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can you help me translate market samurai output?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Bartman, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. Bartman

    Bartman Power Member

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    hi
    i am wondering which keyword is easier to rank for? and can you look at my settings and tell me if everything is correct? i wasnt sure what golden rules meant. and i wasnt sure if i should pick broad or exact.

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    ┼blackrat┼ Senior Member

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    The last one is the easier, however Its not the easiest of the keywords.

    And lastly, not worth because the SEOT(amount of clicks a number one site on g will get/day) is too low.

    The other 2 above are also low SEOT and high SEOC(pages competing for that keyword), which is bad.

    The 3 keywords are not worth pursuing short term imo.

    Aim for 1k SEOT and no more than 10k SEOC, analyze the competition on first page for the keyword using the competition module. If you can find one with these or similar stats, ur good to go. This is my input, people vary on these numbers a lot. And there are many other factors such as CPC that inflicts on profitability of the keyword etecetera.

    I recommend you study Keyword Research and learn what things mean in this as this is the most crucial part of SEO. Get this one wrong and you´re buried from the start.
     
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    magpie2419 Regular Member

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    Quite honestly I wouldn't bother with any of them, where it says Golden rules try changing it longtailed if you get a lot of them with low competition it may be worth your time setting up an adsense blog. Using each longtailed keyword as a post for the blog, this would bring in small amounts of traffic to each page, but add them all together and you have decent traffic.
     
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    blackhit Super Moderator Staff Member Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Without knowing the keywords it's impossible to say if the number of clicks is worth the effort.
    And without knowing the 1st page SERPS it's impossible to say how hard it will be to get those clicks.

    I.e. 61 clicks a day isn't much. But how likely will one or more of these clicks convert to a sale or submit, is what you should ask yourself.
    When it's a buying keyword like "cheap pink ugg boots" or "tickets Lady GaGa available" you know that these people have their creditcards next to their mouse/touchpad.

    The number of competing pages is one of the indicatitors on how popular the keyword is to promote but without looking at the strenght of the top 10 competitors you can't predict if you have a chance to outrank them.
    The keyword with the most competing pages in your screenshot might be easier to rank than the one with 20000+ pages...:D
     
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    ┼blackrat┼ Senior Member

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    Great insights blackhit. Added refining and focusing more on likelihood of converting my traffic rather than simply leeching for more.

    But let me disagree with your last point a bit, as amount of competing pages has always been a solid decision standpoint for me when judging strength of the competition. Sure thing taking a look at the first page results will result in better accuracy, and is mandatory, as keywords with a relatively low amount of competing pages may have been overtaken to a point where it would not be worth pursuing anymore, but as a general rule can we agree that the less pages competing the easier it is to rank?

    Once again, thanks for your share it was already immensely valuable.
     
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    blackhit Super Moderator Staff Member Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    As a general rule for a quick overview...yes. But only when you're in need of a starting point to make a quick decision between a number of keywords.

    The funny thing is that not all pages that turn up in the SERPS for a certain keyword are competing for that KW.
    They are not optimized, have no backlinks,hardly any content.
    I track all my sites and every day I see searches/keywords that I never targeted and have 1.000.000+ competing pages. And I'm on page 1 for that KW because out of that million pages mine was (without a definitive plan) more optimized for that KW.
    Note: These aren't keywords with 1000s of searches a day. Obviously these would be targeted the right way by a lot of people.

    And there's another funny thing with Google.
    I.e. in Market Samurai the exact number of competing pages for "beagle puppy training" is 3460.
    When you go to Google it does show this number of pages on page 1. But when you click through to the last page of the SERPS it shows that the actual number of competing pages is 478...:D
    Even with the omitted results included it's 478.

    So when you really want to go for a keyword (because you have a fitting product, service or offer), don't let the number of competing pages "frighten" you right away. It needs more research before you can conclude that it is too hard to rank for.

    And one last thing about the competition. More important than the number of competing pages is the strength of the 1st ten results. This is your real competition as you want to be were they are.
     
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    ┼blackrat┼ Senior Member

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    Who else would like to hear google´s explanation on that eh...

    Thanks again, happy new year! :sombrero: