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Is there another way to show the Broad Search now

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I loved using the old 'Broad Search' on the old adword keyword tool to see how big a market was, is there a way to do that on the new tool or anywhere inside or outside google?

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Re: Is there another way to show the Broad Search now

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I'm afraid not. To be honest though, I'm glad it's gone. Having the default match type selected as broad confused way too many people.

Let's be honest, you really want to know the volume and competition for exact match terms anyway. The broad match version never really gave an accurate idea of how big a market was.

For example, the web design market... a broad match search would show volume results for "web porn" and "charlottes web". That's not really part of the web design market and only confused things.

Every day I use the new keyword planner, the more I like it. Google got a lot of grief over it but they did the right thing.