- Apr 22, 2010
- Reaction score
I was trying to use it today & got some ridiculous results, both numbers & competition.
Saraj thanks for the post.
As a matter of fact i just wanted to post the exact same thing
I had the same experience with the tool.
Probably google "upgraded" the search numbers a little bit so you would buy more ads on the keyword. Its a no brainer. But now people noticed it and its go time. I was exactly in the same shoe, ranking google no 1 for a keyword which was "supposed to " get 4000 hits (exact match) a month. Now the numbers are around 800.
It sucks because you are struggling so hard to reach number one and then not much is happening - of course talking about the long tail keywords with lower number of searches.
Google keyword tool is the amount of ads shown that use that keyword, it's not the number of human searches for that particular phrase. So if a big adwords buyer bids on your phrase along with a whole number of phrases on one ad, the number of searches, and competition will skyrocket.