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Which is Best - Do a Google allintitle or allintitle:"quotes term"

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by norway000x, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. norway000x

    norway000x Junior Member

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    Hey,

    Take a look at this:

    I've always thought that allintitle:"my keyword term" would give me the best estimate of my real competition.

    Now, I just got hold of a software that checks multiple allintitle s so I don't have to do this manually...
    But the creator of the software has made the software to look up allintitle:my keyword term (without quotes).

    Both uses of the allintitle returns results with pages with all the selected words all in the title.
    But which one of these would be the best to use when you wanted to know the real competition for a given keyword term??

    A strange thing is that the allintitle without quotes actually returns less results. What's up with that?

    Could someone in here please shed some lights on this?

    Here's some examples:

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    allintitle:make money fast
    gives 578,000 results
    allintitle:"make money fast"
    gives 2,180,000 results
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    allintitle:weight loss
    gives 16,600,000 results
    allintitle:"weight loss"
    gives 21,200,000 results
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    allintitle:dog training
    gives 5,450,000 results
    allintitle:"dog training"
    gives 3,420,000 results
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  2. norway000x

    norway000x Junior Member

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    Anyone?
     
  3. ClownBaby

    ClownBaby Power Member

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    im so bad with KW stuff i cant help
     
  4. kobargh

    kobargh Newbie

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    allintitle:"keyword1 keyword2" is the same as intitle:"keyword1 keyword2" - this is how you find exact match in titles.

    allintitle:keyword1 keyword2 checks all variations, e.g. keyword1 blabla keyword2, blabla keyword2 blabla keyword1 etc.

    IMHO to value the competition you better use exact matches.
    And moreover (again IMHO) finding niche keywords in google adwords with exact match gives better view of market.
     
  5. nossie

    nossie Regular Member

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    Personally I always use allintitle:"keyword phrase" to see exact competition.

    If you don't use any quotes all kinds of unrelated websites will showup (if you keyword is longtail) which means it doesn't show your exact competition.
     
  6. Yukinari84

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    The reason that allintitle:"keyword" turns up more results than the non-quotes version sometimes is because when you search with quotes, you are looking at the competition for your keyword in the exact order you type it.

    If there is a huge gap in the numbers like your "make money fast" example, that usually means that there are some pretty savvy marketers within that niche.

    This does not mean you can't compete with them, it just gives you a look at what kind of competition you are dealing with.
     
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