Don't keyword tools reflect searches (Google Instant) from affiliates like us?
Who is to say that a keyword tool doesn't spit out data from 1000s of affiliate marketers doing research.

How do we reconcile with authentic and unique searches from ordinary users?

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wozzy Premium
Everybody uses keyword tools and there is no way around them.

Some are better than others and as you are a member of WA then both the WA keyword tool and Jaaxy do a great job, and you have to have faith in the tool of your choice otherwise if you don't then it will be a struggle.

You are never going to get a keyword research tool to be exact and therefore just use as a guide.
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mikewood1975 Premium
I use them because right now it is all we have, but I do not know about their accuracy.
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MKearns Premium
It is well to read the reviews on each keyword research tool and check for pros and cons!
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Jaunesk Premium
Hi David, I have reservation on their total reliability. Just a guide. I have zero SQR keyword but my site still no where to be seen.
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BGough Premium
Of course they do but, with almost 3.9 billion internet users I think the number of affiliate marketers in a given search is probably statistically insignificant.
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DEversley Premium
Yes, true...

But the story changes when the traffic going to a niche idea is low.

Thanks. I just thought I would put that out there.
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BGough Premium
If you are researching a specific niche and getting very low numbers it is probably not worth going into.

Affiliate marketing is a numbers orientated process, you need enough traffic to overcome low CTRs to be profitable.
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MatthewLS Premium
From what I get from the training the keyword search tool on here and the one they made called jaxxy. I find them accurate since they tell you the number of searches, a month for that keyword and how many sites. So it helps with letting you know how competitive your keyword is on a site, that is new use a keyword less competitive they help with gaining traffic to your site. I hope that helped some if you need more there is a whole training course on it.
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DEversley Premium
Thanks Matthew.
I understand that much but my drift is this.
If there is a minimal a number (of searches) for a topic, doesn't that mean that the few who search could be affiliate marketers doing research?

Hope I am making sense. :)
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BGough Premium
If there are so few you actually fear that might be a problem you are almost guaranteed there is not enough traffic to be worthy of your time. You must take responsibility for the decisions you make based on data you have, the tools don't decide for you.
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