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How much competition is TO MUCH competition?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO Tools' started by Ghoast, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. Ghoast

    Ghoast Power Member

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    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!
     
  2. DL777SEO

    DL777SEO Newbie

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    With all of these, its difficult to determine. I could make an assumption that domain number 2 would rank higher, however if I wanted a more educated guess, additional questions I would ask:

    whats your definition of low quality back links?
    what are the # of unique IPs?
    whats the backlink profile like-is it diverse?
    for the PR 3-9 links- how volatile are they?
    is there any relevance in the back link profile,
    what is the velocity in which the links were built? etc...

    Kinda like the old saying "look at the tree, before you look at the forest" Having said that, we know that aged domains can be powerful, non EMD are said to carry no value anymore (I still buy them regardless).
     
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  3. Ghoast

    Ghoast Power Member

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    Hi:

    Just to confirm, these are my competitiors so I'm not quite sure what velocity the links where built..

    Low Quality Backlinks Definition: They all seem to be quite spammy backlinks that a program like SeNuke might have made, low relevance to the subject, for example if the niche is healthcare the backlinks are from gambling websites and cookery sites.

    By volatile do you mean how long do the links stay up? If so I think they are fairly rooted and shouldn't be removed for a while..

    No of Unique IPs: probably about 70% of the backlinks are from unique IPs

    Thanks!