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Challenged using Keyword Planner

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Grateful if anyone can help me out here. When I attempt to use Keyword Planner it gives me results in global volumes ..."Average monthly searches for all ideas.100K – 1M"; while I'm expecting to see result volumes in terms of..."110 - 1000" etc. What am I missing?

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January 2017

Challenged using Keyword Planner

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Hi Paseka,

We recently made a change to Keyword Planner that shows search volume data ranges based on spend and how you use the tool. This change aims to prevent “bots” from submitting an overwhelming number of searches in Keyword Planner, which was slowing down the tool and occasionally causing errors that prevented people from using the tool.


For help setting a budget or deciding which keywords to use in your campaign, follow these steps:

  1. Sign in to your Adwords account at
  2. Click Search for new keywords using a phrase, website or category and enter or paste keywords related to your business or service
  3. Click Get ideas
  4. Find the keywords relevant to your business and click Add to plan on the right
  5. Click Review plan on the right to see forecasts for the keywords in your plan
    • From here, you can enter different bids and budgets and see detailed forecasts for your keywords, including impressions, clicks, and cost
    • You can also view forecasts by location or device to see how bid multipliers affect performance, or enter your expected conversion rates and values to maximize your return
    • To remove keywords and update your forecast, click the Keyword tab, check the boxes next to the keywords you’d like to remove, then select Selected from the “Delete keywords” section of the Edit drop-down
    • If your forecasts don’t reflect your click or cost goals, select Back to search from the top right to find more keywords and add them to your plan
  6. Once you’re happy with your plan, you can download your forecasts or save the plan to your account

To learn more, watch our video, Using Keyword Planner in AdWords.


I hope this helps!