CommunityCategory: Search Engine OptimisationWhat is high competitive niche strategy? Is it worth it?
62f9b272b3772c279da3cb2c5e9a8a4c?s=48&d=mm&r=gMohammad Athar Staff asked 4 weeks ago
From your perspective, the highly competitive niche is worth the effort nowadays without having a high budget to spend? My blog is about digital marketing/blogging/affiliation, so pretty much an extremely competitive/ crowded niche.
 
Many people already advised me that it doesn`t have any sense to spend my time on it. But I feel like I don`t wanna quit yet. I am investing a lot of time in SEO optimization, keywords research, content creation and started to some backlinks already. But with the advice that it is not gonna work, I am starting to have real doubts

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?s=48&d=mm&r=gFajal Shah answered 4 weeks ago
“MY blog is about digital marketing/blogging/affiliation, so pretty much an extremely competitive/ crowded niche.”

Who do you want to reach with the blog, and are you hoping to make money with it or just to reach an audience?

No SEO/digital marketing blog reaches everyone. There are many corners in the Web marketing-verse, and many of them have little to do with the others. If you can reach only a few thousand people per month, would that be enough?

I built my blog up to 10s of thousands of monthly readers. Now it only gets thousands because I don’t invest time in it any more. But I’m okay with that. It does what I want it to do.

Honestly, I reach more people through social media. I occasionally write Tweets that are read by more people than read my entire blog in a month.
What are you trying to accomplish? What do you want from a blog?

If you only see it as a money vehicle, yeah, the competition is fierce and you’ll spend years building up the audience you need.

If you see it as a platform where you can share your thoughts and maybe engage with people who are interested in what you have to say, then every month where you get at least 1 visitor more than the previous best month is a good month – and a success.
YOU should define your key performance metrics, not other people (many of whom are just parroting what they read on the Web without caring about what you want).

?s=48&d=mm&r=gFajal Shah answered 4 weeks ago
There are two types of SEO nowadays – and luckily most people are still playing the old school “Match The Keywords” game. Oddly enough, I find that the SEO and Digital Marketing niches are still very heavily weighted toward this – in spite of the fact they should really know better.

 
As such, if you know how to (or learn how to) master the Semantic SEO game – that competition is typically fairly easy to leave in the dust. You’re no longer competing against everyone, you’re just competing against 30-40% of the field.

?s=48&d=mm&r=gPoonam answered 4 weeks ago
Long tail keywords + building a personal brand *guest posting, guesting on podcasts, social engagement) are super important. Sometimes it’s social media or email lists that work better for certain niches, but I wouldn’t ignore SEO altogether because there’s a lot of terrible and unrelatable advice out there.

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