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Would You Bother Attempting To Rank For A Keyword With 10K Monthly Searches

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by thedon23, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. thedon23

    thedon23 Elite Member

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    Generally speaking, is that a decent amount of searches? Does it depend on the niche?

    I've found a number of longtail keywords, with aproximately 10,000 Monthly Searches (accoding to Google Keyword Tool).

    Are these worth ranking for? Would you bother?
     
  2. Standard Toaster

    Standard Toaster Regular Member

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    That must depend on the amount of competition and the nature of it. That said, if you see alot of fairly new sites with not the best amount/quality of content in the first few serps, chances are you've struck something profitable.

    A lot of keywords based on products have high monthly search volumes but little competition. Still, they can be really tough to dominate because the parent company of the product acts as an authority in the eyes of google. If you see any parasite ranked high, make a page on that web 2.0 website and see how you rank automatically.
     
  3. b1tr0t

    b1tr0t Newbie

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    It would really depend on the competition. You gotta take into account your ROI on the effort needed to dominate for that keyword.

    What's your competition look like?
     
  4. peter2002

    peter2002 Senior Member

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    You have to look at two things...

    1. Competition: You have no chance if there are aged, high PR, Seo optimized sites with high quality backlinks on Google page1. At least not anytime soon.

    2.Commercial Intention: How commercial is your keyword? In other words, can you convert the searches? It makes only sense to get get ranked high if you have 'buyers' keywords. You can find out how commercial your keywords are here...
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    Hope this helps.
     
  5. Tamra

    Tamra Junior Member

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    Completely agree with this advice. Also, Market Samurai is an
    excellent tool for evaluating the commercial viability of long tail
    keywords.


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  6. imperial109

    imperial109 Regular Member

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    Of course you should go for it. You have the ability to do anything, and if you want to reach number 1 from 10k, then I say you go for it.

    If it's too time consuming though, try getting into the top 100 really quickly, then copy some of the features of the top 10. By that time, you'll seem like you're offering something thats already out there whith a twist that the top 10 don't have. This way you scare them a bit. So send them a message saying that you want their spot. Send it to all top 10. Also include your rapid growth records and charts. Then, offer them advantage over ther top competition by offering them your site at an above average price. Make them kind of bid for it. Privately of course, and I'm sure you could get $1k for it...wow I just came up with this on the spot, but I think It's worth a try if you have the resources...sounds like a weeks job for the experienced.

    Happy Holidays.
     
  7. dfrancon

    dfrancon Regular Member

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    Yes it's worth it. Even if you don't rank well for that specific keyword right away, getting words on your site will get you ranked for untargeted keywords that can result in more traffic than just getting ranked well with your intended keyword.

    Get lots of text on your page. Use lots of related words in addition to your target keyword. Traffic is what counts, not rankings.
     
  8. thedon23

    thedon23 Elite Member

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