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What do you think of these competitions? Give your opinions :)

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by FuryKyle, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. FuryKyle

    FuryKyle Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I'm trying to rank #1 for a keyword. Here are the stats for the top 10 sites on Google. [​IMG] Is it possible to beat them? One of them is Wikipedia as you can see from the crazy amount of backlinks to the domain. But they backlinks to the page itself is around 1000ish which I might be able to beat with blasts and buying high PR links. What do you think?
     
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    Absolutely no chance of hitting Rank 1 any time soon, considering it has a DA of 10 PR of 5 and BLP of 845.. plus the content seems pretty optimized -- your chances of actually hitting this front page seem a little slim actually unless you blast it with backlinks and have an EMD. Hopefully the keyword has 10k+ traffic though so even a #9 might be worthwhile, still i'd go for a keyword with less competition.
     
  3. FuryKyle

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    Ugh. Yes I have an EMD, and I can slowly build backlinks. Is my competition hard though?
     
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    Yes, your competition is difficult. In order to guarantee you'll hit page 1, you need a domain that's at least 5 years old, at least PR 2, DMOZ and Yahoo Dir listings, and strong on-page optimization.

    The only real holes here are with links to the page and edu/gov links . . . you can certainly get those, but you're going to need the other things I listed above too just to get to page 1

    Position 1 rank is a long, hard road. Not impossible, but difficult.
     
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    Yahoo Dir is $299 a year if I'm not mistaken. I don't think it's worth it. With that money I can buy more high PR links.
    Also my domain is like 1 week old. Am I screwed? :confused:
     
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    in some niches there are domains in first place that are in very high authority and this is one of them, i mean 10 year domain , pr5, half a million backlinks to domain, i would say forget first place and concentrate on getting even into top 10.

    You are talking about to buying High pr backlinks but as i see it that would not help you that much i mean this niche is filled with high quality competition that probably have invested years an thousands of dollars to be where they are...even if you buy many backlinks you still would need a massive amount of backlinks to even get near top 5 as i see it.

    when i see this kind of competition..you know what i do? i move as fast as i can to next keyword in that niche..because it simply isn't worth the effort..i don't know what kind of keyword this is and what niche its in but if you can get into 9 -10 place and still earn decent then i would say go for it but if you think that you can get easily into top 3 in this keyword then forget about it.
     
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    The page only has about 800 backlinks and PR isn't exactly a major factor in SERPs. The page has only one PR 6 backlink and I'm sure I can build more than 800 backlinks. Domain age isn't a major factor anymore after the recent update as G realized that many high ranking sites are only ranking because of it and provide outdated information. What do you guys think of my professional?
     
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