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2:15 am on Jul 8, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Looks like Google's keyword tool has been updated to show keyword search counts of some kind. Just noticed the announcement when I logged into my account.

Here's more info
[adwords.google.com...]

This is pretty major. Odd how the timing is exactly when Yahoo finally kills their Overture tool once and for all :-)

[edited by: encyclo at 10:24 am (utc) on July 9, 2008]
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2:19 am on July 8, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Just noticed the "volume" changes depending on the match type you select. This is pretty cool.
3:19 am on July 8, 2008 (gmt 0)

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It is called impression share and can be grabbed through the reports area... go to google and do a search it will walk you through it...
been around for about a year but just recently out of beta
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They have shown the search volume for a keyword? Not the bars or those fraction numbers like .82, 1, .79, etc, but actual numbers?
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I'm stunned that Google have done this. Just stunned.

But unfortunately, I can't see them? I'm in the UK. Maybe it's just a US thing to coincide with the US Ad Planner?

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I don't currently see numbers via either UK or US connections, so I assume it's a limited-user test.
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I read on seoroundtable that some UK users can see the numbers so its limited by country. Seems strange if it is a limited user test because its a change to the external keyword tool meaning you don't need to be logged in to use it.
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I had a message in my account that mention this yesterday so I checked it out. It's pretty cool but seems to have reverted back to the bars today instead of numbers.
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It's on numbers now for me, yes this is quite stunning, now everybody knows which phrases to SEO for and adwords thus pushing the prices up higher for those particulare phrases.

I have to wonder about it's accuracy though because i looked the number for an exact phrase that I rank number 2 for and apparently it should receive on average about 53 queries per day, I only get about 2-5 clicks per day for that exact phrase.

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It's showing in AU ; also not sure of it's accuracy compared to what I'm seeing on log stats and expected CTR percentages.

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System: The following 2 messages were spliced on to this thread from: http://www.webmasterworld.com/google_adwords/3693454.htm [webmasterworld.com] by encyclo - 6:23 am on July 9, 2008 (utc -4)


Several people from India are reporting that the adwords keyword tool is now showing numbers in the search volume. This is pretty significant, as we now have a new overture-like search volume tool. Any idea when, or if, this is going to be implemented in the US/Europe?
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I can see the numbers from the UK now.
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System: The following message was spliced on to this thread from: http://www.webmasterworld.com/google_adwords/3694197.htm [webmasterworld.com] by encyclo - 6:23 am on July 9, 2008 (utc -4)


Google has changed its external keyword tool to show the number of searches in a given month per search query.
2:01 pm on July 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I don't see it every time I go there - sometimes I get the new one, and sometimes I still get the old one. Also the new one has a captcha, where the old one doesn't. They must still be rolling it out.
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The numbers can be seen in Dutch accounts as well.
Very nice feature from Google though!
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...seeing in Boston. freakin sweet..i'm about to go optimize the **** out of my campaigns. This eliminates a lot of unkown variables in projections. This is twice as good as the old overture one because it refelcts double the market the overture one did.
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How well does this match up with your account data?

At an early glance, my account data is lower in many places, but in a few places it matches almost exactly.

Don't forget to take into account any negative keywords, dayparting, or other filters you may have in place. The more filters you have, the smaller percentage of total queries you will show up for.

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This is incredible!

This is really going to hurt some of the kw software/website companies.

What a great tool.

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It is useful if the figures are accurate... it looks like they could be 90% or more accurate (seems to require at least 1 search per day to have sufficient data).

Is overture retired and taken offline? - I can't remember as never used it for a long long time :)

The figures are also not just from google - but include search partners if I read it correctly and therefore numerous other sources aggregated together and providing something very useful for people who are already established and who can work at optimizing things.

This is incredible!
This is really going to hurt some of the kw software/website companies.

What a great tool.

Yeah - it does make it a very useful resource, although I do not know whether Google have any API for this where such websites would be able to provide access to the searches within their own sites for comparison etc.

I suspect that searches are now going to be less accurate when everyone starts playing with the keyword tool - I would think it more wise if Google had made it display numbers only when people had logged into their adwords account - and therefore discount any 'webmaster queries' from the actual figures.

[edited by: Ganceann at 6:19 pm (utc) on July 11, 2008]

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The overture tool is gone gone gone - the link redirects to another Yahoo page now.

I would think it more wise if Google had made it display numbers only when people had logged into their adwords account - and therefore discount any 'webmaster queries' from the actual figures.

AdWords people aren't the only ones using this by a long shot.

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AdWords people aren't the only ones using this by a long shot.

@Netmeg - yeah, I am fully aware that it will not only be adwords people who use it, but it would make more sense if Google had required a valid adsense account to use the service. It may limit some people from using it and at the same time increase the adwords subscription database (even if they were not actually spending much money, it adds another benefit of having a valid adwords account).

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I know this thread has died a bit I just wanted to make some quick notes (since this is the first time I am seeing this new number display today)...

The information on here greatly varies from that on Google Trends (where the info supposedly only comes from Google searches)

The involvement of the search network means that A LOT of the data here could be due to MFA sites that still accrue impressions even though you never searched for anything.

As far as I can tell I can't trust this data much when it comes to determining actual type-in search volume.

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I think they give you the tool based on your Adwords account size/spend. I do not see the tool displaying actual numbers unless I have the rep tie the account to my MCC..
 

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