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How to know Keyowrd Ranking Difficulty?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by seobibek, Apr 6, 2016.

  1. seobibek

    seobibek Newbie

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    How can we actually calculate the difficulty of a keyword to get ranked #1 in SERPs?
    In the Google Keyword Tool, I just noticed that "Competition" is the number of advertisers that showed on each keyword relative to all keywords across Google. The number of advertisers that showed on each keyword relative to all keywords across Google.
    It is only limited to the ads?
    Can anyone explain it how can I check the ranking difficulty for keywords?
     
  2. McGrady

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    Hello!

    To calculate a keyword difficulty for orgznic SERPs il personnaly use RankTracker software developed by link assistant.

    They have a algo calculating the KEI (keyword difficulty) using factors such as DA, PA, backlinks, social signs and many many others..

    It is the very efficient to me.. but it is not free.

    Mac.
     
  3. shopify

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    i second that ...it is the best tool so far but it aint free
     
  4. DrMail

    DrMail Junior Member

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    Try marketsamurai you have free trial.
     
  5. insatiable

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    There was a thread in here I believe posted last year by one of the members revealing his equation model for assessing the keyword difficulty. I can't seem to find it yet but if someone else remembers it, please share with OP.
     
  6. pakman

    pakman Regular Member

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    Each tool will give you a different difficult rating for a keyword..the best way to analyse competition as to be through experience. But you can find many good tools Traffic travis has a competition tool but the best free one has to be from Keyword Revealers.
     
  7. msoman

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    SEMRush just released their latest features, one of which is keyword difficulty column.
     
  8. niel96

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    What software is good to find high ranking keywords and spy on competion?
     
  9. justay

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    I have used this tool, it is great
     
  10. JokerSEO

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    +1 for RankTracker
     
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    cooltoad125 Registered Member

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    I use Semrush and Spyfu to find competitor keywords and spy on them.
     
  12. cooltoad125

    cooltoad125 Registered Member

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    I believe you are talking about this guide to calculate keyword difficulty by Splishsplash
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...tep-step-blueprint-9-parts-2.html#post8701356
    This guy has written a step by step guide.
     
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    I have all the tools mentioned here plus long tail pro and subscription to famous premium service.

    What I ended up using is Google.com, Mozbar and my eyes.

    1 - I search google for any keywords
    2 - I look at the top 10 try to find any week url ( exact match domain.. very long name domain )
    3 - Mozbar helps too with finding really weak, new pages/domain as they will always have low DA/PA
    4 - If my website is stronger than competitors, then I know I can rank for the keywords
    5 - I might choose 2 or 3 competitors and check their urls in Ahrefs, Majestic.. Just to make sure they are really weak
    6 - You don't need any of the tools above, you can open the links and check how good the pages/website..

    Really, use your eyes and brain ! When you visit CNN or GSMArena.. Does it look like a website that was made few months ago, or you can compete and outrank then in 2 months ?!

    Finally, you could just go with Longtailpro, its cheap, fast and can do bulk analysis
     
  14. arjred1987

    arjred1987 Newbie

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    Try and use moz toolbar ...Its free ...if the DA of sites in the first page of google are higher than your site's DA ,then it will be difficult to rank .