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It's pretty straight-forward to research how many links the top ranking pages for a given keyword search have and is one of the stronger indicators of how strong the competition is for that keyword.

Here's a quick 3:38 video you can play at 2x to see how to check the links for the top ranking sites for keywords:

The video shows that just one or two good links can make all the difference for low competition (with value) keywords.

This is why doing some quick research into available domain names that have even just one or two really good links that you can buy for $10 can be a huge advantage.

The numbers are available for us to do research that greatly increases our chances of success. Many people likely need to spend more time, and in smarter ways, digging for opportunities that give us an edge.

Here's a couple of threads that go into more details and will give you a decided advantage:
Easy way to find domain names with a link advantage
Don't choose keywords. Let keywords choose you or How to REALLY make money with SEO