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Market Samurai Research Interpretation Thread

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by xx Elvis xx, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. xx Elvis xx

    xx Elvis xx Newbie

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    I searched this site and couldn't find anything like this.

    If people posted up their stats that Market Samurai gives them we could compare and analyze them better.

    Don't include what the keyword is or anything, just the relevant information that doesn't give away your niche.

    I was wondering if this was a good keyword to target based on the following information.
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    What do you guys usually look for in a keyword?
     
  2. biks

    biks Power Member

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    I was thinking of starting the exact type of thread. One thing we're not seeing is if the keyword is in any of the other domain names. That seems to be a major difference. Are those 217 EXACT searches? (I only use exact myself)

    That #3 site: PR3 w 363 backlinks seems like a bitch to clear. Since we're only talking 217 searches per day, if you're sitting at the #4 spot, then you'll be getting hardly any hits.

    I've been using MS intensely for the past few weeks. I was thinking of posting my successes in getting to the top of Google in the first try.
     
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    bugschaser Registered Member

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    This Thread Idea is very good.

    According the niche formula (on MS Blog), if you found 2 or more competitor rows with ALL 'Y' in the YAH to HEAD area, you should move on with another KW. Of course, you can ignore that advice ;) In your screen shoot, you have three ALL 'Y' rows of them. Perhaps a little bit hard to fight them for your selected KW. On the other hand, there was a link to a guy who mostly ignored those and has concentrated more on PR, BLP and BLD with help of DA occasionally.

    It seems there are no hard rules but rather recommendations. Yet, perhaps this thread can shed more light what and how to do things best with MS. But at the end, you have to decide by yourself.
     
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  4. xx Elvis xx

    xx Elvis xx Newbie

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    Thanks for the input. None have the keywords in the main domain name.

    I would be very interested in seeing what levels of keywords people target and how much work went into getting the number 1 spot.

    Also please note that that keyword was found very quickly, I was just trying to figure out what people's thoughts on various keywords were. If anyone can post their keywords and possibly results that would be great.
     
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    seems you guy just target exact keywords right? :) think again, think broad, use modifiers
     
  6. Biscut

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    I'm glad you started this thread. I started using MS this week and I wondered the exact same thing.

    Are your stats based on broad match or phrase match? I would also note the trend. It seemed to peak in June and July and then dropped back down again. Is this a summer time type of product you are researching?
     
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    I have to disagree. The objective is to get on the first page of Google. If you aren't there, you've wasted your time. I would rather have my one targeted keyword at the top of Google than a bunch of keywords on pages 3, 5 and 7.

    All of my my 5 page niche sites that I build are targeted for one keyword and that is the domain. My other pages are related to that keyword (broad w. modifiers) and EVENTUALLY these may start to rank. I've been able to consistently land on the first page of Google when it gets indexed. Sure, my keywords are only getting 100-300 exact searches a day and I'm getting maybe 10-30 hits per day. I'm very happy to making $1 a day and soaking up some Amazon sales. At least I'm making money from the moment it arrives in the SERPS. (Unlike all those God damn sites I've built over the course of this year that have failed to get on the first page and have generated squat.)

    I found this an interesting example of the power of your keyword in your domain name:

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    "Craft projects" gets 325 exact searches a day. Says there's 52 adwords ads bidding on it. (AWA) This would be one tough niche to weasel your way into. Look at all those red PR5's AND all those back links going to all of them. Yet the domain "craft projects" has a measly PR of 1 and 15 back links and it's sitting at the #4 spot.

    I'm trying to gauge how powerful having your keyword in the domain IS and what sort of competitor websites can you "jump over" when you are inserted into the SERPs.
     
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  8. aaron_nimocks

    aaron_nimocks Newbie

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    Almost every SEO contest I ever seen the winner was normally "exactkeyword . com"

    That being said, TLD name plays a big role on Google. Even more so on Yahoo and Bing.
     
  9. xx Elvis xx

    xx Elvis xx Newbie

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    Yes it is a summertime type of keyword. it is a vacation keyword. It was broad match... Should I be using exact match when doing keyword research? (when doing a exact match this keywords values stay the same except searches which drops to about 60 daily.)

    Also being that this is a Season specific niche, do the clicks it reports count for the average of all months, or just the last month. I would like to know because if I can get 20 clicks in an off season month, the in season months must be a dramatic increase. However, if it was based on the averages, it is pretty low.

    Thank you this is exactly what I'm looking for. That keyword gives some insight as to how much having a keyword domain is worth.

    Just curious as to how much promotion you had to do with your 100-300 searches per day keyword.

    Any way to show us the stats on your keyword (seo competition, what sort of backlinking, yada yada)? Blocking out the information that could be used to dominate your niche obviously.

    Thanks for your replies.
     
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    second SERP position can be attained quite easily while the first position might take some time but beatable for sure - hope you know several link building sources so that the job is easy for you.
    Apart from that analysis,make sure to see the variations of anchor text they have used.If they have used less amount of the TARGET anchor text,you can use them more and in fact,get top position using fewer amount of links.
    hope that helped.good luck :D
     
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  11. mamboo

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    Thank you very much for starting this type of thread. I found a keyword the screen shot is
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    I have already registered .com domain name with exact keyword on it.
    I see none of the pages in top 10 results are optimized for that keyword.
    Does it worth to make a micro blog on this keyword ?
    I am planning to put adsense and amazon ads on this site and I see there are a lot of products related to this keyword in amazon.
     

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  13. biks

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    For Gods sake use exact match. It seems like every number is inflated on Google. My best site is #1 on Google. Google says it gets 400 exact searches a day for my main keyword. I know for a fact that I only get 100 unique URLs a day. Not sure where the other 300 people went. Assume you'll get 1/4 of the people IF you make it to the top of the SERPs.


    I didn't say *I* got 100-300 people a day. Google said that my keyword got those numbers and my site only got 10-30 HITS per day.

    Here's an example of a chart for a keyword that Google claimed it got 590 exact searches a day.

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    When Google finally indexed and included my page, I went straight to the top and stayed there for about 2 weeks. It recently fell to the #8 spot. I got shit for hits, so I'm not sure how accurate that 590 exact # was.

    NOW I gotta start building links to get it back to the top. It shouldn't be that hard with those numbers that you see there.
     
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    Look at SEOTCR at 335%, is it worth to try? Please someone explain this with their experience.
     
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    The SEOC is low which is nice and you should be able to rank for it well as long as there aren't authority sites throughout the first page.
     
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    When you say exactkeyword.com , it makes any different if it goes like a sub domain? exactkeyword.domain.com ?
     
  19. seosutra

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    Guys the data is flawed fundamentally in MS. Read the posthttp://vincesamios.com/internetmarke...etition-matrix

    MS picks up a ratio of keywords in title to keywords in the copy. All search engines are now Topical and do keywords in head to keywords in anchor tag. The post says it all.

    I kinda hate this module of MS ( the keyword research ) !
     
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  20. kakizito

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    I have already read it. They don't say MS is flawed, rather they give another way to look to the values in it, and to analyse some values together.
    But I thank you even so for pointing the post.