The problem has been resolved! Thanks alot for responding logan; it was comforting to know that I wasnt the only one experiencing the problem
Originally Posted by veikoh
I do not trust the Google Keyword suggestion tool at all. For professional use is Wordtracker
bot are available as free trials.
What do you base your mistrust on? Inside information? Suspicion of google? Monetary incentive (cough, affiliate links)?
Anywho, I use both of those services as well. I like them but they have unrepresentative sample sizes for the majority of the terms in my niche. Now that overture is gone, they are pretty much my go to for numbers on search volume.
So I feel that KD & WT are great for the most popular terms; I feel there estimates are good to within a factor of 3 to 1/3. So I take the search volume of a more popular term, look at the relative average search volume for other terms using google's keyword tool, and then I have an estimate for the search volume of a particular term in all search engines. The final estimate is probably good to a factor of 5 to 10.
All the best,