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Keyword Competition Analysis - Please HELP!

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by DeadJoe, Aug 6, 2014.

  1. DeadJoe

    DeadJoe Regular Member

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    most "KW Tools" do everything except for proper competition analysis. I am doubtful placing my trust in them coz I've seen two separate conclusions on one exact keyword from diff softwares which is why I have reverted to Market Samurai to check top 10 results in Google

    I check on page SEO; Header, Title, Desc and if there are any EMD's. Sometimes a site has all which means it's targeting the keyword. Most of the times, out of the 10 results maybe 2 would be optimizing properly for that page and then the rest are maybe fulfilling one or two metrics. So in that case if they are big giants like "walmart" "amazon" "bestbuy", is it possible to beat them for that keyword since they're not optimizing for it?

    How is it that bestbuy would show PR0? is it because the PR shown is of the current page e.g bestbuy.com/laptops and not bestbuy.com?

    Should I be only looking at the links for that specific page or links pointing to the the entire domain? For example www.bestbuy.com (500,000 backlinks), www.bestbuy.com/laptops(50 backlinks). If I am trying to outrank bestbuy for the /laptop page (considering it does not have proper on page SEO for the keyword) is it possible? judging on the lower amount of backlinks?

    What is a good tool you recommend to check out the complete backlink profile? and when doing so what factors should I be looking for.

    I have not yet seen a proper guide anywhere online that discusses keyword competition in detail, if anyone can point me in the right direction, any website or a youtube video that can help with the concept I will really be thankful!

    Thank you in advance and all replies will be greatly appreciated!

    Regards,
    Joe
     
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    Laubster Senior Member Premium Member

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    Man no one is going to read that novel you just posted. Try and break it down into smaller bite size questions next time.
     
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  3. DeadJoe

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    Lol, I just edited it and made it short! I hope someone answers my questions now.
     
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    I have been checking competition via no of quoted results in Google + other factors.

    for the first one here's my thing:

    Number of quoted Results - Keyword Stiffness

    1-30000 - Easy
    30001-200000 - Easy to Medium
    200001-300000 - Medium to difficult
    300001-500000 - Difficult
    500001+ Really really difficult

    Other factors being, the age/authority of the sites ranking in top 10
     
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    Good tool for analysing a site's backlink profile: ahrefs.com

    No matter how seemingly weak pages from websites of ecommerce giants seem, they are generally harder to outrank than pages from other types of websites. So be ready for more work if you decide to pursue this keyword.
     
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    Thanks guys, any help with the competition part? Quoted Results is not the best way to analyze competition, you can't judge anything about the top 10 doing that.
     
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