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Google Finally Replaces Keyword Tool with Keyword Planner

Google has finally replaced its traditional and immensely popular keyword tool with the new keyword planner tool. Google says it has combined the power of keyword tool along with traffic estimator in this new tool. Now, if you want to engage in keyword research activities, then you need to sign in to your Adwords account.

Some Important Changes

1- You will get to see only exact match statistics.
2- You cannot target specific mobile devices with this tool.
3- No global and local monthly search volume columns. Instead you will see only average monthly searches.
4- No local search trends. You can see the average monthly searches segmented by month when you download historical stats.
5- The columns 'search share' and 'extracted from webpage' has retired.

Also See:-

The Keyword Planner Tool
How to Calculate Keyword Effectiveness Index?
Determine a Keyword's Overall Worth with Netmark's Keyword Intelligence Tool
Seo Tools
Keyword Density
Seo Tutorial
Keyword Stemming
How to do Effective Keyword Research