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How To Do Proper Keyword Research

When I was younger I always wanted to enter in highly competitive niches and that’s probably true for every single webmaster out there. You have a blog about making money online however you don’t know / earn money online. As you can understand, “make money online” is one of the most difficult and competitive keywords out there but yet, everyone registers a domain name, writes a couple of articles, builds some backlinks and waits for results (which will never come). In this case you desperately think you’re not set to make money online, which in fact is wrong!

– Keyword Research

Many say that content is king, traffic is the queen however personally I believe that the root into making money online is PROPER KEYWORD RESEARCH. You open a site about insurance, you hire someone to make exceptional articles, you even start building massive links but it wont work, because that’s not the way its supposed to work.

Why should everyone jump into extremely competing niches when in fact there are hundreds if not thousand of micro niches which are guaranteed to make you money?

In this article I will explain how to do proper keyword research and how you can start earning money right away, either by flipping your website (Flippa) or monetizing it by Adsense, Amazon or other affiliate programs

Keyword External Tool

I would highly recommend it since its the appropriate tool for finding niches based on their volume search and overall its FREE. So lets search about a particular industry / product / service we might be interested.

 

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Make sure you have ticked EXACT MATCH and locations: ALL, these would give you the exact search volume for a particular keyword across the globe. So the term which popped to my mind was “cakes”, then we refine the results from the highest volume to the lowest (click on Global Monthly Searches). The advantage in a micro niche is the option of having the exact match domain available (either .com / .net or .org). Be assured that the 50-60 results which have like more than 30k searches per month won’t have any of those domains available, so scroll down between the region of 7,000 searches and 4000 searches per month.

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So from the above list, we tick all of them and we export them as a txt file, so now you will have a file just like the screenshot below:

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Now what I’m going to show you, is a neat way of finding really quickly available exact match domains. As you can see on the image above, press CTRL + H, this command will bring up the Replace function of Notepad. Now what we want to remove from the list is the first [ , the space between the keywords and the ]. so basically you type on find what “[” and you replace it with nothing and it will automatically remove the [ from the list.

After doing so you will have a clean list of keywords such as below:

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Now you can visit a domain registrar which allows you to check bulk domains, for this example we will be using DNVenue.com Bulk Domain Checker which can be found HERE.
There you copy/paste the list of the keywords and select .com / .net .org and click search!

Based on the niche, you will either find or not any available domain names, in our case this is what I got:

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We check the available domains, the first one is 21stbirthdaycakes.net which apparantly has 6600 exact searches per month and an average Adwords cost-per-click of $0.64 which is not bad. The thing that matters most at this time is to check out the competition on Google. We do a quick search for the term “21st birthday cakes” to see how many results there are. Note that just because there are few results doesn’t mean that the competition is low, however we get an overall idea of the competition (for more in-depth analysis I would recommend using MarketSamurai for checking the real competition of the top 10, which shows how many backlinks they have, their PR’s, their domain age and much more)

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From a quick overview, we see that in TOP 5 results there is no exact match domain ranking, that is a good thing for us since we now have an exact match domain (.net) of the keyword. Another good thing for us is the fact that some of the sites are .co.uk, in which our emd .net will have to surpass rather than .com’s or .org’s

Last but not least, you have to think out of the box and think as a buyer yourself because the one’s looking to purchase something have a higher chance to click on your advertisements and 21st birthday cakes is surely an interesting keyword to work with.

Conclusion

I strongly believe its a numbers game, if 21st birthday cake ranks on top 3 and brings an average of lets say $1 per day, 50 different sites in similar small niches will bring $50 per day, so my suggestion would be to do keyword research daily and take down notes on domains / niches you find and then compare them, check out the competition, decide whether its a buying keyword or not and then nothing can stop you from earning money! Make sure to write unique content which is readable by humans, do not write content for the bots, as you will eventually get penalized sooner or later.
What are you waiting for now? Start making money and thank me later :)

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Tirana Startup Weekend

If you’re active in the Albanian web-o-sphere, changes are that you’ve have probably heard about Tirana Startup Weekend. If you don’t have a clue whats it about, here is a short explanation:

Startup Weekends are weekend-long, hands-on experiences where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can find out if startup ideas are viable. On average, half of Startup Weekend’s attendees have technical backgrounds, the other half have business backgrounds.

