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How to get the number of website or webpages competing for a specific keywords phrase?

I know one would be going to Google and checking one by one manually.

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There's no way to get that figure as "competing" is a subjective term. A web page may rank well for a certain term but not be targeting it. Also, there may be pages that are targeting a phrase but don't rank well for it because of bad SEO/poor content.

If you're looking for an overall idea of how competitive a search phrase is, use Google's Adwords Keyword Tool to get estimates from Google.

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in my personal experience, Google Adwords is not accurate at all, particularly for phrases. –  All Sep 16 '11 at 14:02

There is another application

http://www.keycompete.com

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