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Long Tail Platinum - is KC meaningless?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by ScreamingMidget, Jul 8, 2016.

  1. ScreamingMidget

    ScreamingMidget Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Up until now I've done keyword research and then filtered keywords depending on search count and KC to get the list down I've then manually checked to see if I felt I could get a top 5-10 placing.

    I've sitting in 2nd place for a decent keyword phrase, and according to my notes it had a KC of 23. I've now checked again and it's come up as 42!

    So I've got 2nd spot with no backlinks at all and it's been in that position for a while. I'm wondering if there's any point in checking the KC because 23 to 42 is quite a leap. But I could do with some sort of filter(s) as otherwise I'd be manually checking thousands of keywords/phrases!

    Is KC not worth checking, as it seems to me like it's pretty random!
     
  2. masterboot

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    They have changed their metrics from moz to majestic so that can be it.
     
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    KC is just an unreliable metric. You should check your top 10 competitor manually.
     
  4. ScreamingMidget

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    I do, (as stated in my OP). But to check thousands of keywords manually would take all year. There needs to be some sort of filtering process.
     
  5. ScreamingMidget

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    Interesting, thanks for that.
     
  6. TheUnborn

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    I prefer Keywordrevealer, its more accurate and it gives you the top 10 sites ranking for the keywords;links,social,etc.Its saves a lot of time instead of doing it manually and found some gems keywords easily.
     
  7. Zerzar

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    KC is not reliable. Try termexplorer.com ..they are using ahref API and the tool will get you a real idea of the competition.
     
  8. Zerzar

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    I agree , keywordrevealer is a great tool but term explorer is using ahref api and that is a big plus to get the real backlink data.
     
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    Ye I use it only as a filter. Same with majestic and there TF metrics
     
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    Never heard of that but looks promising. Have you found it to be accurate? And what does it take into account
     
  11. Zerzar

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    You will never get a 100% reliable competition checking tool. Nothing beats your manual check. But in my experience , this one is the best. It's mainly looking for # of Backlinks, Domain Age , onsite optimization and some other metrics. Give it a try it's free.
     
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    I agree I wouldn't go after a keyword just because a tool said it was easy. Ill take a look at it tomorrow, thank you.
     
  13. LatteGrande

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    Exactly! Nothing can beat manual check.

    I would say it semi manually, I'm using tools as well like semrush, keyword revealer and ahrefs, but after that I check it manually. Sometimes I found keywords that looks easy / low competition to me, but the tools say the otherwise.

    But I understand if you don't wanna do it to save times. No hard feelings.
     
  14. sabrinar2

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    I would recommend to go with keywordrevealer, I have used this with great success.