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is 2,400 monthly searches a to competitiv keyword for a micro niche amazon affiliate site?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Ramus313, Jun 28, 2014.

  1. Ramus313

    Ramus313 Power Member

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    I always heard the rule of thumb with these smaller affiliate sites was 1,000 monthly searches, but I am not sure if this is still the case. Is a keyword with 2,400 monthly searches going to be difficult to rank for my small niche amazon affiliate site?
     
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    SEOShine Registered Member

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    Amount of searches don't reveal the competition. Top 10 results do.
     
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    acidol2 Supreme Member

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    Number of searches is irrelevant to the competition dude.
    Like SEOShine said, the top 10 results reveal the competition.

    Look at their backlink profiles, and determine the competition that way.
     
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    the_demon Jr. Executive VIP

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    I would use a tool like Traffic Travis to see how many backlinks each competitor on the first page or two has to get a better idea of the competition. As the guys above said, just the number of searches has nothing to do with difficulty.
     
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    You shouldn't really judge the competition of a keyword based on the amount of searches. I have ranked for searches with 20k more easily than some with a couple of hundred. It is all about the competition.
     
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    Check out the top 10 results and note their DA/PA and backlinks. After you have it all on the paper start analysing to see if there's any potential.
     
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    Alright thanks for the advice everyone. I don't know why I thought that the number of searches was an indicator of difficulty, but I am definitley going to have to evaluate the keywords for the new site.
     
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    Actually, I use the number of search in my keyword research. It's not a rule of thumb but when you are dealing with thousands keywords and won't to get the low competition one. You start by eliminating anything that has +10,000 and check competition. This might take a while to explain so here is your rule

    In the Same Niche, exact number of searches usually indicates same level of competition. Moreover, If you want to depend on content more than Links, then you might want to focus on keywords less than 2000 exact. OF COURSE, AFTER DOING COMPETITION ANALYSIS FOR THEM
     
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  9. jackl

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    Their authority and backlinks do among other things.
     
  10. AutoSeoPro

    AutoSeoPro Regular Member

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    This amount of searches is good but check your competition backlinks profile, domain and page authority. Then make a decision.
     
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    himanuzo Supreme Member

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    To find out competition of keywords, you need to use Market Samurai. So you can find out how rank it easy or hard.
     
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    augustprojekt Newbie

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    Long Tail Pro is a good paid tool if you're willing to shell out the dough for it. You can easily get the same data from the Google Keyword planner though. While LMS doesn't directly dictate the level of competition, it's pretty safe to say that you probably should go chasing after any keywords with a five-figure LMS if you've got a micro site. Keyword competition is probably the largest determining factor as to whether your niche site will make any money or not. I've learned the hard way that if you don't analyze the competition properly, you end up chasing keywords you'll never rank for.

    Don't forget too that ranking for a crapload of long tail phrases can be just as profitable as ranking for one 2400 LMS term.