Noob Adsense Site Keyword Question

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Hi there,

So I have a 3-word keyword phrase I'm thinking of creating an adsense site for. It only has 590 monthly searches according to Adwords Keyword tool, but has a $2.55 estimated CPC.

Please take a look at this image: i45.tinypic.com/2ilh8r9.png. It's a screenshot of the SEO Competition Analysis chart from market samurai for that keyword. My question is: do you think it will be easy to rank number 1 or 2 in the google search results, given that I have an exact match domain? and, also, do you think it's worth the effort to rank for a keyword phrase described in the first paragraph? I just saw the PR4 site and the two PR3 sites and I thought that would make it difficult, but then I saw all the green under N's under the right part of the chart, so I got confused.

Bottom line: is it worth attempting?

Thanks for your help in answering my question
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  • Profile picture of the author DNAWRealm
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    590 monthly searches is too low. Although, if it's your shot at a niche website, it can be a good learning curve for you. It should generate more revenue than the £5 domain cost though easily.
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    • Profile picture of the author crayzrocker
      Originally Posted by DNAWRealm View Post

      590 monthly searches is too low. Although, if it's your shot at a niche website, it can be a good learning curve for you. It should generate more revenue than the £5 domain cost though easily.
      Thanks for your reply. I realize 590 searches is little low, but I figured a CPC of $2.5 would make up for that.

      Any advice on the Market Samurai table, and what it says about how easy it will be to rank?
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      • Profile picture of the author DNAWRealm
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        Originally Posted by crayzrocker View Post

        Thanks for your reply. I realize 590 searches is little low, but I figured a CPC of $2.5 would make up for that.

        Any advice on the Market Samurai table, and what it says about how easy it will be to rank?
        I don't see an attached image. I don't like to use software for my niches. I use SENuke to give me an overview of the search terms, and then go and check manually.

        Check the sites ranking high, their InTitle and their content. Hit CTRL+F and search for the keyword on the page.

        Next, go and check their backlinks to that specific page/article.

        Always do it manually. Helps to ensure you hit number 1 spot and not just waste £5.
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        • Profile picture of the author crayzrocker
          Originally Posted by DNAWRealm View Post

          I don't see an attached image. I don't like to use software for my niches. I use SENuke to give me an overview of the search terms, and then go and check manually.

          Check the sites ranking high, their InTitle and their content. Hit CTRL+F and search for the keyword on the page.

          Next, go and check their backlinks to that specific page/article.

          Always do it manually. Helps to ensure you hit number 1 spot and not just waste £5.
          Okay. I've noticed in the search results for my keyword phrase there's a PR 4 site. However, this site's title and description and on-page content are very poorly optimized for the keyword phrase. Does this mean I'll easily be able to dominate the site, or will the PR4 prove difficult to surpass?

          Also, a question about SENuke's niche research tool. How reliable is the advice it gives about the competition for each keyword, would you? Like, when it says "Don't even waste your time" or "Easy!", is that reliable? Do you know how it calculates that? Because I've seen some occasions where it'll say "Easy!" but when I look manually, I would not agree.
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      • Profile picture of the author falcott
        Originally Posted by crayzrocker View Post

        ...I realize 590 searches is little low, but I figured a CPC of $2.5 would make up for that...
        Don't forget that you won't be getting $2.50 per click, but perhaps only a few cents depending on your content. Highly related content will get you higher return, but you won't get more than half the CPC value, probably a lot less.
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  • Profile picture of the author Clint Faber
    The mere fact that you cannot address this question yourself makes it obvious the response I must give. Only you can decide whether or not the keyword is going to be beneficial or not, and this is done in many different ways, such as determining in your bottom line and return on investment potential. And of course is is concluded from your marketing strategy that you have in place.
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  • Profile picture of the author DNAWRealm
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    I don't know how it works specifically. I've had occasions where it'll find 6 YouTube videos on the page and come back with 'Easy', and then 1 youtube video for another search and come back 'Hard'.

    I only use it as a foundation. If I see an easy, or very easy, I'll go and investigate.

    As for the PR4 website, here's what you need to know:

    The PR of the site doesn't matter. What matters is how 'popular' that specific article is on the internet. If it's poorly optimised for a keyword, then go ahead.

    I currently built a niche competing against a page from the BIGGEST WIKI site on my subject. Within 2days I'm first page (6-7th). Just because you see a big giant standing there doesn't mean you can't beat them.

    As somebody once said, passion for your work is better than any SEO/Link building.
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  • Profile picture of the author david4weaver
    yes its easy to rank.
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