Outranking eCommerce Sites (Saw Brad's Comment)
So I saw Brad's comment under this article - http://www.rankersparadise.com/how-to-find-low-competition-keywords-with-high-traffic/
That reminded me that I have a keyword with pretty good search volume which all kw competition tools say is not hard to rank but on 1st page it is all eCommerce sites with high domain authority except one and that did scare me off it. To have a better idea of it -
The only site with not so high domain authority is again eCommerce. As you can see their on page seo is not optimized for the keyword(title,url,desc.). They don't have any content on the pages, just list of items to buy who are close to the keyword. Most of the pages don't have any backlinks.
Why did that scare me off ? Well mainly from reading www.nichepursuits.com, Spencers Haws (the creator of Long Tail Pro and someone who made more than 1 million from niche sites) said that he avoid keywords for which on 1st page are all eCommerce sites. He says he found out that google somehow favours these sites for keywords like that.
So I would like to hear what you all think, should I give it a go ? Brad, what has been your experience you mentioned in the comment ?
In my honest opinion, guys that say you shouldn't bother going for a keyword that has Amazon, eBay, etc listings on page 1 are either complete morons or they've never attempted it themselves.
I can tell you right now based on the screenshot you provided that you could probably rank in the top 3 for that keyword.
I have consistently outranked eBay, Amazon, Best Buy, and numerous other major brands for keywords.
Think of it like this.... 99% of the time these sites are ranking on page 1 with 100-300 word product descriptions, the pages are NOT optimized for the keyword, and, more importantly, most of the time they are ranking there solely because of domain authority.
These pages typically have few or even no backlinks at all. They're pretty much there because Google sees them as authority sites and the page is somewhat relevant to the search query and that's it.
Good, beefy content + quality backlinks + interlinking can push you above these listings.
Thanks for your answer.
I will certainly try then, if you have done it, it is not impossible then.
The keyword has around 20k searches per month so it is worth the try.
I will try the web 2.0 strategy of Nick and report after 3 months.
The article will be 1500 words written by a very good US writer I use when I want quality content. It will cost me about 50$ but this guy really delivers quality and I will need it. I usually target keywords around 1000 searches per month so 20k per month is worth the money.
6 of the 10 first page results have 0 backlinks. None of them have content just listings of items.