Profile picture of the author InternetM39482
    Same here, I'd test it with a PPC campaign before setting up a site and working on it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Collatio
    Hey thanks guys. I'm thinking of setting up a mini-site with an affiliate program.
    The keyword is actually a ''product-type'' by the way, so I reckon it would convert.

    Might be a bit too general, but I'll try a PPC campaign first to find out.
    Cheers!
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  • Profile picture of the author Mohammad Afaq
    Don't spend too much time thinking about it.

    Just dive in headfirst and see what happens
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