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Am I supposed to have found a great keyword?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by razorfish, May 20, 2010.

  1. razorfish

    razorfish Registered Member

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    So guys, while playing with KeywordToolExternal I discovered a three tailed keyword. It's the first one on the list on the image attached below.

    Will it be a successful keyword if we consider the global monthly search volume ? If I register the com domain (which is unregistered) and build a blog for example , will I have success?

    I'm asking cos I'm a bit confused on how someone can understand if a short-tailed or long-tailed keyword is considered a "gold keyword"
     

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  2. chockomonkey

    chockomonkey Regular Member

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    You'll want to switch that drop-down box to Exact to see how many people are actually searching for your exact keyword (ie. red dog collar) rather than all possible variations (ie. dog collar made neck red).
     
  3. movieman32

    movieman32 Regular Member

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    A "gold keyword" can be any length. The real key is how much competition does the keyword have. Do a G search with your word in "" and that will tell you how many competing pages there are for your keyword. Then take a look at the top 10 G search results and see if they have that keyword phrase in the Title and URL - those guys are your heaviest competition. Then you need to find out how many backlinks there are to those pages listed in the top 10. From the number of backlinks to the pages you can get a good idea of how hard it is going to be to get in the top 10.
     
  4. TwistedMarketing

    TwistedMarketing Regular Member

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    Our simple posts are way better than the guides being sold on DP :D
     
  5. biks

    biks Power Member

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    As Chocko says, see what the real numbers are for EXACT and local. (It's going to be WAY lower than what your looking at.)

    Then you need to run it through Market Samurai to see what the first page of Google looks like for that keyword. As long as the domain is available, you normally can rank pretty high if your not competing with a giant conglomerate of some sort.

    Hell, IM me the keyword, I'll run it through MS and tell ya what I think. I promise not to steal your precious keyword or else you can publicly call me a lying sack of shit.
     
  6. razorfish

    razorfish Registered Member

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    yep you're right guys... The numbers for the exact (quoted) search are delusive... Only 480 monthly
    I thought I had found a great keyword. Keyword hunting seems not to be an easy issue if you're not expert...
     
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    Keep in mind that GKT numbers are not necessarily accurate - depends where you got this keyword from - Google trends, kw suggestions like Google Suggest or GKT itself...
     
  8. moserw

    moserw Junior Member

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    I've learned (from Market Samurai) that search keywords and spend keywords are different. If you are looking to monetize based on keywords then get Market Samurai. Its a must have tool to find those golden keywords. I believe you can do similar (but not as comprehensive) in the Google Keyword Tool with AdWords CPC incorporated in the data, but its just not as easy as Market Samurai.