How to know which keyword are easy or hard to rank for?

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When it comes to keyword research, what strategy do you guys follow? The keyword difficulty score varies for the same keyword if you enter it in different keyword research tools, so that's kind of unreliable.

But when I check the stats of the sites ranking on page 1 for a particular keyword, what is the threshold I should tend to stick to? I've been sticking to a DA and PA of less than 30 for at least 1 of the first 5 results so it's correct or not? and please correct me if I'm wrong
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  • Profile picture of the author rosestorm
    depend on niche of keyword. I often search : allintittle: + keyword. If result <1000, this keyword is easy to rank.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gary Chapple
    There are keyword difficulty tools out there. Obviously all the juicy keywords have long gone and who knows the 200 odd algorithms Google use other than themselves. One tip I can give you when I wanted to break into a top niche, I did it local then built up, make $$$'s in Oxford as an example, soon as you start getting links and searches you start going up the pages also found using Youtube a major driver up the pages.
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  • Profile picture of the author onlineworker11
    Use a keyword tool,like for instance adwords,enter your keywords and then you will see if there are high medium or low competition for those keywords. Choose the keywords with low competition
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    • Profile picture of the author michaelkoehler92
      Originally Posted by onlineworker11 View Post

      Use a keyword tool,like for instance adwords,enter your keywords and then you will see if there are high medium or low competition for those keywords. Choose the keywords with low competition
      Are you serious that advertiser competition and not keyword competition.
      Several rules are available either you pick one and stick with 1 tool if you will check in multiple that will create confusion.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnbally
    During the keywords research and as per webmaster's guidelines if we choose low competitive and long tail keywords then this types of keywords can get good ranking very fast.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeff012
    Competition and search count of a keyword matters
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