When: 20-22 April 2012
Where: European University of Tirana (ALBANIA)

Besides the usual talking, you can also use such meetings for new connections, since most of the attendees are webmasters / marketers / geeks / web-passionate. I will be attending it and I would highly recommend you to do so, the entrance is free of charge, you just have to confirm your registration at SWTirana.

Here’s a video of what to expect in a Startup Weekend:

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Webit Expo 2011

Being a Webit Consul, I had the possibility to invite a couple of friends to the biggest digital marketing conference in Europe, Webit Expo, held in Sofia, Bulgaria. As far as I know we were about 7 people from Albania. It was a real pleasure for me meeting some of the industry leaders. In this article I will emphasize some important events which took place in Sofia and how this conference helped us grow our business even bigger.

 

First Day in Sofia, 25th October

After arriving at Sofia’s International Airport, we got a cab and gave him the hotel name. Ironically he didn’t leave us at the place we had asked, instead we had to walk like 600-700 meters. The hotel we were staying was Hotel Lion, which was really comfortable and located at the center. After leaving our luggage, we were starving hence we wanted to eat lunch. The interesting thing is that we walked like for 15-20 minutes and we couldn’t locate a fast-food or a restaurant. The only things we could see were shoes, shoes and shoes. Tens of shops selling any kind of leather shoes. Luckily near our hotel there was a fast-food (Aladin) and the food was quite nice.

I was checking all the shopping centers nearby and I found Sofia Outlet Center which, according to Google Maps it was 2.9 km away by foot so we decided to walk. When we were getting closer to the spot on the map we couldn’t locate the shopping center that’s why we asked a guy and he told us that we were like 20 minutes away (by car!!!). So we got a cab and we headed to Sofia Outlet Center. (taxi’s in Sofia are extremely cheap, maybe because they work with gas)

Second Day in Sofia, 26th October

We woke up early in the morning to attend the conference. I was amazed seeing a huge crowd of digital marketing addicts and I felt quite good. For me this was the first international conference I was attending and I had the possibility to get to know with some of the industry leaders. Here are some photos:
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Conclusion

Webit Expo 2011 was a real inspiration for me, not only I had the opportunity to discuss with like minded and share thoughts on various topics, but we also had fun with some of my friends so greetings to Jonian , Arber , Albi & Ledio for the awesome time in Sofia city!

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Business SEO

How Google can destroy your online business overnight

We’ve all heard about thousand times the phrase “don’t keep all your eggs in one basket” and in this case it fits accordingly. If you’re traffic is coming solely from Google then chances are you won’t survive, no matter whether you do blackhat or whitehat.

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GetResponse iPad 2 Giveaway

Yes you heard it right! GetResponse, a leading email marketing company is giving away an iPAD 2 for all my blog readers! A special thanks goes to Agnieszka, brand manager over GetResponse which made this offer exclusive for all the visitors of my blog :)

The Company

GetResponse offers one of the most professional email marketing services at the cheapest prices in the industry. Whether you are just starting out or you are a large company with thousands of email subscribers, GetResponse can help you manage, track and organize ideally your campaigns. Never forget that “the money is on the lists” so if you haven’t started yet, you have a good reason to start today with the chance of winning an iPad 2

The Offer

GetResponse is on a giveaway spree, providing 1000 different prizes every single day to anyone who signs up with their program. I wanted something more for my readers hence we agreed on giving ONE iPad 2 to anyone who registers under my affiliate link (note that to be eligible to win the iPad 2 (16 gb) you will have to register under my referral link in order to count / track you)

The Prize

A picture is worth thousand words so take a look what could be yours with just a simple signup over at GetResponse

Click the button below to signup and become eligible to win an iPad 2

 

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