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Found a keyword with low competition, but big sites are selling the items!

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by KlebM, May 16, 2015.

  1. KlebM

    KlebM Newbie

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    I've been searching for my keywords to get started, and while I'm not doing affiliate marketing, I am doing drop shipping or selling directly. I already am selling some of these items on ebay, and i did manage to get the front page. The keyword I have found has less than 700k search results, and but low competition in the keywords planner on google. There is no dedicated website for it, however some well known sites do sell these items.

    Should I even bother trying to start this up?
     
  2. arpitagarwal82

    arpitagarwal82 Power Member

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    Keyword planner shows the difficulty for google adwords, not SEO rankings.
     
  3. KlebM

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    I wasn't looking to use google adwords. I used the tool to see how popular the searches for said keywords were. From a guide I had read online, it said to basically find a niche that gets quite a bit of searches but has low amount of competition, and just roll with it.

    It's just that my competition is on some well known sites for these categories, but my specific niche doesn't have a dedicated website.
     
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  4. nakaam30

    nakaam30 Regular Member

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    if the big sites are ranking high for that keyword i think u have slim chances to compet against them
     
  5. KlebM

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    It's not big sites like Amazon or Ebay. Just big sites in that particular niche that I assume are well visited.
     
  6. jo080711

    jo080711 Regular Member

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    That's pretty vague advice you got there. How are you determining the competition is low - just from the number of search results? If you are looking at the comp number in the KW planner - that is advertiser competition - a mentioned above.

    You really need to look at the SERP as a whole. (Are a lot of the sites targeting the specific keywords, what are their metrics like, how many links do they have, what are their links like, how many pages do they have indexed?)

    You really can't just get the number of search results and "roll with it". And I wouldn't shoot too high for the number of searches if you're just starting out too. Generally, the higher the search volume the more competitive they will be.

    Make sure to also include some "easier" long tail terms on any page you are shooting big on too. They can often rank while you are still link building the bigger terms.
     
  7. K.H.R

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    700K search Result for some Products but you are saying there is no Dedicated Site & Low Competitions, LOL.

    I would like to suggest you to talk to Good Keyword Researcher & SEO Guy before you take any steps...
     
  8. KlebM

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    That's right. Some websites sell my item, but there is no dedicated site for it.