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My keyword research

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Simas9, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. Simas9

    Simas9 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Hi there,
    as you may see I am new here but I am already inlove with this forum. I spent weeks reading various parts of it and decided to dedicate all of my mind in becoming the best at the SEO.

    I did a keyword research with the Adwords tool and Market Samurai which took me 2 whole days but since I don`t have any experience I am not confident enough with my selections.

    So to make things short I am looking for a tutor who could evaluate my choices and answer some of my questions. Please PM me if you have a free minute. I can`t promise anything in return but I`ll be thankful for ever. :)
     
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    Simas9 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Ok, I`ll just try to shoot some questions here without any details.

    1) Should I choose a keyword which has a 27 000 montly searches if the .net exact domain is available and my competion has NO on site SEO done for this keyword, BUT top 10 of SERPS has a total PR amount of 32, pretty old domain names and two of them has 1000+ page backlinks.?

    2) Sometimes I am a little frustraded over google keyword popularity results.

    For example.

    dog training - 803k
    dog trainers - also 803k


    or

    currency conversion 6.120.000
    money converter 6.120.000
    - it is strange to me that those different searches show identical results. And it happens pretty often. So what`s the deal with those identical popularity numbers?

    Thanks for your time answering!
     
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    jheyslow Senior Member

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    Yes, Choose that domain, exact keywrod in your domain can easily rank you. .net and .com has almost thesame value.
     
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    Thanks!

    So I should not bother about my competitors having 10 year old and older domain names and high page ranks?

    More about my question 2: for example if google shows that keyword "i want dollars" popularity is 103k and keyword "i want usd" popularity is also 103k and when you type "i want dollars" in google it shows really competitive results (same as if 'i want usd' is entered) but iwantusd.com domain is available. Should I pick that iwantusd.com up? Or does that mean that google somehow thinks that those keywords mean the same and should deliver the same results? It is pretty mixed up, but I`ll hope that you understand.
     
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    glovek77 Power Member

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    If you PM me the MS screenshot I can take a look.
     
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    For the level of competition try activating in market samurai "in title competition".
    Basically if it's less than 1000 you can rank for that keyword with little effort, if its 1000-2000 requires some SEo and link building prepared correclty.

    As for your example of "i want usd" or "i want dollars" there is no competition and no popularity in searches.

    Try using google insights.
     
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    Simas9 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Dollars/usd was just an example which came from my head. I hope someone understands what I am talking about. :)

    It is sad, but i did not manage to find 'in title competition' in MS.

    MS competition screen:
    img18. imageshack .us/img18/ 7134/ msscreen.jpg (I am not allowed to post links here)
     
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    Module 1 is keyword research

    Code:
    http://challenge.co/training/
    Also check out this thread.
    Code:
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/white-hat-seo/266300-method-step-step-keyword-research-newbies.html#post2389520
     
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  9. 4trsuted

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    The tab is called SEOTC.

    Judging from your given screenshot, keyword is not the easiest to rank for, but possible with good backlink campaign and good on page SEO.
     
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    My two more noob questions:

    1. What does it mean "to ping link/article"?
    2. What is a 'link wheel'?

    Thanks! I hope one day I will be answering those :)
     
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    Pinging basically lets Google know that your site is there & updated.

    Read this

    Code:
    http://hubpages.com/hub/link-building-link-wheel
     
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    Thanks, cyberzilla.

    I discovered that No1 in my keyword`s SERPS is a blog noKW.wordpress.com/myKW

    domain age: 4
    page backlinks: 3
    domain backlinks: 650
    Index count: 1000
    PR: 0
    Keyword.org is available. So does that mean it is going to be an easy competition?
     
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    In terms of Off-page competition it certainly looks beatable. However, you must note the on-page SEO as well. Apart from a good domain age of 4 years, there is not much to worry about.

    A good idea would be to download MS cracked version from the download section and then analyze the overall SEO competition.
     
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    I uploaded a screenshot of my KW MS results:

    img15.imageshack. us/i/screenan.jpg/ (the link is messed up because I am not allowed to posts URL`s here)
     
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    It seems that to rank for this keyword wont be hard. My recommendation - go for this keyword.
     
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    That is just great, but could you please comment more on how you decide cause I want to be able to understand the whole thing by myself?
     
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    You need to get grasp on the basics of On and Off page SEO, once you get the hang of it then making such decisions would not be an issue.
    Coming back to your question, after taking a look at your screenshot we see the following:

    #1 ranking site has a PR of 0.
    All top 10 ranking sites have low backlink count
    Noit all top sites have keyword in Title Tag, Header Tag & URL, and none of them in description tag. All of these shows low on-page optimization level.

    Apart from this analysis, you should also analyze the top 5 site's backlink to see what keyword they are using mostly as anchor text. If it is not the same keyword as you are targeting then the competition would be even more easy to beat.

    The only real competition I see here is the sites ranking at position 2 & 3 as they both are really old, authority domains. And they have a high backlink count to the root domain too. But overall, you should attain top rankings in due time with proper SEO.
     
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    I couldn't agree more with beazt.

    There is a couple of things that you should take a look at: from what country this keywords gets most searches (google insights), then adjust it in your webmaster settings.

    I know it seems quite a basic think, but it is overlooked by many. And dont expect to get ranked within a couple of days or week, after you done on page and off page SEO, it takes several weeks (sometimes) to get ranked for your targeted keyword.
     
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    Thank you guys, I really appreciate your helpful comments!

    Could you please also comment on these two?

    img812. imageshack.us /img812/9576/screensh.jpg

    img291. imageshack.us /i/39400983.jpg/

    Question about google insights: so for example my traffic comes from South Africa and UK - what influence does it have on my adsense profit performance? And about what webmaster settings are you talking about?

    One more:
    - what does it mean and what is it for?
     
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    Both keywords would be not very easy to rank, unless you have good SEO skills.

    It does not have any influence on your adsense performance, it does have on your rankings. Though is the main traffic is from africa, your adsense CPC would be significantly lower than from UK.

    There is function in webmaster tools to target your website by country, just go through all tabs and you'll find it.