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Is there any direct/indirect relationship with the number of search results in choosing a successful keyword phrase?

I have about 22,500,000 results for my keyword phrase, which I intend to target.

I think doing seo according to standards set by google, I will won half the battle. Now, if I give 1 year with other marketing techniques like adwords. How much time will it take me to be on the first page for my targeted keyword phrase?

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The lower the number of results, the lower the competition, the easier to out-rank.

Trying to beat 22.5million other web-pages for your search terms is kinda silly (in my humble opinion) unless you have an existing high-ranking site, with tons of authority and back-linking power.

It's worth understanding "the long tail" rather that chasing "glory terms":

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+1 for "glory term". never heard of that before. –  John Conde Sep 14 '11 at 13:25
    
@mike what according to you, is good number of other pages competing, so to dive in that search term? and thanks for your valuable suggestion :) –  itpian.com Sep 14 '11 at 16:36
    
@jeet - there's no range of numbers. In terms of deciding a keyword strategy, i'd use something similar to what's outlined here: blueglass.com/blog/keyword-research-tips-strategies –  Mike Hudson Sep 14 '11 at 22:02
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