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keyword research - what factors beside blp are important?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by semilar, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. semilar

    semilar Regular Member

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    Hi there,

    Since there are some really smart and experienced minds here, way smarter then me for sure, I thought I ask you guys what I still don't get after reading this forum for weeks. I am wondering what other factors beside page backlinks are so important that I should stop competing for a given keyword.

    Right now I look ONLY at the BLP when measuring my competition. I am using Market Samurai.
    I would say all onpage factors are irrelevant because I can easily match them,
    but what about the offsite factors?

    How important are:
    Google Index Count(How many sites are indexed by Google)?
    Domain Age?
    PageRank?
    and especially Domain Backlinks?

    I often find a Situation where the BLP are low or nonexistant, but the other sites have a massive amount of indexed pages, and a massive amount of links to their domain.

    Given the fact that I always have new domains, I can not compete with the domain age,

    I can not compete with PR either because it'll take time to build it up, and well, if its only a affiliate minisite I don't think I can push it to a high PR,

    I can not compete in terms of IC when it means to build millions of sites(or thousands even if its only a small affiliate site),

    or most of the time I can not compete in BLD since I can't compete with millions of backlinks,

    and chances are slim that I will be listed in DMZ or Yahoo Directory.

    So the only factors that I can control and compete with are:

    BLP(because often there are not many for a given keyword),

    Backlinks from .edu etc,

    and my onpage factors.

    So... well, at what do I have to look at for the factors I can not compete with to see if a keyword is not worth fighting for? I'm still confused by all these factors...

    thanks for any help guys!!
     
  2. pirondi

    pirondi Power Member

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    I only look at the number of backlinks and the quality of them.

    But the most important factor will be the experience.

    The rank factor dont depends in the competition,depends on your link building power.

    With experience you will know when you can enter or not in a market.

    If you are starting now,try to rank for low terms with pr 0-3,then go to pr4+.

    And the most important tip is to divide your time: In the beginning 80% read 20% practice,after you got some methods that you can use then you start 40% read 60% practice.
     
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  3. semilar

    semilar Regular Member

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    Do you mean domain backlinks or page backlinks?
    As in quality of backlinks I suppose you mean how many have the keyword as anchor text, how high the PR is, how many edu/gov links, did I forget something?

    Right, I should pay attention to PR of the competition... thanks for mentioning it!
     
  4. DaveWolf

    DaveWolf Junior Member

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    Just practise a bit. Open a new site and try some things. soon you will know what is working and what isn't working.

    I always pay attention to PR, BLP and .edu BL.
     
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