Google keyword planner

by pinks
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Hi,
I have a question about Google's keyword planner and would appreciate some help.
So I know that the keyword tool has been replaced by keyword planner, but my question is how do I access it?
It asks me to sign in to my adwords account, which I don't have, but I did sign up from my Gmail account into adwords.
But now its asking me about the budget ,the campaign and billing info.

I don't really want to run an ad campaign, I just want to research some keywords.

Am I missing something here, or do I have to give in my credit card information to access the keyword planner?
#google #keyword #planner
  • Profile picture of the author Grey Affiliate
    Originally Posted by pinks View Post

    Hi,
    I have a question about Google's keyword planner and would appreciate some help.
    So I know that the keyword tool has been replaced by keyword planner, but my question is how do I access it?
    It asks me to sign in to my adwords account, which I don't have, but I did sign up from my Gmail account into adwords.
    But now its asking me about the budget ,the campaign and billing info.

    I don't really want to run an ad campaign, I just want to research some keywords.

    Am I missing something here, or do I have to give in my credit card information to access the keyword planner?
    When you're on that screen, you should see a 'tools' menu on the top - click on that and you'll see keyword planner pop up.

    Let me know if you still can't find it and I'll make a screenshot.
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    • Profile picture of the author pinks
      Originally Posted by Grey Affiliate View Post

      When you're on that screen, you should see a 'tools' menu on the top - click on that and you'll see keyword planner pop up.

      Let me know if you still can't find it and I'll make a screenshot.
      Which screen? This is how I did it. I typed Google keyword planner in Google and was presented with the screen saying you need to sign in to your adwords account. There was no tools menu on that screen. So I signed up with my Gmail account, but it took me to a screen which had the menu: about your business, your first campaign, billing and review.
      Here I have to put in details, daily budget and my credit card information, it wont let me click "continue" till the information is filled.
      I feel so silly right now, I am sure its right under my nose
      Help.
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  • Profile picture of the author onSubie
    Also the default results tab is 'Ad group ideas'. You want to select the 'Keyword ideas' tab.
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  • Profile picture of the author TerriL
    Same problem, I just posted a new thread with almost the identical question, but in my case I downloaded the FREE trial of Market Samurai, and it won't let me research keywords without an active adwords account.
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    • Profile picture of the author pinks
      Originally Posted by TerriL View Post

      Same problem, I just posted a new thread with almost the identical question, but in my case I downloaded the FREE trial of Market Samurai, and it won't let me research keywords without an active adwords account.
      I know, its so frustrating. Let me know if you find any solution and I will do the same.
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      • Profile picture of the author TerriL
        Originally Posted by pinks View Post

        I know, its so frustrating. Let me know if you find any solution and I will do the same.
        I don't get it, I have tried almost every tab under tools in the new adwords planner dashboard... I'm just trying to see "How many times a keyword is searched for monthly?"

        All it does is suggest bid amounts, competition... but it doesn't just show you exact search results, etc... To make matters worse, neither Traffic Travis or Market Samurai will work, because it keeps saying; "cannot login to adwords account."

        I am assuming until you put funds into adwords, and create an ad... none of these other 3rd party keyword tools will work!?

        1.) How can you create an adwords "ad campaign" (*and active your account) if you don't already have a website to send the traffic to?

        2.) Thus, how can you use Traffic Travis or Market Samurai to do research on a niche, so you can buy a domain and create a website?

        G pisses me off sometimes!!!
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        • Profile picture of the author krswlr
          I don't get it, I have tried almost every tab under tools in the new adwords planner dashboard... I'm just trying to see "How many times a keyword is searched for monthly?"

          Use "yourkeyword" to search for the exact match terms.

          I am assuming until you put funds into adwords, and create an ad... none of these other 3rd party keyword tools will work!?


          Using keyword planner tool is available without the deposit.
          I don't know how to get accsess for Traffic Travis or Market Samurai as I don't use them. Hope that helps.
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          • Profile picture of the author TerriL
            Originally Posted by krswlr View Post

            Use "yourkeyword" to search for the exact match terms.

            Using keyword planner tool is available without the deposit.
            I don't know how to get accsess for Traffic Travis or Market Samurai as I don't use them. Hope that helps.
            I apologize as I am not trying to hi-jack 'pinks' thread, but when I log into adwords> tools> keyword planner

            I then enter my 'keyword' to get traffic estimates, such as

            [exercise equipment]

            It then states: "please enter a bid amount to see results"

            ...and even when I enter a $10 bid amount, it doesn't display "How many times people search said keyword term(s) - in this example [exercise equipment]

            Instead, it displays the following:

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  • Profile picture of the author onSubie
    At the top of the page you should see menu items: Home, Campaigns, Opportunities and Tools. Under Tools is the Keyword Planner
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    • Profile picture of the author pinks
      Originally Posted by onSubie View Post

      At the top of the page you should see menu items: Home, Campaigns, Opportunities and Tools. Under Tools is the Keyword Planner
      I guess to reach that page I need to create that campaign and give my billing info, since I cannot enter goggle adwords till I don't complete those steps(campaign, billing etc.)Maybe it is different for people who already have an adwords account, but now they ask for all this info before you get access.
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  • Profile picture of the author cbnet
    I don't have any adwords campaign account. I checked it yesterday. I was also facing same problem. But it's working for me fine today.
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    • Profile picture of the author pinks
      Originally Posted by cbnet View Post

      I don't have any adwords campaign account. I checked it yesterday. I was also facing same problem. But it's working for me fine today.
      Can you tell me how its working for you? I mean did you just log in and saw the menu today? Because for me it just does not let me go past the 4 steps of setting up the campaign.
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  • Profile picture of the author pinks
    Ok,
    I finally saw the "tools" menu.
    For anyone who faces the same problem in keyword planner I will summarize what I did.

