Thanks Meg. What do you mean by ranking? Like if I type a phrase in Google it's ranked #1 and another phrase #2? Arent ALL phrases ranked #1 since what I type is what I get back?
This is just MY understanding of how it works (I may be wrong):
If you type a word or phrase into Google (or at least some other search engines), the search engine will try and guess what you were looking for. If it's something you look for on your own computer all the time, it will guess that first but if you type in a word or phrase you don't normally look for, then Google will try to suggest the most popular search phrases for that word or phrase.
For instance, I would not normally type the word "eye" into Google, so when I typed that into Google just now, it suggested "eye of the tiger", "eyemed", "eyes twitching", "eyebrows on Fleek", etc.
In Keyword snatcher, those suggestions would be ranked 1, 2, 3, 4 etc.
Keyword snatcher then goes on to add the letters of the alphabet after the word or phrase you typed in, so Eye a, eye b, eye c, etc. I did this in Google:
"Eye a" got "Eye associates", eye anatomy", etc, which would then be ranked 1, 2 etc.
"Eye b got "eyebrows", "eyeball", "eyebleach", etc, which would be ranked 1, 2, 3
While "Eye of the tiger", "Eye associates" and "Eyebrows" all got ranked #1, that does not tell you how many searches each got.
This is my understanding of the rankings and how Keyword Snatcher (old style) works.
I just typed the word "Victorian" into Keyword Snatcher. The top 3 phrases were:
Victorian Trading Company
Victorian Christmas Decorations.
These would have been the top most searched for items started with "Victorian".
The first two did not rank on Google but were #1,#2 and#3 on Yahoo.
The third one was ranked #10 on Google.
The first 10 items were all ranked from #1 to #10 in Yahoo, with #5 and #6 both ranking #1 in Google.
After that, Keyword snatcher started in Victorian a, Victorian b, etc
"Victorian a" came up with
"Victorian architecture" #1 in Google
"Victorian age" #2 in Google
"Victorian art" # 3 in Google and
"Victorian america" # 4 in Google.
The first 3 ranked as 1, 4 and 5 in Yahoo. There were no results in Bing.
NOTE: They are NOT in alphabetical order, this is the order that they are ranking for when SEARCHED.
Hope this helps.