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Are u guys able to rank this keyword?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by wiso4151, May 27, 2016.

  1. wiso4151

    wiso4151 Regular Member

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    I am now a member of this forum for a little over 3 years, however I have never actually invested much time into SEO. In the last few weeks i've decided to make a little side project & start learning SEO.

    One of my first lessons is to find profitable keywords that I can rank for. Yesterday I came across an interesting keyword which is quite profitable, however it seems to be impossible to rank for, at least that's what keywordreavealer is saying.

    So i thought, why not ask the BHW community what they think about the ranking difficulty of this keyword. Suppose we create a completely new high quality site + keywordXXX domain for this keyword and try to rank it.

    Could you do it? How much would you have to invest? How long would it take you.

    Keyword: "how to start a blog"

    Now I am not asking because I actually want to rank for this keyword, I ask because I am trying to get a general idea of what is possible, so pelase respect that I am total noob when it comes to SEO.

    I appreciate all the answers.
     
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  2. richie121

    richie121 Junior Member

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    Its doable but will take time. How much time? I can't say. If you look at first page results for the keyword, average PA is 70. And for a new site to rank it will take a year and a half (at least). I could be wrong though. But since you said, you are starting, try ranking easy keywords which have no competition at all. You will get motivated and learn which type of links work best. If you haven't ranked any keyword then you shouldn't aim for this keyword. Gain some experience.

    And did I mention you will have to invest heavily? Anywhere between $500 to $2k a month is required. And if you are going to do your own SEO then time and patience is required.

    Note: Choice is yours. You can either choose to rank an easy keyword and move slowly up the SEO ladder OR get working and rank. Nothing is impossible.
     
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  3. wiso4151

    wiso4151 Regular Member

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    Thanks for the advice, i appreciate it. First of all I need to get an idea, so I am not actually planning to rank for auch a keyword anytime soon :)
     
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    Jared255 Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    That's a tough keyword for a beginner. I would drill down further. For example, if there was a keyword with search volume like "how to start a fishing blog" or "how to start a travel blog", those may be easier.

    Jared
     
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    Sristy Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Anything is possible or nothing is impossible. If you have the patience, time and money to wait for rankings then definitely you can rank for any keywords. But if you are in a hurry to make money then you need to try easier keywords.
     
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  6. starki

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    Certainly not easy, but not what I'd consider really hard. As far as time is concerned, you can never exactly tell, but about 12 months for top 3 rankings, assuming the site itself rocks. Budget? If it's purely for offpage, $1,5K/month (blackhat, but no suicide churn & burn mission) should be sufficient, but a huge agency mainly doing guestposts by outreach and stuff like this would easily charge a multitude.
     
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