How to Find Low-Competitive Keywords for SEO (Beginners)


Some newbies are finding it difficult to find low competitive keywords; not only do the newbies, even those who have spent one (1year) on blogging, but they could not understand the meaning of low, competitive keywords and how to find it.

Everyone wants to rank for low competitive keywords, but it’s rarely possible in the short term—especially if your website is new or relatively unknown.

Does that mean you shouldn’t target low competitive keywords?

No. But it does mean you should pursue low competitive keywords in the short term.

In this post, you’ll learn how to find low competitive keywords opportunities in a few simple steps and how to make sure those keywords are truly low competitive and easy to rank for.

How to find “low-competitive keywords”

Follow these to find thousands of high-volume, “low competitive keywords” fast.

1. Think and Come up With Something

Think about what your target audience might be searching for in Google or if you have a competitor and you want to know the keyword their rank for copy the URL of the site, or you already have a keyword on your mind, and you didn’t know if you can rank for it, follow the steps am about to show you.

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For example, if you blog about SEO, these might be:

  • backlinks
  • Keywords
  • on-page SEO

Don’t overthink this. Just write down what comes to mind.

Move on to step two once you have 5–10 ideas.

2. Know the keyword research tool to use Ahref (Recommended)

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Plug your topic ideas into Ahrefs’ Keywords Explorer,

then go to the Phrase match report. You’ll see keyword ideas, including one or more of the words and phrases you entered, complete with monthly search volumes and other SEO metrics.

Low-Competitive Keywords

Keywords Explorer

3. Filter for low ‘difficulty’ keywords

Now you have to Filter out the  low ‘difficulty’ keywords which is called Keyword Difficulty (KD) and it’s a numerical representation of how hard it’ll be to rank in Google’s top 10 for a search query.
In the Phrase match report, filter for keywords with a KD score between 0–10 to find “low-competitivekeywords.
Filter for low ‘difficulty’ keywords

Filter for low ‘difficulty’ keywords

You can see above that we managed to find over 297 keywords from just five “seed” topics. If you want to narrow down the list, just add a minimum monthly search volume filter.

Is finding low competitive keywords this simple?

Yes and no.
You can leave your comment below;
Google uses hundreds of ranking signals, so it’s simply not possible for any third-party SEO tool to decrypt them all and compute an “accurate” keyword difficulty metric. It’s unrealistic and borderline impossible, especially when you consider that many of these “ranking factors” are mere speculation and have never been confirmed by Google.
It’s also important to understand that each SEO tool uses a unique formula for its keyword difficulty score.


Keyword competition is relative. Because no keyword difficulty score takes everything that affects competition into account, you should always manually review the top-ranking pages before creating content.
Fail to do this and you may end up pursuing keywords that aren’t truly low-competition. While there’s nothing wrong with that, such keywords should be medium or long-term targets, not short-term targets.

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