michellerana wrote:Are you trying to check how competitive your keyword phrase is, Idleme125?
We don't really recommend that you do competition research by typing your keywords in the search engine box since the results that you'll be getting will give you very limited information. It would be better to use the SEO Analysis tool of Traffic Travis to check your competition. It will give you more information on the sites that are ranking for a keyword, such as age, page rank, H1 and Title Tags, description, listings, backlinks, etc. Knowing these will help you plan a better approach on how to compete with the top sites.
If what you are concerned about is the search volume, then the Google Keyword Tool would be helpful since it will give you the number of people searching for a particular keyword per month. It will also display alternative keywords that you can use if the particular keyword that you want to use has a low search volume.
idleme125 wrote:Should I be using broad or quotes when I check for results? I would think that if I am looking for a certain term that I would only want those specific results, not results (broad) that include these words in any of the results. It seems that most people just type in the words and hit search. I have tried both search queries and there is a huge difference. Any advice??
I joined yesterday and wanted to ask couple of question.
1- When i do a search in quotes and i get like thousands of results but when i go down and scroll to end of pages, it only shows like 50 pages , i.e 500 results instead of 50,000+ originally shown. Please if you could tell me which one of the two is accurate ?
2- If i don´t find the appropriate domain, is it ok to put and X in the end or better to go for hyphens ?
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