Folks I am having difficulty accessing the GoTo keyword tool where it tells you how many people have searched for certain phrases and words. I found this very useful and it would be a shame if they have removed it. Does anyone know where it has gone.???
I have seen several comments in other forums from folks at the moderator/admin level (so I assume they are quite experienced is SEO issues) that urge caution when assessing the results from the GoTo keyword analyser.
As I recall, the argument says that the tool is so heavily used by webmasters checking for those killer keywords that the results are not a true reflection of searches by Joe Public.
I have no personal knowledge of this or any particular viewpoint.... just passing on info from the dark and often dusty corners of my memory.
For the sake of precision in this conversation, I want to add that people accessing the GoTo tool should not affect the results -- however, repeated querying of the current GoTo database certainly will and does.
Because this querying may be automated, you sometimes see a very strange seven word phrase that has been searched on an unlikely 60 - 100 times.
I think GoTo has a challenge to meet here. If they can resolve it, they will grow. Since they seemed to have solved the much bigger challenge of "competitive clicking", I look forward to how they deal with artificially inflated search counts.