How is the traffic estimate of a keyword calculated?

Baptiste Hottin -

The formula for traffic estimation is as follows:

Search volume * click rate of the site's position on the keyword


My site is 1st on the insurance keyword which has a search volume of 10,000 (10,000 users type this keyword each month).
The click rate of the 1st position is 37%.

So, the traffic estimate could be 10,000 * 37 / 100 = 3700 visits per month

Note that it is possible to enter your own click rates on the tool to calculate a traffic estimate. It is then necessary to access the "project edition"


Scroll to step 3:


Then click on activate. You can specify different click rates based on brand or non-brand keywords (provided you have tagged the brand keywords as is).



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