Keyword Optimized Domain vs Authority Sites

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I have a 3-keywords-long-tail phrase domain, related to Travel, with 90K monthly searches (broad), and only 90,000 exact competing websites in " " on Google.

I see all these authority sites like Expedia, Marriot, Hyatt, tripadvisor on the front page... Obviously they don't go after my 3-keyword-long-tail search phrase, and nobody has all 3 keywords in the title.

Will I get anywhere with my new website? Or are these big names, even when not optimized for this longtail phrase, so mighty that I should just forget about it? I will be doing backlinking campaigns.

Thanks for your opinion!
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  • Profile picture of the author mikkosant
    I would say to always leave ream to grow in your domain. Domains can get you ranked pretty quickly for long tail terms, but if the competition is fierce, it's really all about the backlinks and on page seo. Make sure the main keyword you want to rank for is in your domain, then go after all the longer tail terms through seperate pages.
    And, it's always hard to tell how far your website will go. Without the keyword, it's pretty difficult to properly analyze.

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  • Profile picture of the author Derek Allen
    Authority sites are hard to take down. You can do it but it's hard.

    What I would suggest is to put your own content on some other authority sites. Leave links to your site on the bigger sites. Write some articles for ezine, goarticles, etc and leave your link pointing to your site in the resource boxes. This way you can get some of your content ranked while getting visitors and back links going.

    It can take years to takedown some of these authority sites.

    Good luck!
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