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Few questions on my keyword for niche site

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by inigomontoya1, Aug 14, 2014.

  1. inigomontoya1

    inigomontoya1 Newbie

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    Hi. I have found a keyword which I think is quite promising, it has good CPC and reasonable (6000) local monthly searches. 2 of the top 10 on google don't have exact matches in title, 2 have a domain name less than 2 years old and 6 have a page ranking less than 4 (3 have 0). There are < 200,000 exact matches when entered into google.

    Before I go ahead with my site what else should I check? The keyword has "keyword difficulty" of 40 on keyword revealer, is that good? I heard I should check backlinks of the top 10, but what sort of numbers suggest good competition?

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  2. SEO Power

    SEO Power Elite Member

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    You will never know the real level of competition for a keyword until you analyse the top 10 ranking sites in Google for your keyword. A keyword difficult of 40 is just an estimate. I deduce from the information you've given out about the keyword that the keyword has medium difficulty.
     
  3. SpookSEO

    SpookSEO Senior Member

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    You can try using Google keyword planner next time, so you wouldn't have the same questions as the ones you are asking right now. But just like what SEO Power said, you should have a comprehensive analysis of the top ranking sites when it comes to the keywords that you are trying to use.
     
  4. inigomontoya1

    inigomontoya1 Newbie

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    So what processes do I go through for this comprehensive analysis? Thanks
     
  5. bella5

    bella5 Newbie

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    Check the DA (domain authority) and PA (page authority) of the top 5 sites and check out the strength of their backlinks in MOZ. PA under around 30 or less is one good sign. Nohatseo has some good guides on what to look for when checking competition.