I'm thinking of building a Squidoo lens or a Blogger blog and getting them to the top of google for some narrow-niche little-competition keywords. This seems good to me because I'm just starting out and I can hardly afford domain/hosting (I'd also need to get a credit card which I don't yet have).
Now I'm having doubts beacause I think if that's such a good idea everyone would be doing it and also when I search I seldom find that kind of pages anywhere near the top.
Here are some pros and cons that I can think of.
- It's free;
- It should rank well because I've read many times that google loves that kind of pages;
- Such pages stay up forever with no danger of forgetting to renew hosting/domain name services.
- I also read quite a few times that when you do this you "don't own the content". This wouldn't be an issue for me since I'm starting out and if this method could help me make some startup money to cover the expenses of running my own website then going this route temporarily would totally pay off. Also it's unlikely that my site gets deleted if it's not about pornography, etc.
- I'd be limited in design options. I could live with that as long as I'm getting traffic and my affiliate link is there.
And to sum it up my final question is: can I get a Squidoo lens or a Blogger blog to the top of google for a small competition keyword provided I get many backlinks to it? How difficult would that be? Thank you.