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Local search result comparison with keyword tool
rag_gupta




msg:4294705
 5:58 pm on Apr 9, 2011 (gmt 0)

I just want to know how much we can rely on the Local Search results with the Google keyword tool.

If for keyword1 if it shows total results = x
for another keyword it shows results = 2x

Will it be accurate to conclude that with keyword2 twice any many searches were there?

 

briggidere




msg:4299645
 3:23 am on Apr 18, 2011 (gmt 0)

If you can still see local search figures in the tool I think you're pretty lucky. They have gone for me, I only get global figures now :-( (unless it changed again...)

I would say they are relative figures so in theory yes, you "could" assume that it's got double the volume, but I'd still not trust it's accuracy too much.

rag_gupta




msg:4299689
 6:48 am on Apr 18, 2011 (gmt 0)

I'm in India, I've checked it again. I can access it. Also I've read in some forum that exact match is bit reliable when comparing any figures.

after_hours




msg:4299830
 2:49 pm on Apr 18, 2011 (gmt 0)

Keyword tool has gotten better but I still think the most accurate way of gauging volume is to run a test campaign and view the impressions

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