What is the best way to measure keyword competition? I read somewhere that the g

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  1. jbgunn profile image60
    jbgunnposted 8 years ago

    What is the best way to measure keyword competition? I read somewhere that the green bar on...

    google keyword tool isn't really accurate...

  2. DragonOZ profile image59
    DragonOZposted 8 years ago

    You need to use a range of tools instead of just 1. A single tool won't give an accurate result by itself. You can use the Google Adwords Keyword Tool in addition to, say wordtracker.

  3. John Alan profile image72
    John Alanposted 8 years ago

    if you're talking about the free keyword tool from google that has the competition 'green bar' that really doesn't give a true picture-that only shows what the adwords competition is for a keyword or keyphrase, not so much SEO competition. I guess you could say they could correlate but not necessarily. I think a bigger help is typing in your keywords in google and then seeing results, and/or also putting " " around the keyword or phrase and seeing what that number is... that shows the exact phrase in the title and/or description.. (so let's say you type in how to cook eggs and it returns 600,000 results, but you put it in quotes it gives you 5,000 exact results you probably have a good chance to rank for it with ease) ...this might give you a better picture of how other sites are optimizing for those words.. then again that's only on-page SEO, not counting backlinks to those top sites :-)

  4. profile image49
    webmaster.v21posted 8 years ago

    “Think about the words your target customer will use when searching for what you have to offer. These are going to be your “keywords” and “key phrases.so there are several of toolbars..use google n u can get more tool bars..regarding keywords...

    internet marketing

  5. Susana S profile image97
    Susana Sposted 8 years ago

    It is quite a lengthy process to do by hand but the best way is to do the search in google.com (make sure you have disabled anything from google that collects data on your search behaviour first!)

    Check each of the top 10 results to see if they have the exact phrase in url, title and description.

    Check each result for backlinks using yahoo site explorer.

    Have a look at each results pages page rank.

    These factors will give a good idea about whether you can compete to get on the first page.

    If you want software to do all this for you and save time try market samurai (they do a free trial) or traffic travis (free).


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