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A check on Overture shows that there are approx 250 searches per month. I rank No.1 in Yahoo and Top 10 in Google but only receive 1 or 2 referrals per month and so the Overture data must be wrong?
How can I find out keywords for my geographical region that really do have 250 searches per month?
so the Overture data must be wrong?
How about if the Overture data was exactly right, but of course has no way of predicting anything about what happens on Google searches, and your SERP CTR is 1% anyway?
Seems like tools that provide any numerical displays whatsoever irresistably draw webmasters into thinking that human search behavior can be predicted with great accuracy and plugged into a spreadsheet.
- removes plurals
- the ordering of keywords is skewed (maybe thats wt, or gks can't remember to lazy to look)
- in highly competitive keywords, webmasters pinging the search term raises the value and gives you an inaccurate estimate of the type of volumn you may receive
Example: I chose a highly competitive keyphrase in the legal profession. It has relatively high CPC of 2+ dollars. Overture said about 10,000 searches a month. I maintained the #1 position in MSN and Yahoo for about 2 months and got hardly any traffic. If you have looked at heatmaps, then the two things don't add up.
Take that for what its worth, I am a noob.