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hi Guys... I am a new member here and I am trying my hand with IM, I am starting out in the next couple of days with my first project and I wanted to subject you experts (and also newbies like myself ) to a quick question.

For sites you have that are making a little money. what was the competition and global monthly searches on your keywords and how much SEO did you have to do to rank page 1-2 on Google for those keywords?

Thanks in advance
-Iceman
#good #keywords
  • Profile picture of the author Olafurthor
    No one willing to share or maybe because what one thinks is good other thinks is not good
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    • Profile picture of the author ladida
      This should help.

      Google Adwords -






      Market Samurai - (data info starts at about the 6:00 minute mark)

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      • Profile picture of the author Olafurthor
        Thanks ladida for this...
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      • Profile picture of the author terrapin
        I am the creator of the above video. " Keyword Tool 2010 - Adwords Research"
        youtube com / watch?v=sue16hjoXFg


        I found this referral link in Youtube.
        So I made an account here and wanted to join in.


        Olafurthor if you need any additional help let me know.

        I will make a video if you give me a good list of questions.
        As I think that often makes for the best videos.

        You ask and you shall receive, just long as you give me a list of thoughtful questions.

        I take it your interested in "niche" like marketing?


        Cheers!
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  • Profile picture of the author rhoda.pearl
    Using the tools shown above would greatly help you. As we all know good and competitive keywords is one of the key for SEO. That's why you should choose keywords that you think is good and competitive. Next, is to produce article that is keyword-rich. Now that you have a good set of keywords, turn them into a content.
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    • Profile picture of the author thinkahead
      Originally Posted by rhoda.pearl View Post

      Using the tools shown above would greatly help you. As we all know good and competitive keywords is one of the key for SEO. That's why you should choose keywords that you think is good and competitive. Next, is to produce article that is keyword-rich. Now that you have a good set of keywords, turn them into a content.
      Completely agree with this, it's good advice.

      I would also add that it's important to be sensible when choosing which keywords to target. If you are going to try to make it to Google page 1 for a keyword such as 'make money', you're either going to have to be very good at SEO, very patient or very rich to make it happen, certainly if you want it to happen reasonably quickly.

      Don't underestimate the power of lesser-searched keywords. It's better to rank on page 1 for a keyword that attracts 9000 monthly searches than to rank on page 400 for a keyword that attracts 9m monthly searches IMO.
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  • Profile picture of the author Margo Tuul
    Depends, if i want to get my blog post ranked on 1st page in Google, with very little effort then i go with competition under 10,000 with monthly searches around 900-1000.
    If i don't mind building backlinks, then i pick a keyword with competition around 40,000-50,000 and search volume 3,000-6,000 per month.
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    • Profile picture of the author Olafurthor
      Originally Posted by Margo24 View Post

      Depends, if i want to get my blog post ranked on 1st page in Google, with very little effort then i go with competition under 10,000 with monthly searches around 900-1000.
      If i don't mind building backlinks, then i pick a keyword with competition around 40,000-50,000 and search volume 3,000-6,000 per month.
      Thanks for this guys

      I Agree with you Margo24 on this. My keyword has around 7-9 thousand searches monthly with few competing pages. I don't mind about the SEO, in fact it is just as rewarding to see your SEO effort rank you higher and getting the $$ I believe (still waiting for my first $ from SEO ) but seeing my page go higher and higher is very very rewarding.

      Thanks on your inputs
      Regards
      - Iceman
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  • Profile picture of the author SGdarling
    use google keword tools to find the keywords with the high searches and check the competition in google.com
    Build as many links as possible
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    "motivational posters"

    semimotivationalposters.com

    if i had more time and energy i might go after it.
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  • Profile picture of the author aizaku
    here is the guide that i use when picking keywords:

    EXACT monthly search volume: over 720
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    "keyword" Competition under 10,000 with quotes
    allintitle: keyword Competition under 1000 with ALLINTITLE

    there are other factors to consider; you want to check the first page on google.
    You want to find out your competitors backlink amount, page rank, keyword in title, keyword in description and keyword in domain. I wrote an extensive guide here:
    SEO Positioning Step By Step | Aizaku dont worry im not selling anything.

    To quickly gauge your competitors backlink amount and page rank i use SEO quake. Its free and its a very useful tool. I wrote extensively about it here:
    SEOquake Plugin | Aizaku once again, nothing being sold here. I hope you enjoy the info.
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  • Profile picture of the author arnoldsmithh
    For ranking your site on 1st and 2nd page of google you need to create quality backlinks via targeted keywords.
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    • Profile picture of the author aizaku
      Originally Posted by arnoldsmithh View Post

      For ranking your site on 1st and 2nd page of google you need to create quality backlinks via targeted keywords.
      good point, backlinking is the second phase of Internet Marketing but keyword research is the bedrock of I.M.

      I rather spend a month or 2 easily ranking for terms like "side plank exercise" that get a relatively moderate but consistent traffic flow than spending years trying to rank for "best exercise".

      "pick your battles big enough to matter and small enough to win"
      -Jonathan Kozol

      but yes, backlinking is crucial to maintain your position and at times to get your position.
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