How to tell the competiveness of an SE topic??
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I was wondering if someone could give me input on how to determine if a topic is competitive enough to make creating a web site around that topic worthwhile.
Specifically. . . .
I have been in the window cleaning business for about 4 years and have been looking at ways to create an income stream from the Internet. Window cleaning is a natural choice since I am very good at what I do and could write extensively about it.
The way I would make money from my site is to sell a computer program I am creating for internal use to other window cleaners or those using my site to learn how to start a window cleaning business. I can go into the details of my program if anyone cares to know about it but suffice it to say that I just need about 50 customers to make $2500 a month or so (which is just fine for my needs).
In short I would give away all my window cleaning expertise and "secrets" on the site, absolutely for free, and make money from the sale of my program.
But. . . I need to know if "window cleaning" as a topic is a good one to focus on. In terms of giving me a reasonable chance to rank highly in search engines if I create a really good window cleaning information site. Or whether this topic, like "internet marketing" for example, is so crowded that even if I make a good site, the chances of being ranked highly are slim at best.
I don't know how to tell the competitiveness of a search topic like "window cleaning". Other than just searching for these terms and seeing what the count of sites that are available for that topic is from the search results.
The term "window cleaning" results in 6,100,000 english pages on Google.
"window cleaning business" results in 438,000 english pages on Google.
The above does not tell me how often people search for these phrases which I am really interested in knowing. Only how many web pages might exist that are related to these topics. It does seem to indicate that I should concentrate on "window cleaning business" rather than "window cleaning" but on the other hand most of what shows up highly under "window cleaning" has to do with directories of window cleaners, cleaning fish aquariums, and the like which are really not the type of web sites that I would like to create (i. e. all about window cleaning as a business). . . so there might be some opportunity there too.
Hard to say. . .
Any input from anyone would be most appreciated.
one&only le saint geran
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