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Wanting some advice on wither I should do this or not

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Franklin Hattchet, Mar 4, 2015.

  1. Franklin Hattchet

    Franklin Hattchet Senior Member

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    Hey guys, So I found a niche with a main keyword of around 8000 searches a month and 50-55 related keywords ranging from 8000 -1200 searches a month.I've checked 80% of the keywords and they all rank from 15-30 average keyword competitiveness.... The problem is the top 5s for most of them is dominated by big brands but then I also see a lot of old dead sites in some of the top 10s.

    I've checked the on page SEO scores for the top 10 sites for my main keyword and they all range from 11% - 22%, that's low to me compared to what I've seen in the past. My question is would it be worth trying to get on the front page or am I wasting my time due to the big branded names? I don't care about number 1 spot but would like to be in the top 8 to make it worth my while.

    When I mean dominated by big brands it's dominated by their pages and products not the home page so that indicates to me that I might have a bit of a chance since the big guys usually don't worry about SEO to their inner pages. I was going to upload some pictures of the stats but I can't, I'm planning to build an authority site with social media backing etc but SEO would be my main priority first and build up natural links etc.

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  2. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    If the big brand websites do not dominate the entire 1st page and you have a website that can compete with the other websites, then I would say go for it. Even in the event that you don't rank well for the keyword, you can always go back and optimise your pages for different keywords.
     
  3. Franklin Hattchet

    Franklin Hattchet Senior Member

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    Cheers for that :) Thanks for the reply
     
  4. GroundUp

    GroundUp Regular Member

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    You can get on the first page if you work smart. Definitely worth a shot. Relevant links is the key. Quality not quantity on your first tier.
     
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