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How Many Competitors Are Too Many?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by simplybebop, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. simplybebop

    simplybebop Regular Member

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    Several of my new websites are going to be competing against some really heavy keywords, some with 1-2 million competitors.


    Do I even need to spend the time to pursue getting a good ranking with these keywords? Or should I go after some long tail options?


    I can beat the #1 competitors for keyword density in about 2 months.
     
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  2. iulianh

    iulianh Regular Member

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    you can get on the first page of google easier depending on your competition, but 1-2 mil it`s not that big competition . It all depends on your seo strategy .
     
  3. jonshannow

    jonshannow Junior Member

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    My thoughts are the most lucrative markets are the most competitive. But if you do it better than most, why not give it a try?
     
  4. Tom__

    Tom__ Junior Member

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    It doesn't really matter how much competitors you have... It matters what competitors are on the first 2 pages. Are they strong? How long are they already their? Is their SEO good and are they settled?

    I'm currently doing some competition in MMORPG bots and I can tell you, after 6 months I finally made it in the second page of google :p
     
  5. Keedev

    Keedev Regular Member

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    I didn't read much of the above.. However if those 1-2mil are targeting your specific keyword then it all comes down to how optimized their site is.. How many incoming pr links from authority sites they have.. I suggest you try seo spyglass or a similar link checking script/program.. I think 1-2mil on a targeted keyword is a way too much, but if you are willing to dish out the time needed then all power to you.

    You should always look for long tailed words. Sure you might not benefit as much, but it can help your authority for your niche.
     
  6. FleshJoe

    FleshJoe Power Member

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    Go first after the long-tail keywords and build positions there. Then go after the main keyword(s) of the niche. You'll have a MUCH better chance to rank higher than your competition.

    Of course you also need to pursue off-page SEO. IMHO off-page == 80% of your success, whereas on-page SEO only 20% :)
     
  7. catchme

    catchme Regular Member

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    Try in google: intitle:<keyword> intext:<keyword>

    This should show you how many pages might be optimized in some way for a keyword.