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Estimating competition for blogs

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by bulokas, Apr 9, 2011.

  1. bulokas

    bulokas Newbie

    Apr 5, 2011
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    I've been reading about IM actively for about a few weeks now and I'm planning to get started with micro niche blogs.
    I found a couple of quite good keywords ( at least in my opinion ), but even after reading tons of articles and blog posts I still cannot understand how to evaluate if I can compete SEO-wise and get to the #1 on G.

    Could you give me some examples, suggestions or links to posts/articles for this topic?

    Thanks in advance
  2. youssef93

    youssef93 Senior Member

    Sep 14, 2008
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    Student, Part-time Online Marketer
    Install SEOQuake for firefox (there are hundreds of other ways to analyze competition but that's a quick, free way). Then, simply Google your keywords while SEOQuake is activated and see the amount of inbound links for each page, age and PR. That's at least what I look at. You also want to take a look at exact match results and inanchor: results which gives a good indication as well. To do that, enter this in google:

    "your keyword"

    inanchor:"your keyword"

    The appropriate figures to go with is a really relative thing. But as a new IMer, I'd recommend something with 5,000 exact matches and inanchors or below. :)