Msg#: 3716541 posted 12:59 pm on Aug 6, 2008 (gmt 0)
I've been wondering: What are your experiences with Google's new feature of showing estimates for search volumes? I know with overture they used to be way off normally, because they had to extrapolate the data and didn't mind counting searches twice, etc....and wordtracker was said to have cleaner data, but they had to extrapolate it from a sample size which is like <1% of the whole search market (and with a different searcher profile)....keyword discovery didnt seem to be the real deal, either...
but how about Google now actually showing numbers? They own most of the search market so they dont have to do much guesstimating.
Are their search volume estimates somewhat accurate? Say the real search volumes being somewhere in a range of 50% to 150% of what those estimates show?
Or are they mostly WAY off, too (and thus hardly more useful than the green bars they used to show for search volume estimates)?
Msg#: 3716541 posted 11:53 pm on Aug 10, 2008 (gmt 0)
I had seen a big glitch that now appears to have been fixed. Google was dropping some major phrases entirely. I'm happy to say that all appears to be working well now. Discussed in these two threads...