Question: I saw your recent article on Google related searches…
What do you know regarding how the related searches found at the bottom of the search results are processed or created? Is it the same as auto suggest?
I have been trying to nail down wha
Answer: Answer: No one really knows. Google has a NEAR monopoly on the data of web search, and it isn’t exactly forthcoming. You have to assume it is based on zillions of keystrokes. I do know it changes, very very fast. So if something happens (like the recent Romney Big Bird fiasco), it updates very rapidly.
In terms of blogging and things like that, therefore, I use Google suggest as my first stop in terms of figuring out keyword targets. Ubersuggest.org is another cool way to get at this data. For keyword volume and value, you have to go to the primary Google keyword tool.
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