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strategy for minisite

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by askerman, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. askerman

    askerman Registered Member

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    i discovered a keyword which has 12600 global and above 6000 local searches ( for US ) .Competition for keyword is around 150000 without quotes and 22000 with quotes . but without quote the other competitive website in search engine have high PR like 5 or 6 and with quote first five results are PR 4 and 5 . Is it a good strategy to get a perfect .com domain as its available or do you think its too competitive keyword ?
    plz comment on this
     
  2. Nohel

    Nohel Newbie

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    You would want a keyword rich domain, preferably a .com. Realistically, you won't be able to compete with those competitive broad terms, but you can probably do well with the long tails. Build up the relevant links, content, on-site optimization, etc. and attack those long tails. As you gain authority, you can compete for the more competitive terms.
     
  3. MisterGemini

    MisterGemini Senior Member

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    Look at the type of content those pages are providing, and ask yourself if you can provide better and similar content.

    As for as the domain is concerned, you will have an easier time all around building a brand/keyword combo instead of just keywords.

    Sites with keyword URLs right now are dropping left and right. While document keyword match is doing well.

    After you got some quality content setup start your link building. You won't need to do much. Probably easiest if you see where they got theirs and look to see if you can get them there too.
     
  4. brookshire

    brookshire Junior Member

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    Meaning... exact match domains? I would be very disappointed if true. I've been busting my balls finding exact match domains lately.
     
  5. MisterGemini

    MisterGemini Senior Member

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    Exact match urls that have poor quality.. yes.. dropping.

    Here is an example I dug up the other night of 'black leather sofas'. As you can see, the exact match url is sitting at #7.

    You are thinking.. well he just needs more links and he will be #1!

    Mr. exact match #7 here has 2700+ links right now. His competition above, some have none, and the others have no more than a handful of links.

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    So yeah, you might want to give your ass a rest.

    We are talking about this recent update in this thread:

    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/white-hat-seo/206052-mayday-what-quality-signals-2.html

    Good luck.
     
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  6. askerman

    askerman Registered Member

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    thanks MisterGemini
    now the conclusion for me is that a .com domain is good but i also need to see the competitors content in order to get good rankings . Further more the keyword i discovered is too competitive for mini sites !
     
  7. MisterGemini

    MisterGemini Senior Member

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    Whew, sounds like you saved yourself a lot of trouble with finding the competition. :)
     
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    caroline42 Junior Member

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    Can't see any serious competition for the circumsdances described.
    Go for broad terms on your main page and target the long terms on inner pages. Should be fine, not even a KW-rich domain is needed for such low competition.

     
  9. MisterGemini

    MisterGemini Senior Member

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    By broad term... do you mean phrase match? Or are you talking about the root keyword vs the long tail keywords associated with it?