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and so on but not for fish.
Is it the placement in the title (great fish), maybe move those around or what does it take.
p.s I hope you understand what Im talking about.
So if you want to be #1 for fish [google.com] you will need about 17,500 links pointing to your site with the word fish in the anchor text.
If you want to learn more about link analysis then I would suggest starting with
It is an “old” paper written by the Google founders.
There is loads of information about PageRank, PR, backlinks, and link structure in the “Google News” forum. As far as I know you just have to try and piece together your understanding from various threads. However, the link above should help you to intelligently piece together the information you read.
Basically, to rank well in the link analysis department, you want to have lots of web pages linking to you that in turn have lots of pages linking to them who in tern have lots of pages linking to them etc.
The basis concept is quite easy to understand but unfortunately the hard part is actually getting the links.
What do SE users really want when they type in "fish"?
1 fish, 2 fish, red fish, blue fish, black fish, gold fish, old fish, new fish.
This 1 has a little star, this one has a little car...
what alot of fish there are... (how many different uses for fish are there).
Back in reality -- if you do not have what most are looking for -- on the singular "keyword" to the bulk majority of your site visitors you would be considered "SPAM".
Holding this #1 authority status you'd best have what the majority want. In general, the site holding this status does have the most to offer (most of the time).
In addition, just because you become #1 on the singular keyword does not mean you retain the #1 status on your most relevant double keywords and you may end up losing alot more than you gain.
Although there may be less variations the stretch from one to another is quite steep.
What does a user really want when they type CDs into the search box?
All? Or nothing that you carry even though they found you at #1.
Or have searchers become a little more specific in thier search terms? I know that one of the sites I look after soemtimes gets some very specific searches - but that could be I suppose, because we happen to have those terms on our site.
For example using the "fish" term earlier, do people just search for "fish", or do they search for "cheap fish" or "cheap tropical fish" or "fish with blue and yellow spots that like to swim in murkey water"? (we're no 1 on that term :-)
According to Wordtracker, the most frequently searched keyword containing the word "fish" is "fish".
However, if you add up all the searches for keywords like "tropical fish", "fish tanks", "aquarium fish", "angel fish", "fish tank" etc. then you will see that they greatly exceed the number of people searching for just "fish".
So to answer your question, the majority of people interested in things about fish don't just search for "fish" but instead use other words combined with "fish" in their search.
Added: I believe this same type of logic applies to most single keywords.