Ranking in a competitive niche

Last Update: February 04, 2016

Hi guys,

I have been really struggling to rank on the first page of Google. This might be because I am in a very competitive niche or the fact that my site is only about three months old...

I quickly went to check some of my keywords and to my surprise, realized I am on the first page with one of my posts!! I am really happy to see some results, as I am a bit negative at the moment regarding my success. The post that is ranked is not one where I used affiliate links, but hopefully I will start getting some organic traffic with that post.

Anyway, I just wanted to show you it is possible to rank in a competitive niche. Hopefully as my site starts to gain trust, I will start to rank on the first page a bit more.

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MHainsworth Premium
It does get easier, I'm also in a highly competitive niche and up against big giants, but they are also sloppy and are churning out material that I can improve upon so over time I gain authority.

If you really like the topic I would advise stay with it and produce good quality content because Google will recognise that, regardless of who you are up against.
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CBotma Premium
Thank you. It is good to know that it gets easier. My biggest struggle is to get ranked. If I can just get better rankings I will definitely make sales.

Lets hope for the best!
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wanjigin Premium
Congrats on your getting to the first page of google especially in a competitive niche, it is not easy. I am also in the same boat, I am ranking for certain keywords, but it has taken time for me with my website being 4 to 5 months old. Congrats again and thank you for sharing.
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CBotma Premium
Thank you! We should just keep on writing and learn from our mistakes.

Goodluck!
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AlyssaBaron Premium
Great job on getting to the first page of Google! Thanks for mentioning how old your site is. I was starting to get discouraged about my page rankings - my site is about 1.5 months old. Keep up the good work :)
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CBotma Premium
We, as newbies struggle to understand that it takes time for a site to gain trust before you will actually have good rankings. I am also a bit discouraged especually when I see people making sales that have been here shorter than me. Never give up. Just keep on pushing forward!
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AlyssaBaron Premium
Will do! My niche is competitive even though I drilled down a few layers. There's an industry giant or two who've been around for decades. When I start my next website, I'll take that into consideration. But for now, I'm going to FOCUS on turning this website into what I know it can be, even if it takes a year or longer
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CBotma Premium
Yes definitely. I also didn't think of that before the time, but I mean, what did we know before we started here. I would really like to make a success out of my current blog because it is about gadgets and I like writing about it, so I will just keep on writing until I make it.
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MaryColes316 Premium
I love gadgets! Just joined your newsletter
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CBotma Premium
Thank you so much! Hope you enjoy the posts!
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alpsntacos Premium
First page on Google is success! You got this, just keep at it! :)
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