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Newbie: Keywords 1000 Searches Or Lower

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Newbie: Keywords 1000 Searches Or Lower

I managed to find keywords that I think are profitable, however 90% of the keywords are low competition 1000 searches or lower so that I can rank easily in the search engines. But I am wondering if choosing keywords with 1000 searches or lower is a bad idea. Should I be looking for higher search numbers?
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Hi vbordn,

You'll want to get a balance of low competition and high/medium competition keywords. You have too much low ranking keywords if they make 90% of your keyword list. Also, please keep in mind that you should at least get a total of no lower that 5000 monthly searches a month for your keyword list. This means that if you combine the monthly searches of all the keywords in your keyword list, they should be no lower than 5000 monthly searches.

Hope that helps. Have a good day!
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I agree with Cecille,

A good mix of keywords (low/medium/high- competition keywords) is a great combination to give your site the needed traffic in time.

Also, try to get organized with your keywords, meaning you try to group them in one file- put them in one excel file, grouped them according to keyword competency, and then from there you can come up with different link building strategies for each keyword group.

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vbordn
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Thanks for the replies ladies. Okay so I understand that I need a balance of low/med/high competition keywords. But I am still kind of confuse when you say that I need a total of 5000 monthly searches for all keywords. Are you saying that each keyword should have at least 5000 monthly searches or you saying that if I have 10 keywords the total number of searches should add up to 5000 monthly searches?

Also will the AffilioBlueprint course go into more depth about how to choose the correct keywords?
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vbordn wrote:But I am still kind of confuse when you say that I need a total of 5000 monthly searches for all keywords. Are you saying that each keyword should have at least 5000 monthly searches or you saying that if I have 10 keywords the total number of searches should add up to 5000 monthly searches?


What Cecille meant is the "total" number of searches for all your keywords. So yes, if you have 10 keywords and you summed them up to the total number of searches, they should have a minimum of 5000 searches per month.

vbordn wrote:Also will the AffilioBlueprint course go into more depth about how to choose the correct keywords?


Yes, the AB3 will show you step-by-step on how to find the right keywords for your niche as well as other factors related to keyword research like buyer's intent, search volumes and competition, etc.

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I think you need a lot more than a total of 5000 monthly (exact) searches for your total list of keywords. This is because 5000 would give you a potential daily total of 161 visits from that search engine, which is not really enough for a profitable business. And in practice, even if you were #1 for every keyword, you would still never reach this potential number.

Don't be afraid to go for keywords with higher search volume. It is not always hard to rank for them. Recently I found a search term that had 90,000 exact match (300,000 broad) searches a month and was quickly able to reach page 1 of Google and this equated to 400-500 visits a day. Unfortunately, I lost this ranking due to an unnatural links penalty, but that's another story!

Anyway, my suggestion is to look at the page rank of every site ranked on page 1 of Google for particular keywords. If most of the sites have a PR of 2 or less, this is a fairly good indication that you can rank for that term.
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easyrider wrote:My suggestion is to look at the page rank of every site ranked on page 1 of Google for particular keywords. If most of the sites have a PR of 2 or less, this is a fairly good indication that you can rank for that term.


Greg is right. Consider also looking into the site's page rank when figuring out your keywords and analyzing your competition for those keywords.

This technique is most effective if you are looking for high competition keywords. Based from experience, you may likely encounter high volume of sites competing for that keyword (as high as 500k) but the websites in the first page are all PR1 or PR 2.
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Thanks for the replies ladies. Okay so I understand that I need a balance of low/med/high competition keywords. But I am still kind of confuse when you say that I need a total of 5000 monthly searches for all keywords. Are you saying that each keyword should have at least 5000 monthly searches or you saying that if I have 10 keywords the total number of searches should add up to 5000 monthly searches?


I was referring to a 'total" of all the keywords in your keyword list. The total of your keyword list should not go below 5000. This is a general guideline. You should have a list that has a total of 5000 and above. As Greg mentioned in his post, this amount will give you minimal traffic and thus, you need to make this your baseline.

Hope that helps. Have a good day!
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hi, can u teach me effective way of keyword research ? I found some tech related low competition keywords more than 1,65,000 searches. shall I add them into my keyword listing if I want to rank on google 1st page?
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news365today.promotion wrote:hi, can u teach me effective way of keyword research ? I found some tech related low competition keywords more than 1,65,000 searches. shall I add them into my keyword listing if I want to rank on google 1st page?


Sounds like you have it set on broad and not exact. You can learn a bit more on keyword research from this video:
http://www.affilorama.com/market-resear ... d-research

Hope tht helps.
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vbordn wrote:I managed to find keywords that I think are profitable, however 90% of the keywords are low competition 1000 searches or lower so that I can rank easily in the search engines. But I am wondering if choosing keywords with 1000 searches or lower is a bad idea. Should I be looking for higher search numbers?


Hey vbordn,

You'd be surprised how quick those keywords can rack up traffic especially if they are related.

Typically whenever i think something is a good idea i go with my gut feeling and try it. It's also a great way to get out of your comfort zone and learn :-)

Just make sure the search traffic is exact match if you're using the google keyword tool otherwise your results will be skewed:


Whenever i go for a niche i also gauge something called the "true count", which gives you the number of competing pages you'll be up against.

Just add &start=900 at the top of the search bar after you've typed in your keyword and look at the "number of omitted entries" google lists. 400 and above will be a challenge:


keywordspy.com is also a site i've started to use more often to gauge how valuable keywords are by seeing how much advertisers are paying per keyword ;-)

Cheers,
Jay
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