Market Samurai: What Is A Good SEOC Number To Look For?

by Niche Finder on August 28, 2009

Of course, the answer is (as always): it depends upon how much resources you have.

If you have a high-authority site, you can target higher SEOC numbers, but if you want to do small niche sites and get the “low-hanging-fruit”, the easy keywords, then you should look for values below 100,000.

Everything above 100,000 is an indicator that you will need to put in a serious amount of resources into ranking high for that search term in Google.

Less than 30,000 is good, and less than 10,000 is great.

Keywords that have a SEOC value of less than 10,000 are keywords that you should be able to grab easily. So if you are a beginning online marketer, and you don’t know a lot about SEO, or you simply don’t want to invest a lot in ranking for a specific term, then look for SEOC values below 10,000.

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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Chris September 26, 2009 at 7:13 pm

I just started a trial of Market Samurai. With a very young blog (2 months), I needed to find out which keywords I needed to filter out since I don’t have any authority relative to my competition. Using an SEOC of 30,000 or less is great information. Thank you for writing the article.

Chris

Niche Finder September 27, 2009 at 7:35 am

Hey Chris,

thanks for your comment, and I’m glad that this info was helpful for you.
Generally, SEOC of less than 30 k and search volume of 100+ is what I love most. Also, when you found keywords that met these criteria, use the SEO competition module to verify that it will be easy to rank for them. If you get enough “green and yellow” there, then go for it.

Since your blog is new, I also recommend you take it easy with linkbuilding. To be on the save side, make it a link a day or something like that, and then slowly take it up the following months. I know how tempting it is to do lots of linkbuilding when just starting out with a new blog, when we are all excited and what to see results fast – but slow and steady wins the race, because Google is getting better and better at recognizing “articifial linkbuilding” vs. natural linkbuilding).

Michael

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