Seo competition in google tool and MS

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Hello

I searched for the competition of keyword in google keyword tool and It showed LOW competition with 2,900 globally monthly searches then I searched same keyword in MS and it showed me 596,000 competition and 90,500 monthly searches.... Do you think 596,000 comes in low competition ?

On which one should I believe ?

If you know any better tool please let me know


Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    Originally Posted by punjabi View Post

    Hello

    I searched for the competition of keyword in google keyword tool and It showed LOW competition with 2,900 globally monthly searches then I searched same keyword in MS and it showed me 596,000 competition and 90,500 monthly searches.... Do you think 596,000 comes in low competition ?

    On which one should I believe ?

    If you know any better tool please let me know


    Thanks
    First, the number of sites in the index has nothing to do with how competitive a keyword is. Whoever told you that, you should stop listening to everything they say. Immediately.

    Second, the Google Keyword Tool tells you how competitive a keyword is for AdWords advertisers. It has absolutely nothing to do with SEO.
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    • Profile picture of the author TheKing
      Thanks for info ...so how can we say that which keyword is easy to rank and which is not ?

      Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

      First, the number of sites in the index has nothing to do with how competitive a keyword is. Whoever told you that, you should stop listening to everything they say. Immediately.

      Second, the Google Keyword Tool tells you how competitive a keyword is for AdWords advertisers. It has absolutely nothing to do with SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author UMS
    To determine the difficultly to rank a particular keyword, you need to analyse the top 10 results for their on-page and off-page SEO.

    MS gives you that information.
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    I hardly look at a page's onpage SEO because that is all stuff you can duplicate, so even if their pages are perfectly optimized onpage, you can match that. I do take a good look at their internal linking structure. That can play a big role.

    After that, I analyze the quality of the backlinks to the top 3 sites. I use mostly SpyGlass for that. Ahrefs or OpenSite Explorer aren't too bad either.
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