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Google Changes Keyword Research With A Free Adwords Tool

Sep 4, 2008
Recently Google released an updated version of the external Adwords Keyword Tool to include the display of the number of times a keyword is searched for. By showing relevant Search Volumes for all of the keyword phrases searched for in their extremely popular search engine, Google has provided for the first time a much more accurate estimate of just how often a keyword phrase or search term is used.

This is very important news for anyone involved in keyword research on the internet.

Until now most internet and affiliate marketers will have used paid keyword research tools such as Wordtracker, Keyword Discovery, Wordze and Keyword Elite to find the keyword phrases that internet users are searching for. However these tools only gather information on a very small fraction of the actual searches performed. Google on the other hand has direct access to a massive number of real searches in comparison.

These paid keyword research services try and predict the total searches for each keyword by extrapolating their data, but the numbers returned cannot be considered accurate in any way at all. But because these tools were the only way to get any significant data they were relied on by many if not most internet marketers.

The Google Adwords external keyword tool has changed all this as it now displays key phrase search volumes that are not calculated, but which are taken directly from real search volume data gathered by Google from their own search engine. Now anyone performing keyword research can get all the data they need directly from Google, which will be much more accurate than that provided by the paid keyword research services.

The most amazing fact about this tool is that you can use it for free to do your keyword research. The tool was originally constructed for use by affiliate marketers to help them set up their pay-per-click campaigns with Adwords. Now however all you need to do is type the URL link into your browser and you can use the tools as often as you like and it is all free.

Many top internet marketers in the industry are claiming this as the biggest thing that has happened to internet marketing for a very long time. For once it seems that Google is giving something back. Of course there are also many cynics out there who question why Google has done this and there are others who question the accuracy of the search data Google has revealed. Early checks have shown that in may cases the data is fairly accurate, but only time will tell as more analysis on these new results is completed.

The other fact that is important to remember is that there is also a free version of this for each geographic country location, such as the UK or Australia, so keyword search volumes are now also available for country specific keyword research. So for UK keyword research, the Google external Adwords keyword tool is now the best keyword research software currently available.

All internet marketers who work in the countries where this new release is available will see this as an exciting development.

The traditional keyword tools have never had sufficient data for the keyword results they provided to be accurate enough to be reliable. Now Google is providing much more accurate numbers and therefore useful information and what is more this is provided by a new tool that is free!
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