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How Hard is it to Beat Sites like WebMD?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Shadowflux, May 7, 2011.

  1. Shadowflux

    Shadowflux Registered Member

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    I'm looking into a couple of different keywords in the health care niche and I think I've found some good ones. When I search the keywords in Google there are no other IM sites on the first page, just sites like WebMD and other such sites that contain information only.

    I know WebMD is well respected and I'm sure there are a ton of sites linking to them but how hard will it be to rank well on the first page in the face of competition like this? I've heard it was tricky to outrank Wikipedia.

    I'm sure I could rank for keywords like "Buy MedX" "MedX best price" etc but I want to rank for the main keyword "MedX"

    (no MedX is not a real medication and yes it's from Fallout lol)
     
  2. DamageX

    DamageX Elite Member

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    Depending on what your site/page is selling, you may not need to outrank them. Happens a lot with Wikipedia outranking almost everything, but when people are looking to buy stuff they don't visit the Wikipedia links, but the ones below. So if you can rank just below them it may be just as good as outranking them.
     
  3. BHopkins

    BHopkins Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    No problem outranking Wikipedia and the like. Still a domain and they still play by the same rules. Enough high quality links and it will be easy to do.

    PM me if you want my team to handle it for you.
     
  4. Shadowflux

    Shadowflux Registered Member

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    Thanks for the tips guys. The idea that people don't buy from Wiki is a good point!