I just did a search using the new tool for one of my keywords hoping to finally see some accurate numbers (because I know what the real numbers are...I'm @ #1). Here is what Google shows for the keyword "web video":
Wouldn't that be nice? Here is where my site ranks for that keyword:
And here is a more accurate assessment of the search volume I actually get for this keyword:
See what I mean??? 450,000 monthly searches vs. 2,900 actual monthly searches. Read that again. 450,000 estimated vs. 2,900 actual. WTF?
In my opinion a much better keyword tool to use is the Search-based keyword tool but it looks like they are discontinuing this tool. The difference in what this tool shows vs. what the Adwords Keyword Tool shows is staggering.
I would love to hear where I went wrong in my usage of said tools.