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SEO competition general question

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by simplex1, May 20, 2013.

  1. simplex1

    simplex1 Registered Member

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    I'm new to SEO and I was wondering how hard it is to beat the competition.

    When I search with google for a keyword like "good SEO keywords" there are like 1'300'000 results.

    I was wondering,

    1. how many results are "beatable(first page on google)" , and what are the costs to do so?
    2. What is considered a good amount of monthly searches for a keyword?
    3. What is considered a good ratio of monthly searches / competition sites?
     
  2. atakany127

    atakany127 BANNED BANNED

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    All those questions' answers depends on the situation, we can not talk general because it is SEO! There are many updates on Google, so ı think nobody can be %100 accurate.
     
  3. terengganu.boy

    terengganu.boy Registered Member

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    oh yeah..it's true..it's true..but i think some old trick still working..try follow some method on here.

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  4. Andreea Leau

    Andreea Leau Registered Member

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    or you can use a seo plugin that already calculate all these for you. i use squirrly seo for this :)
     
  5. the_demon

    the_demon Jr. Executive VIP

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    1. how many results are "beatable(first page on google)" , and what are the costs to do so?
    --> Ignore the number of results Google yields, this has absolutely no baring on rankings.

    2. What is considered a good amount of monthly searches for a keyword?
    --> That depends on how profitable the keyword is to you. I've ranked for keywords that have a few hundreds searches per month, but are worth 10s of thousands per sale and other keywords that are worth a few hundred dollars per sale and have over 100,000 searches per month. Both could be considered equally valuable. It's not about the number of searches per-say, rather it's on the profit potential * volume.

    3. What is considered a good ratio of monthly searches / competition sites?
    --> Using various tools competition classifications isn't always reliable. In fact, I never use such tools to determine for me as I find they are wildly inaccurate. The difficulty depends entirely on your skill set.
     
  6. WayneInc

    WayneInc Senior Member

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    just start reading the SEO section and you will find your all answer because there is no 100%b accurate answer for this.,.
     
  7. Glassy

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    This can't be answered unless there are more details, there are so many variables.