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Keyword Research - What do the numbers mean?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Ghoast, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. Ghoast

    Ghoast Power Member

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    So I'm doing some keyword research and I have a few questions:

    When searching for competition and using the following google searches, what number is too high to bother with and what is very easy competition and what is good if you put in some work?

    "keyword"

    intitile:"keyword"

    inurl:"keyword"

    intitile:"keyword" inurl:"keyword"
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    Also when searching for monthly searches what is the lowest number that I should bother with?

    I'm in a very competitive niche and am finding it really hard to find some decent longtail keywords.. literally nothing seems to have any monthly searches even though the niche is competitive..

    I know the niche can be worked though as there are lots of other affiliates making tons and tons of money from the exact same website that I have, just need to get that traffic!

    It's like $250 a sale in commission so I don't mind spending a bit of $ and hard work to make it work..
     
  2. top1webresult

    top1webresult Junior Member

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    One thing that I have learn in doing keyword research is that keywords having low competition but have high searches are good to used.
     
  3. bobgoe

    bobgoe Power Member

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    buddy try to install Traffic travis it will do all the above stuff and will rank your keyword "easy" , "relatively easy" "moderate", and "hard" so that 3/4 of your keyword research is done then manually check the keyword yourself in google with a seo plugin for firefox and one this is done you will have an idea of weather you have to go for this keyword or not
    TT pro version is here in the download section. Even if you don't have TT pro version just get the free version form there site it will do the work for you.

    This is what i am doing hope this will help
     
  4. popzzz

    popzzz Supreme Member

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    Don't touch the REP!
  5. clyde

    clyde Elite Member

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    None of those indicators are accurate enough since you don't really have to beat all of them to get to page 1. In fact, most EMD's rank on second page as soon as they're indexed without any link building.

    To get to #1 all you need to do is beat the Top 3, IMO. Try analyzing the guys on the first page, and ultimately, the Top 3.

    Here are some of the factors to look at with BLP being the most important. (backlinks to page):
    Number of backlinks to page, backlinks to domains, type of backlinks, Google PageRank of page, onpage SEO, keywords in domain name (EMD or not) and domain age.
     
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  6. macdonjo3

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    There is no number "too high". I'd suggest you look into a ratio between monthly searches and one of those figures. Compare all the keywords and the keyword with the best ratio may be a good keyword.