How to Find Low Competition Keywords with High Traffic

When we go to create content for our blog, we are advised to research keywords and the main part of keyword research is to find out the low competition and high traffic (high volume) keywords.

But, do you know how to do this?

Well, in this blog post, I’m going to show you how to find the high volume and low competition keywords.


Note that you can research these kinds of keywords manually, but to do this, you really need to give too much energy and time.

Manual keyword research is a bad practice because it will kill your valuable time for doing other tasks of blogging.

So, what can you do instead?

The best way to find low competition and high volume keywords are to use a good keyword research tool.

And, I’m going to show you how to do this using a decent keyword research tool.


Frankly speaking, I don’t research keywords manually because I want to save my time.

For this, I use SEMrush to find out suitable keywords.

In fact, I got my first affiliate sale by using this nice SEO tool.

Read: SEMrush review here


Now I’ll show you how to use the tool.

To do this, you have to visit SEMrush.


After clicking on the link, you’ll land on the homepage of SEMrush.

On the homepage, you’ll see a blank box.

This is the box where you’ll have to drop your keyword to find out its search volume and competition level.

So, type your keyword in the box and then, hit the Search button.

This will process your query and will soon bring a new web page with a lot of information regarding the keyword.

Let’s say I’m trying with a keyword on how to research keywords, so I’ve typed that in the box seen below:

Then, I hit the Search button which brought the following web page:

You should go to the PHRASE MATCH KEYWORDS section of the tool to see many other related keywords.

You can see that I’ve found several other keywords that are related to my given keyword.

Here you can see the search volume of the keywords and to see the competition level as well as a broad keyword suggestion, you now need to hit the View full report tab.

This will bring far more information like this:

Now you can see that there are many keywords with both the search volume and the competition level.

By default, SEMrush ranks the keywords from the highest search volume to the lower ones one by one and you can change this arrangement by clicking on the Volume button.

Now, look at the KD column. Here KD means the keyword difficulty, so this indicates the competition level of a keyword.

The lower the KD of a keyword, the lower the competition level of it.

So, you should go for low KD keywords which means that you could rank them higher on SERPs easily.

For example, best keyword research tool keyword has a search volume of 720 and its keyword difficulty level is 65.57.

So, the search volume of the keyword is decent enough, and what about the competition level of the keyword?

Well, it’s very easy to rank a post with a keyword having a KD of below 70. Since the KD of the keyword is 65.57, you can expect to rank it easily if you can tweak it properly.

You shouldn’t target high KD keywords because those are very tough to rank on the first page of Google.

So, following my guide, you could easily find out keywords that have low competition scores and high search volumes.

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