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Cannot get to Keyword Planner!

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What happened to the Keyword Planner so you can begin your ad campaign?  You have to commit to paying for something before you are even prepared?  

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Re: Cannot get to Keyword Planner!

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(1) if the account has been fully created and the entire
sign-up flow has been completed, including billing details
then, the tools-tab should appear atop the main menu-bar,
aside home, campaigns, and opportunities; keyword-planner
will then be under the tools-tab:
https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/1722070
https://support.google.com/adwords/topic/3119071
https://support.google.com/adwords/topic/3119073

note that if my-client-center is being used then, a client-account must
be created (linked) and selected first, before the tools-tab will appear.

if the sign-up flow also requests a campaign then,
simply create and immediately pause the campaign.

important: be absolutely certain that all campaigns are paused;
otherwise, the advertising clicks will be continually charged --
no matter how well or poorly designed the campaigns may be.

(2) however, if the account has been fully created and the entire
sign-up flow has been completed, including billing, but the issue
still exists then, a support specialist may be contacted directly:
https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/8206
https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/1385067

(3) otherwise, keyword-planner is mainly for paid advertising campaign
research -- not for general keyword or search-term related analysis;
google-trends is available for general keyword and search-term analysis
and currently requires no billing information and no account whatsoever.
https://www.google.com/trends/
https://www.google.com/trends/explore#q=flowers
https://www.google.com/trends/explore#q=chocolate
https://www.google.com/trends/explore#q=flowers%2C%20chocolate&cmpt=q&tz=Etc%2FGMT%2B4
https://support.google.com/trends/#topic=6248052

see also
https://support.google.com/adwords/topic/3119101
https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/6127388