Google AdWords Traffic Estimator

Google made their AdWords traffic estimator available external to your AdWords account. They still use the evil little graphical representation for total search volume, but they give rough approximations in actual numbers for the amount of AdWords clicks they think you will receive.

The tool allows you to pass variables in the URL string, so perhaps this is good for scraping some data on the value of certain keyword markets? I also added a link to the tool on my keyword research tool.

If you do not enter a bid price or budget the bid price they recommend is supposed to show your ads ranking #1 85% of the time. More background here. They also note that when you access this tool external to your account that it will not factor in your past account performance, so the numbers may not be as accurate as if you use the tool in your account.

Published: May 11, 2006 by Aaron Wall in seo tools


May 11, 2006 - 8:20pm

Aaron, I have been spending much time reading google groups and notice that "Aaron Wall Hypocrite" is almost always on the top of the list of recently viewed posts?

Got any ideas on this?

Are you viewing it?

Who is searching and viewing it to make it show up all the time?

Just thought I would give you a heads up...seeing you bought those domains to avoid this type of thing.

May 11, 2006 - 8:25pm

Hi Aaron
I don't even care about those people. IMHO they are nothing but a bunch of crooks who got labeled for what they are. And they are a bunch of sore losers.

November 22, 2007 - 9:36am

Hello, There,

You said that "The tool allows you to pass variables in the URL string".

I have seen the URL fro Traffic Estimator on your side it was great using that But the problem is that in the URL i am not been able to pass the maxCpc Value so the result are always coming for the maxCpc value 5.84 which is seen in the result,

also can Can I get the Country Specific data ?

means can I pass the country code in the URL?

If you provide me this it will be a great help for me,

Waiting for your reply

November 22, 2007 - 2:38pm

If you look at the above example you will see that US was passed in the strung, so yes you can get country specific data.

If you do not pass in a max CPC they estimate a bid price that will rank your ad #1 for 85% of search queries.

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