July 9, 2008

Fun with the Google External Keyword Tool

Google announced a major upgrade to the Google (External) Keyword Tool — it now gives actual numbers of searches, instead of vague logarithmic green bars. This now makes it very cool for figuring out what people actually search for. Estimated average monthly search volumes include:

And that’s as far as I got before getting the message

We apologize for the inconvenience, but we are unable to process your request at this time. Our engineers have been notified of this problem and will work to resolve it. Please note that using your browser’s back button in AdWords can increase the likelihood of errors. If you think this was the cause of your error, please try again without using the back button.

A few notes on using the Google External Keyword Tool:

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One Response to “Fun with the Google External Keyword Tool”

  1. Mike on July 22nd, 2009 10:35 pm

    I’m fairly certain the error message is googles way of saying “you’ve searched too many terms in too short a time, so now you’re cut off” as it has happened to me three times today from two different IPs while mining a list of over 100 keywords

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