How to Calculate Bulk Keyword Golden Ratio (KGR) in Minutes

SEO keywords research has become so competitive that over time long tail keywords have got higher competition. Finding quick-win keywords that do not need backlinks is always a webmaster’s dream whether he/she is a beginner, intermediate, or expert.

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Keyword Golden Ratio, abbreviated as KGR, is a custom metric firstly introduced by Doug Cunnington as a replacement for Keyword Difficulty which back then was not a universal and not the most accurate way of calculating the real difficulty of a keyword.

For instance, Semrush (review of Semrush.com) does not calculate the difficulty of keywords the way Mangools or Ahrefs do.

That is why it was always challenging to find low competitive and quick ranking keywords, particularly for niche websites.

What is Keyword Golden Ratio?

Keyword Golden Ratio is basically a selection of keywords that are underused in Google search result pages. For instance, if one keyword phrase is only appeared exactly on meta title ten times and its monthly search volume is 100, that means the Keyword Golden Ratio is 0.1 (10/100).

KGR = (# of allintitle search results in Google SERP)/(# of search volume)

Here is a video by Doug Cunnington, the person who introduced KGR that explains his version of KGR keywords.

What is Allintitle?

Allintitle is a Google search operator that finds exact web pages on Google index with the exact keyword phrase in the title.

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Here is another example.

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In theory, the lower the number of Allintitle results means better a chance for new content to rank easily and quickly higher on Google SERP.

If you conduct a quick Google search for competitive keywords for their Allintitles, you will find that they have a huge number. Therefore, unless you are a high authority site, it’s better off finding low Allintitle keywords for your content.

That is why Allintitle matters in finding KGR of keywords.

Related: How to find and rank low competition keywords

The issues of original KGR calculation method

Basically, the biggest pitfall of the original KGR calculation is it’s valid (or more accurate in other words) only if the search volume is below 250.

But, when you want to find the KGR of keywords with over 250 search volume, it becomes unreliable.

The other issue associated with KGR calculation is it does not really provide a great thought on the keyword’s value. For instance, in the original KGR, it’s recommended that using keywords with a KGR range of 0.0 – 0.25 will gives you more chance of ranking higher. But, it does not still guarantee that you will rank higher because it does not count on other variables such as competition, etc.,

How to Calculate Keyword Golden Ratio of Keywords in Bulk

Now you know what the KGR is and how to calculate it manually. As you might’ve already noticed, it’s a headache and troublesome to calculate keyword KGR for multiple keywords.

What if you want to calculate the KGR of 1,000’s of keywords? That is what I am going to cover in this section.

If you search online how to calculate the golden ratio in keyword research, you will find numerous methods. Some include fancy Google Sheet, Zapier, and other tools. But, that is not what you want, right?

You want something easy to find KGR of keywords.

The tool I personally use (and recommend for any serious blogger) is WriterZen. It’s equipped with many tools like Keyword Research, Topic Research and Content Writer, and Plagiarism Checker.

But, the most special of WriterZen is it has improved the original KGR and has the system in place for you to make it so easier to calculate Golden Keyword Ratio in bulk literally in minutes.

WriterZen’s Keyword Golden Ratio

KGR = Allintitle / SearchVol x ClassRatio
Whereas:
ClassRatio Ratio Writerzen developed to classify value for 3 different keywords level

Level 1: Top value keywords – Low allintitle competition & high search volume
Allintitle < 100 & Search Vol >100: KGR range 0 – 30

Level 2: Medium value keywords – Low allintitle competition & low search volume
Allintitle < 100 & Search Vol < 100: KGR range 30 – 70

Level 3: High competition keywords – High allintitle competition
Allintitle > 100

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Features

  • Find KGR for keywords with over 250 search volume
  • Bulk calculate KGR without needing any extra tools for the procedure
  • The calculation only takes far less time (usually under 15 minutes for over 1,000 keywords)

Bulk Calculate KGR

There are two ways to calculate the KGR.

  1. Find new keywords and calculate their KGR
  2. Calculate KGR scores for existing keywords

Keyword Research and KGR Calculation

First of all, sign up on WriterZen and head over to the Keyword Explorer section.

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Enter your seed keyword. This could any broad tail or medium-tail keyword. WriterZen also supports local keyword research so this could be a fantastic option if you want to calculate the KGR for local SEO keywords.

As you’d see, WriterZen represents a lot of details about the keyword including top ten SERP and its backlinks data, search volume, keyword difficulty, average CPC, search volume trend over time, total keywords, traffic, and top 1’s traffic share, etc.,

In the last part, in the Keyword Data section, you’d be represented with related keywords along with their details.

Click on any related search phrase to see its SERP, search volume trend, and more.

The Keyword Golden Ratio starts with calculating the Allintitle. WriterZen will represent the KGR rates along with Allintitle values. Click on the “Allintitle” button.

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Click on the ‘Allintitle’ to allow WriterZen to start checking Allintitle and calculating the Keyword Golden Ratios

Now you will be asked to confirm to proceed calculation of KGR for all keywords.

