Google Adwords Keyword Tool CPC Different to my Other Keyword Tools
I have been noticing quite a few variations in CPC between the Google Adwords Keyword tool, and the other tools I am using.
Considering that these other tools usually get there CPC data from the Google Adwords Keyword tool, this does seem a little bit strange.
Okay, firstly there are no 100% accurate tools out there, and the CPC data that the Google Adwords keyword tool provides is only an estimate…
Though, even if the Google Adwords tool is off with it’s CPC estimate, then other tools who take their data CPC data from Google should have the exact same numbers(whether they are right or wrong)……
I am a huge fan of the Google Adwords external keyword tool and I have wrote a post about how to use the Google keyword tool to rank up high in the search results….though, I have noticed a lot of variations lately, between the Google Adwords keyword tool and the other tools I am using….
Not just CPC Data, but also I noticed the traffic volume numbers are sometimes out quite a bit, though, only for certain search keyword terms……
Some Google Adwords Keyword Tool CPC Estimates are Way Out When it Comes to Payout time!
Not only are there big differences in what CPC the Google Adwords tool is showing compared to other Keyword tools, but the actual CPC can be way off.
Some people have said that some keywords that show a CPC of around $1.00(for example) are only paying a few cents, and there are many other examples of this happening…
Here’s a thread called How accurate is the Google Adwords tool estimated CPC? by Cory tucker on the Board reader site.
The interesting thing you will read in the responses to Cory’s question, is that many people are using other keyword tools like Spyfu to get their CPC estimates and what the Google Adwords tool is showing for the CPC is way off, or people are getting paid way under the Adwords CPC estimate….
I have been hearing this for quite some time, though, I never realized just how many people have been affected by the huge difference in CPC.
What got me really interested in this topic now, is that I also noticed some really low CPC payouts, which do not even come close to what the Google Adwords Keyword tool CPC is showing….
I know there are a number of variables that can affect the CPC, though, it does make it a little confusing when there are such wide variations in CPC payouts……
I still think the Google Adwords Keyword tool is a great tool to use, whether you are looking for quality Keywords, and/ or Analyzing potential Adwords or getting some rough estimates of what you may get paid for quality Adsense keyword clicks….
Though, as far as the accuracy concerning the Google Adword Keyword tool CPC estimates, It can sometimes be a very “hit and miss” affair….
Your turn now!
What are your own thoughts and experiences with the Google Adwords Keyword tool CPC estimates?