Finally convinced that tens of hours spent doing in-depth manual KW competition analysis are worth it, I set about on this task only to realize that I don't feel confident in reaching any sort of conclusion at all. It definitely seems a lot more achievable when someone else talks about it. Nonetheless i shall not give up. Here are the stats from SEO Quake and MOZ for a KW that has around 1k searches a month. 1. Would you say it's a low-competition KW? 2. The first two links are only ranking coz of DA, since there are no BL to the page or any PA. Right ? 3. Is the 3rd result above the 4th one only coz of a higher PA? Since the latter def has more BLs and DA? 4. The bottom two have good PA/DA but no BLs. Is this why they are bottom? I am trying to gain a 'feel' for how to judge competition via effective reading of these stats. Is there something else i should be reading here? Thanks for your help folks.