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    Google Keywords Tool can let you down

    Hey, I thought this would be interesting info for people. Don't solely rely on Google Adwords: Keyword Tool. (https://adwords.google.com/select/KeywordToolExternal) I found a great keyword in the tool, 'dating advice book'. Apparently there's around 10,000 exact match searches a month.

    I bought and did some promotion on datingadvicebook.org a while back.

    I am now ranked #2 for the keyword, and here are my stats for last month (March 2010)

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    I am quite disappointed. I would suggest using a few tools to verify the results you're looking at are accurate.

    One tool I use myself to do this is SEOBook's keyword tool:
    Seo Book Keyword Suggestion Tool

    I hope this information saves at least one person the time and trouble I wasted on this site.
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  2. I've purchased several domains based upon the global exact match numbers from the Google AdWords Keyword Tool External -- only to see the numbers change radically a short while later.
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    I hardly rely upon a single tool. Google external keyword tool shows thousands of searches for keywords (some) and you get nuts even if you're on top 5 positions.

    If you wanna almonds, verify it with multiple tools and advanced keyword research. Agreed with Michael, seobook tool is good.

    Another I like is SEMRUSH.com.. It is paid but fine.. It used to be free hot tools years back.. seodigger.. just combo of seodigger and one more.

    EDIT: That's you steve, I mistyped Michael's name.. How embarassing..lol
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    Michael? Hehe not sure what that name is for, but ya. It was you ChillingBreeze that recommended it to me. Thanks again for that - it has proven to be very useful.
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    The number of searches per month can also get "skewed" due to webmasters and SEOs doing power searches or excessively searching on keywords.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bogart View Post
    The number of searches per month can also get "skewed" due to webmasters and SEOs doing power searches or excessively searching on keywords.
    Hi,

    Am I reading this right?

    If you use enough Seo tools to search a keyword it will start to rank?

    If that is the case I wonder how many different Seo tools sites searches you would need to get listed in Trends?

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    Agreed with Michael, seobook tool is good.
    I enjoy being given credit in threads I haven't yet posted in. xD

    If you use enough Seo tools to search a keyword it will start to rank?
    I think what he meant was that after people find keywords, they run a lot of searches related to those keywords to check out competition and things of that nature, which can artificially inflate the numbers.

    But all-in-all, it's never a smart idea to rely on just one tool or one approach. Always check multiple sources and see if the data is stable. Also, when you're selecting a niche, make sure it's something that will be around for a while, and is applicable on a regular basis. For example, 'April 2010 World Fair' will obviously not have many searches in December of 2010.

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    I saw you in chat and somehow your name was in mind . The credit was for Steve Edited

    Quote Originally Posted by Kovich View Post
    I enjoy being given credit in threads I haven't yet posted in. xD


    I think what he meant was that after people find keywords, they run a lot of searches related to those keywords to check out competition and things of that nature, which can artificially inflate the numbers.

    But all-in-all, it's never a smart idea to rely on just one tool or one approach. Always check multiple sources and see if the data is stable. Also, when you're selecting a niche, make sure it's something that will be around for a while, and is applicable on a regular basis. For example, 'April 2010 World Fair' will obviously not have many searches in December of 2010.
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    What I love is ranking for a search phrase that gives me more than 1 or 2 K uniques a month that lists no data or <100 in Google's tool. Each month or two I find one...then about 3-4 months later it starts to show in the tool...I find the terms from going through my site logs and posting fresh content on the term then marketing it...

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