Page 1. 1 Week. 355 million pages

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A week ago I picked up a Youtube video WSO. To try it out I quickly created a video and posted it.

I did a fast Traffic Travis 3 comparison on a couple of keywords and just picked one, ignoring any other metric.

In order to have something to point the video to, I created a post on my blog. Over the next week or so I watched to see if the video ranked (it did not - not blaming the product). To my amazement the post itself appeared on page one.

Position #4 with 355 million competing results! Cool!

The problem is the term has virtually no searches.

I only post this so you keep this result in mind whenever you see something similar used as proof. By itself it proves nothing.

Dan
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  • Profile picture of the author protectyoursales
    Nice ranking, not bad for 1 week if there are that many competing pages! But yea, part of good keyword research I think is picking the terms that not only get traffic, but convert, too. Maybe your next video should be targeting a less competitive KW but one that is also going to give you better return?

    I'm sure that further testing will show you the way!
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    • Profile picture of the author Danny McConnell
      Yeah, the point was just to test the concept- monetizing wasn't part of the deal. In that respect, given that the article ranked and the video didn't, I think it was actually a very good test.

      Dan
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan C. Rinnert
    Originally Posted by Danny McConnell View Post

    I only post this so you keep this result in mind whenever you see something similar used as proof. By itself it proves nothing.
    Very true. I've gotten articles placed on the first page of Google within minutes of posting. But that doesn't necessarily mean that it was for a profitable keyword.
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    • Profile picture of the author tpw
      Originally Posted by Dan C. Rinnert View Post

      Very true. I've gotten articles placed on the first page of Google within minutes of posting. But that doesn't necessarily mean that it was for a profitable keyword.

      I have been placed on page one Google for profitable keywords within minutes. The trick is whether that ranking will have "staying power".
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    • Profile picture of the author Danny McConnell
      Now, where the heck is that report spam button?

      Never mind. It's gone already . lol
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  • Profile picture of the author iAmNameLess
    355 competing pages? I beg to differ... there are 10 competing pages, the rest are meaningless and just where the keyword string appears on other sites.

    For 1 week, nice job. I would recommend doing better keyword research so you rank for terms that will get you results.
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  • Profile picture of the author Matt Ward
    Virtually no searches = virtually no competition, unfortunately.

    buy extra-large green porcupine clothing

    Watch as this post easily ranks for "buy extra-large green porcupine clothing"
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    • Profile picture of the author Batou
      Originally Posted by Matt Ward View Post

      Virtually no searches = virtually no competition, unfortunately.

      buy extra-large green porcupine clothing

      Watch as this post easily ranks for "buy extra-large green porcupine clothing"

      pretty funny it already ranks
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  • Profile picture of the author Dann Vicker
    Try it out on more competitive niches. If it works, then you might as well have found your own wso.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jothika
    Could you please share the WSO?
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    • Profile picture of the author Danny McConnell
      I think there is some confusion here.

      The point is that when you see a sales page (or whatever) that says "See how I got page 1 rank in 24 hours with 10 million competing pages", it probably means nothing.

      Don't get taken in by this type of proof.

      As others have said, if you can rank it that fast, it probably means that the ranking has no value.

      Looks good on a sales page though.

      Dan
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  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    Originally Posted by Danny McConnell View Post

    Position #4 with 355 million competing results! Cool!
    Keep in mind that number of 355 million is probably way off. If you are searching your term in Google and then using the number of search results that appear as your competition, then you are doing things wrong.

    That is NOT your competition.

    That is simply the number of webpages Google have indexed that have that word or phrase somewhere on their website. That does not mean those websites are trying to rank for that term. It could simply be a webpage that mentions that word on it one time. Are they really your competition? No.

    This is just a number most SEO consultants use to try and make their services look great when in fact the rankings they achieved were not difficult at all.

    Your competition is ONLY those sites that are actively trying to optimize and rank for that same keyword or key phrase because with some basic optimization beating everyone else is going to be a synch.

    It's like going to the Olympics and saying that every athlete there is your competition. Wrong. Only the athletes in your same sport are your real competition. The others are not even trying to compete against you so how can they be your competition?!
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanmilligan
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    Google are never accurate. They do a great job of running the web and everything but one day soon, somebody is going to slip through and be the next big thing. I can feel it.

    Regarding the SEO, don't really have much input as it's not my field but congrats on ranking now you just gotta' go for more competitive keywords and see what happens.
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    • Profile picture of the author Danny McConnell
      In truth what I normally do is find keywords that look like they might be workable that have exact local searches over about 50/day, and then use Traffic Travis to get a sense of competition.

      Sometimes I will throw Market Samurai in the mix.

      I have just always been interested in noticing how I am being manipulated by sales copy. And I am not immune to manipulation.

      Dan
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  • Profile picture of the author mrelk159
    wow that is a lot
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