HOT Niche 33k searches Only 2,500 competition, What should I do?

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Hey Warriors,

I stumbled on several high searched keyword phrases with low competition. Here are some examples to give you an idea of the volume.

keyword phrase 1- 33,100 searches ONLY 2,510 competing websites.

keyword phrase 2- 18,100 searches ONLY 3,340 competing websites.

keyword phrase 3- 5,400 searches ONLY 732 competing websites.

Those are just some examples and this niche pays WELL in adsense/PPC.

The trouble I'm having is this. Should I create the 20 articles and offer WSO with LIMITED PLR rights packages? If so, what would you price these 400-500 optimized articles at? Or, should I create a blog, drive traffic and try to flip it?

What would you do?
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeremy Kelsall
    If the competition is that low....why would you sell it out?

    Use your writing to make some long term cash instead of putting everyone else onto it...
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  • Profile picture of the author michaelmac
    If those stats are accurate you really want to exploit that niche...wow!

    Are those broad phrase or exact keywords?

    Market the hell out of it, don't just sit on it pondering!
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    • Profile picture of the author jrod014
      Originally Posted by michaelmac View Post

      Are those broad phrase or exact keywords?

      Market the hell out of it, don't just sit on it pondering!
      Thanks for the insight. I'll jump on this when I get home.

      What would you do?
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  • Profile picture of the author IMChick
    This sounds like a 'keeper' to me. What's the reasoning behind a quick flip or WSO here?

    Look long term at this particular niche and build it (without the WSO), keep it in your portfolio & track it's profitability for a while and then decide whether you want to sell a full fledged business or not. With beginning numbers like these showing no market saturation, you shouldn't share.

    If the purpose of a WSO or flip is for some fast cash, then that's a different story. Build this niche and tuck it away, and find something else to flip or sell.

    On the other hand, if you do choose to WSO or sell it, make sure you PM ME FIRST!
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeremy Kelsall
      Originally Posted by IMChick View Post

      On the other hand, if you do choose to WSO or sell it, make sure you PM ME FIRST!
      HAHA - put me on the list as well

      Do yourself a favor before you go to far and check the keywords out. What I'm talking about is try to find out if they have any commercial intent by checking out the adword ads that are running on the keywords when you search for them in Google.
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      • Profile picture of the author jrod014
        Originally Posted by Jeremy Kelsall View Post


        Do yourself a favor before you go to far and check the keywords out. What I'm talking about is try to find out if they have any commercial intent by checking out the adword ads that are running on the keywords when you search for them in Google.

        Thanks, I just did that and found advertisers running adwords ads for these terms for both phrase and broad.
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        • Profile picture of the author Jeremy Kelsall
          jrod,

          Originally Posted by jrod014 View Post

          Thanks, I just did that and found advertisers running adwords ads for these terms for both phrase and broad.
          Things are looking good then

          Now it is just time to get paid. For what it is worth I would keep this info to yourself. Sure, you can make a couple hundred bucks selling articles on the niche, but why not make a couple hundred or couple thousand a month over the long term?

          If the competition is really that low you can probably even rank well with a story on Digg or even some RSS submissions. I would definitely run some traffic and see what happens.

          Jeremy
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      • Profile picture of the author IMChick
        Originally Posted by Jeremy Kelsall View Post

        HAHA - put me on the list as well
        You're on that list right after me, Jeremy!

        There are a few things you need to do to those key words, and some other investigating (spying) on the websites you uncovered to nail down if they're as good as they looked the first time.

        Another huge question would be whether the niche actually spends money or is it notoriously cheap or full of freebie seekers.
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        • Profile picture of the author jrod014
          Originally Posted by IMChick View Post

          There are a few things you need to do to those key words, and some other investigating (spying) on the websites you uncovered to nail down if they're as good as they looked the first time.

          Another huge question would be whether the niche actually spends money or is it notoriously cheap or full of freebie seekers.

          Are you talking about using keyword spy and spyfu. And can you please explain about the freebie seekers? What exactly do you mean by this?

          Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author netstrife
    What keyword tools did you use that gave you these results? Google's one and wordtracker? with those numbers it's possible the number of search terms is being highly exaggerated. It's very, very unlikely (as in close to impossible) you'll get a term with over 1,000 searches/day with only 2500 competing sites.

    I remember about a month ago I came across a massive niche and several terms that according to wordtracker had over 1,000 searches a day, and in google's keyword tool they had a few thousand a month... competing sites for most of these apparently highly searched terms were around 10,000 (in quotes) on average. Figured this had to be a winner and ended up building several sites and getting them page 1 very soon. The traffic is just a trickle and it turns out both wordtracker and google got the numbers way wrong it seems.

    Definitely still test out this market you found with PPC and SEO, just don't expect the numbers to be that accurate.
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    • Profile picture of the author jrod014
      Originally Posted by netstrife View Post

      What keyword tools did you use that gave you these results? Google's one and wordtracker? with those numbers it's possible the number of search terms is being highly exaggerated. It's very, very unlikely (as in close to impossible) you'll get a term with over 1,000 searches/day with only 2500 competing sites.

