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Keyword competition???

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by blackhatdamo, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. blackhatdamo

    blackhatdamo Registered Member

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    Hi my apologies for asking such a daft question but I am currently looking at keyword competition in google adwords. The one I had my eye on, which also has an exact match domain available has 22 global monthly searches, which yes is pretty damn poor.

    In the competition column it just has a " - " . Does this hyphen basically mean it has no competition and I can just shoot to the top with it?

    Also what is the best way to go, I want to do this 100% white hat.
     
  2. cyberzilla

    cyberzilla Elite Member Premium Member

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    First, the competition column what you see in keyword tool is not SEO competition. It's adwords competition. "-" represents there is not enough data to shown. Of course, the search volume is very very very low so you can't expect adwords users to bid on that keyword unless it is highly profitable. Don't waste your time and money going after this keyword.
     
  3. JimmyConway

    JimmyConway BANNED BANNED

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    As stated above, that is Adwords competition. If you're trying to look at competition for specific keywords, download traffic travis. In my opinion, it is currently the best tool out there for SEO related research.
     
  4. PhaseSeo

    PhaseSeo Junior Member

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    The hyphen thing is an indication that Google don't have an information about it. No clue in short.
     
  5. My Success Uni

    My Success Uni Newbie

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    If your doing a bit of local business seo then even that little 22 can help, but you will need a lot of smaller searches to make it worth it.

    If it is local business marketing, then hit me up and i will show you a easy way of getting your site TO THE TOP >>>!!
     
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    Yeah this keyword would be a loss to the OP.
     
  7. blackhatdamo

    blackhatdamo Registered Member

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    Thank you for your replies, I have now downloaded traffic travis and will check that out.

    My Success Uni I have sent you a pm.