Google Testing Showing Search Volume Numbers In AdWords Keyword Tool

Google Keyword Tool Showing Number of Previous Month’s Searches from shows a screen capture of Google showing actual numbers in search volume for the previous month for keywords. I logged into my AdWords account, and went to the keyword tool, typed in an example search – but I did not see the numbers. All I saw were green bars that “represents a general low-to-high quantitative guide” based on a 1 to 5 scale (more details here). But has a screen capture showing actual numbers, which Google has never shown before.

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  • mesothelioma

    I just logged into a couple AdWords accounts, and I’m not seeing number either, just colored bars.

    It would be an awesome tool if Google starts showing this information, though.

  • AP

    I agree, they should include this info!

  • sem samurai

    I believe it’s been in limited trial since January 23rd. Very cool.

  • thomkennon

    Interestingly, if you download the kw terms to a csv file, it includes a score (0-3?) for ‘february search volume’ as well as a score (0-5?) for ‘advertiser competition’.

    It’s a start, but actual previous month search volume would be very welcome indeed, coming from Google.

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