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Have you ever heard of doing this for SEO?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by imicrowork, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. imicrowork

    imicrowork Newbie

    Sep 14, 2009
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    Someone told me that when doing keyword research the correct way to put the information into google (to determine if you have a chance of ranking on the first pages) is by putting the keyword in quotation marks:

    Ex: "keyword"

    Has anyone ever heard of doing it this way? It confuses me because if I put the keyword in google without the " " it comes out as 1,260,000 search results which I am thinking is too high
    but if I put the keyword in with the quotes there are 30,000 search results only.

    Which way am I to use?

  2. nahor

    nahor Junior Member

    Sep 24, 2008
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    This is baffling to me as well. I understand if it is multiple words, yes to get long tailed keywords, you should look at the quoted keywords if that is what you are going after to rank high for.

    But can anyone answer why I type in the work fishing alone and get 12,400,000 responses, when I typed "fishing" I got 142,000,000?

    Thats one word, go figure!
  3. ProteinX

    ProteinX Registered Member

    Apr 17, 2007
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    It will be a keyphrase.

    "book store"

    "store of online books"

    When you put they term in brackets it allows you to see who is fully optimized for that term. This will give you a better idea of your comp.

    You might not be able to compete with bigger sites targeting "book store" but you will have a fair shot at "store of online books"

    The brackets let you know how many sites have included the exact term
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  4. Serpico

    Serpico Junior Member

    Sep 6, 2009
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    Also try inurl:fishing and intitle:fishing One shows you the websites with fishing in the website address the other shows you it in the title. They're also helpful for seeing the competition.
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  5. Silversten

    Silversten Junior Member

    Jun 29, 2009
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    Personally I use allintitle:keyphrase here

    Shows how many sites have your entire keyphrase in their title. This is by far the most accurate measure of the number of competing sites. Be aware that any sort of search like this does not measure how strong the sites are at all. You might have a search with 4000 competing sites for an allintitle search, but very low PR/backlinks and a 400 result search with allintitle (on a better buying keyphrase for example) that has high pr and/or strongly backlinked sites on the front page.
  6. Sweetfunny

    Sweetfunny Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Jul 13, 2008
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    There's many ways and formulas to get metrics that help guesstimate the competition level.

    But at the end of the day it's the 10 sites on the front page you have to beat, that's the competition regardless if there's 5k sites after them or 30 million. I know a lot of queries with under 50,000 results but it would take you 6 months to get on the front page, and others with 1.6 Billion i've ranked for in 48 hours.

    If the front page is stacked with PR7-8 pages from Wiki, Whitehouse.gov, Stanford.edu, nasa.gov etc does it really matter much what a concoction of inurl/allintitle/quotes/inanchor etc say?