easylearning - 11:57 am on Jul 29, 2013 (gmt 0) [edited by: goodroi at 1:53 pm (utc) on Aug 6, 2013]
I've been experiencing the same, and actually stumbled upon this forum looking for others who are experiencing what I am.
The differences between the keywords with the old and new versions are extremely big ... so big that my only conclusion is that Google shows wrong numbers in their results. The differences are also still huge when catering for Google & Search partners, which I've done here:
* example phrase1: old 1,500,000 ... new 14,800
* example2: old 300,000 ... new 90,500
* examples3: old 368,000 ... new 27,100
* example phrase4: old 823,000 ... new 301,000
* example phrase5: old 16,600,000 ... new 1,100,100
* example phrase6: old 2,240,000 ... new 201,000
Well, I definitely do not trust the new numbers ... Noone can tell me that "example phrase1" only has 14,800 monthly global searches ... Not only is it logically way too low from a global perspective, but it is also less than 1% of its previous 1,5 mill avg global searches. How is that possible?
For "example phrase6" it's a reduction of 90% from 2 mill to 200k.
Would love Google's take on this, as this is frustrating to say the least - if you can't trust these numbers, what do you do for decision support?
[edit reason] Welcome to WebmasterWorld, please go read the TOS and dont post specifics [/edit]
[edited by: goodroi at 1:53 pm (utc) on Aug 6, 2013]