Yes - I agree - my view is that I look at Google KW Suggestion tool as a proportional take. So if they claim theres 100,000 searches per month, I divide by 100 and expect to get that per month from a number 1 spot. So a phrase with a KWST of 45,000 may get me 450 clicks per month from a top spot.
I know theres all the detail with region - exact match and all that - but whatever the reason for the discrepancy between clicks and search tool suggestions - it exists and one can never think they will get that many clicks.
I thought mayday Hammered sites with long tail traffic? I thought I read here that many sites lost all their long tail after mayday? Am I wrong?
Im trying - thats why im here I suppose :/
You could be right - im on a downer at the mo. Amazon just pipped me and bumped me down one too you see.
Yes - I used to try for many phrases as well - but I found that conversions are better for the most targetted ones. In this case its a simple 2 word phrase. I know things are variable though from one product to the next etc. No worries on that front. I get traffic from the longer search terms from my subpages - about 70 phrases in all.
I wont file a spam report - ive read too often that g does nothing anyway mostly.