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What do you consider to be low, med or high competition?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by b1tr0t, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. b1tr0t

    b1tr0t Newbie

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    I've read that SENuke has some guidelines in the software regarding competition levels, but I've never seen a key that laid out the various competition levels.

    30DC considered 30,000 competing pages to be low competition. Would medium be 100,000 pages? And high competition be 1 million pages or more? Everyone may not agree, so what do you consider to be low, med and high competition?
     
  2. crazyflx

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    I'm pretty sure that SEnuke doesn't gauge it's "competition ratings" on the number of returned pages (at least not entirely). It uses the number of sites that it submits pages to that show up in the first X amount of results.

    For instance (and this is just an example): Lets say you searched "buy low priced widgets" and YouTube was on the 17th page, WetPaint was on the 16th page, EzineArticles was on the 11th page it would say "Don't Waste Your Time" because if those High PR sites can't make it anywhere near the first page, then you're not going to be able to either (at least not short terms results using SEnuke anyway).
     
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  3. RumMonkey

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    Yup, Crazyflx is right, if you find a keyword with high search volume and low competition (under 30,000) you then need to scan the first page and see what types of sites are ranking.

    If the first page is dominated by social media/networking sites (youtube, ezinearticles, squidoo, blogger, any bookmarking sites) then you should easily be able to rank for the keyphrase with some decent seo and backlinking.

    However, if the first page is dominated by authority sites like wikipedia, or sites in your niche with high pagerank and thousands of backlinks you should consider looking for another keyphrase.

    Market Samurai makes this whole process easy, I suggest you get it.
     
  4. b1tr0t

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    I see. Good points. I do have Market Samurai... I love it. It's a big time saver.

    Maybe I should clarify... what do you consider low, med and high number of competing pages in your keyword research?
     
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    Very good conversation here I have been wondering the same as well. One of the key words that MS and Traffic Travis were analyzing showed "relatively easy" competition but I have not yet ranked first page for them.

    They are highly competitive terms as well though so its been a bit of a conflicting result
     
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    low competition with high volume search.