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    Where does Overture get its data from?

    I've read that Overture gets its data from searches performed on MSN and Yahoo? Is this true? Is it worthwhile to use Wordtracker if Overture is much more widely used?

    Just a few questions

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    Overture used to get its info from both Yahoo and MSN until 2003 when Yahoo bought the company. Overture now is solely a Yahoo product and thus gets its data from Yahoo.

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    check out this groovy chart --
    http://www.ihelpyou.com/search-engine-chart.html
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    Overture/YSM pulls its data from Yahoo properties. While it can be a helpful tool, you have to be aware of very serious limitations... of course, all keyword research tools have serious limitations so you just have to decide which limitations you can live with.

    Overture refelects lots of "vanity checks" and research searches versus actual searches... ideally, actual searches are greater though. Overture ignores singular and plural instances, combining them. An even bigger issue, Overture will often rearrange the word order, usually alphabetically. Overture may even combine misspellings with correct spelling searches.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Empuria View Post
    Overture used to get its info from both Yahoo and MSN until 2003 when Yahoo bought the company. Overture now is solely a Yahoo product and thus gets its data from Yahoo.
    Yep, all of the Yhaoo search engines.


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