How to Find Competition on a Keyword For Free For Your Next Post

How to Find Competition on a Keyword For Free For Your Next Post

When it comes to finalize the keyword we need to target in next article, we always get confused with doubts. In my opinion,writing an article by keeping a keyword in mind will always help in getting more search engine traffic and Google Adsense earnings. In this post let me show a simple and free way to find the competition on a keyword.

Once you select a topic, next thing is to find a relevant keyword which should bring good search engine traffic (so it must have less competition in Google search result) and higher Adsense earning (so it must have higher Adsense CPC). By following below method you can guess the competition of particular keyword in Google search result page for free, that will help in eliminating high competitive keywords. Nothing is 100% guaranteed in blogging, but this method will give an idea of a keyword.

Currently I’m using two paid software to find keyword competition, LongTailPro and Micro Niche Finder. But still after doing competition test on these two paid software, I do follow this free method to make sure that the results are perfect and paid software are working accurately. Most of the time paid software results match with this free method, so I can safely say this method will work for you too.

The Method to Find Competition on Keyword For Free

It’s just by a browser add-on for Firefox, Chrome and other browsers.

Go to SEOquake website and download the browser add-on for your internet browser.

SEOquake for free keyword check


Enable it from browser settings,

enable it

Now go to Google and type the keyword you want to check the competition. In this example I type ‘Windows 8 download’ to see the competition.

Let’s look at first 5 URLs in the result page.

first result

I can straightaway say that this keyword is difficult to target, you know why?

1) First 3 URLs are having higher PR

2) Most of them are aged domains (except last one which is 2005)

3) Alexa rank of these sites much higher than your or my blogs

4) If you see the number of Indexed links in Google and Bing, it’s very high compared to our blogs.


Here is my another attempt for different keyword, this time I tried ‘windows 8.1 crack download’ and the result is,

I think I can give a try for this keyword, which is not tough like earlier one, here are the reasons for it.

2nd result

1) Even though first two results are from Facebook (which is having more indexed links and good Alexa rank), I guess those are some Facebook pages which do not have any PR.

2) All results do not have any PR

3) Last three URL websites are mostly started on 2013 only,

4) Number of indexed links by Google and Bing do not look that much higher compared to previous result (except Facebook)

5) As a last test, I will visit these sites and see how they have written articles, covered on page SEO and how strong they are in social media networking.


As I said earlier, nothing is guaranteed in blogging. I do not say if you write a post about ‘windows 8.1 crack download’ today, your link will appear in Google’s first 5 results by tomorrow. But my point is, ‘windows 8.1 crack download’  keyword is having less competition than ‘Windows 8 download’ keyword.

This free method on how to find competition on a keyword will help you to eliminate high competitive keywords where you do not need to spend your time to write and promote them.

I hope this guide would be helpful in someway to finalize your keyword for your next article.

As usual I expect your comments and question about this method.


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