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So the Google adwords keyword tool is not used to research keywords in general?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by mqs1000, May 28, 2013.

  1. mqs1000

    mqs1000 Power Member

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    SEO noob here and I would appreciate any input.

    I asked a few weeks ago how to do some basic keyword analysis - to see which keywords are searched the most, and to see the competition level of keywords. Many people pointed me towards the Google Adwords Keyword tool, told me to click "Exact" on the left, and type in the terms. It would show me the global monthly searches and the level of competition. It made sense.

    Now in another thread I made, someone told me that tool shouldn't be used for general keyword analysis - that it should be used for Adwords analysis. Can someone please tell me if this is true and possibly explain the difference? What can I use for general keyword analysis?
     
  2. antichrist

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    It can be used for both. You are correct for using it for keyword analysis.
     
  3. mqs1000

    mqs1000 Power Member

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    Can you please look at the responses in my other thread and tell me why they are saying no? The title of the thread is "Is it hard to outrank review websites such as TripAdvisor, Yelp, etc." - I can't post the link :( I made it an hour ago
     
  4. Fallenintome

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    The keyword tool can exaggerate the actual traffic a bit even with exact match. You have to factor in the ads and places if there are any too because they will soak up all the visits and leave you with nothing.
     
  6. mainceaft

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    Google keyword tool will not show all relative keyword to you .because some keywords are new and not added to GKT yet that's happened to me when I got keyword gain me 1k Unique visitors/day by accident .