When using Google's keyword tool, is it better to look for high or low competition words? I typed in a phrase and got 9900 monthly searches with low comp. Would that be considered good? The phrase was the same as I typed except by one word. Everything else was relevant to the phrase..
That's probably better than anything I've used yet. Although, what do you consider "low competition"? And what is the top of that competition like?
The green bar with competition written above it is for people advertising, it's for people showing adverts.
To check the competition, it's better to click the keyword which will take you to a google search of that phrase. If the page one sites are all quoting the keywords exactly and are high page rank, that would be a very competitive topic.
I believe the competition on the keywords tool is for advertisers competition...not for publishers. Someone correct me if I'm wrong as I haven't used the tool for about 6 months.
You will need to determine the search engine results competition with a different method. i.e. checking the PR of the sites on Google's front page and checking how much internal linking and backlinking you will be up against. With HP, you can easily beat PR 0-1 sites...so that is what I look for when trying to determine competition.
I use Market Samurai, could never do without it now
Although have of my titles are just made up without any analysis at all. And you know what? They do just as well if not better than the ones picked from any keyword tool. Don't care about cpc, don't care about traffic, don't care about competition. Works just fine.
Want to know the best way to find good long string titles? Sign up to Helium, use their title finder, use them on Hubpages. That way, somebody else is doing ALL the work for you.
I know, I know, I know... I'm too clever.
Thanks, I'll check out helium and see what their like. My problem is getting the right titles for certain niches. Some are easy while others are hard finding the right titles, keywords...mainly because of popularity,competition and etc....
Ryan Wow.. that is called working smart not hard!! though I bet you work pretty hard too!!
Forget fancy expensive software to find out about keyword competition, waste of money and are all hype to suck in buyers.
Take your keyword and put it in Google search. Go to the last page of that keyword search and read the number of relevant pages.
That is the competition for the keyword.
KISS - Keep it simple is often a good term.
just Helium ?use everyones research I should add its worth jumping on as its pretty well trafficked so your competition is already doing it
I cant agree on the forget fancy research tools and methods though, its not that hard to get 2-3x the average stated eCPM ..someone has to set the high level of the average, might as well be you
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