Google To Drop Old Keyword Tool By End Of Month

The Google AdWords Blog announced they are taking the new keyword tool out of beta. The “new” keyword tool has been in beta since September 2009 and we ultimately knew Google would phase out the old keyword tool in exchange for this new one. Now we know when.

Google said the old keyword tool, which is currently accessible over here, will be available throughout the end of this month. September 1, 2010, the old keyword tool will begin redirecting to the new keyword tool. Google promises to update us when the switch over happens and also promises to drop the “beta” label from the existing tool.

Google added and removed some features based on early feedback. For example, Google now gives a way to remove duplicate keywords, add negative keywords and some other additions.

You can see the new keyword tool over here.

Related Topics: Channel: SEM | Google: AdWords | Top News


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  • asefati

    :( I liked the older simpler version better. Every time I login I click on “classic version” o

  • whathits

    :( I agree, i’m going to miss the old version, does anyone know if there is a “Don’t show ideas for new keywords. I only want to see data about the keywords I entered.” option in the new tool?

  • anthonyvansacabin

    I think let as just give Google the liberty of making some improvement and modifications with there system. I always trusted them so i think this will work out just fine.

  • Dinesh Thakur

    Thanks a lot Barry, I check the new keyword tool in your given link. I like the the Advanced option with more filtered results.

  • rmpoc

    I’ve used google keyword tool last month but it was already changed. I’m kind of exploring it but I’m still missing the old version. Hope the new one is easy to use too like the old version.

  • samuliakin

    Has anyone noticed if the results themselves have changed since this update. I did some local exact searches last week for various keywords which gave me noticeably higher results than when I did the same search today.

    Anyone else seeing this?

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