    The first thing I did was changed my browser the Google Chrome. I don't know if that helped, but its worth a try if you can't get in from Internet explorer.

    After searching for Google keyword tool free, I was directed to the keyword planner page.
    After clicking on keyword planner, it got me to a page which said sign in to adwords account.
    Here there were two options : "New to adwords" and "I am an advanced adwords user"(or something like that)
    I clicked on the "I am an advanced adwords user" and then it skipped the steps of billing
    information and took me directly to adwords account(I had to sign in with my Gmail account
    Once I was inside my adwords account, I could see the tools menu in which there is the keyword planner.
    The reason I could not see the tools menu and not get into adwords account before was that I was signing up as "new to adwords", so it wanted me to set up my campaign, billing information etc.
    Hope that helps.
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    • Profile picture of the author Josuealano
      Originally Posted by pinks View Post

      Ok,
      I finally saw the "tools" menu.
      For anyone who faces the same problem in keyword planner I will summarize what I did.

      The first thing I did was changed my browser the Google Chrome. I don't know if that helped, but its worth a try if you can't get in from Internet explorer.

      After searching for Google keyword tool free, I was directed to the keyword planner page.
      After clicking on keyword planner, it got me to a page which said sign in to adwords account.
      Here there were two options : "New to adwords" and "I am an advanced adwords user"(or something like that)
      I clicked on the "I am an advanced adwords user" and then it skipped the steps of billing
      information and took me directly to adwords account(I had to sign in with my Gmail account
      Once I was inside my adwords account, I could see the tools menu in which there is the keyword planner.
      The reason I could not see the tools menu and not get into adwords account before was that I was signing up as "new to adwords", so it wanted me to set up my campaign, billing information etc.
      Hope that helps.
      wow..you said it.it was so easy i've been rocking my brains for a week now..so happy i found this! thanks
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      • Profile picture of the author Josuealano
        Originally Posted by Josuealano View Post

        wow..you said it.it was so easy i've been rocking my brains for a week now..so happy i found this! thanks
        i take that back..still so lost. darrnn i thought i had it..spoke to soon.it's taking me to the first campaign stuff
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  • Profile picture of the author damongreene
    Originally Posted by pinks View Post

    Hi,
    I have a question about Google's keyword planner and would appreciate some help.
    So I know that the keyword tool has been replaced by keyword planner, but my question is how do I access it?
    It asks me to sign in to my adwords account, which I don't have, but I did sign up from my Gmail account into adwords.
    But now its asking me about the budget ,the campaign and billing info.

    I don't really want to run an ad campaign, I just want to research some keywords.

    Am I missing something here, or do I have to give in my credit card information to access the keyword planner?
    Wow this is a lot of dialogue and work around something easy. You can just create an adwords account. Then you can access the tool easily. You do NOT have to fund your adwords account but you will have access to all the adwords tools such as the Keyword Planner and the Display Planner (even if you are not using the display network you can find some really good money keywords using the display planner tool).

    I think ultimately Google wants everyone to use adwords... that is why they kept the tool free.. but (to my knowledge) you must create an account first. I have several with no money in them and only use for the Keyword planner and other tools for directional analysis.

    Hope this helps.
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    • Profile picture of the author pinks
      Originally Posted by damongreene View Post

      Wow this is a lot of dialogue and work around something easy. You can just create an adwords account. Then you can access the tool easily. You do NOT have to fund your adwords account but you will have access to all the adwords tools such as the Keyword Planner and the Display Planner (even if you are not using the display network you can find some really good money keywords using the display planner tool).

      I think ultimately Google wants everyone to use adwords... that is why they kept the tool free.. but (to my knowledge) you must create an account first. I have several with no money in them and only use for the Keyword planner and other tools for directional analysis.

      Hope this helps.
      Because its so easy, its more frustrating when you cant figure it out. As I said before, I could not just sign in to adwords and access the "tools" menu. If I could then there would be no need for this thread
      You get access to the keyword planner tools menu, only if you sign in as an advanced adwords user. Then it skips the process of creating the ad campaign and billing info.
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      • Profile picture of the author Larryheat
        "Google, Google, Google", kinda like the wizard in Oz. Except here the man behind the curtain does have power, lots of it! Anyway if you have a "GMail" or other Google type account (I am not sure if "YouTube" qualifies) you can get to the keyword planner. And you can do it without setting up a campaign. I searched Adwords and got to it by following but never executing the training links finally I ended up here:
        https://adwords.google.com/ko/Keywor...09243&__o=cues.
        I don't know what is enclosed in the link but this is the technique I used.
        Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author tantykimi
    I'm struggling to get this working. Any solutions yet?
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    • Profile picture of the author luckyluk
      try changing your browser. It worked for me with IE.
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  • Profile picture of the author EsferaSoft
    Keyword planner is the most popular tool in Google. Keyword planner suggest the best keyword idea and suggest bid.
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    • Profile picture of the author MatthewReece
      Originally Posted by EsferaSoft View Post

      Keyword planner is the most popular tool in Google. Keyword planner suggest the best keyword idea and suggest bid.
      Lol. The best for Google - may be. But not for other search engines. This tool has as a basis Google search results, so. It`s perfect for Google only.
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  • Profile picture of the author appzuniverse
    Hi,
    you can simply login into Google ad-words account and go to tool menu and open----->search for new keyword and ad group ideas..
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  • Profile picture of the author MilesSharma
    Its under tools in the menu.. If you still can't find it.. simply enter the billing details..If you're not going to create an ad than what's the problem! Ont he next screen you will definitely find the option.
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  • Profile picture of the author rrembedded
    It's free google adwords tool for find the best keyword .
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