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Next, at the bottom right corner, you will be shown a notification of how much time is left and how many keywords are proceeded to calculate the KGR so far.

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As you might notice, the KGR calculation time depends upon how many keywords are there. The higher the amount, the larger time it will take. But, do not be aware if it represents with longer time since normally it would take less than that.

It took less than 10 minutes to calculate the Keyword Golden Ratio for 2,800+ keywords in WriterZen. As you see, you will be shown both Allintitle and KGR scores.

Here’s what you can do now…

Filter Golden Keywords

Click on the KGR button at the top and define minimum and maximum values.

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Find low KGR keywords by adding a maximum value in the filter

We quickly generated 256 top value keywords (under 30 KGR) related to bedroom design seed keywords!

I have ordered these based on the search volume. See keywords like ‘2 beds in one small room ideas‘ and “men’s bedroom ideas on a budget” and ‘west elm room planner‘ not only have both very low KGR and Allintitle scores but also are transactional keywords.

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Just imagine how much time ⏲ it would take to find these manually!

Finding KGR for Existing Keywords

Suppose you already have a list of keywords that you want to find the KGR values for. WriterZen lets you calculate Keyword Golden Ratios for those very easily.

First of all, head over to the Keyword Importer tool in WriterZen.

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Click on the ‘Import Keyword‘ button and you will be shown a popout box like the below screenshot.

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Give a name for your project, select the location and language of keywords. For example, selecting the United States will calculate the KGR for Google.com, and selecting the United Kingdom will calculate KGRs for Google.co.uk.

You can either copy and paste keywords (one keyword phrase per line) or import keywords from the file (.txt) or from a list you saved before on WriterZen.

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Currently, the maximum number of keywords you can import is capped at 3,000. Once done, click on the ‘+ Add’ button.

Like before click on the Allintitle button and WriterZen will calculate both Allintitle and KGR.

Read: How to Unlock Not Provided Keywords in Google Analytics!

Does Keyword Golden Ratio work?

I have been using WriterZen’s KGR metric for several blog posts on Pitiya and the results are AMAZING!

Here is the evidence of Keyword Golden Ratio Keywords ranked at the #1 page of Google within days! 😳

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Once the keyword ranked on the first page, the rankings did not change because of the content scarcity and the quality of written content — Keyword rankings are tracked with BrandOverflow. Learn more about BrandOverflow and get a discount over here.

Notice that the page did get its ranking over time. It started ranking on the first page of Google SERP once it’s indexed by Googlebot. Also, the search volume for the keyword is 90 for the United States alone so that makes the keyword is not bad.

Since you can get Google to index your content manually if you write quality content with KGR keywords included, greater the chance of getting it rank higher on SERP without backlinks or any Off-page SEO at all!

Some of my blog posts ranked at the first page on Google for targeted keywords literally in days, not weeks! 🎯

If you did not know how, now you know! — Use KGR keywords with Writerzen!

Conclusion on Calculating Keyword Golden Ratio for Keywords in Bulk

Seeing what SEO has become over the years, it is no wonder that many bloggers find it’s challenging to rank the first page on Google for targeted keywords.

Keyword Golden Ratio or KGR simply select keywords that are underused by finding Allintitles and measuring SERP content scarcity with various methods.

Doug Cunnington used a simple method and it worked for keywords with under 250 search volume. However, as SEOs and content marketers you need to calculate the organic search traffic value for each click because nowadays, it’s sometimes better off focusing on paid traffic over SEO traffic if organic traffic does not give you a higher ROI.

So, that is why the ‘Keyword Golden Ratio’ metric developed by WriterZen makes sense for any blogger. It reaches keywords that could not be taken in OG KGR.

You can calculate KGR manually. But, it does not get easier (and fun) when you have 1,000’s of keywords. WriterZen makes it so easier for anyone to calculate KGR in a matter of minutes not hours or days!

So, have you ever used KGR keywords on your content? What were your results?

Frequently Asked Questions on Keyword Golden Ratio

What is Allintitle in Google?

Allintitle is a search operator that filters search results that contain the exact word phrase on the title.

What is the KGR?

KGR stands for Keyword Golden Ratio. It is developed essentially to find underused keywords on search engine result pages.

What are golden keywords?

Golden keywords are highly valuable keywords in terms of return on investment with lower competition. You can find golden keywords by calculating their Golden ratios.

How do you get golden keywords?

You need to research keywords manually (time-consuming) or use a KGR tool (takes investment). Learn how to get golden keywords in this tutorial.

How do I check Allintitle?

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Visit Google and enter the allintitle:keyword phrase. See the screenshot below for an instance.

What is KGR formula?

The original KGR formula is:

KGR = (Amount of Allintitle search results in SERPs)/(Number of search volume)

* SERPs = Search Engine Result Pages

How do you calculate KGR?

You can calculate the KGR manually by dividing the total amount of Allintitle results by the search volume of the keyword. Learn a quicker and more accurate way of doing it from this article.

Who invented KGR?

Keyword Golden Ratio (KGR) was introduced by Doug Cunnington.

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