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How hard is it to outrank forum listing results for longtail keywords

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Ebaayy, May 31, 2011.

  1. Ebaayy

    Ebaayy Newbie

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    So basically I've got a number of search terms with over 50k searches a month ripe for affiliate marketing, and looking at the competition there is between 50-100k sites indexed, which is a fair amount - but the top 5 positions are made up of a few random forums with threads consisting of semi relevant content to do with the search term

    I've heard forums are easy to outrank - compared to dedicated sites for a search term.

    How true is this?

    Any hints/tips/alternative routes of attack for outranking forums?

    Would be muchly appreciated!

    Thanks
     
  2. Sacrilege

    Sacrilege Regular Member

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    If the forum is truly only semi-relevant, and you have a page that is specifically targeting that particular longtail phrase you should blow it away unless your content is really thin (like if there isn't much unique information to write about that particular longtail) or your site has very little authority and the forum has a ton.
     
  3. j.v.eeckelenburgh

    j.v.eeckelenburgh Registered Member

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    If the forum is very relevant to that niche and the keywords are used a lot in that thread it could be somewhat difficult. Google seems to favor forums about a specific niche with quality content and active members.
     
  4. Chrisss

    Chrisss Senior Member

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    You can make such a simple conclusion. I could list 100's of forums that you would waste your time to outrank.

    Like always - you need to analyze the onsite seo and look closely at their off site seo.