Is there a way to see how much effort it'd take to reach page 1 of google search for a given term?
For example, I have a 'stop smoking' blog that I want to rank high - page 1 or 2. How would I determine how much effort/how many backlinks it would take to beat a few other sites on there (like stopsmoking.net / whyquit.com)
ALSO: Is there a resource to see what page you're currently on in Google for a given search term? How can you tell if you're on page 5 or 500 without having to go through each page one by one?
Thanks so much for your help. You guys rock and I can't wait to grow with you all on these forums! =)