Keyword research criteria

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Keyword research criteria:

Hello I am using market samurai for keyword research and I have a few questions. A lot of my keyword are very competitive and they are all keywords for the credit card processing business. When I look at the competition analysis in market samurai most of the competition shows all red boxes which means it is very competitive. I did some market research and out of about 800 keywords I have narrowed it down to about 10 keywords that look good. All these keywords have 50 or more potential clicks per day and a lot of the grid is green. It is about 60 percent green so it looks like I won't have insane competition.

I have a few general questions about keyword research:

1) What is the minimum amount of potential clicks you are looking for with each keyword?

2) If you are using market samurai how much of the competition do u look for that is green? as a rule of thumb how do you know when a keyword doesn't have much competition?

3) If the grid is 50 percent red and 50 percent green is that considered a competitive keyword?

4) Is a non-competitive keyword one that has a competition grid of almost all green?

With so many people these days trying to get so many keywords number 1 its looks like almost impossible to get a keyword that has an almost all green grid that has at least 50 searches a day..
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  • Profile picture of the author ilee
    Have a look at which 3 sites are ranking top for the given keyword and make an assessment of whether you can beat them. Check the PR of the site, how relevant the content is. Then check the PR, anchor text, OBL, relevancy of the site's backlinks.

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  • Profile picture of the author andrewm

    In addition to what ichl13 said, You may be better off going to Noble Samarui site and going through the video tutorial on how to choose the best keywords for best results. You should be able to access the tutorial right out of the software. Also wait to see if other more experience individuals reply to the thread.

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    • Profile picture of the author tokigami1
      Hey I looked at every single market samurai video but it still doesn't really explain how competitive keyword are in terms of competition. Like it shows each box and what the competitors have for each category but as a rule of thumb like if all the competitors and grid is like 80 percent red then its probably impossible to compete and if everything is green it should be easy... but finding keywords with all green is almost impossible so what is a good formula for seeing if the keyword is worth going after...

      also what is the min number of clicks per day people look at. there is so much time and effort being put into rank number 1 that is the keyword only has like 10 clicks a day it may not even be worth getting to number 1 unless the keyword has at least 50 searches...
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      • Profile picture of the author tokigami1
        any other takers on this one?
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