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Should I avoid keyword if Top10 are all businesses?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by wwallace1, Oct 23, 2014.

  1. wwallace1

    wwallace1 Regular Member

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    Hi all,

    I am doing some keyword research for a new website and would like some insights. It seems as if 5-10 keywords I am wanting to target are all dominated in the Top 10 by local businesses and/or G Maps. Which makes sense to me since G wants to show the most relevant search results to the keyword.

    So should I just avoid those keywords?

    ie:

    [keyword 1] in NY/New York/etc

    Any insight would be appreciated.
     
  2. lilmasta

    lilmasta Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    i dont like keyword which have the first page covered with google place listings , but its just me
     
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  3. DannyZhang

    DannyZhang Regular Member

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    If the top 10 are all businesses, especially with Google listings and ads, it means that keyword is a good keyword to compete in as there is money to be made.

    Whether you should avoid it is to check the competition level. If the competition is not strong you should definitely go for it. Beats targeting a keyword with no competition.
     
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  4. wwallace1

    wwallace1 Regular Member

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    any other tips?