G's keyword tool crazy or is it me?

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  1. argh11

    argh11 Regular Member

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    I am not sure if anyone else has experienced this or I am the crazy one :p

    I have done a bit of keyword research for MNS's and so far some keywords seem to change in the amount of searches they get.

    I always log in to view the CPC and I always choose "exact" instead of broad and "only show ideas closely related to my search terms"

    Keyword1: Once I was not logged in(I thought I was) and searched for keyword1 and it showed less than 100 local results. Didn't see the CPC results so I logged in and it showed 1900 local results. I thought it was strange so I tried a couple of times over the next few days and every time I logged in I got the 1900 local results.

    Keyword2: Logged in every time I searched keyword2 and it was showing over 1000 local results. fast forward about 2 weeks and the results are now 58. Tested for 3 more days and the local results are staying at 58.

    Am I crazy or can these results change dramatically like this?

    Also what about keyword1 with the different results when I am logged in vs. logged out?
     
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    argh11 Regular Member

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    Has anyone else seen G keyword tool display different results so quickly?
     
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    argh11 Regular Member

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    I really have seen different results in just a small time span in the keyword tool. :( Seems like I am the only one seeing these crazy reults, so it's true I am the one who is crazy, lol! :eek: :crazy:
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    I am guessing that I must have something wrong with my browser setup or something.
     
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    che55.com Newbie

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    Are you sure the Broad, [exact], "phrase" options where the same on each of your tests?
     
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    Broad, [exact], "phrase" are the most common mistakes people make, I often forget it when I change browser or logout of gmail and then get all exited finding a 30k broad keyword with no competition but find out it has 120 [exact] searches later on.
     
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    Winchester BANNED BANNED

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    You may also want to look at what info is attached to your profile versus what your IP at the time was. If your IP is a different location than your normal login IP, or the location attached to your Google profile this would change the results
     
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    Google's tool is inaccurate at times as they do include "projections" and such.
     
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  8. argh11

    argh11 Regular Member

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    I thought I had better put an update here. I was seeing some varience when I was logged out of GKWT vs. when I was logged in. Since then I really haven't used it logged out and so far when I go back and check all of my searches seem stable. So I guess the trick is to always be logged in.

    Also I realized my other issue may well be me not clicking exact that one time (I sure could have missed it, after all I am only human :eek:).

    Anyway, since I have seen stable results for a while now I guess my issue is now a non-issue. :)

    Thanks everyone who gave their thoughts!

    -argh11