Google AdWords Keyword Tool Redirecting Advertisers To Planner Tool

Jun 25, 2013 • 8:37 am | comments (7) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google AdWords

Google AdWords Keyword ToolFrederic Chanut shared on Google+ an interesting Google AdWords bug with the keyword tool.

Some are reporting that when you login to your AdWords account and click on the tools drop down and select the keyword tool, Google won't take you to the keyword tool. Instead of Google taking you to the keyword tool, Google is taking you to the new keyword planner tool.

As you can imagine, this can be frustrating for advertisers and also scary. It might be a sign that Google may replace the keyword tool with the planner tool?

Here is a screen shot of the behavior:

AdWords Keyword Planner Redirect

Personally, logged in or out, the keyword tool works and does not redirect me to the planner tool.

AdWords Keyword Tool

I am not sure if this is a sign that the keyword tool will be replaced by the keyword planner or if this is a weird bug upsetting a subset of advertisers?

Forum discussion at Google+.

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06/25/2013 12:42 pm

Just checked it over here and I am not having the redirect issue.

Martyn Wright

06/25/2013 01:30 pm

Google already announced that the keyword tool and the traffic estimator will be sunset in around 60 days. That was over a month ago so around July 19th.


06/26/2013 11:48 am

may be it's some time. but now it's working perfect, i have checked both way with login & without login


07/28/2013 08:25 pm

I've been around awhile. This was something I saw happen a long time ago back when there was a such a thing as .... that became ..... that became yahoo search tool. The keyword tool and bid box went away and was replaced with something nobody could use or understand. I sense this will be the same unfortunately.


07/30/2013 09:47 am

It is not a bug but because Google has made it clear that the keyword tool will not be available very soon and will be replaced with the keyword planner. I wrote about this some few weeks ago. You can read it here:


09/26/2013 05:11 am

Google has added powerful feature to enhance its best keyword research tool. I love the idea of generating ideas out of the keyword tool!

Spook SEO

02/01/2014 04:34 pm

Is this the change? Are they suggesting to use the Planner than the Keyword tool?

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