Which Keyword Tool do you believe?

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I've been using keywordspy and google keyword tool and the difference in search volume is unbelievable.

For example, one phrase shows monthly volume of 1300 in keywordspy, 260 in google.

I don't have market samurai. Do I need to get more tools and just compare all them and find an average or see if there's only a discrepancy with one of them?

Any insight is appreciated.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ryan Shaw
    I would double what google tells you and that's a good estimate
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  • Profile picture of the author relicseo
    I just use Google's keyword tool. Keyword spy is not accurate, and it is advertised as inaccurate... it is estimations based on a few dozen smaller search engine results.

    Google provides the only accurate data for Google's searches.
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  • Profile picture of the author LoginBD
    I also use Google keyword tool..Because it's result is quite reliable than any other tools.
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    • Profile picture of the author adriver38
      Ive heard that most, if not all the keyword tools pull their info from Google anyways, but Ive found tons of inaccuracies between them all myself. I wonder if now since Google is focusing so much on local business, if they will create a special keyword tool just for local that specializes in lower volumes? That would be awesome!
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      • Profile picture of the author ELeadStudio
        Google tool is the best out there, but i'm using Market Samurai for all of my projects... it is also using google API but have great set of tools as well.
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      • Profile picture of the author Frank Tocco
        Originally Posted by adriver38 View Post

        Ive heard that most, if not all the keyword tools pull their info from Google anyways, but Ive found tons of inaccuracies between them all myself. I wonder if now since Google is focusing so much on local business, if they will create a special keyword tool just for local that specializes in lower volumes? That would be awesome!
        I have used them all but my favorite is Market Samurai.
        Yes, it uses the Google Keyword tool but it does so much more than that.

        It filters the keywords to have relevance, reasonable competition, Traffic and by commercial intent behind the search.

        Then it finds a keyword-rich domain that is available, the content and monetizes the site using Clickbank, Amazon, Adsense and CJ.

        Why Can’t I just use the Adwords Keyword Tool?
        Anyone can use the Adwords Keyword Tool but Market Samurai does more in-depth analysis like:
        • The number of daily searches for the keyword
        • The number of daily hits that a #1 site position could expect
        • The percentage of phrase match searches to broad match searches for the keyword
        • The total number of sites globally that mention the keyword in the same phrase order
        • The total number of sites globally that mention all the words in the title of the page
        • The monthly traffic trends for the keyword
        • The total daily clicks that an Adwords advertiser might expect for an ad for that keyword
        • The Cost Per Click that a #1 ranked advertiser would pay for that keyword
        • The Click Through Rates a #1 ranked advertiser could expect for that keyword
        • The Commercial Intent of someone searching for that keyword and if they are likely to buy as opposed to just browsing when searching for that keyword
        • and a whole lot more…
        Once you have generated the keywords it’s very easy to filter the results to find high traffic, low competition keywords that convert into clicks by someone intending to buy something. So before you even go looking for a domain you will already know the kind of traffic, conversion rates, Adsense revenue and sales you could get if you ranked number one for that keyword. What more could a marketer want except to own the domain with that exact keyword in it? And with Domain Samurai, you can! But that’s another story.


        I use it before buying a domain, making a post or writing an article and have seen amazing results. This video shows how I use Market Samurai and proves the results I'm talking about.

        Why am I so excited about this software?
        Because when I build a site using it, it gets on page one of Google fairly quickly and makes a sale. When I write an article, it gets a lot of traffic right out of the gate. When I pick a product to promote, I already know I can knock off the competition and can even tell how long it is going to take.

        The Google keyword tool is like lighting a match in a dark room and Market Samurai is like turning on a light switch. There's no comparison really.

        Does anyone agree or disagree?
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  • Profile picture of the author yoyo
    google tool is the most reliable however its data is one month old while others are up to date but quite inaccurate, you should try other tools and see what results you get with them.
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  • Profile picture of the author 48dayscoach
    I like Wordtracker. I'd been using Google's External Keyword Tool... still do. Wordtracker is NICE because you get number of pages showing up in the search results in addition to number of pages that have keyword in the title tag. Great info when deciding which phrase is going to be easiest to rank for.

    Make it happen,
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  • Profile picture of the author Kmarshall
    I use Google as a favorite because they receive a larger sum of traffic, thus, more accurate. But no tool is 100% accurate.
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  • Profile picture of the author MarketingJenius
    Probably shouldn't endorse any single one but Market Samurai does update frequently and is dead simple to use.
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  • Profile picture of the author Scott LaTour
    I use traffic travis. It pulls from the top three sources and provides a total.

    Scott
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  • Profile picture of the author zengetsu
    I used to use Google keywords tool until I found a thread on another website. This thread showed that Google differed on the results if you were logged in or if you were not. I now use Yahoo for keywords and it seems to work decent.
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  • Profile picture of the author bizwebstart
    I used to use MicroNiche Finder which was great but unfortunately has suffered real set backs and I don't use it anymore so I use a combination of Google Keyword tool and Market Samurai. I also just play around with searches in Google and look at the competing pages and try to get a feel how competitive the niche is
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  • Profile picture of the author thelastmuse
    Google Keyword Tool all the way. Just look at the average monthly volume of traffic for the last 10 months and you have a general idea of what your traffic is going to be like.
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  • Profile picture of the author robbertpenny
    Indeed Google Keyword Tool do the best.
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  • Profile picture of the author homemodifications
    Google keyword tool because it's result is quite reliable than any other tools.
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  • Profile picture of the author jushuaburnham
    Most of the marketers uses Google Keyword tool. Quiet reliable than other.
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  • Profile picture of the author jamesjony2
    Google tool is the best out there, but I also use Google API projects.it I'm all for using Market Samurai, but the equipment is great as well established. Once you have made it much easier to generate keywords to filter results for high traffic, low competition keywords that someone wishing to buy a few clicks convert sounds.
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  • Profile picture of the author sitback
    Market Samurai is a great tool, No need to explain as Frank Tocco has done that above and what he says is right.
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  • Profile picture of the author dotNETapps
    I am using WEB CEO software for niche keyword research ......
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  • Profile picture of the author monixx
    Google Keyword Tool is the best for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonhy13
    When doing any keyword research using Google keyword tool you should check whether you get Exact or Broad data! In general, Exact searches is what you need.
    I'm not sure about Keywordspy tool, but Serpanalytics uses exact values. I compared myself) Plus they show much more results than standard google tool.
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  • Profile picture of the author jeba1975
    Keyword snatcher is the best tool
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