High competition or low competition???

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  1. David 470 profile image83
    David 470posted 9 years ago

    When using Google's keyword tool, is it better to look for high or low competition words? I typed in a phrase and got 9900 monthly searches with low comp. Would that be considered good? The phrase was the same as I typed except by one word. Everything else was relevant to the phrase..

  2. wilderness profile image95
    wildernessposted 9 years ago

    That's probably better than anything I've used yet.  Although, what do you consider "low competition"?  And what is the top of that competition like?

  3. WryLilt profile image88
    WryLiltposted 9 years ago

    The green bar with competition written above it is for people advertising, it's for people showing adverts.

    To check the competition, it's better to click the keyword which will take you to a google search of that phrase. If the page one sites are all quoting the keywords exactly and are high page rank, that would be a very competitive topic.

    1. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Ha!  I had completely forgotten about that bar - I turn it off and never see it.  I bet you're right and that's what David is looking at.

      And that is exactly how I check competition - it's good to see someone else doing the same thing.

  4. girly_girl09 profile image72
    girly_girl09posted 9 years ago

    I believe the competition on the keywords tool is for advertisers competition...not for publishers. Someone correct me if I'm wrong as I haven't used the tool for about 6 months.

    You will need to determine the search engine results competition with a different method. i.e. checking the PR of the sites on Google's front page and checking how much internal linking and backlinking you will be up against. With HP, you can easily beat PR 0-1 sites...so that is what I look for when trying to determine competition.

  5. profile image0
    ryankettposted 9 years ago

    I use Market Samurai, could never do without it now smile

    Although have of my titles are just made up without any analysis at all. And you know what? They do just as well if not better than the ones picked from any keyword tool. Don't care about cpc, don't care about traffic, don't care about competition. Works just fine.

    Want to know the best way to find good long string titles? Sign up to Helium, use their title finder, use them on Hubpages. That way, somebody else is doing ALL the work for you.

    I know, I know, I know... I'm too clever.

    1. David 470 profile image83
      David 470posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, I'll check out helium and see what their like. My problem is getting the right titles for certain niches. Some are easy while others are hard finding the right titles, keywords...mainly because of popularity,competition and etc....

      1. David 470 profile image83
        David 470posted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Wow that is title finder is great! The niches where I was not doing so well in will work much better using this tool. I like the way you think ryankett....Outside the box you could say...

    2. WryLilt profile image88
      WryLiltposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Great idea, must try this!

  6. sofs profile image87
    sofsposted 9 years ago

    Ryan Wow.. that is called working smart not hard!! though I bet you work pretty hard too!!  smile

  7. TerryGl profile image58
    TerryGlposted 9 years ago

    Forget fancy expensive software to find out about keyword competition, waste of money and are all hype to suck in buyers.

    Take your keyword and put it in Google search. Go to the last page of that keyword search and read the number of relevant pages.

    That is the competition for the keyword.

    KISS - Keep it simple is often a good term.

  8. sunforged profile image66
    sunforgedposted 9 years ago

    just Helium ?use everyones research smile  I should add its worth jumping on as its pretty well trafficked so your competition is already doing it

    I cant agree on the forget fancy research tools and methods though, its not that hard to get 2-3x the average stated eCPM  ..someone has to set the high level of the average, might as well be you smile


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