Tips for Using Google's Traffic Estimator for Keyword Research

Google's traffic estimator tool by default is set to broad match. If you want to see an estimate of the value of a specific phrase remember to wrap it in [brackets] instead of just submitting the broad matched version of the keyword term. I just reprogrammed my keyword research tool's traffic estimator link to include the broad, phrase, and exact match of each term. Since my tool is driven from Yahoo's it strips the s in some plural phrases, so the link to the traffic estimator tool gives all 3 match types, and links to all 3 match types with an s appended to the end of of the keyword phrase.

Published: June 30, 2007 by Aaron Wall in seo tools


August 15, 2007 - 7:26pm

Just a random comment, but you are outranking google currently for "google traffic estimator"

Good work :)

June 30, 2007 - 8:39am


Isn't it a nice strategy to set up links with the either the plural (s/es) or sigular while doing onpage for the other version of the keyword?

This would avoid overoptimization penalites and giv eone higher points on LSI algo (if it even exists).

Julie Joyce
June 30, 2007 - 4:17pm

It's always nice to read things like this...I usually view those numbers as broad estimates but still, good to know how to get more exact figures. Thanks.

sam casuncad
July 1, 2007 - 2:14am

Hello"A", this is a basic tip, yet very helpful to my journey in to the keyword research as a noob SEO.

Thank you very much for not forgetting to give basic tips such as this one, i will try it as soon as i leave this comment.

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