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Can you give me advice on my competition?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by plainstud, Jun 11, 2016.

  1. plainstud

    plainstud Junior Member

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    hello everyone, i want to ask some questions and get everyone's advice.

    so i will be starting a new business soon. so of course i want to use the internet and help my business. i have done multiple campaigns before that were just churn and burn with spun content. of course since this is my own business i will be using strictly hand made original content. i have my own opinion on my situation but i am here to ask about all of your opinions. right now, i am viewing my competition.

    i have used long tail pro and there are a lot of keywords that i have seen that have a moz competition keyword rating of 35 and under with medium or low competition. there are a few people who are consistently in the top 10 for these keywords. the top 10 domains for these keywords usually have about over 70,000 pages indexed with google and seems to have been doing this for awhile(few people have been in this for over 10 years) so obviously they are established. by the way, these keywords all have under 1 million page search results. I wish i had google's pagerank to measure and gauge all of the competition but since google is not sharing pagerank anymore(or removed or whatever) i have to think a little more.

    in all of your past experiences, if you have ever been in this type of situation with these type of numbers. what would your preminary conclusion be? Would you say it is on the harder side? easier side? How would you approach it? if there is anymore information you need or would like let me know. any opinion is welcome, thank you everyone.
     
  2. plainstud

    plainstud Junior Member

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    anyone?
     
  3. DigitalCity

    DigitalCity Power Member

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    bro seriously?

    you answered your own question...

    the top 10 pages have over 70K indexed pages...hell yeah that tough competition pal.
    well do you research its not impossible to get up there but it will take time and money..

    good luck.
     
  4. macdonjo3

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    To get more responses on the forums, ask shorter questions. That generally yields more readers.
     
  5. plainstud

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    it is not something that I can explain in one or two sentence. compared to other threads , this is pretty small. I actually condensed it down a lot from my original question.
     
  6. blackbeans

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    It seems you have your work cut out for you.

    You really do.

    I mean, it seems that your competitors are more established than you.

    I would not fault you for being intimidated at this point.

    It seems like, you're going to have to put in a lot of work, time, and effort and of course, money to catch up with

    your competition.

    With that said, you have to understand that just because your competitors are beating you in certain keywords, this

    doesn't automatically mean that you're always going to be playing catch up.

    You have to remember that any niche can always be broken down into sub-niches.

    By studying carefully your competitors, you might be able to find sub-keywords that they might be under-serving or they

    might not be all that focused on.

    By researching these sub-keywords, you might be able to find lucrative areas where you can get a foothold.

    Once you establish yourself using these sub-keywords, you can then meet them a little bit more directly with larger

    keywords.

    Do you see where I'm coming from?
     
  7. plainstud

    plainstud Junior Member

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    thank you for the reply.

    I had the same mentality as you. when I did my analysis I did not find anything special. the only thing these competitors have is time. so they are more established. I just have to make it up by being more innovative. and yes i did find some more niche and long tail keyword that will be easy to rank. they get close to 200 searches per month. which is good for me. it is a good start. i am not focusing on seo only. i will be leveraging social networks too. i will leave the search engines as a work in progress while i try to get more of a short term return from the social campaigns. but it is good to know that i had a similar mindset with other people here. thanks man.
     
  8. iglow

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    check semrush for what competitors rank too
     
  9. Linkzo

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    I think you are doing great for ranking your site,just focus on bringing more viewers and create more quality back links which is related to your niche.
    Google always takes sometime wait for it and use semrush tool for tracking your site details with knowing your competitors ranking .
     
  10. PBN345

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    You don't need Google's PR or think a little bit more, you need to put the 10 you have mentioned through a backlink checker tool if you haven't already and find out what your competition really looks like.

    With an average of 70,000 indexed pages it will more than likely be competitive.

    As previously said - put the competitors through semrush - you will get a clearer picture of who is ranking for what and might find a couple easier KW's you could rank that still have decent search figures.

    Good Luck