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Adsense cost-per-click more important than # of searches?

Discussion in 'AdSense' started by courtney, Mar 6, 2006.

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    After I create a page of content, I try to go back and optimize that page for a specific keyword. (Maybe that's totally backwards but I just don't want a MFA site :) ). When I'm deciding which keyword(s) to focus on, should I give more weight to Google's estimated cost-per-click for ads matching that keyword, or focus on the number of searches done for a keyword (on the Overture tool or whatever)? Or something totally different? I guess I'm just not really sure what the criteria are for "good" keywords/phrases.

    Thanks!
     
    courtney, Mar 6, 2006 IP
  2. matte

    matte Peon

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    i think it's hard to decide which one is more important, cost per click or number of searches.

    but for me, i care more about cost per click.
     
    matte, Mar 6, 2006 IP
  3. courtney

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    Oh okay. I was afraid maybe there was an obvious answer that everyone knew but me. :)
     
    courtney, Mar 6, 2006 IP
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    You will have to find a good combination of both.
    No search - No traffic
    Why would you need a Mesothelioma site if you are the only one visiting it...
     
    pixads, Mar 6, 2006 IP
  5. corinaw

    corinaw Not Banned

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    Hey Courtney,
    Not to confuse you, but umm. I'd take a look at cost per click x number of searches. You also have to look at the competition and how difficult it is to even rank for a high paying keyword.

    I've heard of mesothelioma MFA sites, (I think I spelled it right, but I can't even say it!) has a very high payout, you'll find MFA sites with this keyword for sale all over the place.

    IMO, this is just a waste of your time. Find a niche, focus, write good content, (or pay someone to write it and then broaden your site topics.

    I honestly don't look at cost per click. I have a niche site and I am ever broadening my topics, but I do research on new topics based on the search number.

    Hopefully others will post on their perspective. But to me I find it easier to be sucessful on a topic I care about, rather than running after CPC.
     
    corinaw, Mar 6, 2006 IP
  6. courtney

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    That makes sense. I've never used ads on my sites before, so it's all new to me and I think I'm getting bogged down in the logistics. If I spent the same amount of time writing good content as I do trying to figure out all this Adsense business, I'd probably be making better progress!
     
    courtney, Mar 7, 2006 IP
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    it happens... dont wig out... dont email google just keep working on your site.
     
    Shoemoney, Mar 7, 2006 IP