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Compare rankings with OR

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by cameltoe, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. cameltoe

    cameltoe Registered Member

    Oct 10, 2009
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    I haven't read this anywhere before, and it may be misleading or old news, but I thought I would share it anyway:

    I am under the impression that it can be quite useful to compare keyword rankings in google with the "OR" operator.

    Here is an example:

    Given you already are maintaining a project. Let's say you have one main keyword that you have optimized your site for: gardening
    You have worked on your site yourself, you know what SEO measures you have taken and you are able to estimate how much work you have invested.

    Now, you are already ranking quite well with gardening and you are thinking about working on a different subject. Lets say elevators.

    When you search for gardening OR elevators
    you can see where your gardening site ranks. And you can therefore conclude where your new elevators page could be located at if you had invested a similar amount of work. (With similar domain age etc.)

    I think this can be quite useful to estimate how hard your competition will be. Because I often read that the backlink count tells you very little.

    I would like your opinion on this matter :)
    If this did help you, and you don't think this is wrong - I would be happy for a thanks
  2. wahabfun

    wahabfun Junior Member

    Dec 25, 2009
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    That's not the good option to compare. There are lots of other factor.
  3. ContentWriter

    ContentWriter Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    May 8, 2013
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    There are ready-made programs that can help you compare your stats whether it's your site's stats vs. competitor stats or competitor stats vs. competitor stats.

    I haven't tried what you said in your post though.