Originally Posted by Ahsaniaes
You told here you check keyword competition by google adwards.As far i know google adwards only show search engine marketing (SEM) competition not SEO.I want to know what is the best practice to measure keyword competition in organic seo purpose? I prefer wordtracker.But it tough job to do.
I'm not sure what other type of competition you're referring to. SEM competition is the same as competition for organic SEO purposes. Still, I don't believe there is a "best practice". My recommendation is to use several sources of information -- I believe you will find that you get several different results. It then becomes a matter of summarizing the results. Google Keyword Tool (free) and Word Tracker (fee) are both beneficial. You might also try SEO Quake
. And there's nothing wrong with actually querying keywords using search engines to view and evaluate your competition.
I agree that keywords are one of the most important factors in an SEO campaign. All the more reason to use more than a single data source when evaluating the difficulty level of it's competition.
All the best!