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Methods for finding keywords you can rank for

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by hustle4dough, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. hustle4dough

    hustle4dough Registered Member

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    I know a couple... the first one I learned is to type the keyword into Google in quotes. The course I learned this from recommended finding keywords with under 15,000 results showing up when you type the keyword in quotes. Of course, it's very difficult to find a keyword with that little competition that also gets a decent number of searches each month...I've personally made it to position three for a keyword that had a little over 30,000 competing pages show up when you type the keyword in quotes. I've seen some EMD sites that were clearly built by internet marketers get the number one spot for keywords with as many as 115,000 sites showing up when you put the keyword in quotes. These were small Wordpress sites with 5 articles each, and they were promoting a CPA offer. They probably had lots of backlinks, but the point is that 115,000 sites showing up when you put the keyword in quotes isn't too many when you do your on and off page SEO really well.

    Another method I've learned is to search for allintitle: "keyword" and see how many sites come up. The course I bought recommended shooting for 1000 compeiting sites or fewer. I don't know if this is a good parameter because I haven't used this method before.

    What are some other ways to find out if a keyword will be easy to get on the top spots of the first page with? Free methods are best because some of us are on a budget, but if you want to share which software is good to buy then don't let me stop you.
     
  2. dayomoto

    dayomoto Junior Member

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    using google keyword tool and finding exact keyword matches with at least 1000 searches a month and decent cpc and then i load them in godaddy bulk domain registration and find available emds, after that then do the seo analysis with free market samurai.
     
  3. machines-in-motion

    machines-in-motion Junior Member

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    How many sites you are competing with doesn't necessarily matter. If they're all relatively small with little to no SEO, you can beat 1,000,000 sites with just a few backlinks and decent on-page optimization. Even still though, 30,000 seems pretty low. I would raise that to 80,000-100,000 if you want to get decent search volume.
     
  4. Tenshisendo

    Tenshisendo Registered Member

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    I have found competition doesn't matter as much as the top 10 spots.
    You can have 500 competing sites but if the ones in the first 10 spots have there act together it will be hard to get on the front page.

    Check the PR, Age, And Backlinks of the first 10 to give you a better idea of how hard it will be to rank.
     
  5. VIC SEO

    VIC SEO Elite Member

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    It seems like dayomoto seems to be reading my mind. I do exactly what he is saying and I must say that it works for me.