Keyword Research & Difficulty Checker

Check how difficult it is to rank for your keyword. Assess the competitiveness of keywords and plan your strategy for maximum SEO impact.

The interface of the Morningscore Keyword Difficulty Checker

Why should you check the difficulty of your keywords here?

Here, you can easily research your keywords and start ranking for them. We show how difficult it is to rank #1 for your chosen keyword and suggest closely related alternatives. See also the search volume and cost-per-click for the keyword in Google Ads for comparison, all from one simple dashboard.

Find new keywords opportunities

Find the most promising keywords by assessing their difficulty and alternatives

Make an informed choice

Choose your keywords based on data, not gut feeling

Outperform competitor keywords

Find the easiest keywords to rank for, or put extra effort into ranking for the difficult ones

Find the right keywords to rank #1

Check keyword difficulty in 5 steps using Morningscore

Enter your website above
Enter your email in the text field
Go to the 'Keyword research'
Type in the keyword you want to see
Check keyword difficulty
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Cracking keyword difficulty

Keyword difficulty is all about the competition a specific keyword faces on the search engine result pages (SERPs). The difficulty is determined by different factors such as the number of websites competing for that keyword, the authority of those competing, and the quality of their content. If keywords have a high difficulty, it might be hard for new or low-authority websites to rank well for that keyword. In this case, keywords with lower difficulty might be the ones to go for, as the competition is a lot lower, making it easier to rank higher.

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Crucial insights to navigate keyword difficulty for SEO

Understanding keyword difficulty is crucial for SEO strategies. By analyzing keyword difficulty, you'll get an overview of what keywords you want to try and rank for. This may well be the keywords with low difficulty, but i can also be keywords with high difficulty if you feel like it makes sense and your efforts aren't a waste of time. The keyword difficulty checker helps you select the right keywords to target, providing the essentials for a competitive SEO strategy.

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Have any questions?

Keyword Difficulty is an SEO metric that indicates the level of difficulty in achieving a top ranking for a particular keyword on Google or any other search engine.

You can enter your website’s URL into Morningscore, wait approximately 1 minute until we scan your website, and then go to the ‘Keyword research’ tab.

Type in the keyword you have in mind and check how difficult it is to rank high for your specific keyword.

We gather our data 'on the fly' from various sources to ensure its freshness and higher accuracy. More information about our data quality is provided in this article.

We estimate each keyword's difficulty based on its search volume (searches per month) and cost per click (CPC) of the keyword in Google Ads.

Depending on your subscription plan, you can do a keyword research x amount of times every month, which in the end, results in how many keywords you'll see the difficulty for. This varies from 25 with the LITE plan to 2.500 with the PREMIUM plan. When you conduct a keyword research several keywords might appear from that, and they will all have a keyword difficulty.

When starting with SEO, aim for less competitive, long-tail keywords that match your content, especially if your site is new. Morningscore can help you understand keyword difficulty and show you the amount of searches on Google. It does not make sense to optimize your page for a keyword that nobody is searching for. Remember, the quality of your content is key to ranking well, so focus on relevance and search intent.

Yes, keyword difficulty can change over time due to shifts in search trends, user behavior, competitor strategies, or updates to search engine algorithms. As interest in a specific keyword grows or more websites start targeting the same keywords, the competition for ranking can increase, affecting keyword difficulty.

To increase your chances of ranking higher for difficult keywords, first enhance your content's depth and quality, and then build a strong backlink profile. Regularly updating your site with relevant, valuable information can also help. Engaging with your audience through social media and other platforms that drive traffic to your website can boost your site's authority, making it more competitive for those difficult keywords.

Long-tail keywords are typically less competitive than short-tail ones because they are more specific so they attract fewer but more focused searches. This specificity means fewer websites compete for them, making it easier for you to rank higher if you have well-matched, quality content.

Who is Morningscore?

Morningscore was founded in Odense in 2018. There we set out to build an uncomplicated and different SEO tool. Our mission is to be among the top 3 SEO tools globally.
  • Founded in Odense, Denmark. January 24th, 2018
  • +900 customers in 30 countries
  • Received around 1 million EUR in funding
  • Down to earth, even though our brand is in space
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