Google Title Comp - What is a good number?

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So I use Longtail Pro and as I do my keyword research I continually look for good ratio's between the local searches and the google title comps. But for this discussion set aside how strong the competition is for a second.

I keep cherry picking the low hanging fruit by starting with those keywords that have numbers like 140 local searches and 82 title comp and the keyword is a perfect longtail for me moving up to some that have 1500 searches with 800 title comp.

But what is a really good Google title comp number for your keywords? I tend to see local searches in the 3600+ range with 2800 title comps and I tend to think 2800 is too high. Am I nuts, meaning with a good SEO strategy 2800 would be something you would to see with your keywords?
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  • Profile picture of the author Muntaseer96
    You should look out for the keywords with relatively high search and low competition !
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    Whoever told you that "title comp" is a good metric to use for determining keyword difficulty is a complete and total moron. It tells you nothing.
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    • Profile picture of the author BrianFish
      Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

      Whoever told you that "title comp" is a good metric to use for determining keyword difficulty is a complete and total moron. It tells you nothing.
      Well son of a B....

      Could you expand upon this so I know more and why? I appreciate the help
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    For every keyword, you have 3 competitors. Really high volume keywords, maybe 5. That's where all the traffic goes.

    It does not matter one bit how many listings there are.

    Think of it like a race. If I can beat the third fastest person in the race, does it matter one bit if there are 50 people competing or 50,000 people competing in the race? Nope.
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  • Profile picture of the author BrianFish
    So if you want to go after a keyword you arent really concerned with the number of title comps - just whether or not you can beat out those at the top - correct?

    I was using the title comps as a way to begin begin to identify potential keywords, avoiding some high higher title comps.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    There could easily be a tough comp. keyword with only 100 unique traffic per month, especially a local keyword. The exact keyword doesn't even have to be in the SERP title to rank a page, it helps but it's not the only ranking factor.
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