How to Use this Free Keyword Difficulty Tool

Before you invest time and energy trying to rank for a specific keyword, determine the relative difficulty of ranking for a keyword. This free keyword checker is one easy way to get a rough estimate of difficulty.

Enter a keyword or keyword phrase in the search box above and we'll show you a "difficulty score" and "difficulty level":

  • Less Than 1: Extremely Easy
  • Between 1 and 10: Easy
  • Between 11 and 100: Medium
  • Between 100 and 1000: Challenging
  • Between 1001 and 10,000: Very Hard
  • More than 10,0000: Extremely Hard

The score is based on a combination of factors, like your keyword phrase in page titles and backlinks. Here is a more detailed article on the method.