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Competition Difficulty Changed

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by socialblast, May 25, 2013.

  1. socialblast

    socialblast Regular Member

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    After the recent Penguin update, according to Traffic Travis the competition for my niche has gone from Very difficult for every keyword to Medium difficulty for two keywords and Relatively Easy for one.

    Why is this? How it is easier to rank now?
     
  2. Glassy

    Glassy Junior Member

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    Maybe traffic travis is wrong, or maybe the competition was wiped out?
     
  3. WayneInc

    WayneInc Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Just try to find it manually.. sometime this software give wrong results..
     
  4. Techxan

    Techxan Elite Member

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    If the update devalued a lot of your competitions backlinks you would benefit like this.
     
  5. blackhaterz

    blackhaterz Junior Member

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    Now it is very easy to rank. I am seo expert recently i ranked two sites in two days one on #9 and one on #8 and also competition was great. I am also amazed.
     
  6. mikeydell

    mikeydell Senior Member

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    Not surprising, were seeing alot of niches that were pretty tough to reach the top heights just a month ago dropping like rocks now. The newest update cleaned out alot of sites.
     
  7. Windmill

    Windmill Supreme Member

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    What will be happening here, is that your niche was probably filled with websites that had tonnes of backlinks. These websites have been penalized, leaving the field relatively open for newcomers like you now. Jump on it while it is still fresh!
     
  8. Logician

    Logician BANNED BANNED

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    If you're just learning like I am, I think starting right after an update is the perfect time.