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Signing up for AdWords - Need help!

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I'm trying to do a keyword analysis for a client using the keyword planner tool but it's prompting me to make an account and add payment info. Is it possible to change my budget to $0 once I join? (Since I'm not trying to advertise, but want to use the planning tool).
Any advice is appreciated. Thanks!

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Hi Kelsey,

You do need an account to access the keyword planning tool, however you don't need an active campaign.
Saying that, using the keyword planning tool without an active campaign will give much broader (and therefore more inaccurate) results than using it with an active campaign.

Read more here - http://searchengineland.com/google-officially-throttling-keyword-planner-data-low-spending-adwords-a...
Hope this helps,

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Hi Kelsey,

You do need an account to access the keyword planning tool, however you don't need an active campaign.
Saying that, using the keyword planning tool without an active campaign will give much broader (and therefore more inaccurate) results than using it with an active campaign.

Read more here - http://searchengineland.com/google-officially-throttling-keyword-planner-data-low-spending-adwords-a...
Hope this helps,

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Matthew -

Thank you! Could I use the keyword planner for finding keywords that I will use on a website? I'm trying to optimize the site (which is targeting the local surrounding area). Do you have any advice for finding local keywords on the keyword planner?

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Hi Kelsey,

As per the updates from Google AdWords regarding the keyword planner tool, Advertisers with lower monthly spend may see a limited data view in the Keyword Planner.
Though it will give your keyword ideas anyway.

Please go through the thread for more details:
https://www.en.advertisercommunity.com/t5/AdWords-Announcements/Updates-to-the-Keyword-Planner-Tool/...

Regards
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