Google Keyword Planner–No Adwords Campaign?

I am a big fan of the Google Keyword Planner (formerly known as the Google Keyword Tool) as a free resource for keyword research.  I do have frequent problems when trying to do some keyword research, in that if often returns an error instead of the list of keywords.  But hey, it’s free!

Is it 100% reliable?  No.  But then neither are those tools that cost money but grab the data from the keyword planner.

Google’s Keyword Planner is a great tool for quickly finding keyword ideas, and carrying out a little bit of initial research.  However, I am hearing an increasing number of voices telling me that you need to have an Adwords account and set up a campaign to use the Keyword Planner.  This is simply untrue so I decided to record a quick video showing you why this rumour is spreading, and how you can actually use the Keyword Planner without setting up a campaign.  All you need is a Gmail address.

If you have any comments, please leave them below.  Thanks!

Subscribe to my newsletter

Subscribers to my newsletter get all the latest news, reviews, advice and gossip in the world of search engines, internet marketing, self-publishing, and North Wales (where I live). You can sign up for my free newsletter by clicking this link.

My Books

I have a range of webmaster related books for sale on Amazon in both Kindle and Paperback formats. WordPress, SEO & Self-Publishing.
On Amazon

My Online Courses

My courses cover a range of webmaster related skills, from learning WordPress itself, to installing an SSL certificate on your site.
On Udemy

Comments

2 thoughts on “Google Keyword Planner–No Adwords Campaign?”

  1. Christine Ritter

    Thank you very much for this video regarding using the Keyword Planner tool without creating an Adwords campaign. I looked for hours on the Internet, but your video is the absolute best and the most understandable one. Thank you very much.

  2. John Williams

    Andy,

    Thanks for this, i know i raised a question about this on one of your courses, but i searched around a little more and this is the perfect solution.

    Great thank You

    John

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *