| 6:18 am on Dec 18, 2006 (gmt 0)|
they use the log files of meta search engines such as dogpile to estimate (fairly well) the usage.
hth, cheers, J
| 8:37 pm on Dec 21, 2006 (gmt 0)|
My favorite way to find great keywords is to get a list of good looking possibilities in the free WordTracker and Overture tools and then test them in AdWords for a week or so. Only then do you really get a true picture of which keywords are the best.
| 8:53 pm on Dec 21, 2006 (gmt 0)|
WordTracker also compiles meta-search engine data to estimate traffic. IMO, its numbers are not too accurate. At least with the Overture & AdWords tools you are getting aggragate data.
Another alternative is a service like Hitwise, which buys the log data from a bunch of IPs. This data is supposedly much more accurate, but watch out - it has a big price tag!
If you want to try something fun, check out the keyword tool at Spyfu-dot-com. You can enter one of your competitors' URLs and they return a list of their keywords - both organic and paid. I seriously question the accuracy of these lists, but I've used it to come up with a few humdingers I wouldn't have found anywhere else.
| 9:02 pm on Dec 21, 2006 (gmt 0)|
I also see that keyworddiscovery is also a good tool apart from adwords, overture and wordtracker also hitwise
| 9:17 am on Dec 27, 2006 (gmt 0)|
| 12:09 pm on Dec 27, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Has anyone tried MSN tool - [adlab.microsoft.com...]
Seems to show better trends than rest of the tools.
| 12:20 pm on Dec 27, 2006 (gmt 0)|
what the world is searching for
Google Trends [google.com]