If you are a bloger or a marketer then you should know how hard it is to grab a perfect keyword for your site. Those days are gone when we just pick any keyword and write for it on our blogs. Now, If we really want something great, we must need to do a great research. Espacially now a days all bloggers are focus more to check the Keyword Competition. There are many tools on interneet which can provide you a rough idea about competition i.e Long Tail Pro, Semrush, Keyword Revealer etc. But compeletely rellying on these tools are kinda mad. They all make your analysing skill useless. Today, I will tell you how to check Keyword Competition Manually without using any tool. And beleive me it will give you a great idea than any other free or paid tool.
3 Ways to find Keyword Competition Manually:
1) Getting Idea from Google Adword Planner:
We all know, Google Adword Planner is the best tool for keyword research and all other researching tools use its data in term of API. We are not here to discuss how to get keywords idea, we are here to learn how to check keyword competition. If you want to learn about getting keywords idea then read how to do keyword research like pro.
Let’s get back to the point, when you enter any keyowrd in the adword planner for checking it smonthly volume, CPC etc. There is an box names as competition. It is not actually mean that it SEO competition 🙂 it is advertiser competiton i.e if it has high competition then it means there are many advertiser who are willing to bid on these keywords. So, try to target those keywords who has low or medium CPC competition.
2) Getting competition idea from google search:
Open google sarch engine and search for your keyoword. After making search google will show you the results about that search term. just below the input search box you will see number of results as shown in the picture bellow. It means that there are specific number of sites who has posted mateiral related to your earch term.
i.e in my case it is showing me “627,000” results having my targetted keyowrds. Now you need to enclose your search term in double quotes i.e “your keyword here” and search again. It will refine the search and give you exactly matched data. i.e it shows only those results who actually targeted this keyword. When I applied this on my search term i got about “2640” search results. Which means i can write for it. It has somewhat low competition.
Tip: try to target those keywords who has exaclty matched results are under 100k.
3) Have a look on top 10 ranked websites on that search term:
Sometimes we got such high volume keywords which are easy to rank but we are afraid, whether we can get it ranked or not. I have a solution for it too. What you all need to do it, open first 10 websites who ranked for that purticular keyword and analyse their post i.e check their social metrix, Backlinks, content lenght and on-page. If you think you can do even good than those, go ahead and write about that. Sometimes, our keywords are ranked by some authority websites like WiKipedia, amazon, wikihow etc. If you found them on top then no need to take worry, you can beat them easly :). You may also like to read Reasons Behind Your Failing SEO Efforts.
Checking keyword competiton has now become a most important fector to get rank. Many of us, didn’t have any idea how to check competition manually. So, this artice will help you to take your blogging journey to next level. Hope you like my article.