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Estimation of competition

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by maribge, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. maribge

    maribge Junior Member

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    Hello,

    When estimating how hard competition is for a particular keyword, do you mostly pay attention to: "exact match keyword" or intitle:"exact match keyword"? Or may be inanchor:"exact match keyword"?

    For instance, if I have two keywords to compare:

    my first keyword - 89,900 results (broad), 17,500 results ("exact"), 359 results (intitle:"exact");

    my second keyword - 212,000 results (broad), 13,500 results ("exact"), 125 results (intitle:"exact");

    Which of the niches would be easier to penetrate?
     
  2. minute80

    minute80 Regular Member

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    Second one, due to lower number of sites for exact.
     
  3. Yukinari84

    Yukinari84 Elite Member

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    This way of checking competition is really not that accurate. It's just part of the puzzle.

    Searching your KW in quotes just tells you how many pages are indexed in Google for your KW. Allintitle will give you the # of pages indexed for your KW with it in the title.

    Looking at these numbers will give you an idea of what your competition is, but your true competition is what's ranking on page 1 for your KW. That's what you should really be concerned about.
     
  4. beolion

    beolion Junior Member

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    Number of pages competing and strenght of the competition are different things.