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What is KD in SEMrush?


SEMRush is an SEO SERP Monitoring tool that also provides a Keyword Research facility.

What does KD stand for?

KD stands for “Keyword Difficulty” percentage and is often expressed as  “KD%”. SEMrush is a SERP and SEO tool available on the market.

How does KD work?

SEMrush scores each keyword and that score is between 0 and 100 based on how hard SEMRush thinks it is to rank for and the higher the KD score, the more difficult it is to rank for that keyword.

The SEMrush KD Difficulty Scale

Here is a breakdown of the KD score ranges and their implications:

  1. 0-14: Very easy
  2. 15-29: Easy
  3. 30-49: Possible
  4. 50-69: Difficult
  5. 70-84: Hard
  6. 85-100: Very hard

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