How to Use Ahrefs’ Keyword Difficulty Metric

How to use keyword difficulty metric in a trips, I guess you notice that we have a metric called Keyword Difficulty or CD. Remember, I was talking about the magic tool that would solve all your drinking problems? Well, a lot of people feel exactly this way when they first see our core difficulty metric and then get rather disappointed when it doesn’t live up to their expectations, all because there’s nothing magical about this metric.

It is simply a proxy to an average number of linking websites among the top 10 search results for your keyword. Remember I told you that Links will help you to get into top 10 and once you’re there, a lot of additional ranking factors will kick in. Well, that is why the hint below the were difficult to no says you’ll need links from websites to ranking top 10 for this keyword C. We do not promise that you’ll rank number one and we put a tilde in front of the number of linking websites so that to let you know that it is an approximation. And my recent example with search results for Chocolate Lab is a great illustration on why you cannot blindly rely on this approximation. Six of the top ranking pages actually have less than 10 backlinks. But keyword difficulties corsairs. You’ll need thirty eight. That’s because the other three outliers skew the average to a bigger number. And yet keyword difficulty is insanely useful when you need to narrow down a huge list of keyword leads to those where you don’t need a lot of links to rank because reviewing the top 10 search results for a few thousands of keywords will take you ages. And to make a final decision on a keyword, you should always review the top ranking pages. There is no way around it. Please also keep in mind that our keyword difficulty score is not linear, keyword difficult. It then means you’ll need links from approximately ten websites in order to rank on the front page of Google.

While SEO means that you’ll need links from two hundred and two websites and SEO means that you’ll need links from seven hundred and fifty six websites, it’s up to you to decide which score is easy and which is difficult. But our customers kept asking us this question, so we had to define Farangis to make it a bit easier for them. Soki, deep below 10 is considered easy because almost anyone can get links from up to ten websites from 10 to 30. We have medium difficulty because getting up to thirty six websites linked to you is quite a challenge. Anything about 30? We can see the hard for obvious reasons and anything about 70 is super hard because only a few websites are able to generate that many links to their pages. So how many backlands do you think you can get with your own blog? We have a report on the site. Explore a tool that may help you to figure this out. Let me plug the URL, which chefs blog and go to a report called Best Buy Links.

Here you can see our best performing articles by the number of websites linking to them. And it looks like our best articles have from a hundred and up to three hundred and fifty referring domains, which, according to our keyword difficulty scale means that we can target keywords with keyword difficulty up to 80 and anything above that would be quite challenging for us. So post this video and plug your own blog into a site. Explore to see how many links your best articles have. And by the way, you might be wondering where we get these numbers of links and if you can trust this data. I’m glad you asked because it is our favorite thing to brag about it. Trev’s both have to crawl the entire Internet to collect this information, which is pretty hard to do, to be honest. As of today, we crawl four point one million pages every minute. And according to a third party study, it shows what is the second most active after Google.

In other words, you can trust our banking data. And that wraps up lesson number three. I hope you’ve learned a lot about analyzing keywords for traffic potential and ranking difficulty. So it’s about time I show you four sources of content ideas that will help you feel your content calendar for a full year ahead.

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