Question: How can you serch only for your local area and not national?
Answer: On the Google AdWords (free) keyword tool, ‘global’ refers to worldwide; ‘local’ refers to a specific country, such as the UK or USA. It’s not the best named.
In addition, sometimes the LOCAL volume will EXCEED the GLOBAL volume which is crazy. Gooogle doesn’t explain this, so I just use it as a heuristic; I am looking for patterns, which search is MORE common, not actual hard data. Take it with a grain of salt!
Got a question? Click this link to email Jason or call 888-993-1122. Dr. Jason McDonald is founder and Senior SEO / Social Media Director of the JM Internet Group. He teaches the SEO training classes for the group, and therefore provides most of the SEO tips for this blog. His goal with this blog is to provide an easy 'one-stop shop' for the busy marketer looking for tips, tricks, and secrets on how to get to the top of Google and Bing for free using proven SEO tactics. When not dreaming up SEO tips, Dr. McDonald lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, two dogs, a cat, four iguanas and twelve children (just kidding). Really you read down to the bio on this guy? Enjoy the blog.
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