Google's Keyword Tool Getting To Broad

Mar 18, 2009 • 8:20 am | comments (1) by | Filed Under Google Ads (AdWords)

Threads at WebmasterWorld and Search Engine Watch Forums have webmasters complaining about Google's keyword tool. The complaint is that the keyword suggestions are too broad.

Here is one of the reports:

Anyone notice more broad terms being included in their adwords keyword tool searches? It used to group related keywords at the top of the results and list more broad/related terms below. I just noticed them all mixed together...not sure if it's a glitch or one of their tweaks.

For example, I did a lookup on the keyword [ipods] and Google gave me suggestions such as [wholesale], [deals], [free], [best price] and so on.

Webmasters and advertisers are hoping that this is some type of bug or glitch that will go away soon.

I'm really hoping this is a bug, not a change. The tool is pretty much worthless in its current state. I think it might be a bug since some keyword phrases still get divided into two lists the way it should be.

I have a feeling this might be related to what the API users were seeing a couple weeks ago.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld and Search Engine Watch Forums.

Update: Google Confirms Keyword Tool Issue is a Bug.

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