Msg#: 3422371 posted 2:01 am on Aug 15, 2007 (gmt 0)
Lately i've been using Google Trends to determin the most popular keywords for traffic in our sector, with a particular emphasis on singular versus plural.
G Trends shows singular to be more widely used than plural, in our sector. But when i check our log stats over a broad range of phrases , equally ranked , it's the other way around. When i check where our competitors are putting their emphasis, it's on plural phrases.
This has me wondering how much these stats can be relied on. Any thoughts or similar experiences?
Msg#: 3422371 posted 6:07 am on Aug 15, 2007 (gmt 0)
Hmmm .... i thought it might be some confusion in their data dictionary with matching phrases [ or perhaps something to do with combining them ] , so i just did a check on a common mispelling versus the correct spelling, and indeed this lines up correctly with our logs.
It would be good to hear from others. Here's the link in case some folks aren't aware of it: [google.com...]
Msg#: 3422371 posted 8:42 am on Aug 15, 2007 (gmt 0)
I've noticed some interesting things, maybe i am wrong, but i'm not sure how accurate it is....
Take my case for example..
I rank #6 for two keywords, for example
widget and widget tips
while widget is "SAID" to get at least 10x as many hits as widget tips i've found it to be the exact opposite, both rankings are in position 6 and the widget tips phrase generates about 3 to 4 times as many hits as the plain generic widget phrase.
Not sure if this helps at all, but i've kind of stopped taking those keyword phrase search count per month tools and trends 100% seriously, just because of the very differing results i've seen personally, maybe I will see more from my generic widget phrase than my widget tips phrase when they hit the top 3 - I will you keep you updated.