RIP Google AdWords Keyword Tool, Long Live Google Keyword Planner
Google Keyword Tool is Gone
Today is Tuesday August 27, 2013 and I just tried visiting Google’s AdWords keyword Tool and I was greeted by a screen that said the tool had been replaced (see below). It has been replaced by “Keyword Planner Tool“ or KPT as I like to call it.
Now, mind you this is not new to me I knew that the tool was on it’s way out and that Keyword Planner would be the new tool. I had also spent quite a bit of time using the new tool and although it appears to be a good replacement one day, today is not that day.
One of the biggest differences is that it is supposed to combine keyword functionality and traffic estimator. They have also added a few new features as well. Larry Kim has a great write-up on how to use the new Keyword Planner tool posted in SearchEngineLand. Some time soon I hope to create a YouTube video detailing how to use KPT. So check back in a few days.
What are your thoughts on the new Google Keyword Planner? Have you used it yet? What do you like/dislike about it.