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In google keyword tool what does the "competition" column mean?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Tosty, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. Tosty

    Tosty Registered Member

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    Shows whether competition is low, medium, or high for certain keywords. What does it refer to?
     
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    therockz Junior Member

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    It refers to PPC competition......... Not organic
     
  4. Tosty

    Tosty Registered Member

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    if ppc competition is normally low will it also be relatively easy to rank for those keywords?
     
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    clyde Elite Member

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    Not necessarily, low PPC competition means there are no advertisers for that keyword thus making ranking for that keyword a bit pointless but you can still monetize it if you're ranking for a larger site since you can funnel the traffic.

    If you want to know the real SEO Competition, look at the following of the Top 3 sites ranking first page:

    1. On-page SEO, ie: title, description, headers etc.
    2. Off-page SEO, backlinks (particularly the quality of backlinks)

    Also you might want to consider domain age and page rank as well.

    Clyde
     
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