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Key Term (Keyword) Competition

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by methinks, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. methinks

    methinks Newbie

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    Greetings All,
    I am a long time user of Wordtracker and thought that I knew how to use it quite effectively. I have always used Google (within Wordtracker) exclusively, as my barometer. When I have done competition analysis I have NOT used quotation marks, on the premise that this would provide a more realistic (if pessimistic) view. Now, I'm finding that the standard measure for competing pages (# of search results) is not a very effective one. I am also hearing that using quotation marks is better, since it does address the exact phrase, though this still seems to provide a less than ideal measure of the competitiveness of a key term.

    Anchor text analysis is prominently recommended as a valid means of measuring key term competitiveness. Is it realistic to use anchor text analysis to filter long lists (thousands) of key terms?

    The true question, in my long-winded way, is what is the best (time-efficient) tool or combination of tools for finding the optimal key terms, meaning that they have competition that isn't mountainously high and enough searches to make a difference?

    Thanks!

    Mel
     
  2. trophaeum

    trophaeum Senior Member

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    nothing is accurate, everything sucks, wordze is better than wordtracker

    sorry for the short and sweet reply but thats what it comes down to, mix up as many sources as you can and get used to the numbers being wrong
     
  3. methinks

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    Thanks. Appreciate your candor.

    Mel