What is the best way to measure keyword competition? I read somewhere that the green bar on...
google keyword tool isn't really accurate...
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.
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 :-)
“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...
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).
by Isaac Asante 3 years ago
Hi guys,For a while I've been using Google's Keyword Tool to research high-paying keywords and their estimate monthly traffic. Normally, what I do is that I look for Low competition keywords with around 1,000 monthly searches, and less than a million results in Google Search, then I look at the...
by Earl Noah Bernsby 4 years ago
I can here the snippers approaching.Snip, snip.Snip.
by EmpressFelicity 8 years ago
...guess what? It seems that unless I'm missing something, you now need to have an AdWords account to get the keyword tool to show the estimated average CPC for a keyword/phrase. If you don't have an AdWords account, you can *sort* by CPC, but you can't actually view the CPC column any...
by Butch Tool 2 years ago
Hello, dear fellows, I am hoping that someone with more experience may be able to direct me to any free resources that will help me learn how to become an SEO master. Primarily, I want to learn how to do in-depth keyword research to pick great niches to write about that have a high payment on...
by Gary Anderson 2 years ago
But I am wondering why there seems to be competition in the real google world and no competition showing for it in the external keyword tool world?
by Thomas Swan 5 years ago
I have heard conflicting reports regarding Google Adwords Keyword Tool. I remember some people saying it isn't updated anymore. So I'm asking here, is it up to date? Is it still useful? I suppose it could still be useful even if it isn't completely up to date.
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