The tools will be replaced by Yahoo’s new Sponsored Search tool, which I think is only available to active advertisers. However, Yahoo will soon update the keyword data to include search results beginning January 2007, and they will continue to update it from time-to-time. I doubt, however, that the tool will continue to remain an accurate gauge for keyword-based marketing research.
It other words, you may be actually looking at outdated data is you’re still using the Keyword Suggestion tool. A few better alternatives:
- Keyword Elite research tool – I uses this. Comes with all the analysis functions you’ll ever need, highly recommended
- Word Tracker – Use by most people, but only give you raw keyword data
- Keyword Discovery
Take note that all other tools based solely on the Keyword Suggestion tool will also be less effective.