Possibility of a high ranking site.....

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Okay....I've been thinking about whether or not to post this question or not, but you guys are the only people I can come to for advice and suggestions. So humor me if you will.

Let's pretend that I have a website up and running and it's an informational site with ads and stuff like that. With the right keywords and all - let's pretend that it has ranked on the first page of Google - maybe in the top five and the information on the site is highly targeted. What is the likelihood of me making a good income off of that site and how quickly would that happen?

I just want to know this hypothetical synopsis for my own information from you experienced marketers. No, I'm not a noob or newb, just have been in the planning stages for a very very long time.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kevin_Hutto
    Unfortunately your question is too vague to give a good answer.

    So, the answer (like an attorney) is it depends...

    On whether the market you picked is a good one. On whether you niched it down far enough to find a problem that they are willing to pay for... On whether you rank for a good enough keyword to provide enough traffic to make many sales...

    But, my standard answer would be that ranking #2-5 for one keyword will not be enough to give you a good income.
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    • Profile picture of the author Susanna Dodd
      Originally Posted by Kevin_Hutto View Post

      Unfortunately your question is too vague to give a good answer.

      So, the answer (like an attorney) is it depends...

      On whether the market you picked is a good one. On whether you niched it down far enough to find a problem that they are willing to pay for... On whether you rank for a good enough keyword to provide enough traffic to make many sales...

      But, my standard answer would be that ranking #2-5 for one keyword will not be enough to give you a good income.
      I realize that I would need a multiple amount of keywords to rank well. So what would you say is a good amount of high ranking keywords?
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      • Profile picture of the author D_M_S
        Originally Posted by Susanna Dodd View Post

        I realize that I would need a multiple amount of keywords to rank well. So what would you say is a good amount of high ranking keywords?
        It all depends on how competitive your "space" is. Also, if it's a "hot" topic, with many new sites popping up, you might be on the front page one day, third page the next day. Again, it's very hard to answer this on a hypothetical.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kevin_Hutto
    Its a combination of things... First off, you make a lot more from actually getting to that #1 spot as it gets 4 times the traffic of the #2 spot and even higher multiples as you go down the page.

    Second, it really depends on the niche and your monetization strategy.

    If you are making sales that give you a $1000 commission then it wont take as much as if you are running adsense and making 20 cents a click. So it really does depend on a lot of factors.
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  • Profile picture of the author fazlerocks
    Hey Susanna!!

    If you really get a site which is ranked high in Google, then advt will automatically follow you up. You can also earn money by AdSense and other affiliate networks.

    You can also offer people some sort of service or sale good products through your website which will also earn you some bucks!! Opportunities will be high if you achieve a high ranked website!

    Hope you achieve this!
    Best Wishes!
    ~ Fazle
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  • Profile picture of the author NicoleBeckett
    Kevin's right...it all depends on what you're doing to monetize it. If you're just relying on AdSense, your profits could be very different than if you're selling an ebook, a product, or your own professional services.

    That being said, it never hurts to be on page 1 with great information!
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