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How do you find the REAL search volume?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by trooper, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. trooper

    trooper Regular Member

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    How do you guys find the real search volume for a given keyword/phrase?
    I'm finding different tools give vastly different numbers.
    I don't want to pick a low volume search term.

    Thanks!
     
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    c0ntenth|ef Power Member

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    i don't think there is one thats 100% accurate but since i target traffic from google i stick to the information that googles adwords tool gives out
     
  3. wakkaoaka

    wakkaoaka BANNED BANNED

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    The most accurate tool is the google external keyword tool, just make sure you set it to exact match instead of broad match.
     
  4. hornetss

    hornetss BANNED BANNED

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    I have to agree that googles tool seems most accurate.
    You can tell how many views a keyword gets by simply running some unappealing ad on google for a day, then track the impressions. Just make sure you make the cpc high enough for the ad to show
     
  5. paper_chase

    paper_chase Regular Member

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    This!

    The google keyword tool is notorious for being horribly wrong!
     
  6. Geetfaux

    Geetfaux Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Artful is correct, even running your ad at a 'peak' time gives you a rough estimate..One of my domains is ranked #1 on G for a two word keyword - the adwords keyword tool says it gets 1.3 mil monthly US searches & I get 1-5 visitors a day from this keyword XD
     
  7. wakkaoaka

    wakkaoaka BANNED BANNED

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    Did you choose broad or exact match? Broad results are accurate, but they are results for your keyword + all sorts of modifiers, the exact keyword might actually get no searches.
     
  8. Geetfaux

    Geetfaux Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Yes exact match - its just one of those keywords, most are semi-accurate but some are way off the mark.
     
  9. trooper

    trooper Regular Member

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