Monday, June 4, 2012

Finding Your Competition In Google - Competing Pages

Have you ever wondered how to find the number of competing pages for a particular keyword or phrase.  The answer is really quite simple, yet might not seem as obvious as you think.

When you do a search in Google for a given phrase or keyword, for example "Medicine Ball Workouts" Google will return a list of results and a line above them that will look something like "About 1,290,000 results (0.31 seconds)"

In this example it means that there are roughly 1,290,000 pages that have those keywords somewhere on the page.

If you refine your search, this time by adding double quote (“) symbols around your keyword or phrase ..  you will notice a significant reduction in results returned.

To reduce this amount even further you can perform an advanced search and change the "terms appearing" dropdown to "In The Title Of The Page" or "In The URL Of The Page"


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