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How hard is it to rank for low comp keywords

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Jasona, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. Jasona

    Jasona Junior Member

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    In today?s SEO madness and with all the constant changes in the algorithm, how hard is it to rank for a low comp keyword?
    I?m not looking to go after the big boys and target a high comp keyword, i just want to build a website around a low comp keyword i have found.

    Any input or experience in this would be much appreciated
     
  2. Jasona

    Jasona Junior Member

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    anyone?
     
  3. Asif WILSON Khan

    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Premium Member

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    The question is too open ended for people to answer. It depends on your knowledge and skills.
     
  4. edgematch

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    OP, you may rank it for #1 spot even the very week or in a month or in 2014 or never.

    That is all up to you.(methods, content, your laziness etc...)
     
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    in page seo can do most of the job if you aim for superb low comp. kws
     
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    Anything from 24hrs to 60 days based on the keyword easiness.
     
  7. Jasona

    Jasona Junior Member

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    Sorry for the low info statement. Let me elaborate a little further.

    It appeared that last year if you owned the EDM, add the keyword in your meta tags and had a nice keyword density you were pretty much top 3 for that keyword. Now thats not the case and I was just wondering if its still easy to do it and if the low, medium and high comp catergories mean easy, medium and hard to rank for.

    Does that make more sense?
     
  8. kingtana

    kingtana Regular Member

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    Maybe a better question would be where do I learn the skills required to rank sites? Low competition keyword implies relative ease, as far as learning the skills a good way to start would be to search the forum for knowledgeable members
     
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    LakeForest Supreme Member

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    After the SEO is done, Page 1 in a week, Top 3 in a month. Done time and time again.

    Put in an investment and don't manipulate tags or play games, unless you know how to play fast and relentless.

    I promise this will work, just go get to actual work.
     
  11. radiant13

    radiant13 Power Member

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    It's not hard at all if your kw is very low comp. I was targeting a 4 word longtail kw and somebody typed in the 4 words plus the word "absolutely" in front, making it a 5 word longtail which was extremely low comp. I was on the first page for that 5 word kw without doing a single backlink. So, it really depends on what the level of competition is.
     
  12. adeptbob

    adeptbob Regular Member Premium Member

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    I can rank anything front page locally within 30-60 days (normally within first 30 days). We normally offer clients front page within 60 days or it's free till they're front page.
     
  13. bitencrypt

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    Its very easy to do. look at "results returned" not google kw comp metrics
     
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    Generally low competition say under < 1,000 exact match and under $1.00 CPC probably less than 2 weeks conservatively.