I've taken a break from IM for about a year and just now getting back into it, and started the Google Sniper system. To my dismay I've only recently discovered that Google completely changed their keyword tool and I'm having SUCH a hard time getting the results like I used to.
I simply need long-tail keyword suggestions to capitalize on, but the keyword planner is spitting out the most bizarre, useless keyword suggestions, and only seem to product more than 18 at a time when I use one to two keywords as a search option. Even when I use different keywords, I'm getting the same suggestion results, too. Also I don't mind that it only shows exact matches, but I would like the Phrase feature back.
My question: Am I missing something here, or is the Keyword Planner completely useless now? What are some other alternatives out there?