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Is google/keyword tool inaccurate?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by flybeta, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. flybeta

    flybeta Junior Member

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    One of my site's is on first page for 550 million competition ranked for few other keywords as well. One - two visits a day maybe from google.

    Now my other site the one I'm trying to make money with is now ranked #1 for my main keyword which supposedly gets an estimated 15k searches a month. And I'm getting 1-2 clicks per day so that would be around 0.25% of the traffic.

    Wtf Google keyword tool?
     
  2. DavidOnSEO

    DavidOnSEO Newbie

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    Are you using a broad match or an exact match? Exact match is usually pretty accurate but the broad match can be deceptively large.
     
  3. daveguy

    daveguy Power Member

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    yup. And even then it's not that accurate, but it's the best we got.
     
  4. NaturalHealth

    NaturalHealth Newbie

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    I use the exact word match and have found it is about 1/10 the traffic they say it is. It's very disappointing to have a category that is supposed to be 29,000 and you get 300 visitors per month.
     
  5. dotcomdesigns

    dotcomdesigns Power Member

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    Yeah I think they throw in fake numbers to catch us out now and again. When I was starting out on building MNS sites a couple of years back I came across an archery keyword that had over 100k exact searches a month. I couldn't believe it, the emd was free and I built a site and had it in position one within a month or so.

    And when I hit top spot I got 1 or 2 hits a week! Seriously! 3 months later the keyword had changed to <10 .... less than 10. And before anyone says it, it was 100k for exact, I wasn't that new to kw research.

    So somewhere along the way they added a few 0's to the stats and it cost me some time and money. I think it's better these days and it's pretty accurate.
     
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    w-nada BANNED BANNED

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    I always use common topics rather than niches and micro-niches for this reason. Yeah, they are hard to rank for but with long term effort+ social media traffic things go well.
     
  7. loads16017

    loads16017 Power Member

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    Im having the same doubt mate, I dont feel GKT is accurate anymore.
    anyway is there a free keyword analyzing tool better than google adwards kwyword tool at the moment?

     
  8. bobbylove321

    bobbylove321 BANNED BANNED

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    The only way to accurately answer your question is if you say what your keyword is.

    You may not be looking at the correct numbers due to the following reasons:

    1) Make sure you are looking at LOCAL and EXACT monthly searches.

    2) Are you sure you are #1 ?

    Many people think they are number 1 when in reality they are on page 20 and they simply have not deleted their cookies to see the real results.
     
  9. theorbital

    theorbital Registered Member

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    I have never trusted GAKT. I just use it for comparison purposes. I never take the numbers it gives any weight except for comparative purposes.