How to get accurate organic keyword search volumes without Keyword Planner
The recently changes Google made to its Keyword Planner Adwords tool is making me believe that Google doesn't like us to figure out how much potential traffic keywords can get, they basically want to stop content creators from focusing on keywords and their search volumes and in turn focus on the niche and the subject in hand, giving people a content-based answer to their search intent.
That's why my Keywords Planner has become useless since I don't have any active Adwords campaigns to run the Keyword Planner accurately. I have to use my work account for my keyword researchers.
So what can day-to-day SEOs do to get more accurate search results? I'll list a couple of tools that can be a much better alternative to Keyword Planner:
Ahrefs Keyword Explorer
Moz Keyword Explorer
Sure, not all of these alternatives to Keyword Planner are completely free in their final form but all of them are more complete than what Google was offering, you get a lot of insights and information KP never had and it surely bits the necessity of running a bogus Adwords campaign just to be able to see accurate search volumes.
What about you? Are you running an Adwords campaign just for using KW or are you paying for a professional tool?