Question – I’m reading your book “SEO Fitness Workbook 2016“. It is wonderful, thank you! I have one question for you 🙂 Currently I’m in the Keyword section (2.1)- page 53 through 62 to be exact. I made a campaign, put it on “pause” (like you suggested) and then tried to do my keyword search but was still getting ranges from 1K to 10K for example. I couldn’t get more detailed numbers. A highlighted message read “This page shows ranges for search volumes. For a more detailed view, set up and run a campaign.” I went back to my campaign, enabled it, etc.. and still was coming up with 1K to 10K-type results. I waited a couple days, and no changes. I called their customer service and was told that things have changed and they no longer offer more detailed results. From now on, they only offer ranges like the results I’m getting. I don’t know if this is correct. Could you please clarify this for me and if more accurate results are available, what am I doing wrong?
I appreciate your time! And again, thank you for your book. It has been so helpful.
You’re not doing anything wrong! This is just Google being naughty, abusing it’s power, being a terrible no good, rotten big corporation / monopoly… Sigh. They’re tightening down the data that they share, and if you allow me to get on my UC Berkeley, we need a world Communist revolution against evil corporations soap box… the government shouldn’t allow a monopoly like Google to hog this data, as they do.
#1 – Advertise. Do what they say. Authorize a small campaign on what you “guess” are your keywords, until the tool starts to give you some data.
#2 – Try a different tool. Try the Google Global Market Finder. Here’s a screenshot –
#3 – Try other “free” keyword tools, available in my Dashboard (sign up for the mailing list, and you can access the Dashboard > SEO > Keywords).
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