Please Help Me Understand Google Keyword Tool!

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Here is the thing. SO i type in a keyword and get about 250,000 results. But when i go to Adwords Keyword Tool there are no monthly searches for that keyword.
And i have a lot of examples like that.

My questions:
1. Why would those 250,000 pages optimize to get rankings for keywords that get no searches?

2. When you type smth in google it starts suggesting, so why it would suggest a search term if there are no searches for that term?

I hope i make any sense!
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  • Profile picture of the author b1833
    1) could the tool be broken at the moment that you are doing your searches?
    2) google does not show ALL results. We know of many keywords that get searched at a lower volume that the adwords tool shows no results, yet we see the traffic come from those keywords.

    Can you list some examples?
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    • Profile picture of the author IMDealBox
      Originally Posted by b1833 View Post

      1) could the tool be broken at the moment that you are doing your searches?
      2) google does not show ALL results. We know of many keywords that get searched at a lower volume that the adwords tool shows no results, yet we see the traffic come from those keywords.

      Can you list some examples?
      A search for: buy human growth hormone stimulators returns 241,000 results and no local or monthly search volume!
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    • Profile picture of the author Nanaswhimsy
      Originally Posted by b1833 View Post

      1) could the tool be broken at the moment that you are doing your searches?
      2) google does not show ALL results. We know of many keywords that get searched at a lower volume that the adwords tool shows no results, yet we see the traffic come from those keywords.

      Can you list some examples?
      https://adwords.google.com/o/Targeti...AS#search.none

      If you are looking for ideas for keywords to use in your content to help your site rise higher on google, use that link.

      Example:

      You type in words that represent your business, single words and multiple word phrases. Separated by a comma or one word or phrase per line. When you click search it returns how many globally and how many locally that searches were made for your specified keywords, then it lists suggestions of keywords and phrases, and how many global/local searches per month are made. It also shows you how much competition there is for those keywords with adwords advertisng, the higher the number, generally the higher the cost.

      It's a good way to find keywords that don't have a lot of competition and also gives you words or phrases that can be incorporated in your content to make it raise higher in the google search engine.

      Hope that is what you were looking for.
      Suzanne
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  • Profile picture of the author GoldPro
    Search results and searches are different!

    Search results = # results for the term that you are searching

    searches = The # of searches that the term is actually receiving
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  • Profile picture of the author DPM70
    I think you are searching for keywords in google search that will return results to you for that keyword. That doesn't mean that anybody is searching for that exact search - hence it might not show up in google adwords keyword tool. They simply return the best fit from their database of websites that is the best fit. This is broad search at its finest LOL

    1. Why would those 250,000 pages optimize to get rankings for keywords that get no searches?

    They're probably not optimizing for them - they just happen to give the best returns from Google's database (index) for your search terms.
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  • Profile picture of the author mikelmraz
    Search results - number of websites with the terms that you searched for.

    Monthly searches in Google Keyword Tool - Number of people who search for a given term

    Two completely different things ...
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  • Profile picture of the author warrich
    The reason that you see a difference between the two is because the two are different and are entirely separate from one another.
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