Google's Keyword Tool Accuracy

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  1. Rob Winters profile image83
    Rob Wintersposted 5 years ago

    I have a hub were my primary keyword ranks at the top of page 1 on google (positions 1 to 3 depending).This keyword gets over 12,000 monthly searches on google yet my hub gets zero search engine traffic.

    I have searched from different computers and locations, when logged into google a/c's and when not and even through proxy servers,My hub always appears page one,top positions yet absolutely no traffic.The keyword is the first 3 words of my title so it's a good match - zero clicks seems highly unlikely.I can only conlude that the Keyword Tool searches count is hugely innaccurate.

    Any thoughts or other possible explanations?

    1. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Is the summary, or whatever else is being used to describe your hub in the search results, enticing?

    2. Marisa Wright profile image97
      Marisa Wrightposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      When you chose the keyword, were you searching on "broad" or "exact" match?

      1. Rob Winters profile image83
        Rob Wintersposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I'm not sure about that.I don't see that option Marisa.I go to the keyword tool,type the keyword into the word or phrase box and hit search.

        1. wilderness profile image97
          wildernessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          after searching, look to the left; there are three check boxes for exact, broad and phrase.  Check only the exact box and you will find the search values change enormously.  This is, in general, the most valuable result.  The AP program recommended up to 40,000 searches when using broad, to give an example.  12,000 would be on the low side when using "broad", which is the default.

          1. Rob Winters profile image83
            Rob Wintersposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            Thanks wilderness.I believe i have my explanation.

            1. wilderness profile image97
              wildernessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

              Perhaps.  If you are in #3 spot, I would still expect to see a few visitors over a month unless the top competition is extremely strong.  Dot gov, dog edu or maybe videos if they are truly applicable.

  2. Rob Winters profile image83
    Rob Wintersposted 5 years ago

    Thanks paradigmsearch,

    I don't think the summary could explain absolutely zero hits given the ranking,If i had searched for this keyword and read my summary i'm pretty sure i'd click through therefore i'd imagine at least a certain % of people would.

    I do give some thought to my summaries in general and other keywords i have that rank this well all get the type of traffic you'd expect.If i was ranked further down the page or with a keyword for a lot less searches maybe...

    1. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      The only other thing I can think of...

      When in the keywords idea part, do you do the:

      "Broad

      [Exact]

      "Phrase""...

      boxes at left?

      That alters the totals results dramatically.

      1. Rob Winters profile image83
        Rob Wintersposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Very dramatically!! This expains the (unfortunately) apparent discrepancy i was observing.

  3. wilderness profile image97
    wildernessposted 5 years ago

    Having a little trouble getting through your terminology.

    If you are on a different computer and type in your keywords to google, your hub shows up in the top three places?  Am I reading that right?

    1. Rob Winters profile image83
      Rob Wintersposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Not quite wilderness.Sorry, i can be a bit long winded with my sentences at times :-) What i meant was that regardless of where i have searched from, my hub still appears in one of the top 3 positions.

      1. wilderness profile image97
        wildernessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        But what are you searching for?  The title?  The URL? Or the keywords you have chosen to use?

        A URL should very nearly always be #1, the title in the top 3 or 4 spots, but a search for the keyword could be anywhere.

        1. Rob Winters profile image83
          Rob Wintersposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Nope the Keyword in question.

  4. Rob Winters profile image83
    Rob Wintersposted 5 years ago

    Thanks guys, unfortunately the broad/exact appears to make all the difference in this case.If only i'd not made this error when selecting the keywords.It was actually my first hub which i tweaked and changed keywords for etc.Won't be making that boo boo again sad

  5. profile image54
    mcxniftycallsposted 5 years ago

    Can You me the exact keyword? I can explain you every thing. I think you have mistake somewhere. Just tell me the keyword and I will explain you everything.

 
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