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If competition for a keyword is "low", what does it take to rank? +rep

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by KevinZaki, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. KevinZaki

    KevinZaki Junior Member

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    If I have a keyword that I want to rank for an according to Google keyword tools the competition is low, in general terms, what would it take to rank for something in this category. My point is what does "low" competition actually mean when trying to rank a site?

    +rep for the info thanks guys and girls.
     
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    Low means that not many people are bidding on the keyword in Adwords. It has nothing to do with how easy it is to rank.

    If you want to have an idea how many people you are competing against for your keyword search in google

    intitle:"your keyword"
     
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    This is the most common misconception part of keyword reasearch.

    First, the competition that you see on google keyword tool is competition for advertisers. Means that if the competition is low, there are less advertiser for that keywords and means low CPC.

    Higher competition means that many advertisers are advertising on that keyword.


    try to use a free version of traffic travis, there is a competition analyzer on that. It will analyze the top 10 result for a keyword and rank it to relatively easy to hard.

    Hope this helps.
     
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    ^ What those guys said.

    Also, I like to put the keyword in quotation marks in the google search box to see how many results come up. I generally deem anything under 100K low competition. But then you still need to look at who the top 10 are and what their link profile looks like. You can check out their back links using ahrefs, majestic seo and alexa.

    Use both intitle:"your keyword" and inurl:"keyword" in the search query.
     
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    verilix Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Don't half ass your backlinking just 'cause it's low competition. You should always hit it your hardest regardless of competition size.
     
  7. ameyrajeshirke

    ameyrajeshirke Registered Member

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    if you are serious about ranking on the first page within the top three search results then you need to study your competition ie their backlink profiles etc and most important thing is to be patient and dont buy harmful services which might harm your site when the next fucking google update comes
     
  8. KevinZaki

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    Thank you guys very much, I really appreciate all the help and explanations. I am going to do some keyword research now and see what I come up with.