I did 3. One gave me no row of green. One gave me 3, but 2 of them I discounted myself because my keyword was plural and the singular turned up in 2 URLs. Here's the matrix (80, 15, 30000).
# PR BLP YAH Title URL
1 3 202 N Y N
2 4 810 Y N N
3 0 54 N Y Y
4 3 653 N Y N
5 3 5 N Y N
6 3 535 Y N N
7 2 75 N N N
8 4 193 N N N
9 0 12 N N y (plural/singular issue)
10 0 16 N N y (plural/singular issue)
Since I did get one row of green with this attempt (#7), I'm tempted to reconsider #9 and #10 as maybe a little bit encouraging, because PR=0 for them.
On the other hand, since all the PR and BLP figures are low, I think this is just a small market?
Hi Ciaran, it might be a bit easier if you could upload a screen grab of your matrix, and also the SEOT, PBR and SEOC values for your niche. I'm no expert, but I'm guessing that low PR and BLP values on their own don't necessarily mean it's a small market, just that there's not much competition, which could be a good thing!
High PBR helps to eliminate bogus keywords. For example, hair straighteners makes sense but straighteners hair doesn't work as good. But when you look at the broad count for both, they may be the pretty close. Why? Because broad count doesn't take into account the actual order of the words. BUT, if you use a PBR of 15% and I've used as high as 30%, you tighten up the possibility that you've got the right keyword for the BROAD match. When in doubt, switch market samurai to phrase or exact counts. You'll find that in the middle left of the screen titled: 'Match Type'. If you have, let's say 1,400 broad searches per day but only 20 exact matches, then you'll find that the PBR will be very low.