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Adwords Keyword Tool morphing into the Search Based Tool?
Goodbye Keywords External?

 1:05 am on Apr 27, 2010 (gmt 0)

It looks to me as if the good old Adwords Keyword Tool is being (slowly) retired.

When I click [url]https://adwords.google.com/select/KeywordToolExternal[/url] I am redirected to [url]https://adwords.google.com/o/Targeting/Explorer?__u=1000000000&__c=1000000000&stylePrefOverride=2#search.none!ideaType=KEYWORD&requestType=IDEAS[/url] which looks very similar to the SBKT [google.com ]

This saddens me somewhat. I think there are some functions of the old interface that have not made it to the newer tool.

Categorization of results under broad keyword headings
Keyword suggestions from a specific URL
More than 100 results for a specific keyword
A trickier interface

Do you have an opinion on this change?




 12:26 pm on Apr 27, 2010 (gmt 0)

I've noticed that if I'm not logged into an account that is associated with an AdWords account then I get to use the KW tool. If I'm logged in then I get redirected.

Might use this tool in a different browser when you're not logged in.


 4:47 am on Apr 29, 2010 (gmt 0)

Thanks for your reply eWhisper.

I see this thread has been picked up by a couple of SEO news aggregators and that a reply from Google has been received.

Google told me they do plan on phasing out the old tool for the new tool, but would not give me an estimated date for that to occur. It is my understanding that Google wants to wait to hear any feedback prior to making that decision.


 6:42 am on Apr 30, 2010 (gmt 0)

I personally can't stand the new interface. It takes a lot longer to achieve what I want. The old one was very simple and quick.


 7:45 am on Apr 30, 2010 (gmt 0)

I was using the old tool for some time today and suddenly I got the link to try out the new one. I prefer the old one.


 2:31 pm on Apr 30, 2010 (gmt 0)

I prefer the old one too, but nobody asks me before they do these things. Ah well. Adapt or die.


 11:11 pm on May 2, 2010 (gmt 0)

Official post:
[adwords.blogspot.com ]


 3:16 pm on Sep 24, 2010 (gmt 0)

I can't access the old one - anyone else?


 4:33 pm on Sep 24, 2010 (gmt 0)

I can't get the old one either. Is there a guaranteed way to access it?


 7:05 pm on Sep 24, 2010 (gmt 0)

It's gone for now, unless we all complain and they give it back!

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