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have you developed an intuition to assess competition?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by theseodude, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. theseodude

    theseodude Regular Member

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    I have noticed that I can assess competition of a given keyword just by looking at the first page results. I dont need pagerank or backlinks or market samurai green/red markings.
    I dont know how, but subconsciously, just looking at the first page, I can tell if a keyword is easy or too competitive.
    do you also have this sense?
     
  2. Pilot

    Pilot Junior Member

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    You'll develop intuition on comparing competitors over time but nothing compares to checking keyword difficulty on SEOmoz. As much as you'd like to use your gut, you really do need to know what strength competing websites have before pouring money into one of your sites.

    If you see the first page covered in the same or similar Title tags, you can probably assume its competitive.