The SEO Difficulty score is a proprietary metric developed specifically for Ubersuggest, using a complex algorithm to determine how hard it is to rank among the first 10 search results for a given keyword in the context of a specific country based on several criteria - in a scale from 0 to 100, where 0 is the easiest and 100 the hardest.
- Understanding SEO Difficulty on Ubersuggest
- Recent Enhancements to SEO Difficulty
- The Power of Refreshing SD Score
- Where to Check for SEO Difficulty?
- Important Note
Understanding SEO Difficulty on Ubersuggest
The SEO Difficulty (SD) score on Ubersuggest plays a crucial role in helping digital marketers and website owners gauge the competitiveness of keywords. Ranging from 0 to 100.
To calculate SEO difficulty, Ubersuggest considers:
- The Domain Score of each of the first 10 pages ranking for that keyword
- Page Authority of each of the first 10 pages ranking for that keyword
- How many backlinks does each of these pages get
- How in-depth and rich is their content
- Among many other factors
Recent Enhancements to SEO Difficulty
As of May 2023, Ubersuggest has introduced significant improvements to its SEO Difficulty score. Notably, the algorithm now incorporates Page Authority for enhanced accuracy. Additionally, a new feature allows users to refresh the SEO Difficulty of any keyword, providing them with more up-to-date metrics for their analysis.
The Power of Refreshing SD Score
The ability to refresh the SEO Difficulty score is a game-changer for users engaged in keyword analysis. This feature empowers users to make well-informed decisions by ensuring they have the latest data when selecting keywords to target. The refresh feature is accessible across various Ubersuggest reports, including Keyword Ideas, Keyword Lists, and Rank Tracking.
Where to Check for SEO Difficulty?
To access the SEO Difficulty score and utilize the refresh feature, follow these simple steps:
- Log in to your Ubersuggest account.
- Locate the SEO Difficulty column, displaying the score for each keyword.
- Click on the "Refresh" button next to the SEO Difficulty score to update the metric.
Important Note ❗
While refreshing the SEO Difficulty score provides users with the most recent data for that specific metric, it's essential to note that this action does not update other metrics. Users should interpret the refreshed score within the context of other relevant data points to make well-informed decisions in their SEO strategy.