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MS and LongTail Pro Are Giving me Different Figures (What Should I do?)

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO Tools' started by TDManager87, Aug 15, 2013.

  1. TDManager87

    TDManager87 Junior Member

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    Just tried MS and Longtail pro, with very similar settings, and for one particular keyword this is the issue (and the kw is just for example, not the niche I'm basing it off of):

    - In MS: "Buy Vanilla Cakes" SEOT is 3,406
    - In Longtail Pro: "Buy Vanilla Cakes" Local Traffic is 6,600

    Which one is accurate? I think there's a tutorial to around here somewhere to verify using the search engine? Also, I'm thinking about dumping this kw, or list of keywords back into Google kw tool (300-10k local traffic, with no more than 200k max competition) just to see if it matches it, but Ive heard even Google is usually off.

    Any advice?
     
  2. Maedre

    Maedre Newbie

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    I believe SEOT in MS refers to SEO traffic which is a calculated value of maximum clicks you'd get if your site was no. 1. Usually it's something like 0.42 x local traffic. I think there is a column labeled "Searches" which should be equal to the "Local Traffic" column in LTP.
     
  3. TDManager87

    TDManager87 Junior Member

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    I know, and thats what I posted above. I'm wanting to know which one is accurate?
     
  4. ShabbySquire

    ShabbySquire Power Member

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    I own both, and MS draws it's results from Bing (never used to). I'd stick with LTP, as Spencer Haws knows his peanuts.

    Also in MS, they have various formulas which, in my opinion, distorts the picture (if you don't know what you're doing).
     
  5. TDManager87

    TDManager87 Junior Member

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    So LTP is the right way to go? And it wont hurt if I put these KW back in the google kw tool just to verify right?
     
  6. ShabbySquire

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    I take it you're aware of different keyword matches: Exact, phrase, broad? This makes ALL the difference when performing kw research!

    LTP's latest version (2.3.5) only gets exact match kw searches (as this is usually accurate in volume). It shouldn't make any difference if you dump the kws back into Google's kw tool, as LTP retrieves the data from the same source.
     
  7. blakamia

    blakamia Junior Member

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    Go to the Google Traffic Estimator here:
    https://adwords.google.com/ko/TrafficEstimator/Home

    Click on "Enter or upload keywords to see how they perform"

    Then type in [your keyword here] and click "Get Estimate".

    Then in the top of the screen, under "Enter a bid", enter "$50" and click "Get detailed estimates".

    Then Google will show you exactly how many searches that keywords gets each day. The data is pulled from Adwords directly, so it's the most accurate data you'll find.

    -blakamia