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how to analyze competition??

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by dangerboy121, Jul 9, 2016.

  1. dangerboy121

    dangerboy121 Registered Member

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    hello everyone!
    i am planning to start either a micro niche or a authority website.
    the problem is that i don't know how to analyze competition to see if my niche is hard to rank for or not?
    I bought a gig while ago on fiverr for a micro niche, after the seller gave me the niche, i put it on long tail pro platinum and i saw that the avg keyword competitiveness is 54, i think that is alot, don't you?
    so, if anyone can guide me here i'm grateful :)
     
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    Simply see who is ranking for the keywords.

    Filter down the top say five sites that are ranking at the moment. Look at their back links and filter the links into sections like

    Links that are quick to replicate like directories etc - free for anyone to join

    Blog posts aka guest posts - replicate what you can

    See what Web 2.0 site they use and replicate

    Then move into their social channels - Twitter is best as its easy to download their followers, see who has a website and yet again, replicate

    Once you've done that it's the case of doing what their doing, but better and scale it
     
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    my problem is that i don't know how much is my maximum potential to outrank a website in terms of DA and PA, how much is the maximum for a new site to rank?
     
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    For the moment don't really worry about PA or DA - clone from your competitors what you can, do it by hand and when you feel you're getting at least some progress, scale and maybe use tools etc

    Use your judgement before stats like PA or DA - if a site looks shit and spammed to death, leave it

    Yea manual is crap but if you don't understand what works and doesn't, tools just make things crap on scale
     
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    SEMRUSH is one of the best tools to identifying your competitive keywords. So,i can strongly recommend you to use it for better analysis.
     
  6. dangerboy121

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    I don't know what to say man, you've really helped in a tough situation. I owe you one.
     
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    Will try.
     
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    You seem a nice chap


    Shoot me the URL and I'll be happy to send out whatever Semrush spits out for you fella

    Up to you. I like people who get off their arses and learn
     
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    Well,thanks. I will keep you notified after the site starts growing. Thanks for the support.