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Market Samurai SEO Competition - How Hard would this be?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by dvs one, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. dvs one

    dvs one Junior Member

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    Hey BHW,

    If anyone has any thoughts on how difficult these 2 keywords would be by looking at my market samurai statistics? Any help would be awesome.

    The facts are: The domain age's I have are 5-6+ years and both keywords you are looking at in the MS stats are my EXACT domain name. So in other words i have keyword1.com and keyword2.com

    Heres Keyword 1

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    Heres Keyword 2

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    Any help much appreciated thanks everyone

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  2. Bnotaro

    Bnotaro Newbie

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    Keyword 2 would be complete Cake. I mean there are hardly any BL to the page and on top of that none is completely optimized for the Keyword.

    Keyword 1 on the ohter hand has alot more BL to the page so its a bit harder. And there are 2 that are optimized for the word and one close. Not impossible but Kw2 is much easier impo
     
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  3. dvs one

    dvs one Junior Member

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    Thank you for your input. Thats what I thought about when I seen all reds. I wonder if I just bought a yahoo dir submission on keyword1 if and built more links if i would beat em. Anyways thanks again bro.
     
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    It can be done, it just involves a lot more work. They aren't THAT strong.
     
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    There are a few things you need to look for here to see how the sites you will be competing against are optimized for both on page and off page SEO and before I explain what these are, here is a glossary of what the abbreviations in each of the columns mean:

    DA Domain Age: The age of a domain, according to the first registered date in WHOIS records.

    PR PageRank: An indicator of the overall quantity and quality of links to a web-page, as determined by Google's PageRank
    algorithm.

    BLP Page Backlinks: The total number of links pointing to a web-page from outside of that web-site itself.

    BLD Domain Backlinks: The total number of links pointing to an entire domain (whole web-site) from outside of that web-site itself.

    BLEG Government / Education Page Backlinks: The total number of links pointing to a web-page from Government (.gov) and Educational (.edu) sources that are external to the web-site itself.

    DMZ DMOZ Listing: Whether the site is listed in the Open Directory Project's Directory.

    YAH Yahoo! Listing: Whether the site is listed in the Yahoo! Directory.

    Title Keyword in Title Tags: Whether the web-page <title> tag contains the keyword.

    URL Keyword in URL: Whether the web-page URL contains the keyword.

    Desc Keyword in META Description: Whether the keyword appears in the <meta> "description" tag.

    Head Keyword in Header Tags: Whether the keyword appears in <h1>, <h2>, <h3> etc. tags within the page content itself.

    CA Google Cache Age: The number of days since Google last re-indexed the page listed.

    And within the results themselves...

    Y Means ‘Yes'
    N Means ‘No'

    As for the colour patterns...

    The more red colours there are the harder it will be to rank highly. Yellow is a ‘warning' and the more green that is displayed, the easier it will be to compete and get into the top 10.

    So how do you decide whether the keyword phrase is something that you would realistically be able to rank for?

    #1 The first thing to look for is whether more than one competitor has a ‘Y' (a Yes) in ALL the YAH, Title, URL, Desc & Head columns. If there is more than one site, you should pass on this keyword and move into the next one.

    #2 If no (and for this keyword it's a ‘no'), you then need to look at the Pagerank of the each of the websites (PR column) and make sure that there are at least two sites with a Pagerank of 3 or below in the top 10. In this case, there are. In fact, 4 of them fall into this category for your first keyword and 3 for the second.

    #3 You then need to look at the number of backlinks that each of these pages have pointing to them (BLP) and check that there are two sites with less than 50.

    So for the 1st keyword, everything seems to be good and it appears that if you set the site up properly and optimized for this keyword then you will have a good chance of ranking highly.

    In my opinion, depending on the overall amount of competition Keyword 2 looks more promising.

    Hope this helps mate.

    Ruoall
     
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  6. dvs one

    dvs one Junior Member

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    I guess it boils down to if there is a will there is a way. Thanks for your input also. I am glad to know going into it that it wont be a breeze but can be done so I am not wasting my time. That was my main concern, that I was going to waste my time on an impossible KW. Glad to hear others opinions.
     
  7. Bnotaro

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    I mean i look at KW1 and the site that is 5 down is not even close to as massive as the rest. All they did was Optimize for the Keyword and get a few Backlinks to that page for that term.
    I mean they have only 31 bl to that page for that keyword. There site is only 3 years old. You can totally beat them with a little work. Just make sure you beet them in BL and have that beast of a website page all set up for they keyword.
     
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    Wow Ruoall thanks for the detailed descriptions and everything. This gave me a nice little formula to use in the future so I wont have to post screen shots. Thanks man I really appreciate it. I think I am going to give it a shot and see what happens. Starting with number 2 first.

    And just to clarify the (BLP) is the amount of links pointing to the exact page (url) that is ranked for that keyword correct?
     
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    also very good points thanks! and the thing i think that should help me out a ton is the domains i have are the exact kw i am targeting.
     
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    Hi DVS,

    No worries mate... I always try and assist where I can.

    Yes, the BLP is the "Page". So the amount of links pointing to the actual Page and not the Domain.
     
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    Thanks again for all the help like i said now I have a basic formula to use. Thanks for clarifying on the BLP also
     
  12. Berto

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    Ruoall - Thanks for that informative post!!

    I'm going to hijack this thread and ask for help too to see what you guys think.

    I am targeting a product for the Christmas Season. I want to attack HARD and be up there by early December.

    I own the domain 2009____ _____.com

    I didn't even realize, but my site got indexed for the search "2009 _____ _____" (I call this Keyword 1) without even trying.

    However, should I get greedy and go for the keyword of _____ _____ (Keyword 2) is the question. It has a LOT more searches, but I honestly don't think I have time to get into top 10 this winter.

    But since I'm already ranking for the easy phrase in Keyword 1, should I go after Keyword 2? I'm talking about my anchor targets and maybe even removing the 2009 from my Title tags and stuff.

    See the below image:
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    BTW, I own 2010____ ____.com just in case they release that product too :)

    According to Ruoall, keyword 2 is doable, but I think it's too hard for my $500 budget. This is a test site to try things like a little bit of xrumer, Angela and Paul, etc. If it gets sandbox'd, I'll be sad but not end of the world.

    Thanks!
     
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  13. mamboo

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    I have found a keyword (3 words) with 12,100 average monthly search volume on broad match and 4400 on phrase match. It is a product keyword and have following SEO analysis matrix

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    There is one home page with pagerank 7, but it is completely unoptimized.
    keyword.net is available and keyword.com is parked so it is not competing with me.
    Will it be easy to get #1 position in google?
    Should I go for it?
     

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    Wow, that looks good. I don't know about #1, but top 3 seems feasible. Nobody is even trying for this product!

    Go for it if you have nothing better to do, IMHO.