Google have added a very useful piece of information to their free Keyword Research Tool: it now displays an approximate number of searches for each phrase from the previous month search data.
Google’s official announcement confirms that it displays the approximate number of searches taking place Google and the wider search network during the previous month, as well as an average monthly search volume of the last 12 months.
Looking carefully at these numbers, they do look very approximate, but it is certainly better than those silly little green fuel gauge icons that they used to display.
Google delivers keyword results and statistics based on your IP address, which means that for most of my readers the numbers are going to be for searching activity in the UK.
Be sure to use the “Show/Hide Columns” option to suppress the Adwords advertising figures if they are not of interest.