A keyword competition checker tool can come in very handy. You may have heard of the so called SEO Elite or even the competition tool that is used by some of the top affiliates on the Internet. But do you know what the difference is? And which one is better, SEO Elite or competition tool?
When it comes to optimizing your site for the search engines, you need to be aware of keywords, competition and profitability. Competition refers to what you can achieve with what you have. In the world of affiliate marketing if your keyword is not competitive you are basically setting yourself up for failure. It’s as simple as that.
This is an amazing keyword rank checker tool. There are in fact lots of things this tool allows you to do, such as competitor keyword analysis, monitoring keywords by comparing them to all other competitors in your niche, tracking rankings by measuring backlinks to your site, doing SEO audit, inspecting backlinks, crawling statistics etc. This tool will help you analyze which keywords are working best for you and in what ways you can improve your ranking. I would highly recommend that you implement all of these functions into your SEO campaigns. Otherwise, your campaign will be like the average search engine results page.
The keyword competition checker tool allows you to create long tail keyword phrases that are highly relevant to the products and/or services that you offer. These keywords don’t have to be overly competitive, just moderately competitive. Once you identify the top keywords for your niche then you will want to find some good web directories that list these keywords. If you have chosen to use a directory such as EzineArticles then you need to remember that the best ones are probably also the most popular and so you want to choose them based on popularity. Also make sure that they have high page ranks, because these factors contribute to the quality of the links that the directory receives.
Now here comes the fun part; analysing these directories to identify the top competitors for each keyword. I would not be able to advise you with 100% accuracy because everyone is different and therefore the competition will vary between people. However it is possible to get a rough idea from looking at the directories. For example the long tail keyword phrase “How to write a great sales letter” should contain the following components: targeted, relevant, highly searched for, and authority figures. If you analyse the website of your competitors for these key phrases, you will probably find that they focus on one or two of these factors. So, if you are going to compete against these kind of websites you are going to need to make some changes to your own website to make them more appealing to the reader.
The third important factor that we are going to look at is the keyword difficulty of each of these sites. In my experience there are three factors that have a bearing on the difficulty rating of a site. The first one is the level of competition for a given keyphrase. The higher the competition the harder it is to rank well for that term. This in turn will result in much lower search engine results for that keyphrase and so will affect your position in the SERP. The second factor is the level of keyword authority – the more authority the better because this will also affect the difficulty.
The final factor that we are going to look at is the relationship between the competing sites. The more closely related the content between the sites the better the overall quality of content. In my experience high quality content tends to attract visitors and increase the odds that the visitor will rank well. So if you want to compete effectively you must try and ensure that your content is as good as the competition.
If you really want to dominate your niche then you should always be thinking about the competition. However there are some great free keyword tools out there such as Advanced Keyword Research and Free Traffic Shortener that can really help you analyse the competition and decide which sites to target. Just remember to use these tools wisely! Use them to analyse your own sites and if you need backlinks then use the backlink checkers such as the one at the end of this article to analyse your competitors backlinks. If you do all this correctly, you should be able to dominate your niche very easily!