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Competition Research

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by timmytim, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. timmytim

    timmytim Newbie

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    HI,

    I'm trying to build my first micro niche site with a fairly competitive keyword.


    When I did some research on the competitions I found out that #1 website page has less than 200 [age backlinks but over 18million domain backlinks.

    I understand that number of backlinks plays a crucial role in serp ranking.

    I'm curious which one weighs more, backlinks to the page or backlinks to the domain.

    Also If I were able obtain an exact match domain would it be possible to take the number 1 spot with the help of flawless onpage seo,blog commenting, forum profile linking, linkwheel, and etc?
     
  2. Longover

    Longover Power Member

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    When I did some research on the competitions I found out that #1 website page has less than 200 [age backlinks but over 18million domain backlinks.
    Is the domain you are talking about something like squidoo or hub pages? if not, then it is probably an authority domain so it likely caries some weight with

    I understand that number of backlinks plays a crucial role in serp ranking.
    Yup, on page seo will not rank you in position one unless your site has a lot of authority.

    I'm curious which one weighs more, backlinks to the page or backlinks to the domain.
    It depends. Are you talking about ezinearticles that has 2M+ links to domain? Because that would probably be easily out ranked by an exact matched domain with backlinks. Or, are you talking about an authority domain that has 10,000 links to the domain with a fair amount to the page?

    Also If I were able obtain an exact match domain would it be possible to take the number 1 spot with the help of flawless onpage seo,blog commenting, forum profile linking, linkwheel, and etc?
    It really just depends. What is the PR and domain age of the competing domains? Are there some social properties ranking? If it feels like it is worth going after, then just do it. Real world experience will teach you a lot more than risk assessment questions on a forum.