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Most Competitive Single Keyword on Google

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8:02 pm on Apr 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Just out of interest can somebody tell me what the single most competitive keyword is on Google?
8:06 pm on Apr 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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google

:)

And you won't get to #1 no matter what you do...

8:08 pm on Apr 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Fine keywords are:

untitled
homepage
...

Very competitive ;-)

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It depends what you mean by competitive. Do you mean the term that returns the most results, or the term that is most fiercely fought for?
8:11 pm on Apr 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Methinks it's sex.

Porn is the single biggest money making biz on the net.

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Haha I really meant in terms of the number of entries, Google falls far short in this area. What I have come up with thus far:

Sex - Results 1 - 10 of about 44,000,000.
News - Results 1 - 10 of about 185,000,000.
web - Results 1 - 10 of about 186,000,000

Any advances?

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Untitled Homepage - Hmmmm nowhere near LOL
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www - 1,040,000,000
html - 453,000,000
home - 439,000,000

[edited by: pixel_juice at 8:16 pm (utc) on April 8, 2003]

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New - 388.000.000

<edit>As most of you type: 388,000,000

Sorry</edit>

[edited by: albert at 8:17 pm (utc) on April 8, 2003]

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Sex beats news Interesting :)

Maybe people read the paper after sex.

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no chance matey :)

I would not dare reveal this in public, neither the margins and profits made by being on page 1.

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Interesting take on www - Yahoooooooo
Seeing only Results 1 - 10 of about 702,000,000 here,
Google only No. 4?
8:24 pm on Apr 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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If articles are allowed:

the - 3,380,000,000

8:25 pm on Apr 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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com has 1,150,000,000

The top spots on the SERP are:

Google
Google
Yahoo
Yahoo
Adobe
Adobe
Amazon
Microsoft

Want to compete?

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as long as we realize the number of returned results is a very bad basis for a competition metric.

"lunch" turns out to be more 'competitive' than "viagra"

but then, I guess there's no such thing as a free lunch.

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Mod Note: Lets try and keep the list restricted to the most competitive non-adult keywords.
8:29 pm on Apr 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Ah now .com Results 1 - 10 of about 1,210,000,000.

Google
Yahoo
Adobe
Adobe
Amazon

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"a" is very competitive:

Results 1 - 10 of about 2,130,000,000.

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we really arent going anywhere with this, until we define what is meant by "competitive"

is it:

a, the most number of results returned?
b, the most competitive word targeted by SEOs.?
c, the most profitable?

as I have previously stated, there are a number of words where I would gladly pay $10,000 a month to be on page 1 listing, with NO, repeat NO tricks being played, and the site passing a hand edit by a Google editor.

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This was just for fun Shak (just seeing what single KW returned the max. no. of results), but OK lets use your a,b,c list and see where this goes.
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I reckon 'search' could almost fit all three (280,000,000 results, competition of the likes of Google and Yahoo and a pretty reliable user base to generate money from :))
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>b, the most competitive word targeted by SEOs.<

Yup, who cares about the word "the" or "yahoo."

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I thought for sure it was widgets with all the recent talk about the keyword. Have I been wasting my time with all these widgets pages? :)
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'the' with 3.3 million results :)
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War [google.com] is more popular than peace [google.com]
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alternative suggestion - most expensive phrase on AdWords; if tied at maximum, then the lowest average position this would get you.

Or maybe the highest possible daily AdWords spend?

Got to let the market decide!

9:44 pm on Apr 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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most expensive phrase on AdWords

We don't do expensive.

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Similar elaborations :)

Most competitive single word [webmasterworld.com]

Highest stop word: the
Non-stop word: you (at that time)

Most competitive double word [webmasterworld.com]

5:48 am on Apr 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

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lol

look up 'www' and look at the category on top!

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googleguy please get the updated started really quick.

If you don't see what happens...

...all the webmasters here get really bored and create silly games to waste time until the dance starts.

'and' has only 12,400,000
narrowly betting ..
'a' with 12,300,000

GOOGLEGUY please.... we need relief.... soon

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