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Google Trends Dillema.

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by cooltoad, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. cooltoad

    cooltoad Senior Member

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    My mind is in tizzy after doing keyword research for the past 2 hours. I am using market samurai and adwords tool. Now when checking seo competition in MS, I have no idea which countries google are they using to fetch the top 10 results. I tried my own country, US, Australia etc. Never got a complete match.

    Next up when using adwords tool and searching for the keyword I get trends showing the bars pretty steady over the last 12 months. Now when I use the same term in google.com/trends it says no data found. What the heck?
    Now looking at the trends in adwords tool I can go ahead, the trends website what about it?

    Does anyone has an explanation for this?
     
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    cooltoad Senior Member

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    Just bumping the thread. Please can anyone help me!
     
  3. nelif

    nelif Newbie

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    I not expert in this field but I believe google trends show you the lastest trending news, information, etc that people is searching over the net currently. For adwords tool it simple provides you with the avg numbers of searches but it may not be current.

    So you may be comparing the different sets of data using the two different tools. For me google trend is not about keyword research but more on how I can utilize that number of searches into something which I can monetize easily.

    IMHO
     
  4. knaox

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    Yes, Trends is based on news and information, not search trends as a whole. Depending on the keyword and industry you can look at other factors, though. Such as summer vacations, Christmas, economic status, etc.

    I wouldn't get too hung up on specific keywords unless you're making a very niche site. If a fairly broad keyword is showing high traffic, find some long-tails and go from there.
     
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    So the adword tool shows search trends and the trends website shows if the topic is hot or not, right. The main keyword shows searches of 10K per month and the long tail one shows 1K per month and both have fairly steady search trends according to google trends. Shall I give it a go.
     
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    I guess it depends on the purpose of the site. With that amount of traffic it's good for products/affiliate programs, not so good for advertising.
     
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    It is for affiliate programs.
     
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    Should be good to go! Can't imagine too much direct competition for a fairly low volume keyword. Good luck!