You can download a template from the direct traffic and enter in your keywords, titles, descriptions, etc. I believe there is also a setting that will position your keywords in the top spot. Be cautious, you can spend a lot of $$$$ quickly.
Msg#: 2212 posted 12:41 pm on Oct 20, 2004 (gmt 0)
The direct traffic center has a bid tool where you can see all the bids by keyword. Also, after your keywords are approved by editorial, the interface where you manage your bids displays the top 5 bids for that keyword.
Msg#: 2212 posted 12:16 pm on Oct 21, 2004 (gmt 0)
Overture used to provide a tool like the one you describe in the Direct Traffic Center.
After the significant update/change at the beginning of October, it seems that tool is gone (or at the very least, moved to a discreet location).
Formerly, from the Manage Precision Match area, you could click "add keywords" then enter several terms. The step prior to entering creative showed you the top five bids for each of your proposed terms. It seems that now, you are sent immediately to the screen for adding your creative.
This doesn't really answer your question I know, but hopefully this will help clear up some of the confusion and one of the more experienced members has some insight into where this has gone.