Forget close variants keywords in KWFinder

Category: KWFinder

Would you like to perform a keyword research with exact search volumes of close variants keywords? Now you can, thanks to a new feature in KWFinder!

A few months ago, Google Keyword Planner started showing keywords that are close variants of each other with the same search volume. Moreover, it recently stopped showing exact search volumes for many users. Consequently, you will end up with clustered data and search volume ranges instead of the exact search volumes of very similar keywords.

If you are interested in the exact search volumes vs. data ranges, you may find our article useful.

We’ve conducted a research for the keyword “content delivery network”, which is likely to be abbreviated as “cdn”. Have a look at the screenshots below. These are the results for both keywords in the Keyword Planner (in case you are able to get the exact search volumes).

Screenshots 1 : Close variants keywords in Google Keyword Planner
Close variants keywords in Google Keyword Planner

Screenshots 1 and 2: Close variants keywords in Google Keyword Planner

As we mentioned above, the volumes are identical. Having the results of close variants keywords with literally the same search volume of each can be critical to your business. Especially, when we are talking about geographical specifications, local businesses, or specific terms that could represent a totally different keyword.

Get the real keywords volumes again

That’s why we’ve decided to work hard and in cooperation with our data providers, we are introducing a new KWFinder feature that enables you to experience the exact search volumes that are different for every single close variant of a keyword. Do yourself a favour and check the data for “content delivery network” and “cdn” again in KWFinder.

Close variants keywords exact volumes in KWFinder
Close variants keywords with exact search volumes in KWFinder

Screenshots 3 and 4: Close variants keywords with exact search volumes in KWFinder

The search volume summary of these two terms isn’t equal to the Keyword Planner combined data. Why? That would apparently be the first question, and it would be a good one. From now on you will see different search volumes in KWFinder that in the Keyword Planner. That’s because the results from KWFinder DON’T combine search variants:

  • American vs. UK English (i.e. optimization vs. optimisation, analyze vs. analyse) or any other language regional specifics
  • abbreviated with full-length terms
  • non-plurals with plurals
  • different spelling (i.e. jobtitle vs. job title)
  • words with or without punctuations (i.e. children game vs. children’s name)

Be precise

Thanks to this feature, the research in KWFinder is more precise than it has ever been and you are able to help your business with the “real” keywords.

Do you like the new feature? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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  • Ivan David Lippens

    I would be interested in know how you guys are doing this, since Google seems to have finally smashed the work-arounds.
    Maybe there is an angle I’m not aware, though.


    • Hi Ivan,
      We are able to provide exact search volumes for close variant keywords thanks to combination of data based on Google’s exact volumes and our internal database which is already huge and gives a great basis for these kind of improvements.

  • considerphi

    So, what would cause kwfinder to give search volume of 3600 on a keyword and keyword planner to give 100-1k on the same term? If Google Keyword Planner is bucketing variants, it should provide a value equal or higher than kwfinder. Instead it is much lower. And quite a difference.

    • Hello, yes, you’re right. It makes me think whether you set the same location/language in both KWFinder and GKP. If you’re not sure, you can contact us via chat or, we’ll be happy to assist 🙂

      • considerphi

        Thank you – you’re right. Google was looking at just US.

        Can I ask by the way when you provide difficulty rankings, what DA site are you targeting as the average customer?

        What I mean is if someone has DA 24 site, it would seem that knocking off a competitor from page 1 would be harder for that site than someone with a DA 50 site. When you say easy, you mean easy for a site with DA = ?

        • You’re welcome, that’s good to hear.

          Regarding your question: The SERP results don’t depend only on DA. Google’s algorithm contains more than 200 factors. When talking about SEO difficulty it’s calculation is based on Moz metrics, 1st SERP and our know-how. So “easy” is based on this calculation. Keep in mind that overall difficulty depends on everyone’s SEO skills. You can find out more about the calculation in our article: