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does the PR count when I try to outrank my competitor?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by pdoods, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. pdoods

    pdoods Regular Member

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    I found a niche search phrase which gets 2,900 searches per month, has 34,800 competing sites with quotes and 313,000 without quotes and lowest competitor in Google top-10 search results has only 96 backlinks but his site is PR2..

    I know I can easily beat that 96 backlinks, but how much does the PR weights when trying to outrank a competitor in same niche with a new domain?

    I know with web 2.0 properties it would be very easy..
     
  2. brittany46

    brittany46 Junior Member

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    Personally, I don't usually look at the PR of my competitor sites. I know PR means something to ranking, but I don't know how much, so I don't worry too much about PR. If PR was the most important thing, then the serps would show that the higher PR site ranking higher almost every time. But that isn't true, is it? What I do look at sometimes is the PR of sites linking to my competitors. Are those 96 links from high PR pages or low PR bookmark pages?
    Your new domain name may prevent you from reaching page 1 right now, but not forever. Start your linking campaign now....the domain name age will take care of itself.
     
  3. pdoods

    pdoods Regular Member

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    It seems most - if not all - of his backlinks are coming from different forums which have a PR varying from range 2 to 6.

    Should be easy to beat it with a similar linking strategy :)