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Can I test keywords for free?

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hi i just want to look for keywords i don't want to set up a campaign can i do this or have i got to set up a campaign to look for keywords

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Hi Joanna,

 

The real testing comes into picture when you actually implement the keywords in a live Campaign running inside Google AdWords.

 

For approximations and estimations, you can use the Keyword Planner and try to get the estimates for what you want to accomplish: https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/2999770?hl=en

 

Pankaj

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I think what the user's  intent was whether a  billing method has to be in place.

Note: to use the keyword planner, you must have a billing method set. e.g. provide a CC. You don't necessarily have to launch a campaign. The keyword planner is  a tool for active advertisers, thus Google requires a billing method set.

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Oh my God look at the screenshot below, I can use the Keyword Planner from AdWords to "look for keywords" without entering any billing information, as you can see from the red bar.

It must be magic Smiley Happy

 

keyword-planner-without-billing.JPG

 

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Adrian;

Before "hitting the drums", and "going out to party" a magic where there is no magic, I would remind that Adwords is a Global system: not all features and workflows are exactly the same in all locations and for all accounts/ users.

 

The small  details are important, but more important is to remember that Google, in general, and Adwords in particular are operations  of the scale. - The result:  there could be variation / differences based on locations, time  and users. (e.g. last example the Adwords App)

 

We have discussed this "settings" with (a  specialist  at)  Google through our communication channels. It affects new accounts (not by removing billing details from an existing one) -  depending on their  setup workflow,  the way they were set, and the date they were initially set..

 

Here you are -  the same topic discussed on a Moz forum  (a leader in online advertising..... In this community,  which is a Google's property, we  do not link (unless a must) to outside resources, -  thus, I we will refrain from linking other sources.)

 

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The screenshot is from a new account, created for a client 4 days ago Smiley Happy

I did not remove the billing details from an existing account.