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    Tool for determining number of searches?

    Okay I've been using Google Adword Tool and FreeKeyword WordTracker (free one, the search box available on site) for a while. Now I'm seeing some figures which I'm not able to relate.

    Please suggest me the tools you use to find number of searches carried out for keyphrases. Free tool is better for me

    Heck! Guide me on using these tools and understanding/analyzing figures more efficiently.

    For a keyphrase, I've the following information -

    Google Adword Tool - Approx Avg Search Volume 33,100
    WordTracker Count - 43
    SEOBook - Google daily est - 54


    Okay so now please help me on this
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    Quote Originally Posted by mixke View Post
    Please suggest me the tools you use to find number of searches carried out for keyphrases. Free tool is better for me
    If I suggest to you the tool I use, it would be Wordtracker - but that's not free.

    Quote Originally Posted by mixke View Post
    For a keyphrase, I've the following information -

    Google Adword Tool - Approx Avg Search Volume 33,100
    WordTracker Count - 43
    SEOBook - Google daily est - 54
    It looks like you already have three tools which are showing you "number of searches carried out for keyphrases."

    Quote Originally Posted by mixke View Post
    Now I'm seeing some figures which I'm not able to relate.

    Heck! Guide me on using these tools and understanding/analyzing figures more efficiently.
    This is where the data becomes uncomfortably "soft."

    First, of course, each tool calculates and reports differently. This means that you can't directly compare results from different tools. You can, however, use the different tools to spot bad data from a specific data source.

    Second, the data are not "hard" numbers. You can't say "If I optimize for this term, I will receive this many visitors a day" or even "If I rank #1 for this term, I will receive this many visitors a day from this search engine."

    The only real meaning of the numbers is in relation to each other. In other words, it is more accurate to think of some keywords are better or worse than other keywords than it is to think of those keywords as "good" or "bad."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Will.Spencer View Post
    If I suggest to you the tool I use, it would be Wordtracker - but that's not free.
    I knew your answer, I've already gone through your posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Will.Spencer View Post
    It looks like you already have three tools which are showing you "number of searches carried out for keyphrases."
    Yes! But I'm not able to relate them. 33,100 (Jan shows 40,xxx) is good enough for such a keyphrase. But 43x30 or 54x30 is not!

    Quote Originally Posted by Will.Spencer View Post
    The only real meaning of the numbers is in relation to each other. In other words, it is more accurate to think of some keywords are better or worse than other keywords than it is to think of those keywords as "good" or "bad."
    Got your point
    But these numbers are not making any sense to me ... 33,100 & 43 x 30
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    Quote Originally Posted by mixke View Post
    Yes! But I'm not able to relate them. 33,100 (Jan shows 40,xxx) is good enough for such a keyphrase. But 43x30 or 54x30 is not!
    I concur. The numbers from each system really can't be compared with each other.

    It's like MPG and BTU. They both compare energy use, but there's no direct way to translate between them.

    Quote Originally Posted by mixke View Post
    But these numbers are not making any sense to me ... 33,100 & 43 x 30
    I would not aim for a horizontal comparison between the three systems. I would aim for a vertical comparison between different keywords in each system.
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    As far as I concern these 3 tools Google Adword Tool, WordTracker and SEOBook are using different database for pulling those numbers hence of course the number will be different.

    I my self will stick to google keywords tool and use the other 2 tools just for comparison. The thing is, number of searches for a certain period of time means nothing until you know the popularity/competition of the keyphrase in question. If a certain keyphrase has a very high searches volume but the competition also really high then I will not bother to even try it.

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    Here's a post that explains how Google Adwords keywords tools is working: Keyword Research is Tricky | Earn Money Online

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