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How Do I Know a Keyword is Good?

el kraken.net
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How Do I Know a Keyword is Good?

Hi, in this lesson of affilorama:
Keyword Research: SEO Competition Analysis
(http://www.affilorama.com/market-resear ... ion-in-seo)

i learned about competition analysis, so i started playing around with some keywords and i found 1 with about 1,700,000 results in google, not too much i think, traffic travis is telling me it can be Relatively Easy, i found paid ads of google, 3 in the top and 7 !!! in the right hand column, they are real bad optimized, h1, title, backlinks, etc, etc

what would you tell me about this?
thanks for any help.
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Hi angelnewsletters,

Is that global monthly search of 1,700,000 using the Exact search or the Broad search? I suggest you use the Exact search so you can see the actual global monthly search for that same keyword. You would want to target keywords that have an Exact global monthly search of more than 200. The difficulty should be easy to medium difficulty.

Hope that helps. Have a good day!
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cecille.l wrote:Hi angelnewsletters,

Is that global monthly search of 1,700,000 using the Exact search or the Broad search? I suggest you use the Exact search so you can see the actual global monthly search for that same keyword. You would want to target keywords that have an Exact global monthly search of more than 200. The difficulty should be easy to medium difficulty.

Hope that helps. Have a good day!


How to know that a particular keyword has a global monthly search of more than 200? Is there any software for the purpose? Or can we use any keyword research tool to know about the global monthly search?
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el kraken.net
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Hi kallayprasanth05. i think traffic travis has that feature or function
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Actually cecille, is the number that appears above in the google search result, it says somethimg like "1,700,000 in 0.02 secs."

But in traffic travis is 381,000 in exact, both configured in Program Options AND SEO-Competition-Advanced Settings

This is the Picture of It:

and if you see the details is:

so, how hard would it be to rank with this keyword and how high woul i be able to rank AND how long would it take to rank as well?
these are just questions, as i said before, im just playing around, if you go to my site, it really makes you cry if we talk about SEO, but im learning, i bought this domain about 2 year ago and i started this as a hobbie, but now im starting to like this "freedom" of the internet marketer (even when i havenĀ“t made a penny yet)
P.S. I also forgot to ask how much traffic could you get with this keyword including everything you see in this 2 pics?
Thanks for your support
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Hi angelnewsletters,

The text "1,700,000 in 0.02 secs." on SERPs refer to the number of pages that Google was able to crawl that has the keyword you're looking for and how long it took. This does not represent the global monthly search value for the keyword.

For example, if I search for the keyword "weight loss". It gives me "About 515,000,000 results (0.24 seconds) ". Going to Google Keyword Tool, a broad search on my keyword "weight loss" shows me medium competition and 11,100,000 global monthly searches. If you run a research on the same keyword in Traffic Travis, you would see similar results to that of Google Keyword Tool.

Looking at the images, it looks like there's easy to relatively easy competition for your keywords.

how hard would it be to rank with this keyword and how high woul i be able to rank AND how long would it take to rank as well?


>>> I'm unable to give you an exact time when you will rank for these keywords or how soon. That depends on your SEO strategy.

Hope that helps. Have a good day!
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It really seems that global monthly search cannot be dispensed with when it comes to getting into keyword research. The best searched keyword obviously gives you more hope and chances of generating leads.
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kallayprasanth05 wrote:It really seems that global monthly search cannot be dispensed with when it comes to getting into keyword research. The best searched keyword obviously gives you more hope and chances of generating leads.


you, however, if a particular keyword has a lot of competition, it will be mach harder for you to rank with it, how to compete with thousands of backlinks, dmoz indexed, a 6 PR, and fully optimized webpage? anyway you can target long tail keywords with less competition
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Yes, it's best to target a keyword that has high global monthly search but is not competitive. If you find yourself limited to the number of keywords you can target, then try going for the long tail variations. Using Ubersuggest helps identify variations of the keywords you're targeting.

Hope that helps. Have a great weekend!
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cecille.l wrote:Yes, it's best to target a keyword that has high global monthly search is not competitive. If you find yourself limited to the number of keywords you can target, then try going for the long tail variations. Using Ubersuggest helps identify variations of the keywords you're targeting.

Hope that helps. Have a great weekend!


What exactly are long tail keywords and their variations? Please explain with examples
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Hi kallayprasanth05,

Long tail keywords are usually 3 to 4-word phrases, sometimes it could be longer. Instead of targeting "lose weight" which is a highly competitive keyword, you can use the long tail variation which could be: "lose weight in 6 months" or "how to lose weight fast".

Hope that helps. Have a good day!
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kallayprasanth05 wrote:
cecille.l wrote:Yes, it's best to target a keyword that has high global monthly search is not competitive. If you find yourself limited to the number of keywords you can target, then try going for the long tail variations. Using Ubersuggest helps identify variations of the keywords you're targeting.

Hope that helps. Have a great weekend!


What exactly are long tail keywords and their variations? Please explain with examples


When you and google says "Competitive", does it means people that have webpages "competing" for the same keyword? or it it related only to Adwords, you know PPC etc
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When you and google says "Competitive", does it means people that have webpages "competing" for the same keyword? or it it related only to Adwords, you know PPC etc


Yes, a competitive keyword means there are a lot of sites targeting that keyword (from an SEO point of view) or there are a lot bidding on that keyword (from an AdWords point of view).

Hope that helps. Have a good day!
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