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How do i check how many sites are ranking for a keyword.

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by slipday1, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. slipday1

    slipday1 BANNED BANNED

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    i am doing some keyword research and i have found a few keywords that i am interested in using but how can i check to see how easy it would be to rank for these keywords and how many other people are trying to rank for them?

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  2. slipday1

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    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/white-hat-seo/266300-method-step-step-keyword-research-newbies.html

    for anyone that wants to know i should have just searched DOhhh!!
     
  3. pj413

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    It's a bit of a misleading question. There are a few ways to look at it.

    First, you can look at how many people are deliberately trying to rank for that keyword. You can do this by doing intitle:keyword. That will show you all the pages Google has indexed that have that keyword in the title. If it's in the title, there's a good chance people are trying to target it.

    You can also use one of the many backlink checker tools to see how many sites are being linked to with that keyword in its anchor text. Again, if people are trying to rank for a specific keyword, they'll probably have that keyword in their anchor text.

    That said though, that data is misleading. In a lot of industries, the top results won't be people who're trying to rank for those terms. It'll be authority sites that accidentally rank for those terms. Often time's that's a lot harder to outrank than low quality sites that SEOed their way to the top.
     
  4. tejsin

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    and check google as well beside what pj says!