On Thursday I wrote the post, Hey! Who Broke The Google Adwords Keyword Tool? giving some insight into the mystery behind the sudden decline in keyword search volume. While Google had announced that they had dropped partners from the keyword tool they didn’t say much about who those partners were or how you could obtain similar data. Well, I’m excited to say that a blog reader has been able to give us much better insight into what’s going on here and he shared it in a recent comment:
As you can see from Ken’s comment the search partners were literally thousands of sites for which Google provides search services for. With all of this data removed it’s not surprising the numbers are as low as they are now – that was a big chunk of search volume! However, it does look like the Google Adwords Traffic Estimator could be a useful tool when used in conjunction with the GAWKT, still I think that Google may have just opened the door to a great new service that offers people like us more complete search data.
Thanks for all the great comments on my previous post – it is clear this is a topic people are passionate about and since I’m a GAWKT fanatic you can expect to hear even more about this from me. I hope everyone is having a great weekend – thanks for reading – now stop reading Domaining blogs…it’s Saturday night 🙂