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Keyword discrepancy question

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by James2, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. James2

    James2 Senior Member

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    Hi guys,

    I have been using a piece of well known, paid keyword research software. I have noticed that the data it produces is often wildly different than that of G's free KW tool. The software I am using requires me to give it my adword log in details in order for it to work. Surely the data should be the same from both.

    Would be grateful to know what's going on here.

    Thanks in advance for your time,

    James :)
     
  2. jascoken

    jascoken Senior Member

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    It's probably seeding your keywords with other extensions or pulling more out using a deeper tree search, by requestioning many of the returned terms to get more ideas. I'm assuming that you're getting more, and not less results!
     
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  3. James2

    James2 Senior Member

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    Hello mate,

    The paid software is getting more results of course, it's just when i feed the same data to G's KW tool, its telling me KW is high competition, whereas the paod software is saying it's low. Who to believe :p

    James :)
     
  4. Seolic

    Seolic Newbie

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    remember Google trends. Google's keyword tool offers adwords data, not Seo. If you want to contrast the data from your tool, don't forget to visit it!!!!
     
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  5. m00j99

    m00j99 Registered Member

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    Maybe you are mixing up SEO and Adwords competition?
    GKT shows Adwords Competition
    Maybe your Keyword Tool shows SEO competition?

    just an idea.. :)
     
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  6. James2

    James2 Senior Member

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    Cheers :)
     
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    Maybe your software combine multiple source of research tool as well as their own to deliver more accurate result. I think they don't get well known over nothing.
     
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  8. James2

    James2 Senior Member

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    Thanks guys :)