Nah - don't bother with 'em. Delete key works better IMHO.
Adsense simply doesn't work that way. True, you can research keywords and bung up a site on what you think top paying keywords are, but the usual thread here on this topic starts with a poster dissapointed they didn't get the $80 per click they expected based on Overture or whatever.
First off, adsense advertisers have quite a few options available to target sites that historically perform well for them. They can set different values on a keyword depending where and on what site it's shown. Yes, there are high paying clicks, but if you were an advertiser wouldn't you want value for money from your budget? Do sites with minimal content scraped from elsewhere on the net provide that? Simple answer is no. Hence many sites that are made to target high paying keywords don't get high value clicks.
Everybody and their dog are chasing high paying keywords. What is a high paying keyword at breakfast time is no longer a high paying keyword by teatime.
Those that do well on Adsense in the long term have put a lot of time and effort into creating sites that offer visitors good quality content. I would advise you to create a site on something you know about, or are passionate about. Work at the content and promotion of it, and adsense rewards usually follow.
wataf, I don't understand how you could make that work.
I do understand your desire for high paying keywords, but people will only click on them if the subject interests them. And they will only come to your site if the subject interests them. People don't go to websites to read text containing high paying keywords!
(Just being funny. Didn't meant that to sound rude.)
I started a little website as a retirement hobby. Put my heart (and time) into it and it got popular. Then I heard about AdSense and started making more money than when I worked for a living.
I think david_us's last para says it all.
I suppose Google don't like this strategy.
I find terrible the kind of websites like: "Have you ever thought about buying DVDs? DVD are in nowadays. If you want to buy a DVD you could try our DVD shop. There you can choose between thousands of DVDs"
There's an economist joke that goes like this:
Milton Friedman and a graduate student were walking along the street and the graduate student cried out, "Look, there's a $20 bill on the ground." And Friedman replied, "If that really were a $20 bill, somebody would have taken it already."
If you know nothing about the University of Chicago and economics, you probably won't find it in the least funny. But the basic idea that Friedman is trying to point out (in a comically extreme way) is that the marketplace will quickly adjust to stamp out any advantages from accidentally stumbling around.
The high-dollar keywords are so well-mined that you'd be like those fools in the river bed panning for gold years after everybody else had found every nugget that could be found.
As tempting as that is, I don't think that approach worked very well for anybody.
If you want to create a site, choose a topic that you like or know about, not the one that has the highest paying keywords.
These posts are helpful pointers, Wataf. You will waste your time trying to build a site around high-paying keywords.
And this thread should be up there on top with the other AdSense FAQ.
Make a website on every keyword possible, get good rankings/visitors etc, and then just compare your EPC.
Wataf....check your sticky mail
[edited by: martinibuster at 4:33 pm (utc) on Feb. 16, 2006]
Can someone tell me what keywords is all about?
If you go for highpaying keywords, you'll find out two things - one, like everybody said, you will be competing against tons of other sites.
The other thing is the boredom factor. If you are just doing it for the money, and facing stiff competition, you are going to find it very boring. The web is full of sites that are like this.
I do very well on my sites with hundreds of articles that target high paying keywords. Why? Because of the several thousand articles that also target low paying keywords. If you target the "money" keywords only you'll very likely end up very disappointed in the end.
I would like to agree with bird. If you have a website around smaller paid keywords, then write a few articles on higher paid ones, it'll work. Maybe you won't get the traffic that goes directly to the page, but traffic from the other pages should lead your visitors to it, if you have good navigation that is.
As for the story diamondgrl gave, I thought you were going to say that the marketer didn't bend over so the guy picked it up himself. Because, although rarely, small nuggets of gold are still found in California.