This is something I tried out and it worked well so I’m sharing it here…
I have multiple white hat sites. I use Google Analytics on them all.
So I was browsing through Analytics and seeing what keywords drove
people to one of my sites and noticed a keyword really had nothing to do
with my site (this particular site was a forum) and so I noticed in a
thread someone mentioned this keyword and this thread got indexed highly
in Google for this keyword. This automatically told me competition for
this keyword is almost nonexistant. Now you can do keyword research and
try to find weak competition keywords, but by using Analytics I was able
to find something I knew 100% was very weak in competition.
So I bought a domain with this keyword in the name. Cost $10. Time spent 5 minutes.
I installed wordpress and wrote 5 articles. Cost $0. Time spent 45 minutes.
I optimized my wordpress blog using maxblogpress plugin, xml sitemap plugin, all in one seo plugin. Cost $0. Time spent 20 minutes.
I added one adsense ad to my site. Adsense ad is 300×250, and I put
it between the title of my article and the article. It abides by adsense
t&c, nothing shady there. Cost $0. Time spent 5 minutes.
This was my initial test. $10 of cost, 1 hour and 15 minutes.
My site’s homepage URL was indexed on second page of Google within a
week and was bringing in a little adsense revenue. After 2 weeks one of
my articles was also indexed on the second page. Clicks were only
generating $0.10/click but i wasn’t trying to make a million bucks with
this. And i knew if i did a little link building i’d get on first page
I spent 20 minutes setting up a scrapebox blast to build some
backlinks and blasted out backlinks. I got about 1,000 which was more
then enough for a brand new site. Both my homepage URL and article were
on first page within another week.
I now waited a week and in that week I made $40 from adsense. Not bad for a $10 investment and less than 2 hours of time.
I then bought 3 more domain names (with keyword in domain). Ran
through the same exact process. Now I own 6 out of the 10 places on
Google’s first page for this keyword. In the first full month I made
$300. Now is the second month and it’ll come out around $425-450ish. I
do not own the top spot yet, so if I get there I can probably get up to
$600-700/month capped out. Keep in mind, this is all for a keyword that
pays only $0.10/click on average. My clickthrough rate is 20-25% on
Now I am writing 1 article per week (takes 5 minutes). I spin it 4
times. Upload one spun article to each of my four sites. So my upkeep is
20 minutes/month to earn a couple hundred per month.
I’m not sharing my keyword, or my sites so don’t ask. The point of
this thread is to point out another method for keyword research which I
haven’t heard many people use. And also to point out that you can make
some easy money with low paying CPC keywords, you don’t need to attack
the insurance or health care niche to make $XXX per month.