In this article we’ll explore:Why keyword difficulty is important to understandWhat determines how difficult a keyword isHow to find any keyword’s keyword difficulty scoreAnd more. Further reading:What Determines How Difficult a Keyword Is to Rank forSemrush and other platforms all calculate keyword difficulty based on a variety of factors. That includes evaluating:Your competitorsYour content’s qualityThe keyword’s search intentYour backlink profileYour CompetitorsAn important factor in determining SEO keyword difficulty is knowing who’s competing for that particular keyword. Further reading:How to Check Keyword DifficultyYou can easily find any keyword’s KD% with a keyword difficulty tool like Keyword Overview. If you’re conducting keyword research, the Keyword Magic Tool also displays each keyword’s difficulty score in the “KD %” column.