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Am I stupid? or Am I stupid?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Bozigian, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. Bozigian

    Bozigian Junior Member

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    Hey guys. So you I guess I have been another victim of the [broad] and [exact] search term dilema.

    I have my website like on first pages for ya/bing. After a long time of work.

    According to traffic travis, my keyword is medium difficulty to rank for.

    So yesterday I was reading a thread here, I think on funny fails. And I think I noticed how some people get confused when trying to rank for a term whether to look at the [exact] search term or the [broad] search term.

    When I looked for my keyword and global hits. It was around 50,000 hits a month.
    But what I realized what I should have done is look for the exact search term and I did and now I only will have like around 1,500 hits a month.

    This is bs, Im so mad at myself.

    Next time I know if you want to rank for a keyword, and if you are looking at google keyword tool. Use the [exact] term phrase, not the [broad] one.

    And for you newbie IM'ers remember this especially. It would suck to have all your work done and realize that you messed up and not use the exact search term.
     
  2. SuperLinks

    SuperLinks Elite Member

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    Don't sweat it man! Part of becoming successful in life is making mistakes and then learning from them.

    While it may suck, I'm sure you've learned a great deal about making a website, building content and creating backlinks. You are probably more familiar now with keyword research and will never buy another non EMD domain.

    Onwards and upwards!
     
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  3. FuryKyle

    FuryKyle Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Absolutely this
     
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  4. Rushdie

    Rushdie BANNED BANNED

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    thats right ;)
     
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  5. BENNY8877

    BENNY8877 Supreme Member

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    I've done it too. Your only stupid if you keep doing it.
     
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  6. X-hat

    X-hat Registered Member

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    learn from ur mistakes ;)
     
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  7. Tdal21

    Tdal21 Junior Member

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    Ditto, most of us have done it. I realized it when I ranked page 1, in like in an hour?... That damn site is STILL number one, and I have not touched it in 5 months... When It gets knocked off, I'll know someone else fell for the broad/ exact...lol. (actually, I think this was the same as you, giant global but like 37 locally...)
     
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  8. jdog37

    jdog37 Power Member

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    Also be sure to use the local search (not global) as your guide. I once found what I thought was a killer keyword until I used google insights for search. I found out the majority of searches came from the Netherlands and was a mis-pronunciation of a more common term.
     
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  9. msaqib_301

    msaqib_301 Regular Member

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    hahah,

    Mate learns from your mistakes and i hope that wouldnt happen in future.
     
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  10. vampirerocks123

    vampirerocks123 Regular Member

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    Hey budd. Cool. You have passed the first level. Failing is a part of learning. Now use the experience and you ll be pretty strong in building another site.
     
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