How much competition is too much competition? I'm doing some keyword/niche research and I want to know what you guys think is too much competition.. Let's assume that the average local monthly searches are between 5,000 and 14,000 a month.. Please give me your opinions on the following, how long you think it would take to rank etc.. The following is information on the top site in position number 1 that would be the competition.. SITE NUMBER 1: Less than a year old, EMD Domain, 148 low quality backlinks, not much content on the site. Most backlinks PR 2 or below.. SITE NUMBER 2: 9 years old, NON EMD Domain, 733 backlinks, First 100 Backlinks are PR 9 - 3, others are PR 0. SITE NUMBER 3: 4 years old, EMD Domain, 20,000 backlinks, Not sure of PR. Interested to hear what you think!