Question regarding keyword planner

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  1. mikee11

    mikee11 Newbie

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    Hi!

    some clarification would be helpful. keyword planner shows ''Average monthly searches'' for a keyword to be around 200.000, but when I type the exact same term into google, only about 100 results come up?!

    I am a bit confused here....
     
  2. sampath

    sampath Regular Member

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    you might did something wrong, posting a screenshot would help us to tell you what went wrong on your side.
     
  3. cyber.surfer

    cyber.surfer Regular Member

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    Average monthly search means the number of time the keyword is being searched by people in a month on an average basis. It does not mean the number of result pages google search shows.
     
  4. mikee11

    mikee11 Newbie

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    sure, but isnt it weird that monthly searches are above 200.000 and google only comes up with a few hundred results?
     
  5. Laubster

    Laubster Senior Member Premium Member

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    How do you know it's only a few hundred? Are you clicking through to page 30? Or are you referring to when you enter the keyword into Google with "quotes" around it? If you're only seeing a few hundred with quotes around it something is probably wrong.
     
  6. mikee11

    mikee11 Newbie

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    after trying it several times in the planner, it now doesnt find anything at all. So I guess it was some kind of problem..
     
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    MonkeyJohn Power Member

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    Google Keyword planner seems to be playing up for me a lot tonight (UK) and keeps crashing so be wary of any results :)
     
  8. Final Infinity

    Final Infinity Junior Member

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    The Keyword planner sometimes does something like that. I once spent a whole lot effort and cash into building up a website thinking I had found the holy grail of keywords and then got hit with only 10 visitors a day on position 1. Yet the KW planner still showed an average of 100k visitors for the key. Since then I always run a quick adwords campaign to test the waters before I fully commit to big keys. Only costs $20-100 depending on CPC and you can be sure not to waste a lot of hours and cash on something that is worth nothing.