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quantifying competition

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I get a number for competition when I download my keyword search.   How do I measure if the number means high, medium, or low competition?   e.g. 0.08 I assume would mean low, and 0.76 would be high ... is that right?

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Hi Cossi,

 

Welcome to the community..!

 

You are right. Competition is devided on to three segments Low, Medium and High, in the keyword tool interface, but when you download the report competition will be displayed as a number between 0 and 1.

 

You can roughly calculate this value as

 

0       to    0.33   Low

0.33  to    0.66   Medium

0.66  to    0.99   High

 

Deepak

 

 

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Hi Deepak

thanks for the advice.... is this equal division Google's official categorising of competition or is what most people use?

cheers

 

Fred

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Hi Fred,

 

This is not an official Google categorization. I haven't found any help center article explaining this.

 

I use this method to differentiate competition and found this pretty accurate. Just have a look at the data I just downloaded using keywords tool.

 

Competition.jpg

 

Deepak.

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Dear Deepak

I am new to this so many thanks for the proof.   All the best with your endeavours.

regards

 

Fred

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You are welcome Fred. Best of luck Smiley Happy

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Competition is devided on to three segments Low, Medium and High, in the keyword tool interface, but when you download the report competition will be displayed as a number between 0 and 1.

0 to 0.33 Low
0.33 to 0.66 Medium
0.66 to 0.99 High