Something has just really stumped me !!
I came accross a site today that looked aload of rubbish, awful looking site really bad, so i was just playing around and thought i`ll enter the keyword in google keyword tool and have a smile to myself about how smart i am now with keywords and how far i`ve come in IM by seeing how this guys a total newbie and the mistakes hes made when picking this keyword ect ect.
But when i entered this keyword in googles keyword tool it gave a exact of 36,000 this suprised me as i was thinking it will be about 300 or so and hes made a big mistake he has no traffic !!
So i thought ok bet the competitions huge, so off to micro niche finder entered the keyword checked the SOC it gave a `5` !! with 180,000 pages !! Shocked again !!
So i turned on SEO firefox went to google entered the keyword checked the top 10... it gave 4 PR 0, 2 PR 1, 3 PR 2, and 1 PR 3 !!! again for a 36,000 searches a month in exact keyword how easy to beat is that !!!
Ok i thought i`ll check Spyfu as this is a adsense site, I thought got to be a really crap min CPC and no ads..Wrong !!! Min CPC $1 to $3.85 high, with 10 ads.
So ok i was well wrong this is a fantastic keyword i was impressed, But then i started thinking just how did this guy find this keyword ??
First here is the keyword.... "cheap flights to `name of a island`"
I wont say what the exact name of the island, So heres my problem how did he find it because if i just type into google keyword tool.. Cheap flights.. This long tail keyword doesn`t show up, I can see `cheap flights tp Austraila` `cheap flights to Europe` and cheap flights to a few other places but a 36,000 searched a month in exact keyword does not show up !!
Why does`nt it show ?? Can anybody tell me why just by typing cheap flights into google keyword tool this guys long tail keyword does`nt show, this has really got me confused because i now feel that there must be thousands of keywords i`m missing out on because this guy found a great one and i`ve no idea how he came accross it. what am i doing wrong or what is he doing right ??
WWhat do you guys think ?? Why does`nt it show in the keyword tool when entering `cheap flights` but other islands do with less searches ??
Any ideas !!