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Overture / Wordtracker / Trellian Discrepancies - please advise

I've used keyword tools for 8 years but this has me stumped



2:29 am on Mar 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I've been using keyword tools for 8 years and can usually find a reason for discreprancies between the results of different tools but this has me stumped.

The old Overture keyword is working great again and results for "Los Angeles" shows Los Angeles Toyota in the number one position. In fact the top five keywords [keyword strings] containing "los angeles" are all auto manufacturer names. Moreover you can search for any major us city and the top ten keywords will be full of [city name auto-manufactuer] type names.

But if you search for "los angeles" at Wordtracker or Trellian's KeyWordDiscovery ... you will not find "los angeles toyota" nor any los angeles carmaker in the top one hundred keywords.

You can also do a search for toyota at overture and get mostly [city names toyota] and way down the list the various toyota model names will begin to appear.

But if you search Wordtracker for toyota, you get the various toyota model names first and no city names are shown.

I know Overture will combine counts for keywords like "auto insurance" and "car insurance" and thought possibly i could learn something along those lines by searching for "los angeles toyota dealers" but that's not the answer either.

Next i thought perhaps people were searching for "LA Toyota" or some such ... but that's not it either. The same things hold true for Chicago and Atlanta.

Any tips on why the discreprancies and what the true values are?

Thanks :]

[edited by: SlimKim at 2:34 am (utc) on Mar. 12, 2007]


7:33 pm on Mar 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

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in addition the Google keyword tool results look similar to wordtrackers with no "city car keywords"


3:18 am on Mar 13, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I may have stumbled onto the answer to my own question. It's as good an explanation as i can find.

It may be that some trademarked keyword serch terms are removed at the trademark holders request.

When i use the Google Keyword Suggestion Tool for the search term: dell, i get the following results - We're sorry, but we're unable to generate relevant keywords for this keyword. Please make sure you have entered the keyword correctly. Or, enter another keyword into the box to see related keywords.


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