      I remember about a month ago I came across a massive niche and several terms that according to wordtracker had over 1,000 searches a day, and in google's keyword tool they had a few thousand a month... competing sites for most of these apparently highly searched terms were around 10,000 (in quotes) on average. Figured this had to be a winner and ended up building several sites and getting them page 1 very soon. The traffic is just a trickle and it turns out both wordtracker and google got the numbers way wrong it seems.

      Definitely still test out this market you found with PPC and SEO, just don't expect the numbers to be that accurate.


      Thanks for the advice, I will keep that in mind.

      I used google keyword tool along with the micro niche finder tool. I too have built sites using both of these tools along with some others and the outcome was really good and I continue to profit from them.

      I just wasnt too sure if I could establish another blog/site and maintain the others with quality content.
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    • Profile picture of the author IMChick
      Originally Posted by jrod014 View Post

      Are you talking about using keyword spy and spyfu. And can you please explain about the freebie seekers? What exactly do you mean by this?

      Thanks
      Originally Posted by IMChick View Post

      You're on that list right after me, Jeremy!

      There are a few things you need to do to those key words, and some other investigating (spying) on the websites you uncovered to nail down if they're as good as they looked the first time.

      Another huge question would be whether the niche actually spends money or is it notoriously cheap or full of freebie seekers.

      Freebie seekers: Some niches attract people who are broke, like writers or authors. You're going to have a hard time selling into a niche like that. Some niches are known for not spending money because they expect it all for free, another hard sell. The question is, is this area one with money in it? Who is spending the money and what are they spending it on?

      Keyword spy, spyfu, anything that can get you into the mind of the niche will work. Google also has a tool you can drill down with to see what's going on. I'm assuming that you've done your own search and identified the players in the area--who is using adwords, which website has position #1, what's organic, etc. AND that you've also had a look at the actual websites of the top 10 that you identified in your search.

      This stuff from Google will get you started in mapping it all out.

      How do I see keywords ideas for a particular website? - Search-based Keyword Tool Help Center

      Search-based keyword tool

      From Google:
      If you're not signed in with your AdWords login information, simply enter the URL of the website for which you'd like to see keyword ideas, in the field marked For website. If you wish, you can set parameters for the results by adding particular keywords or phrases, in the field marked With keywords or phrases. Then, click Find keywords.
      If you're signed in with your AdWords login information, then the URLs for which you advertise will be shown in a dropdown menu. Choose the website you're interested in viewing ideas for, then click Find keywords.
      In either case, you can apply more parameters by clicking More options. You'll then be presented with the following:
      • Show partial matches to keywords in my account (allows the tool to generate keyword ideas that partially match keywords already in your AdWords account.)
      • Monthly queries (allows you to set a threshold for including or excluding keywords based on the number of monthly search queries for them.)
      • Competition: Low / Medium / High (allows you to set a threshold for including or excluding keywords based on their competitiveness for ad placement.
      • Suggested bid X to Y (allows you to set a threshold of including keywords that only fall within a certain bid range.)
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      • Profile picture of the author jrod014
        Originally Posted by IMChick View Post

        Freebie seekers: Some niches attract people who are broke, like writers or authors. You're going to have a hard time selling into a niche like that. Some niches are known for not spending money because they expect it all for free, another hard sell. The question is, is this area one with money in it? Who is spending the money and what are they spending it on?

        Keyword spy, spyfu, anything that can get you into the mind of the niche will work. Google also has a tool you can drill down with to see what's going on. I'm assuming that you've done your own search and identified the players in the area--who is using adwords, which website has position #1, what's organic, etc. AND that you've also had a look at the actual websites of the top 10 that you identified in your search.

        This stuff from Google will get you started in mapping it all out.

        How do I see keywords ideas for a particular website? - Search-based Keyword Tool Help Center

        Search-based keyword tool

        From Google:
        If you're not signed in with your AdWords login information, simply enter the URL of the website for which you'd like to see keyword ideas, in the field marked For website. If you wish, you can set parameters for the results by adding particular keywords or phrases, in the field marked With keywords or phrases. Then, click Find keywords.
        If you're signed in with your AdWords login information, then the URLs for which you advertise will be shown in a dropdown menu. Choose the website you're interested in viewing ideas for, then click Find keywords.
        In either case, you can apply more parameters by clicking More options. You'll then be presented with the following:
        • Show partial matches to keywords in my account (allows the tool to generate keyword ideas that partially match keywords already in your AdWords account.)
        • Monthly queries (allows you to set a threshold for including or excluding keywords based on the number of monthly search queries for them.)
        • Competition: Low / Medium / High (allows you to set a threshold for including or excluding keywords based on their competitiveness for ad placement.
        • Suggested bid X to Y (allows you to set a threshold of including keywords that only fall within a certain bid range.)


        Thanks IMChick. Used it and the results were awesome.
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