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Question about "number of searches" in keyword research

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO Tools' started by mollah, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. mollah

    mollah Power Member

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    I'm using Matt's Free Keyword Tool.

    The keyword I chose was "widgets"

    Now, MFKT tells me that there are 528 searches for widgets (the video says that is "per day").

    But Google Keyword tool tells me in March there were 550,000.

    Wait a sec, 528 searches per day is only 15,000 per month, not 550,000.

    So am I missing something here? For everything I've compared in the two tools, it's always been off by a large magnitude like that.

    I'm not attacking MFKT because I know it just uses another site's data... so is that site's data bad, then?
     
  2. gun-shy315

    gun-shy315 Regular Member Premium Member

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    Your data is correct. Most keyword tools show it at 15,000 searches per month (aprox.). Not sure why google is off so much but that's why It's a good idea to check with several KW tools. Then you'll have a good idea if certain results don't look right.
     
  3. shockwave

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    Google's tool is the most accurate but not always. The other keyword tool may get its data from Wordtracker which also shows 528 searches

    Thinking about what makes sense -widgets is a popular word so isn't 15,000 searches per month too low?
     
  4. mollah

    mollah Power Member

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    So what Google says is always correct, right?
     
  5. shockwave

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    No but it is correct more often than the other tools. None of them is perfect