20i Reseller Hosting

Google Keyword Tool will be officially phased out over the next few months

Discussion in 'Domain Tools' started by domainseller200, Jun 28, 2013.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. domainseller200 United Kingdom

    domainseller200 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 2007
    Posts:
    3,338
    Likes Received:
    119
    "In the coming months, the external Keyword Tool will no longer be available. To get keyword ideas, sign in to your AdWords account and try Keyword Planner"

    https://adwords.google.co.uk/select/KeywordToolExternal?

    Possible issues for domainers who use this metric to sell names :rolleyes:
     
  2. Domain Forum

    Acorn Domains Elite Member

    Joined:
    1999
    Messages:
    Many
    Likes Received:
    Lots
    articles.co.uk
     
  3. GreyWing

    GreyWing Retired Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2006
    Posts:
    4,068
    Likes Received:
    59
    Cost me too much money already that thing, I tend to stay away from it these days. It's not far off estibot standard. I nearly sold a name quite cheap that had 1300 exacts according to that thing, however I kept it as the buyer backed out and found it gets more traffic than one that shows 15,000 exacts (both top spot).

    Glad to see it go to be honest...

    Oh, sorry just seen the reference to external.... never used that one. Only the signed in version if there is a difference.
     
  4. foz

    foz Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2006
    Posts:
    3,034
    Likes Received:
    34
    I'm looking at the new tool now :confused: It's a dog to use, I fail to see where "phrases" or [exacts] comes into play? Maybe they have been done away with?
     
  5. Edwin

    Edwin Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2005
    Posts:
    9,826
    Likes Received:
    537
    Switch to "keyword ideas" view then click the thing on the top of the right-hand column that looks like a pencil. You can choose Broad, Phrase and Exact match there.

    You're right, though. It's a mess compared to the previous tool.
     
  6. foz

    foz Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2006
    Posts:
    3,034
    Likes Received:
    34
    Thanks.

    It's switching between old and new at present.
     
  7. bizzyboy Ireland

    bizzyboy Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2012
    Posts:
    73
    Likes Received:
    8
    Yeah, it's a real mess for sure.

    I Logged in to my Google account and checked a 2-word keyword and it says the UK search volume is 12,100. I then changed to both Broad and Phrase but the volume remains the same for all 3 match types.
    I then logged out and used the old 'External' Google keyword tool and the Exact volume shows 8,100 for the same keyword.
     
  8. ratboy United Kingdom

    ratboy Well-Known Member Acorn Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 2005
    Posts:
    2,446
    Likes Received:
    68
    Whhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy?

    Absolutely horrid tool
     
  9. timter51

    timter51 Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2012
    Posts:
    1,094
    Likes Received:
    78
    This is indeed horrific.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.