Hi I am planning to use adwords to estimate the latest daily searches of a few keywords that I've got on hand. I am planning to setup a dummy campaign to get the impression count. This is the technique that my friend taught me: 1) Set up an adwords campaign for the keyword you're targeting, make sure you insert the keyword as an exact match. 2) Create an advert, don't make it too appealing, you're not really trying to get clicks. 3) Bid just enough per click so that you appear on the first page of ads, but not too high up 4) Set your adverts to accelerated mode so that ads always show. 5) Make sure you turn off content network advertising. 6) The aim was not to get clicks, simply to appear on the first page and get an ad impression. In your adwords account you can see the number of impressions your advert got. Over a few days this will give you an idea of actual searches performed per day for the keyword. Make sure you run the ads for a few days though, some days may be above or below average, more days will give you a better idea of average search volume. As I am not an adword amateur, I would prefer hiring you, an Adword expert to help me with the campaign. Do apply for this position if you know exactly how to perform this task. I'd also need you advices and insight to know if I am doing it right.