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Ranking question (need advice)

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Xpand, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. Xpand

    Xpand Regular Member

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    Hey guys, I'm doing keyword research for affiliate product.

    For example, when I find (buying) keyword like:
    - 4k exact match searches per month
    - Traffic Travis says SEO ranking would be Easy or Relatively Easy
    - Google insights shows great interest
    - but it says that PPC competition is very high

    Can I still make WP blog and optimize it for that keyword (on-page SEO and backlinking)? I don't plan to use PPC, just search engine traffic. Or is it doomed idea because people are investing lots of money on PPC for that keyword?


    Thanks. :)
     
  2. mogs03

    mogs03 Power Member

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    Finally, after 2 long years you made your first post! You should celebrate and buy me some beer for that.:banana:

    BTW.. If you are not lazy, you may find tons of tutorials and case studies on this forum to help you on your seo campaign.

    Just look around and you will find what you are looking for.

    Cheers!
     
  3. Abstroose

    Abstroose Elite Member

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    Don't worry about PPC competition. Google can only display so many ads so that's irrelevant really. However, I wouldn't rely on Traffic Travis, or any software, to determine SEO competition. There's no automated way to accurately measure competition. You'll have to manually analyse each of the first 10 results:

    How old is the site?
    How many pages are indexed?
    How much unique content do they host?
    What is the quantity and quality of backlinks to both homepage and ranking page?
    How well is the site optimised?
    What is their social presence like?

    You should consider the above and evaluate whether you think you can achieve similar.
     
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  4. dude91

    dude91 Registered Member

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    It depends on the competition of the SERPs to be honest. PPC competition is not of much relevance to you because you are targeting search traffic.

    Look in the serps for the PR of the ranking sites, other EMDs, wikipedia and other authority sites and subpages ranking.
     
  5. savagepriest

    savagepriest Junior Member

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    when you can rank for free why not give it a try
     
  6. Xpand

    Xpand Regular Member

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    How many pages are indexed? - I checked results, and it varies, for example: 2400, 0, 2, 20... I will get my pages indexed as fast as possible, no problem.

    How much unique content do they host? - Is not impressive, first website has only 4-5 targeted articles, other ones are just general tips articles. Second has only 1 article lol and just main page, and the other ones are similar. So I think I can do much better.

    What is the quantity and quality of backlinks to both homepage and ranking page? - I need to look at page authority for backlinks, right? Example for first one on SERP: main page 863 BLs, ranking page 3370 BLs, authority: 1x 55, 8x 30-40, 10x 20-30, than it goes lower. Also first one has 213 on page warnings in Traffic Travis
    2nd and 3rd have 0 BLs and 2 indexed pages...
    I guess I can do well here, backlinking is not a big problem, right?

    How well is the site optimised? - You mean keyword in title tag, meta description, H1 tag etc.?

    One more thing, if Google Insight gives me 0/100 for a specific term, does that mean that keyword is dead? I'm asking because there are few thousand exact searches per month on that keyword.
     
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  7. the_demon

    the_demon Jr. Executive VIP

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    Traffic Travis seo difficulty rankings are completely inaccurate.
     
  8. Xpand

    Xpand Regular Member

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    Q:

    When getting backlinks, do I need to split them between root domain and blog posts (with targeted buying keywords and aff. links) or is it better idea just to backlink posts?
     
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    john1444 Elite Member

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    When i use Traffic Travis, i don't just go by their result. A lot of times the tool will say it's "relatively easy" and the medium/average PR is 4, how in the heck can that be easy..

    When i want to pick easy keywords, i ensure they have an average PR2, that's what i consider easy..
     
  10. Xpand

    Xpand Regular Member

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    Thanks, I ditched TT SEO results :p

    Do you mind answering my last Q:

    So is there any benefit getting backlinks for main (home page)? I will have my home/main page linking to other pages (in navigation) which will have articles with targeted keywords and affiliate links. So should I just backlink my keyword optimized pages?
     
  11. Jenny30

    Jenny30 Regular Member

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    I am upset by the traffic Travis results.. i followed them for such a long time.. totally ditching travel Travis now!!
     
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    albertofd Regular Member

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    is not a good program? i use the internet business promoter
     
  13. Xpand

    Xpand Regular Member

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    Bump for advice.