Not really a game, more a moan - bear with me.
A while back I researched a keyword phrase and wrote a hub around it. I don't do this very often but the keyword apparently got a fair number of hits and there didn't seem to be much competition.
I don't mind sharing it because to be frank if anyone copies it and can rank then I don't really give a Brad Pitt.
The article is called Time For Another One. When I do a search for this I found it on Page 30. With quotes around it it comes in on page 6 - well whoop de do.
Now, I'm not saying this because I want you to look at it, or sell me some SEO secrets - I'm just saying that's all.
i have just thought of a great title thatsome might find useful
"how to get your ex back, time for another one"
That is very good.
I have realised I am a bit of a twit. I was going to delete this thread but now you've posted it would be rude. I only published the thing a week or so ago - so it is finding its place in the rankings.
Who knows - it might rise to the top?
That’s the problem with the keyword tool, while looking at the term in broad match you are given to believe that there are over 18,000 searches a month and there is no competition. Actually that figure is somewhat misleading, it reflects how many impressions there were if any of the words appeared in a search query and an advertiser was silly enough (by using broadmatch in his AdWords campaign) to let his advert be displayed for such a term.
For example if an advertiser was using broadmatch, time for another beer or beer for another time would be included. The fact is you can notch up what looks like lots of impressions for terms that are rarely ever being searched.
Also keep in mind that the results shown in the keywords tool are based 100% on Adsense data, nothing is drawn from organic data, so competition is meaningless from an organic point of view.
Thanks Peter - I sometimes feel I am going backwards in my knowledge of keywords. That does help in terms of understanding why even my 'best' keywords aren't working for me.
Makes things a little more understandable. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you very much for this information. I’ve wondered myself why the keyword tool doesn’t seem to be accurate when I use it.
It's a bit obscure isn't it!
If it were me I'd:
Check the keyword density.
Revisit the capsule titles to ensure it was in enough.
See where I could squeeze the phrase into each capsule.
Make sure the whole phrase was squeezed in at least twice in the opening paragraph
Add it to my tags
... and then other stuff..... that I can't tell you or I'd have to kill you.
Have you promoted the page? Does it have any inbound links?
Stumbled it etc? Told your mates to like it?
You know ... stuff.... that stuff that we always say we mean to do, but in the end don't do any of because we're so grateful we got to the end and could press the "PUBLISH" button and have a beer.
Maybe you should write a hub on this and get more money your way what do you say?
Oh earner - don't you know I'm way too lazy and haphazard to do any of that.
Very sound advice though, and thanks.
btw. I don't have any mates.
Don’t waste your time chasing keyword density, on page stuff is pretty weak as far as SEO is concerned. Just make sure that the document is written naturally and self-descriptive. Search engines evolved past keyword density some time ago.
On page stuff should be about building trust, enticing the reader to complete your call to action and conversions. Chasing some mythical keyword density can seriously screw with the flow of a document.
Concentrate on links for rankings, and providing content that meets the readers expectations and helps them achieve their goals. Put the users interests first and search engines second.
You took the time to look through 30 pages? lol I would have gave up long before that....good for you for staying focused!
I was determined to beat the search engine and MAKE it return my page as a result. Some people play computer games or chess, maybe tennis - I prefer to keep pressing Next Page and using my scrolling finger.
And I won! That pesky little Panda was forced to cough up my page and prove it hadn't been eaten.
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