Why you might struggle to rank that easy keyword

Last Update: June 04, 2021

While looking for competitors in Jaaxy for a very easy to rank for keyword (qsr 77) I was surprised at the amount of content the top-ranking posts wrote.

Ok these are some huge sites, but the site ranking on page 1number 2 has over 20,000 words and I thought to myself, no wonder I struggle to rank number one for easy keywords.

Now I went and checked the sites, some are ALL only content( no comment to increase the word count)

Saying I felt small is an understatement, how do I outrank a site with 6000+ words with my 1000 words. Most sites in the top ten for that keyword have a minimum of 6000 words.

Next time your easy to rank for keyword is struggling especially an easy keyword, try to see how long your competitors' articles on page one are.

I added to my article so it`s now 3549 words so I hope I`ll be able to see it start to improve.

And these are no fluff, these are fact-filled, all your questions answered posts.But, I know I`ll struggle to write that many words.

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SamiWilliams Premium
Roamy, Good food for thought. I too would have trouble with those kinds of numbers. Thanks for bringing this to my attention.
Keep us up on your tactics as you go. Thanks, Sami
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roamy Premium
Thanks
I don`t think there are any tactics( for me here) because honestly, I don`t see myself writing a 5000-word post, it`s almost impossible,what can I say with so many words?
Anyway it was a real opener, a keyword may appear easy to rank for, but maybe only for pages 2 or 3 which does not much traffic. Tough I have to say
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Jimmyk16 Premium
Interesting, Roamy.
Hope you can figure this out.
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roamy Premium
There is just no way I`ll be able to match that kind of word count but it was a real eye opener.
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Some good information here, Roamy!

Jeff
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Only1Hugh Premium
Hey Roamy remember blog posts are only one way to drive traffic to your site. There are numerous ways. Take for example https://neilpatel.com/blog/traffic-brand-new-site/. There are many other recommendations. Hope this helps.
Hugh
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roamy Premium
Just wanted to share my findings.
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Only1Hugh Premium
You are doing well.
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OCH3943 Premium
It would be interesting to list out what are some of the other things to look out for. I believe number of words is just one factor to rank?

But even if we have such a list, we will realise there are so many things to consider just for one post. Will we end up slowing down? Then again, it could also depend on one's proficiency that takes time to practice and internalise.

Just some thoughts that came to my mind as I read this. Thank you for sharing.
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roamy Premium
Thanks I know, what I meant is, for the SEO factor, it`s very hard to beat a 6000-word blog post with a 500-word post.
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OCH3943 Premium
Fully agree with you. :)
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