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[ASK] Competition in Adword Keyword Tool

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by twisted_one, May 23, 2011.

  1. twisted_one

    twisted_one Regular Member

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    I do not understand how the Adword Keyword Tool Works. I mean I was searching for some high paying low competitive keywords and guess what ...

    What part of that I do not understand is.. the competition. How can trees be a low competitive word with that many searches? How is that identified?

    While I understand that an exact match keyword domain is not possible for this particular keyword, still if I have some blahtrees.com site and try to optimize it for the keyword trees, I can rank #1 even with minimal # of backlinks? Is that what it means by "Low" competition?

    Any one please clarify, thanks!
     
  2. twisted_one

    twisted_one Regular Member

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    Come on guys... At least 25% of this BHW must know about SEO. Why not share what you know about it, please?
     
  3. twisted_one

    twisted_one Regular Member

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    Similarly, I see the keyword "sleep" as low competitive too.

    I do not understand how these keywords are said to be low competitive at all.
     
  4. sikandar

    sikandar Senior Member

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    The competition in Adwords tool is not the number of competing websites for that keyword- rather it gives an indication of the number of advertisers who are buying ads for that keyword. Since no fool will buy ads for words like sheep and tree, the competition is low.

    If you want to know the competition for the keyword, enter the keyword in search engines like Google and note the number of competing websites for that keyword. To get more realistic idea you can use quotes, intitle ad inurl commands in Google
     
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  5. twisted_one

    twisted_one Regular Member

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    Hey thanks a lot! Call me dumb but I never knew this before. All these years, I was trying to find High paying Low competitive keywords only by filtering all those keywords with "Low" competition and CPC more than $1.

    All this runs down to how I suck at using that tool. It is a new learning anyways. Thanks!

    EDIT:

    Moreover, it shows that we have search for High competition keywords in Adword Keyword tool because only those keywords will have highly competing advertisers to buy ads for the keyword.