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Which are the most important aspects in analyzing SEO competition of a niche?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by aladin, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. aladin

    aladin Junior Member

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    Which are the most important aspects when you analise the SEO competition of a niche for a specific keyword/long tail?

    I ask that because analyzing the competition for a specific niche, numerous software provides me some numbers about:

    1)PR
    2)domain age
    3)the number of backlinks for the specific page is listed for the querry
    4)backlinks for the entire domain
    5)internal SEO optimization of the page ( meta, Keyword in title, description etc)

    What is the "weight/importance" you give for each of them when you search and evaluate your niche?

    If you want to give an specific anwer please give them some grades/stars betwen 0 and 100..:

    1) 100
    2) 50
    3) 30
    4) 20

    Regards,
    aladdin with the magical lamp..:)
     
  2. twinreal

    twinreal Registered Member

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    IMHO the most important are backlinks and I always look on that first.
     
  3. makinaria

    makinaria Newbie

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    1-Content is the most important thing! I mean good content unique stuff
    2- backlinks! (70%)
    3-onsite SEO(keywords, meta, etc )
    4-Domain age is huge! it has some weight

    Some times you see pages ranking higher with only 10 or 15 backlinks, because they have quality content and quality backlinks.
     
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    number of backlinks to top ranking site..
    the quality of those backlinks..
    domain authority..
    content quality..
    frequency of updated content
     
  5. aladin

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    would you choose a niche if the first page display only youtube, metacafe, amazon, videojug.com ? Is hard to beat them..? all have 3-4-max 20 backlinks to the page ( but thousands of links to the main domain)
     
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    Depends if you want to throw long term authority site or mini niche site. If you are more of MNS guy check up if there are any authority sites in top if not go ahead ranking shouldnt be hard ;)
     
  7. aladin

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    I want to put a long term, informational site in a sort of medicine field. ( I want to provide articles and ...of course adsense :)
    All first page for that keyword is only with youtube, metacafe, amazon, videojug.com posting some video about that subject...( rank 2, 3, and 4 PR for pages..)

    Every listed page have about 20-40 back links ( not too much) and also those pages have rank 2, 3, even 4 (PR)! We speak about youtube, metacafe.., amazon..with thousands of back links on the main domain and authority.
    Is hard to beat them?

    It is possible for a page of youtube ,or metacafe , containing a video, to have PR 4??
     
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  8. Le Dangles

    Le Dangles Registered Member

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    Good content combined with lots of backlinks is by far the best way to rank high for keywords. Keyword research is essential for finding the right keywords with low competition so you can easily rank high for them. Get backlinks to these keywords and you will be golden. Also putting the right keywords in the title of your articles is important.

    Updating your website often also helps your site rank better for search engines. The more often you update your site the more the spiders will come visit your site.
     
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  9. lewi

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    Backlink Backlinks Backlinks!

    Want proof? search "click me" without quotes in google and tell me why they are ranking top!

    Yep no on site seo... no great unique content just loads of backlinks with that anchor text.

    Lewi
     
  10. waterman262

    waterman262 Registered Member

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    the first things i look at for analyzing competition is seeing how many results there are for the term in google. If its over 5 million i don't bother unless its a sick long term site that I am planning for the next 10 years with. For short term affiliate stuff I just do under 5 million. Then start analyzing those next factors
     
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