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    Web being too competitive

    Is the web too competitive nowadays to even make a decent buck? Although I’m not really long in the online marketing business, in fact the same sentiment was relate to me by some of my friends who have started much earlier than myself. What’s your view on this?

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    My view is that competitive keywords are often hijacked by very powerful companies like franchises who spent a lot of money promoting their businesses.

    How the little guys like me can make it? That's pretty difficult to compete with multi million dollars companies, but Google as a policy to give a chance to small businesses, and that's what makes a huge difference.

    If you target and rank top10 with low competitive keywords that no one are looking for or convert into sales, you cannot make it.

    If you target high competitive keywords, that will be very difficult to rank high and you will fight with marketing team hired by corporations.

    I found that if you target keyphrases in a specific niche and incorporate competitive keywords, you have a possibility to rank decently and have traffic that convert into sales.

    There is no magic, in all situations you must work hard, and there is no shortcut to success.
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    Since the internet has been around for a while now, certain things are very competitive. Almost all the great domain names have been purchased and are being parked or utilized for already existing businesses. Most of the ideas that people think of have already been done, or are simply not possible for a small, one-man team to do. It's a dog-eat-dog world, much like in all business.

    But the great thing about the internet is that it is ever-changing. Everything is updating on a daily basis. Customers want different things offered to them in a different way, different technology and software is implemented that can make your business stand out. So what's the key? You need to change quickly. Move with the times, and you'll have a much better chance of making it to the top.

    The second thing you need to do is always look at things realistically. For example, trying to rank first for the keyword 'Google' is literally an impossible task - so why bother doing it? If you're going to create a brand new auction site like eBay, ask yourself: "Why will people utilize this service instead of eBay or another major auction site?" Etc. Always approach your ideas from all ends and see if they're really feasible.

    Finally, doing what Natural Elements suggested is very important. Once you have a solid idea, some concepts for new features, and you're ready to move at the speed of the internet, you need to target keywords that are moderately powerful. Once you start ranking for those, the traffic will start coming to your site, and with that will come the money you're looking for. Some of it is trial and error, some of it is just doing heavy research.

    All in all, I believe that if you invest a lot of hard work into your business, you will find your desired outcome. Now, since I also am trying to run a business, I'll shamelessly drop a link to an article I wrote on my blog entitled 'It is IMPOSSIBLE to Make Money Online'. I think that if you take a look at that, a lot of your questions and concerns will be resolved.

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    Kovich made some good points not only in his post but also on his article.

    Don’t let yourself get discouraged, that's the hardest thing to keep in mind. Particularly when business slow down and cash flow is tightened.

    The important things are trial and error. This is daily challenge even for the experienced online business owners.

    The way to avoid trial and error are reading as much as you can in forums like this one and share experiences and knowledge between members.
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    these posts encourages me to really concentrate on my contents despite the competitive niche that i have.

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    What's the doctor saying...if your arm hurts when you move it to the right, don't move it to the right....
    for someone new to the MMO (Make Money Online) world, why take on a niche that has PR4+ sites in the top 5-10 listings for your keyword/phrases from the start...pick a niche or sub niche that's easier to compete in initially, then take on the Big Dogs...
    Anyway, I was inspired by your fish blog to pick up a "shark" related domain last night to add as a project here soon
    Best of luck,
    James

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    The web is very competitive. IMO, if you want to reach the top, start in the long tail, get established and subsequently work your way upwards.

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    In one way the Web is too competitive in that there are only 10 sites that can rank on the 1st page.

    Howver, the web is growing at 10% a year. So there's still plenty of opportunities.

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    yes, it is too much competitive now.....

    too hard to earn every single cent ( buhuuu

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    Sure it's more competitive now than before, I think it's because more people are coming on the Internet now and also more people were laid off from their jobs, so they are finding ways to make a buck online too.

    DCB

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