Check the competition before deciding upon your chosen keyword phrases

In the first video regarding my approach to deciding on the best keyword phrases to use, I showed you the free ways to determine:

  • the trend
  • the number of searches
  • whether it ‘sold’ on-line

In this video I share with you another free way to determine the ‘competition’ associated with your chosen keyword phrases. This is the technique most bloggers ignore but it is absolutely crucial if you want to get on the first page of Google.

Let me have your views.

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14 Responses to Check the competition before deciding upon your chosen keyword phrases

  1. Klaus August 26, 2009 at 10:24 am #

    Is it just me or is the voice *really low* on this video? I trying turning my volume up to 100% but it’s still low so I’d miss some of the things said.

    If you can’t do anything about it, I’ll try to watch it anyway – otherwise I think I’ll wait a bit for a re-post, cause it sounds interesting.
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    • BuildYourBlog August 26, 2009 at 11:05 pm #


      Sorry about the sound and thanks for letting me know. I use headphones and the sound levels are fine. I shall check my audio input settings in future.

      You are right, this is key information which is critical before deciding upon the keywords to use.


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  3. Jim March 2, 2010 at 1:19 pm #

    I really liked the traffic estimation portion. I had not been using Google’s traffic estimator. In fact, I thought the only way you could access it was from setting up keywords in Google Adwords. Thanks.

    • Andrew Rondeau March 3, 2010 at 9:59 am #


      You are welcome – I hope it makes a difference.


  4. Dr. Chris Mohler DDS dentist in Beaufort South Carolina May 6, 2010 at 7:56 pm #

    hey that is great stuff. Thanks. It really is important to do your research before committing to a specific ad campaign.

  5. sheb May 6, 2010 at 8:49 pm #

    How do find out if your keyword is too competitive? is their a tool I can use?
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  6. Jane "Shiloh Street" July 10, 2010 at 2:11 pm #

    I think your so genius, you answer all the questions in my mind about all things regarding online jobs.When I start working online job, I tried to research the best tools to determine the ‘competition’ associated with my chosen keyword phrases. I want to go over all your videos.


    Shiloh Street

  7. Michael September 9, 2010 at 11:42 am #

    At the beginning of the video, you have a XCEL doc from which you found all of the keyword you aware interested in using. Where can you get that doc? Interesting video overall!

  8. Andrew June 1, 2011 at 2:51 pm #

    Wow, thanks a lot, this seems to be a nice tutorial. I will give this link to my father, cause he wants to study internet marketing, and I guess keyword research is the first thing you need to master.

    • Andrew June 2, 2011 at 10:29 am #


      Get the keyword research wrong and all your future efforts are wasted.


  9. Duy November 2, 2011 at 3:22 am #

    Hey Andrew, very interesting tips on doing competition analysis man 🙂

    I agree with you that testing the water before we jump in is crucial. Without it, we might face the wall and lose the enthusiasm to continue some days.

    Very useful, I will go check other videos as well. All the best!

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