Conflicting data, market samurai vs google keyword tool

by thedog
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Hi guys. I'm looking into a possible niche.

When I use the google keyword tool for my main keyword, I get

Local Monthly Searches - 60,000 and the competition bar says low competition.

On Market Samurai however, the SEOC is 20,600,000... obviously very high competition...

Why would google keyword tool say it has low competition?
#conflicting #data #google #keyword #market #samurai #tool
  • Profile picture of the author Mike McAleer
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  • Profile picture of the author Richard Rago
    Hey thedog,

    It's my understanding that Market Samurai pulls info from Google, so it's numbers will be pretty accurate most of the time.

    However the competition bar in the Google Keyword Tool does not represent the number of websites competing for that keyword. Again, it's my understanding that the competition bar represents recent monthly, or annual adwords competition.

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    • Profile picture of the author Kevin Riley
      LOL. The old saying: "A man with one watch knows what time it is. A man with two watches is confused."
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  • Profile picture of the author Blakers
    Thanks for the explanation of this.
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