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I've tried Overture's Bid Tool but it doesn't work, I enter my keyword and the code but it doesn't show anything.
I've found top keywords for 7search, can I use them?
I have also found a free list on www.toppayingkeywords.be but I would like to check them first before I use them but I don't know where to check them since overture's tool doesn't work.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.