Numbers Questions

by liovvoil 3 replies
1- What is the minimum number of local searches and CPC to use while looking for keywords?
2- Which is better: 1000 local searches with CPC $4 or 3000 local searches with CPC of $1?
3- What is the minimum %CTR should I have?
4- What is the percentage of traffic for first 5 ranks?
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  • Profile picture of the author ldiaz117
    CPC over $1 and def over 3k searches
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    • Profile picture of the author wilhouse
      page 1 - 40%
      page 2 - 25%
      page 3 - 10%
      page 4 - 10%
      page 5 - 5%

      after that its a split.

      these are for specific searches I have found.
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  • Profile picture of the author arny660
    Originally Posted by liovvoil View Post

    1- What is the minimum number of local searches and CPC to use while looking for keywords?
    2- Which is better: 1000 local searches with CPC $4 or 3000 local searches with CPC of $1?
    3- What is the minimum %CTR should I have?
    4- What is the percentage of traffic for first 5 ranks?
    Yes, I would agree with Ideaz117 as regards the CPC - you should definitely go for at least $1 per CPC.

    If the competetion is low, and you feel that it would be easy to rank in the top 3, you could look at local searches of 1500 or more. Obviously, the more local searches there are, the better but, as i said, if you think you could get to to the top, you could go for one around 1500. I just look at the local searches and don't really bother with the global searches.

    I'm not sure what percentage of the traffic the first 5 ranks get, but I can tell you it's most of it!. Actually the top 3 take most of the traffic, with the rest getting the crumbs. And, of course, the number 1 spot is the gold mine - that is definitely where you want to get to. There is even quite a difference between number 1 spot and number 2, so it is important to get a niche where you can get into the top 3 at least.

    Good Luck.
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