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Local Search "Not Enough Data" vs. Global Search

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by thizzladen, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. thizzladen

    thizzladen Power Member

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    I'm pretty new at keyword research and was just wondering what would be the appropriate thing to do if I find a keyword with "Not enough data" under the local search but around 50,000 in global search.

    Does it mean that in the USA theres not too many people searching for this keyword but Globally there is around 50,000 people searching for this keyword monthly?

    What should I do and not do?
     
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    "Not Enough Data" can represent both. Sometimes, the system hasn't update yet with the data from the last month (or two).
    When this happens, Google informs you that there is nothing "at the moment" to be presented.
    Global search, despite of it says, also it can be used as an average search volume through the period of 12 months (I believe you read that).

    For the time being, try using a different keyword research tool. It's not because there is nothing in Google, you will not be able
    To find some results using Market Samurai or Niche Finder or Keyword Elite.

    Even though they use Google's data base, they also have one of their own.
     
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    buddyduck53 Newbie

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    I think Market Samurai has recently updated their database to reflect google keyword search tool changes also. This should fix the discrepancies in numbers between MS and Google.
     
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    thizzladen Power Member

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    So would it be OK to target keywords that don't have "enough data" or would it be a waste of time?
     
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    thizzladen Power Member

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    Bump.
     
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    Black Beret Newbie

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    Hey thizz,

    I read in an advanced AW book that roughly 20% of all search terms have never been searched before.

    Just go for it and make sure you track your keywords! Dump the ones that are not converting.

    Hope this helps. Let us know how it goes for you.

    BB
     
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    thizzladen Power Member

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    Thanks for the advice BB. I'm gonna try it out and see how it works. I'll post back in this thread with results.
     
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    Try using google insights to see what countries are searching the term. It may be a common mis-pronunciation of the keyword that is particular to a certain country.
    I found this out the hard way by optimizing a page that got 12,000 searches per month. They mostly came from some small country that was not even eligible to buy through my affiliate link.