Re: WHY CANT I USE KEYWORD PLANNER WITHOUT A CREDIT CARD[ Edited ]
August 2016 - last edited August 2016
keyword-planner is mainly for paid advertising, specific ad-campaign, research.
an active advertising account is required -- which includes billing details.
ad-bids, campaign-budget, type of product or service, customer behavior,
overall account performance, and many other factors, may statistically
skew, inhibit, or prevent, actionable keyword-planner results.
keyword-planner offers the following features for paid-advertising research:
- search for keyword or ad-group ideas for use in a paid advertising campaign;
- help select competitive bids and budgets to use with a paid ad-campaign;
- forecast how keywords may perform with respect to a budget/paid ad-campaign.
otherwise, google-trends is available for generic, cursory, general, keyword
research, search-engine-optimization, or related analysis -- and currently
requires no billing, no budget, no credit card, and no account whatsoever: