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Few questions about kw research

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by hadzid, Jun 26, 2014.

  1. hadzid

    hadzid Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Hello, I started ranking long tail keywords and got few questions buzzing in my head regarding them(never done blackhat seo before). I have a static homepage with 1 unique 1500w article and 4-5 more pages with 500-700w spun articles. For tier 1 I use Web 2.0s, tier 2-3 GSA SER. For example let's take a look here:

    long tail keyword(5 words) - 880 Monthly searches - Low competition (stats from google keyword planner)

    The thing that bothers me is that when I go into google and type this kw myself I see top positions are big blogs/websites with tons of information. The question I am asking is whether I have any chances outranking these websites for long tail keywords with low MS without putting much effort and money into it?(by much I mean not buying a PBN posts or similar services for such crappy keywords)

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  2. PixelMathis

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    if you are seeing tons of authority sites on page 1. If they are sites like webmd and others, leave this keyword.
     
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  3. djw1606

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    You can always run your long tails through Keyword Revealer. If it says they are low competition, it might be worth a go. But as mentioned above, if you have big sites like webMD at the top, then realize that you won't be competing for the top positions.
     
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  4. 2spoons

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    Firstly, if you are going off the Adwords tool saying low competition ignore this because it is only referring to the competition to bid on sponsored ads.

    to truly determine the competition you need something like market samurai or even the seo quake plugin will help you determine the number and quality of backlinks. This plus a bit of common sense should help you assess the competition
     
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  5. hadzid

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    Update:

    Didn't want to create a new thread, since my other question perfectly fits here. As 2spoons recommended I downloaded market samurai to check competition and I noticed that there's a yt video jumping from 1st to 4th position on various keywords. The strange thing is it shows 0 backlinks for that video and 0 social shares. How is this possible?
     
  6. Hamster12

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    Youtube has huge domain authority plus it is a Google product so they give it preference.

    You could maybe try and rank a Youtube video yourself for the target keyword. You already have GSA for building links to the video.
     
  7. hadzid

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    Is same structure as I mentioned above is ok with YT? (tier 1 web 2.0's, tier 2 and 3 GSA). I read a while ago that just blasting youtube videos with links does not work anymore.
     
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    Keyword Revelear algorythm for counting competition is just the average Page Authority of first 10 positions. Telling true it is not the best way to count it. In top10 there might be autorithy sites with a huge PA and so the keyword revealer competition will be high. But those authority sites can be poorly targeted for the keyword. Nothing beats the manual review of the competiting websites.
     
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    I can see the weak point here: your main page starts with the long tail, if I understand you right. I would start from the keyword pyramid first, leaving longtails, as usual, to sub pages.
     
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