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Can you tell what order keywords are searched in?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by The Doctor, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. The Doctor

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    I am trying to decide on a domain name for a keyphrase that contains 2 words. When I look at the google keyword tool I see 2 important results:

    keyword1 keyword2
    keyword2 keyword1

    both show the same amount of monthly searches (over 14,000) so which one is the correct one to trust? I want to register and rank the domain with the actual highest amount of searches.
     
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    Which one makes sense? I mean which one gives proper meaning? For example,

    I go with "keyword tool"
     
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    One of the best ways to tell, is to compare phrase match monthly searches, to broad match monthly searches.

    Using "keyword tool" (without quotes) as an example

    Broad Match Monthly Searches:
    keyword tool - 673,000
    tool keyword - 673,000

    So this is kind of like what you're wondering, "Which one do I choose?" as they are each reporting the same number of monthly searches...here is where the "phrase" match comes in. Using googles keyword tool again, we'll input those two phrases in, but look for "phrase" match monthly searches:

    Phrase Match Monthly Searches:
    keyword tool - 550,000
    tool keyword - 1,600

    So "keyword tool" has an 81% "Phrase to Broad" ratio. This is an EXTREMELY high indicator, that the majority of people searching this term, have it in this order.

    "Tool keyword" has a 0.23% "phrase to broad" ratio. This is extremely low, and shows that obviously, people are not searching this phrase in this order.

    Generally speaking, go for a PtB ratio near or over 20%.
     
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  4. The Doctor

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    very nice. I have done this and found that one has 8100 searches and the other has 5400. Obviously I want to capture all of that traffic. Is it safe to assume that 1 will rank for both?
     
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    Hi Crazyflx. Why do you recommend ticking the "phrase" box? Why not the "exacts"?
     
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    Crazyflx used Phrase just to show you the variation in the keyword search count when you switch from broad to phrase. When choosing a keyword, you have to always go for [EXACT] keyword.
     
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