09 Feb 10 10:52 am
SEO help needed with Very niche market
My first project as a newbie turned out to be so niche that it is becoming a head scratcher ;-) Being resident in South Africa, I started a project to allow private property owners to advertise their properties for the 2010 Soccer World Cup. I know I started too late with the building of the website but I need to give it a full go. Even if I can just rent out my own property, it will make the effort very worthwhile. Still busy optimising the site and adding stock.
As I have been learning more and more, the problems are also getting worse with this niche. However, my logic tells me that in view of the lack of global competition in this niche, I really only have to beat South African competition and with the help of Affilorama I should be able to crack it (positive :-). It's just time, time, time. Any suggestions or comments on this issue?
In our currency ZAR, Google's CPC has gone from 40cents in December to R19.00 (for obvious reasons) on the most popular keyword phrases. Thats an increase of just under 5000% so, preferably, I don't want to take this route.
Here's what I need help with as well please:
I'm really battling to get trusted sites for backlinks because the subject is so niche, not to even speak of sites with a high PR!. I have a time factor restriction here and I need to rank as quickly as possible. I know there is a lot I can and will still do (articles, squidoo etc - I am busy with optimization of every page to get a Traffictravis A ranking) but can anyone maybe see a clever tip or trick in this niche to help me from a time perspective?? - I must rank in the next two weeks or so, or is that impossible?
For those that have the time to assist me, you can view the site to get the background www.20tenworldcupaccommodation.com
Any help will be much appreciated.