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I don't want this post to be long, so I'll go stratight to the point.
I made a mistake.
When I came up with the name for the blog you're currently in (My Little Green Car) I never checked the keyword difficulty. I guess since it was such an "original" name, I thought that nobody in the world would've though about it before I did.
But of course... I was wrong.
Turns out that there's a music group called "Little Green Car" and that they were quite popular a couple of years ago. So... when you type in "My Little Green Car", they are the ones who appear on top (obviously). So much in fact that "My Little Green Car", the keyword I though it was going to be the easiest to rank for, is actually going to be my hardest keyword.
Check the KWFinder sceenshot to check it out yourself:
By the time I realized that it was such a difficult keyword I already had my logo designer working on the design. And I wasn't going to pay twice for a different logo.
Besides... I love the name! "My Little Green Car" represents so much about myself and my life, I simply love it! Had I known that it was such a difficult keyword, I would've considered a couple of different options. But I might have simply stuck to "My Little Green Car" because I love it so much!
If you're being 100% objective, then no. It's not that big of a deal because nobody is looking for my blog by typing "My Little Green Car". And I mean, nobody. So my blog is not going to have less (nor more) visitors because the keyword is tougher.
But it is a big deal to me... To be honest, I wanted to be able to rank fast for "My Little Green Car" for sentimental reasons. When my friends and family start looking for me online, I want them to see that I'm on top. Even if it's just for them. And hopefully they will! I'll just have to try harder!
Maybe it's me trying to be optimistic, but I want to think that, although I did make a mistake, there are reasons to believe I can rank number 1 quickly. Here's why!
The keyword might be hard to rank for, but nobody is looking right now for the keyword "My Little Green Car". And not that many people are looking for "Little Green Car" either. That means that if my brand picks up quickly I might be able to rank number 1 because Google simply realizes that they're looking for my blog, not for the music group.
It might be my hardest keyword to date, but that doesn't necessarily mean that it's an impossible keyword to rank for. Sure, it is going to be harder that the others, but I'll eventually get there. I'm sure I will! I'm in on this for the long run!
The keyword might be difficult to rank overall, but the first page results dont have a lot of backlinks. Their facebook page does, but that's about it. And all those backlinks are related to the music industry. If Google picks up a website that's growing fast and that's getting attention because of something different to the music industry, it might rank faster that I could foresee.
I hope one day I can write a post titled "How I overcame a keyword mistake and ranked number 1 in 3 months". But until I do... I'll have to work with what I have!
But that's a good thing! We're here to learn, and every mistake is a learning opportunity! Maybe some of you are in the same situation, maybe this forces me to learn a backlink strategy that works remarkably well... I simply don't know. But I know that I'll overcome this mistake and rank number 1! Hopefully it will happen soon!
If you don't want to make the same mistake, please read my post on My Keyword Research Secrets and Tools Finally Revealed!. That's what I did with my other two keywords (rug cleaning and dentist near me) but I didn't.
I just made my first mistake. But I did because I took action. If you stay home watching Youtube videos and Netflix all the time, there's no way you'll ever make a mistake. Ever. But you won't get anywhere either.
Making mistakes is a good thing because it means that we're trying to move forward!
And never stop learning!
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