Low Competition Keyword Research

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Which type of sites do you think are easier to outrank? When analyzing the top ten results for a keyword what do you guys think about the following types of sites, are these type sites a good sign or a bad sign? I understand there are various other factors to take into account like backlinks, meta data etc.. but just looking at the type of site in general... Do you agree with my analysis as follows?

1/ large e-commerce type sites like amazon, ebay etc.. - Bad Sign, Hard to Beat.
2/ youtube.com and other video sites ... - Mixed signs, Can be Hard but May be Beatable if PA is low.
3/ forums and answer type sites like answers.yahoo.com, yelp.com, quora.com, warriorforum.com etc... - Good Sign, Normally Not Too Hard to Beat.
4/ government sites, wikipedia.org, wikihow.com, high authority health sites like mayoclinic.com, webmd.com etc.. - Bad Sign, Hard to Beat.
5/ niche sites - Usually a Good Sign - Likely to be Easy to Beat.
6/ personal blogs - Good Sign - Often Very Beatable.
7/ social media sites like facebook.com, twitter.com, reddit.com - Mixed Signs, if big brand will be Hard to Beat.
8/ big brand sites like addidas, microsoft, magazines etc.. Bad Sign, Hard to Beat.

Have I forgotten any? Do you agree with the above?
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  • Profile picture of the author KHR
    No:2,3,5,6,7 are really easy to Beat.

    For me: I can easily beat Less than 30-40 Da,PA Pages.
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  • Profile picture of the author DABK
    It actually depends on whether these sites are #1 because they're going for the keyword you're interested in or not.

    Often, big sites end up in the top 10 without trying, because there's not enough competition for a particular keyword.

    When that's the case, it's easy to outrank them.

    Originally Posted by RedWaterDub View Post

    Which type of sites do you think are easier to outrank? When analyzing the top ten results for a keyword what do you guys think about the following types of sites, are these type sites a good sign or a bad sign? I understand there are various other factors to take into account like backlinks, meta data etc.. but just looking at the type of site in general... Do you agree with my analysis as follows?

    1/ large e-commerce type sites like amazon, ebay etc.. - Bad Sign, Hard to Beat.
    2/ youtube.com and other video sites ... - Mixed signs, Can be Hard but May be Beatable if PA is low.
    3/ forums and answer type sites like answers.yahoo.com, yelp.com, quora.com, warriorforum.com etc... - Good Sign, Normally Not Too Hard to Beat.
    4/ government sites, wikipedia.org, wikihow.com, high authority health sites like mayoclinic.com, webmd.com etc.. - Bad Sign, Hard to Beat.
    5/ niche sites - Usually a Good Sign - Likely to be Easy to Beat.
    6/ personal blogs - Good Sign - Often Very Beatable.
    7/ social media sites like facebook.com, twitter.com, reddit.com - Mixed Signs, if big brand will be Hard to Beat.
    8/ big brand sites like addidas, microsoft, magazines etc.. Bad Sign, Hard to Beat.

    Have I forgotten any? Do you agree with the above?
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
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      Originally Posted by DABK View Post

      It actually depends on whether these sites are #1 because they're going for the keyword you're interested in or not.

      Often, big sites end up in the top 10 without trying, because there's not enough competition for a particular keyword.

      When that's the case, it's easy to outrank them.
      Agreed.

      Real example, ebay ranks internal search pages without even trying by simply generating thousands of pages/keywords. Most of those internal search pages are only on-page SEO, no real supporting links (weak competition).

      It's the throw enough shit at the wall & something will eventually stick technique.
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