25 May 09 9:29 pm
hi there erik ... firstly apologies for overlooking your post! were usually pretty good at responding to questions on the forum. im not sure if youve already got the answers you needed but ill do my best to reply to your questions here.
firstly TT does get its results from Google but it also get results from the other two main search engines - Yahoo & MSN. so it may give different results than a tool that only checks google (btw theres actually no way to access the google database directly - you can really only go by the search result pages!).
as for CPC youre best to use the google keywords tool for an approx cpc however TT gives you some great info on whos bidding for phrases, who has the best rankings as well as preview of the ad and how many changed bidders there are (this tells you if the same advertisers are still bidding on the same keyword since your last update - a sure sign of a profitable keyword!)
TT can do updates as often as you like, just load up your project and click update.
There are ongoing plans for TT including some exciting new changes just released - read all about it on the official TT blog - http://www.traffictravis.com/blog