Targeting competitors domain name as keyword

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  1. maineyak

    maineyak Power Member

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    So I thought, why the hell not target my main competitor's domain name rather then the services/products we both promote. My competitors stats, roughly using G's keyword tool:
    Searches per month for them in Google: 362k (about the same globally and locally)

    inurl:theirdomain -theirdomain.com (19k)
    intitle:theirdomain -theirdomain.com (19.4k)

    I just started blog commenting using Scrapebox, using theirs and my domain names as the keyword, I'm currently at around #50 on G for their domain, so I think it's a possibility of getting on page #1 with a little effort. I'm currently writing SEO articles on my site using their domain as the keyword target, I'm hoping within a few weeks of making it to page 1.

    They have 364,000 pages indexed, I have 28,300. They're 5 years old with a PR 4 homepage, my site is 8 months old and just FINALLY got PR1 on my homepage. They have 14 G backlinks, I have zero. They have 21,933 YSE backlinks, I have 856.

    Do you think this is possible, or am I just pissin' up a rope?
     
  2. maineyak

    maineyak Power Member

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    Just created my first article, linked it to my homepage, and google cached it in 2 minutes, that's a record for me.
     
  3. maineyak

    maineyak Power Member

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    I wrote one article SEO'd with their domain name last night, my site was at #56. This morning, the page I wrote is at #9 on page 1. I achieved my goal overnight, thinking it would possibly take weeks.
     
  4. angelas111

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    i guess you're not pissin up a rope.. lol. where did you submit the article?
     
  5. MyWayOr

    MyWayOr Registered Member

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    Sorry about the offtopic, but what site was that where you could your aritcle to be indexed in 2 minutes?

    I have trouble to get my new backlink properties indexed - although these are unique content blogs and articles. :(

    Thanks
     
  6. CashJunkie

    CashJunkie Newbie

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    Keep pissing =)
    Sounds interesting
     
  7. maineyak

    maineyak Power Member

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    The article was something I wrote on the site itself, about 200 words. I put a link to it on the homepage, went and took a shower, and when I returned, it was already indexed, 2 minutes after I linked it. I'm already receiving traffic for searches to their domain.
     
  8. SEOfarmer

    SEOfarmer Regular Member

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    Just wondering, I know it depends on your competitor's name, but have you ever consider about 'legal issues'?

    What if your competitor is "Acer" for example. Its a trademark?
     
  9. SEOfarmer

    SEOfarmer Regular Member

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    Any inputs from the question above?
    Thanks
     
  10. richieboy69

    richieboy69 Registered Member

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    It's fine as long as you don't use their brand name in your URL? As far as I am aware!
     
  11. maineyak

    maineyak Power Member

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    I'm now on page 1 for several variations of their name, and am getting some good traffic from it already. As far as trademarks. I don't have their name in my domain name, you can mention a trademark name all you want, title the page of it, I don't see how they can come after you. If that was the case, do a search for Apple computers, and every search result that has Apple in their title would be subject to a lawsuit. As long as it's not part of my domain name, I can't see that they can do [email protected]
     
  12. maineyak

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_use