Google Confirms Keyword Tool Issue is a Bug

Mar 19, 2009 • 8:17 am | comments (0) by | Filed Under Google Ads (AdWords)

Yesterday, for the second time this month, we reported that Google's Keyword Tool Getting To Broad. I guess it is the time of the month where SEMs do their keyword research because many more threads popped up on this issue over the passed few days.

The official Google AdWords representative updated several threads complaining about the issue saying it is a bug. The representative said:

A bit of asking around tells me that what is being reported here is a technical issues known to the engineering folks, and not an intentional change.

As you will probably imagine, Engineering aims to resolve things as quickly as possible.

I am sorry to say that I don't have an estimated time-to-resolution - and I will exercise my better judgment and not even guess. I will, however, happily update this thread a couple of hours after I've heard that it is resolved.

In the meantime, please accept both my apology for the inconvenience, and my thanks in advance for your patience.

Forum discussion continued at Google AdWords Help, WebmasterWorld and Search Engine Watch Forums.

Update: Hours later, some are reporting seeing the keyword tool looking better. AdWords representative updated the thread saying:

To set reasonable expectations, though, I hear some finishing touches will take through early-to-mid next week. So if anyone sees anything thing odd, hang in there.

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