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Something I noticed when it comes to [Exact] VS Broad

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by BFHoodn!nja, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. BFHoodn!nja

    BFHoodn!nja Regular Member

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    Since everybody claims that [EXACT] is the accurate match type you want to have selected while looking for keywords I want to explain this to me:

    My Site:
    - Online Since June
    - Ranking pos 1 for main keyword
    - 800 - 2000 UV per Month for the main keyword

    [EXACT] Local Searches = 110 (Global 260)
    BROAD Local Searches = 1300 (Global 1900)

    So whats going on with this? Is this just one of these exceptions or is there something I have understood wrong about [EXACT] vs BROAD? Or does Google miscategorize certain searches and label them as BROAD?
     
  2. 1337WuLF

    1337WuLF Senior Member Premium Member

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    I think that you are dealing with such low numbers that you can't take Googles word for it. I have always used the Google keyword tool as a ball park. Sometimes you will get more traffic, some times you will get less.
     
  3. LBrown

    LBrown Senior Member

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    Check out Google Insights. Your keyword may have had a huge seasonal spike (Christmas) or it may be increasing in popularity. The keyword tool cannot predict the future of a keyword, it just shows the past averages. Rank for more than one keyword and you will see that [exact] is much more accurate. You may have stumbled on an anomoly or you may be missing some key data in you analysis. Also, are you sure you're not counting UVs that come from other related keywords or long tails? How are you determining that all the traffic is from that one keyword?
     
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  4. TheMatrix

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    Google's KW tool is pretty deceptive!

    It does not EVER tell you the accurate (or even close) amount of searches.

    Also, I'd think that your #1 rank might be plundering on some days, and you might be receiving less traffic on those days. Similar dances might be resulting in the fluctuations.
     
  5. trustedfire9

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    I'm using statcounter to determine the traffic for each keyword , it's reliable
    serivce ? or you suggest other ?
     
  6. LBrown

    LBrown Senior Member

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    I use statcounter and love it except it only gives that last 500 visitors. I use Google Analytics as well for my bigger sites but I put the sites on different GA accounts unless they have adsense. I put all the Adsense ones on the same account since G already has that data anyway.
     
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