site listed on the first page of google having on-page optimization for the keyword according to Traffic travis.
But all the top 10 are having average page rank of 5.1, average age of the domains 6.8, the least number of back links to a page on the list is 4,697 and highest being 430,023 while that of domains are 41,049 and 3,147,387 and all of them have some back links from .edu and .gov.
Also, only one among the top 10 have exact match domain name with .org and it is on position 10.
One interesting thing that i observed from the sites sitting on position 1 and 2 among the top 10 are as follow:
1- both are using their external pages to occupying the positions while the others 8 are using domains.
2- number of back links to the external pages of both are 7,505 and 6,290 respectively (remember the least being 4,697)
3- only the site on the position 2 is indexed in DMOZ and YAHOO directory and it is the only one that have page title among the 10.
4- according to MAJESTICSEO, they are the only sites among the 10 that sometimes use keyword anchor text links for back links.
Now with these data and more importantly on the recommendation of Traffic Travis that this niche is Relatively Easy, i am tempted to go for this niche may be within 3 month with unique content and quality anchor text back links-i will be listed among top 10.
But again,looking at the strong off- page optimization of these top ten cope with many thousands of back links to individual pages, i am afraid i might not achieve top 10 within 3 month or a year.
My question again would you follow Traffic Travis recommendation that it is relative easy and go for it? Or what has being your experience with this type of competition?