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?


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":

  • @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 :) – user465641 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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