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Is this an easy keyword to rank? How much SEO does it need ?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by transitarea, Feb 5, 2016.

  1. transitarea

    transitarea Senior Member

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    It is almost impossible to find keywords that have good search volume and the difficulty is under 30.
    I found a keyword that has difficulty of 30 and the sites that are ranking on top 10 don't have much SEO and back-links.

    The problem is that the CPC for this is $ 0.03 and monthly search volume is 8,800.


    The EMD is taken for .com and all other extensions. I only found .xyz .

    If I use this main keyword as the main keywords of the home page, then add other keywords for other pages and posts, how much SEO do I need to rank on top 3 , and how long will it take?

    Is it worth the work and money to be spent on it?

    Here is the results of top 10 according to kwordrevealer.

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  2. Ste Fishkin

    Ste Fishkin BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP

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    You can find much better keywords than that.

    I don't think it would be worth your effort and costs to rank for that for just 8800 searches.
     
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  3. transitarea

    transitarea Senior Member

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    Could you please explain why you see it is difficult? Is it because of the difficulty score or you saw something in the top 10 that makes you feel I can't beat them.
     
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    The question is not whether you can rank for it or not. The question is, is it worth the time and effort to do so?
    For example, take a look at this keyword am working on. By no means it is an extremely easy keyword, but the monthly search volume and avg cpc makes me think that if I do end up working hard and ranking my site, it will make me enough money to be happy for my hard work.

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    Ste Fishkin, as you seem to know a lot about keyword research, what is your opinion on this?
     
  5. Ste Fishkin

    Ste Fishkin BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP

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    Ok, I've never used your tool before and I just signed up to have a play... The links column could mean links from other websites to that particular page (good) or it could mean internal links from thinks like menus (should not matter much). It's not clear.

    Either way, this is a keyword I rejected for my BST. It's 8,100 searches a month and I would deem it to be too high effort.

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    You will see that compared to your keyword, this is way less and I would call it too high competition.

    The less competitive your keyword, the less you spend on SEO.

    It's really worth spending the time to research this before you sink $1000's into building your site up.

    Find the keywords that work, you will literally find keyword for 10,000+ searches a month with less than 5 links on all the sites currently on page 1 if you look hard enough. These keywords will rank with a hand full of quality links and the expenditure to do this allows you to got and find more of these super low comp keywords and build even more sites.

    Or you can find a term like you have, which has competition which other people are working on ranking for and you can waste money fighting these people who are also wasting money fighting you...

    Work smarter, not harder. It's your call either way.
     
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  6. Cha Wong

    Cha Wong Regular Member

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    Well try Google Keyword Planner and check everything by putting keyword of yours..
     
  7. Ste Fishkin

    Ste Fishkin BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP

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    google keyword planner is for PPC, the competition metric inside there may as well say apples, bananas and pineapples. It does not matter a wank for organic search/SEO.
     
  8. transitarea

    transitarea Senior Member

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    What about the domain TLD ? Will an .xyz work similar to .com on both google and bing?