Advice required on long tail keywords

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Hi

I'm hoping that someone can give some advice. I've read on various blogs and websites that it's possible to earn income through only targetting keywords that get low monthly searches in the region of 100 - 1000 or even lower instead of targetting phrases that get around 1000 - 10000 searches per month. I realise that the amount of traffic that will come to the site will be less obviously. However, I'm thinking that perhaps it's easier to get a first page ranking with very low searches due to less competition and perhaps some of these won't require that many backlinks to get them to rank. Can someone identify with this approach of earning an income with adsense or affiliate products?

The other question is, should writing articles around these low search phrases be placed on web 2.0 sites such as Hubpages and Infobarrel or created as subdirectories on a generic domain which I already own? I would to do this than purchase a domain for each keyword.

In other words, is it possible to build up to earning say $50 a day through targetting very low or low search keywords. Instead of building links to higher search terms, I would be writing content around lower search terms on my own generic domain and possibly Hubpages and Infobarrel that can help to build links as well as earn some extra income? I realise that it would involve writing a lot of articles but I'd prefer to put these on my own website or revenue share sites.

To get the articles to rank on the first page of Google, what amount of competition in intitle should I aim for? I realise that it's important to also look at the page rank of the sites ranking on the first page.

I hope someone will reply.

Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author ezbiz
    Lower search means lower clicks, just figure on average of 1% CTR and do the math from there.
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    • Profile picture of the author Andrea21
      Thanks, I appreciate the replies. Is it still possible to rank on the first page of Google instantly writing articles on very low search traffic keywords that get around 100 or less searches per month? If so, how much competition of the keywords inside quotes or intitle should I aim for? 100 or less?

      I hope you will reply.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ewan Robb
    Andrea,

    here is the strategy i used to make $20,000 using long tail and youtube

    research your keywords using the keyword tool external, and google

    competition should be 300,000 competing pages max, shoot a targetted video or write an article and upload it to that long tail keyword

    the video that made me so much cash was in top spot in under 14 minutes

    hope that helps
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  • Profile picture of the author ChristineCobb
    There is not an exact answer for your question. The key to using low volume long term keywords is to select "buying" keyphrases rather than "information" keyphrases. In other words, what people would type in with a credit card in their hand. That being said, your articles would be most effective if they were product reviews and/or price comparisons to help your visitors pull the trigger so to speak. You would also do better to have a domain dedicated to your product category and then link to it with articles on the other sites.
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    • Profile picture of the author Andrea21
      Ewen

      Thank you for replying. When you say 'competition should be 300,000 competing pages max, shoot a targetted video or write an article and upload it to that long tail keyword'. Do you mean either create a video OR write an article instead of a video. If so, would posting it on Hubpages or Infobarrel be an idea since they already have some authority with Google? Or should I post the article on my own generic domain that is aged but has no page rank?

      Also, when you say 300,000 competing pages, I've been told that clicking on the last page entry at the bottom of the Google page will usually return less competition than the stated amount when someone initially does the search. In that case, would doing intitle provide a better result?

      Chris

      I probably agree that targetting any buying keywords would provide better income than information keywords. Would putting these articles on Hubpages or Infobarrel be an effective alternative to putting them on my own domain?

      I hope you will reply.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChristineCobb
    If it were me I would put a product review on my own site and then put information different articles on those other sites including YouTube as was mentioned above with links to my site. You then have a chance to have several listings on page 1.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrea21
    I think I would prefer to write articles on information subjects until I start seeing a certain amount of income. Then perhaps start writing articles on buying keyword phrases. I really find it difficult to stick to writing about things I'm not that interested in.
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