# How to count repeated words in Excel

COUNTIF or COUNTIFS can be used to find how many times a word or more than one word are repeated in a document. If you have a large database it becomes difficult to find how many times a word is repeated. Here the COUNTIF or COUNTIFS function are very useful to analyze data easily.

In this tutorial we will learn how to count repeated words in excel. To count the repetition of a word we use the COUNTIFS function. Following steps will guide you how to use COUNTIFS function in Excel.

Counting specific words in Excel can help you gain insights from your data. By analyzing the frequency of occurrence of certain keywords, you can identify patterns and trends in your data that might otherwise be difficult to see. This can be particularly helpful for businesses looking to optimize their marketing efforts, as it can help them identify which keywords are most effective in attracting customers.

### Step 1 – Select a Cell

– Select the cell where you want to show the value of count

### Step 2 – Use COUNTIF or COUNTIFS Formula

– We’ll use COUNTIFS Function From Insert Function option to Calculate the Repeated term.
– Syntax of COUNTIFS function is:
=COUNTIFS(range1, criteria1, [range2], [criteria2],…)
range1 refers to the Range of data from which we want to count the repeated value
criteria1 refers to the address of cell that contains the word for which the count of occurance is required
– COUNTIFS can be used to test multiple conditions at the same time, however, we’ll use it to test only one condition and i.e to search and count the occurrences of word Apple in the data range.

### Step 3 – Press Enter key

– After completing parameters of Count function press Enter key to get number of repetition in required cell