---On keyword 1 it was 800,000+ global searches/month.
---On keyword 2 it was 600,000+ global searches/month.
---On keyword 3 it was 250,000+ global searches/month.
Granted, these were broad search results (not "exact" or "phrase").
Now, out of nowhere, the numbers are (still "broad", still "global"):
---Keyword 1 has dropped to 2,400/month.
---Keyword 2 has dropped to 880/month
---Keyword 3 has dropped to 27,100/month
The numbers on keyword 1 and 3 even changed from this morning to this afternoon.
The kicker? When you check the past months search volume, google ALSO has changed their historical search numbers. I have excel spread sheets with the old numbers from just a few weeks ago. The 'new' numbers the keyword tool is putting out are down by a RIDICULOUS amount.
Does anyone have ANY idea what is going on with this?
Is google figuring out how to filter out non-human search volume and these new numbers are real human searches only?
Has anybody else ever seen this happen with a keyword? I'm not talking about seasonal fluctuations. I'm saying it's like the old numbers never even existed!