Google To Phase Out Old Keyword Tool In Exchange For New Version

If you try to access Google’s external keyword tool, you may notice that you are sent to the new keyword tool Google began offering in September 2009. A Google spokesperson told me that they are now encouraging users to use the new tool over the old tool and have decided to direct a portion of those users to the new tool.

I asked Google if they plan on phasing out the old tool. Google told me that the old tool is still available from the new tool via a link at the top right that reads, “previous interface.” 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.

The new external keyword tool is still available to any user, without a login required, but there is an immediate captcha that is required before you utilize the tool. There was an captcha on the old tool as well.

Here are screen captures of the new and old tool:

New Tool:

Google Keyword Tool (External New)

Old Tool:

Google Keyword Tool (External OLD)

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  • raanzensg

    HI Buddy!!!

    Already the Google have advanced for rel time support…so i think they are not updated the new keyword phrase…meet again.

  • lenpkins

    I don’t think that Google do any major chances in this keyword tool because its ole version is very advance and it has all think which i need for search keyword.if Google really want to bring something new with its new version that’s really a good news for us.

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