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How hard to rank for: x ?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by elavmunretea, Aug 31, 2016.

  1. elavmunretea

    elavmunretea Elite Member

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    Hi,

    Just yesterday I launched a new, service related, website. My initial plan was to gain customers through emails, meetings, and phone calls, giving them my website name for a reference/ portfolio. I then did a little bit of searching for the keyword: [location] [service] and from what I saw I can easily dominate the result, but the only issue is that the searches for [location] [service] are relatively low (Under 100 searches a month).

    I don't mind going for that keyword because, even though the searches are relatively small, a 1% conversion rate from that keyword would still be nice. I then got to thinking, what's stopping me going for the keyword: [location] ? I did a bit of research and found, thanks to its American counterpart, my [location] actually has 2.5bn results.

    I did a bit more research and on the search results (UK of course) and found that the number three spot, just to give an idea of the competition, has a DA of 86, with quite a few backlinks. After this I gave up ranking in the top 5, but when I looked into the number 7 I found it only has a few external links (apparently only 6) and a DA of 63.

    So, I was wondering what you think my chances of ranking for the [location] are? I think over time it will be possible, but because of the 2.5bn results (Thanks to USA) I am not sure how much time/ money It will take.

    What do you think?
     
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  2. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    What is that #7 site, is it a local authority or is it just a niche site? How old is it?
    What sort of links are those 6 that it has?

    That DA is still pretty strong.

    Depends as well what is on the site, can you create a similarly valuable experience for the user?
     
  3. elavmunretea

    elavmunretea Elite Member

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    The #7 is a news station for the city. Seems like I misread and the 6 links are to the .co.uk, it actually has a TON of links from other regional news sites
     
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    I think it would be pretty tough :-/
     
  5. elavmunretea

    elavmunretea Elite Member

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    Yeah I think instead I will research all [location] [service] keywords relating to my service and try and dominate them. Once I build up DA etc then I will push for the [location]
     
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    Yea that sounds like sensible plan.
     
  7. antiarrest

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    Pretty tough, only go for it if conversions would justify your efforts.