Google Finally did it! Keyword Planner is now totally useless!
Notice this last week just before I started my vacation, I was trying to research some certain keywords from my personal Google account and I notice Keyword Planner stopped showing me the estimated number of average monthly searches per keyword.
Instead of getting a direct number, now I'm getting a range of possible searches, like this:
Between 10K and 100K? Jesus that's totally useless information right there!
Here are the full possible ranges:
I also got a couple of emails from SEO tools that were apologizing for their now broken tools since they were heavily reliable on keyword planner data to function correctly.
I've tried doing my research from an account with active AdWords campaigns and everything worked find, there were no restrictions.
Also, I've read multiple articles online and some people are saying that all you need is an active campaign but others are claiming that "lower spenders" are still restricted. More info here
What do you think about this move? I think it was inevitable.
Any good Keyword planner alternatives out there? What can we use for our research?