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Keyword Competition score

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by GalaxyRank, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. GalaxyRank

    GalaxyRank Junior Member

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    Hi friends , how i can know that my keyword is high / medium or low Competition ?

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  2. pesos

    pesos Newbie

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    At least simply checking google how popular a keyword is. Use " " and if first google search results page is littered with exact matches and search results is really high compared to monthly searches, you will know its high competition and vice versa.
     
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  3. farkasb

    farkasb Junior Member

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    You have to analyze the top 10 sites ranking for your keyword. If you are new, you will need a detailed guide about what to check for each site (ie. page rank,DA,PA,TF...). Try to search for a guide about this. You can also use tools like Market Samurai.
     
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  4. Decatour

    Decatour Newbie

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    For me all the best keyword competition data comes from SEO for Firefox. If I'm looking for a really quick, high level keyword analysis, I'll just run the query and pull the data into a CSV, then sum the following columns:
    Y! Links
    Y! Page Links
    Majestic SEO Link Domain
    Page Rank
    Age (for this I strip the months then just sum the numbers: lower is better for this one :))
     
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  5. GalaxyRank

    GalaxyRank Junior Member

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    For example a rank 1 site in my keyword have PA 50 and DA 41 . how this help ?
     
  6. farkasb

    farkasb Junior Member

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    Not much, because that can easily be manipulated. You need to do a much deeper analysis if you are serious. Some of the things you need to check about your competition:
    - is it a homepage? (homepages are usually stronger than inner pages)
    - is it going after your keyword? (is the page title, description, h1 etc.. contain you keyword? It's harder to beat somebody going after exactly your keyword)
    - is it an authority site about your niche? (how many pages does it have about the topic)
    - does it have social pages (if yes, how many likes etc... just to have an idea about it's fan base.)
    - is it a technologically good site (page speed, responsive design etc.. use gtmetrix for example to analyze it)
    - what's the domain age? (older sites are harder to beat)
    ... just to name a few. There are so many ranking factors, it's not easy to just tell what to check.
    Hope it helps though.
     
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  7. Laubster

    Laubster Senior Member Premium Member

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    Finally someone who understand how to analyze SERPs.
    Too many people these days are trying to focus on tools and the number it spits out. Keyword competition doesn't work like that. You have to understand how to analyze SERPs by hand if you want to succeed in SEO.
     
  8. SEO Power

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    By mere looking at a keyword, I would know if it is a low or high competition keyword and how much time and effort it would take me to rank high for it. Keywords with 5,000+ monthly searches tend to have medium to high competition while those with less than 5,000 searches usually have low competition and less than 1,000 searches very low.