Help and Advice requested

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  1. Ritsos profile image42
    Ritsosposted 7 years ago

    Ok .. for a couple of months I've been posting hubs and articles at various places with generally pretty minimal clicks. I'm now starting to research keywords much more seriously so hopefully that will help.

    I'm also looking to find niche subjects to build small websites around and wondered how people did this.

    Especially but not exclusivley advice from Market Samurai users.

    What do you look for when looking for a niche ... how do you judge what is an acceptable possible amount you might earn from it ... Not sure if I'm making any sense but I guess there must be a cut off for some people for eg 'bent squirrel sparrow' is probably going to get you to number 1 in google but you won't earn from it ...

    any thoughts appreciated


    1. cre8tive profile image83
      cre8tiveposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      When I'm using MS I don't really bother looking at the monetary values it assocites with a keyword. I look more at the number of searches and the competition. I've found very little correlation between values stated and what is actually earnt.

      When I have something I think I want to use I type it (and realated phrases) into google and see if ads come up. If they do then I know there are people advertising products related to the subject I'm writing about. Remember ads won't necessarily just be about your keywords.

      So, taking you example of 'bent squirrel sparrow' there are (not surprisingly) no ads for this phrase, but there are ads for 'squirrel' and loads for 'squirrel feeder' so I'd make sure I included the text squirrel feeder in the article and try and theme the whole thing around things that there were ads for (hope that makes sense).

      This works for me as far as getting appropriate ads goes (at least most of the time, getting people to click them is a whole other ballgame though.

      I think the MS tutorials are a good place to start, I still go back to them every so often. Takes a while to get the hang of MS but I have to say I love it.

      1. Ritsos profile image42
        Ritsosposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        THanks ... that is really useful as it's something I did wonder but hadn't read anywhere else ... in some ways it may be better to have ads that differ or deviate at least from the main topic as it makes people curious .. that's a good strategy ... back to the drawing board .. appreciated :-)

  2. BRIAN SLATER profile image88
    BRIAN SLATERposted 7 years ago

    If your looking to build a niche website I would choose a topic that you know inside out, that way you will not lose your motivation to keep updating it.
    You probably have a knowledge now of MS and you can use this to help find low competition and high ranking kw's that you could write about.
    I would look at the hubs you have written and you can see which ones are attracting regular viewers-ask yourself could you use these for your niche.
    What works for some will not work for you. I was told by Mark Knowles that you can do all your research and produce a good site but that doesn't mean it will be a success. I suggest you bite the bullet, have ago and learn, just like you have on this site. From that take what is positive and do it all again. To coin a phrase, wash and repeat. Hope this helps.

    1. Ritsos profile image42
      Ritsosposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Brian ... That's part of the problem ... most things I have an interest in are definitely low earners so I am going to have to research and write good articles for whatever I choose. Good thing is that I'm open to learning .. I'm currently writing loads of dentistry articles for a guy and I'm petrified of dentists but equakky finding it fascinating lol.

      Made a cuppa and sat down and watched the MS tutorials and think I have a better handle now :-)



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