Around 3 years ago I picked out around 10 micro niches based on furniture and built 10 very thin sites. I was only making around $100.00 a month and a number of people from affiliate forums advised me I should build one single authoritive site. Which I set out to do. After taking a year out to go college I have now built the site but I when do Keyword searches everything for furniture comes up as High competition. Even terms for 50 searches a month.
However when I check the terms below they have 100,000's of monthly local exact searches but are all marked as low competition.
Football - 301,000
Fantasy Football - 673,000
Fantasy Premier League - 165,000
Fish - 49,500
Its as if I can set up a site with 50 pages, slap some Adsense links, set up some Facebook groups for good measure any make some money from it.
However when I Google the top 3 terms they are all dominated by newspaper which have been online for 15 years and have very high PR rankings.
How can something be marked as low competition but have 100,000's of searches each month.
I also found one activity which has 50,000 monthly searches a month and is impossible to do without spending at least $100.00 on per person and yet is still marked as low.
Does the Competition level mean how competitive people are bidding for key terms through adwords?
Does this mean anything in term of selecting potential niches?