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What is the exact meaning of keyword difficulty?

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What is the exact meaning of keyword difficulty?

The keyword SEO difficulty or keyword competition is a major keyword metric when doing a keyword research. The higher the value, the harder is to compete with others on the market using that keyword. It's a critical metric alongside with exact monthly search volumes and SERP analysis.
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It is not always true that the higher the keyword difficulty metric is, the harder it is to rank for that keyword. You still need to check your top competitors for the keyword and weigh if there is tight competition for this keyword.
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maryt wrote:It is not always true that the higher the keyword difficulty metric is, the harder it is to rank for that keyword. You still need to check your top competitors for the keyword and weigh if there is tight competition for this keyword.

Thank you for giving your view. Which tool can I use to check the top competitors for the keyword?
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joelhuang22 wrote:
maryt wrote:It is not always true that the higher the keyword difficulty metric is, the harder it is to rank for that keyword. You still need to check your top competitors for the keyword and weigh if there is tight competition for this keyword.

Thank you for giving your view. Which tool can I use to check the top competitors for the keyword?


You can check out Affilotools and Traffic Travis.
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keyword difficulty is a major keyword metric in keyword research.keyword difficulty is based on PA & DA scores of websites. How hard would it be to rank for a particular keyword given the level of competition around it.
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Hi

Keyword Difficulty is a calculation done by the SEOMoz research tool that takes into account a number of things including: competition (how many pages are currently ranking for that particular term), how many people are bidding on the term in paid search, how expensive are the clicks
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Keyword difficulty assumes a site ranks only based on links. This is not true nowadays especially, and KD metrics are becoming increasingly outdated. You cannot rely on this anymore. Google uses user behavior and matches user intent to content. So if there is a topic that has all websites with a lot of links ranking (high KD score) but for some reason is not fulfilling user intent, a low authority site can rank. So it relies on a manual inspection. However keyword difficulty is great for bulk analysis, then you can refine further with manual competitive analysis.
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keyword SEO difficulty or keyword competition is a major keyword metric when doing a keyword research.
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You add a conversion tracking tag, or code snippet, to your website or mobile app code. When a customer clicks on your ad from Google Search or selected Google Display Network sites, or when they view your video ad, a temporary cookie is placed on their computer.
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Keyword Difficulty is a handy metric, which helps you understand how hard it will be to rank for any search query during your keyword research process
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Keyword difficulty is an amount of how difficult it will likely be to outrank other search results that currently rank for a query.
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