But, but you say, I must know whether that keyword gets any searchers! I need to know:
- I need to know how many competiting websites there are.
- what the cost per click for Adsense.
- I need to know how many searchers there are.
Lets take them one at a time.
Value of the Competiting Websites Metric
Virtually zero - look at the first page of results (use scroogle.org for non-personalised results - not Google) - does ever result on that page have the EXACT keyword in the title? In the VERY unlikely result of a yes - move on.
Value of Adsense CPC Metric
Virtually zero - who here has got CPCs very much lower than this metric? Yeah though so. You will NEVER get this figure, its what the advertiser pays, the BEST you'd get is about 40% - the reality - probably 1/2 of that, even less given that mostly ads display that are "interest" based not, and not relevant to your site's content.
Value of The Search Volume Metric
Complete fantasy-land. Even using the "exatic match" option (nothing else is even close), this is very rough approximation. You know its one thing to work hard to rank for #1 for a term. That's the business we're in. But to rank #1 expecting 1000 visitors a month and getting 10 - that's heart-breaking, speaking as someone who's done it.
Getting 1000 visitors and making $2 is pretty bad too.
On the other side I've made good money from sites that get only a few hundred search visitors a month. Finding searchers who are desperate to buy is FAR more profitable than just getting lots of tire-kickers to your site.
There are two ways to know how much traffic a term gets:
- run a pay per click campaign (don't ask me all I know is it costs money);
- rank #1 (or at least on the first page) for the term and look at your own traffic.
If you put some of those results from Keyword Researcher back into GKT - you will get zero results - no one searchers for those terms. Well they do - because they find my pages, using those terms, here on Wizzley and elsewhere, those zeros sure do add up! We don't know what the minimum is for a term to show up in auto-suggest (and therefore Keyword Researcher) - but its a lot higher than zero!
And the easiest way to rank #1? Build a Wizzley article, get it ranked, notice if you are making any money. Then, and only then, consider building a website in the niche - but test at Wizzley first
Nice one Chef - you will be overloaded with keywords!
Just bought it through your aff link, Lis. Enjoying it a lot! :)
The price is pretty sweet for Keyword Researcher but I wonder how long they will be able to be keep that model. I bring this up because recently Market Samurai seems to regret not having a subscription model to begin with. They are looking at other revenue models - in reversal from their original promise - and getting a push back from their clients. I will most likely give the tool a try though as I always end up learning something from such experiments.
Hmm.... I'll probably give it a go, then. Thanks!
Duh doh duh, now I do feel stupid!!! Thanks Lis! SY
Keyword Researcher is lightening fast - the slow part for Niche Refinery is checking the competition, - which is not what KR does
Hey Lissie! I wish the new Niche Refinery ran faster. How does Keyword Researcher compare on speed?
Hmm highlight the question, hit spacebar to delete it and retype it ? In fact I don't usually use the sample questions - just type my own ...
Lissie, can you enlighten me how to do that? I looked around and can't find a way to edit / change the sample questions ... What am I overlooking?
hmmm - just do the equivalent of the sample questions in German - though i imagine there is much less of a database in the language though. I do get the odd Spanish word when searching in English