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Hi,

What's the most accurate way to compare two search terms, in relation to which is more popular, ie - which terms is entered into the Google more often:

'Golf Lessons Ireland'

or

'Golf Lessons Dublin'


Can anyone recommend some good resources for comparing search terms, thanks in advance.
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Thanks Jason.

Not so sure how accurate it is. In April 2013 not 1 person search one but 54 searched the other?
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Do you have Adwords?
Using keyword planner would be more accurate, trends is more (whats the word) - the trend...Someone in statistics would know what I mean, where the figures are shifted one way or the other depending on things.
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It's based on Google's own data, so believe/disbelieve it as you wish.  I think it's good data, though.

"golf lessons ireland" seems like a silly search anyway.  You don't ask for lessons across the entire country...you ask for lessons in your immediate area.  So I wouldn't search for "golf lessons united states" nor would I expect anyone else to...the returns would be largely meaningless.  "Golf lessons Los Angeles" or "Golf lessons Southern California" would be better searches and those would be keywords I would target.
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trends is more (whats the word) - the trend...Someone in statistics would know what I mean, where the figures are shifted one way or the other depending on things.

Sort of.  Trends reports search volume of the given words/phrases over time periods relative to overall search so for simple volume requests it's about as accurate as anything else.  Keyword Planner uses the same data, but allows you to get much more granular with it as $ is involved.
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Right, but again, for any purpose other than adword planning, it's still accurate as to frequency and weight.  If one term has data and the other has none, it's VERY SAFE to say you should plan on the terms being searched for.  If both terms have data, you make a call based on how close the two data point are.  90 vs. 10 indicates go with 90.
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