I have a new page (~3 weeks old) that has a 3 Keyword title which I will refer to as "keyword1 keyword2 keyword3"
The page does not show up when I search for the 3 keyword phrase with and without qoutes (went through all 700 search results returned by Google).
When I add a fourth keyword it shows up very high in the search results. For example when I add my TLD as the fourth keyword it comes up first. When I add various 4th keywords (keyword1 keyword3 keyword3 4th-keyword) where the 4th keyword is included in the article it will usually come up in the top 10 or 15 search results.
Any idea why the page doesn't show up for the 3 keyword search?
I did target a higher search term for this page than I usually do on my site. I usually stick with search terms < 10,000 per month (broad match) from Googles Adword keyword tool, but I am now trying a 3 keyword term that is closer to 200,000 searches per month.
For most of my pages I can at least land within the top 5-10 pages for a new article and then slowly move that up over time. I have been successful on getting to the first page for several 3-5 keyword phrases < 20,000 local monthly searches.
Am I simply out of my league going to a 3 keyword term that is too competive?