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I want the old version of Adwords back! Join me.....

  1. travelespresso profile image79
    travelespressoposted 7 years ago

    I so miss the old version of Adwords. 

    Join me in this rant/request to google (I'm always the optimist) options for find another (easy) solution for keyword research.

  2. WryLilt profile image86
    WryLiltposted 7 years ago

    What's wrong with the current one?

    1. travelespresso profile image79
      travelespressoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Do you use it WL? 

      They made marked changes to it and now there are many more hoops to go through before getting the information you require.  For several months you could choose the old version (which many hubbers were doing) but now that option has been removed. 

      AND you have to join up which, from what I can see you need to pay for - not that I mind the $20US but its not as easy.

      1. WryLilt profile image86
        WryLiltposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Just went into it and it's working as normal for me:

        https://adwords.google.com/o/Targeting/ … earch.none

        Google 'keyword tool' and click the first link is how I always get to it. Never pay a cent or forced to sign in.

        1. travelespresso profile image79
          travelespressoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Too true WL!  Yes I used that link too but now the choices are limited. 

          Using the old version I was able to get CPC and  the searches to specify "exact" words (or some similar term meaning only that word) but now I can't without subscribing.

          I want the old version back!!!!  lol

          1. WryLilt profile image86
            WryLiltposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            I can use 'exact'. It's at bottom left. You need to type in a word, first.

            And to get CPC, simply click on 'columns' at the top right hand side and tick 'cpc'.

            1. travelespresso profile image79
              travelespressoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Hmm.  I tried a different route for the information which was advanced search.

              OK Thanks WL - I'll try later - have to go now.

  3. schoolgirlforreal profile image86
    schoolgirlforrealposted 7 years ago

    sometimes it's hard to get used to new computer things, if you're not naturally adept (this could be) or not.

    what is adwords? I forget, I prob know roll !

    1. WryLilt profile image86
      WryLiltposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      The adwords system is what you use to find keywords. Also known as the google keyword tool.

  4. profile image0
    Amie Warrenposted 7 years ago

    I hate it too. The old version was much more user friendly.

  5. Derek D profile image61
    Derek Dposted 7 years ago

    I'll take the "OLD" version..........PLEASE!!! cool

  6. KCC Big Country profile image88
    KCC Big Countryposted 7 years ago

    I prefer the old version too.  Maybe we'll eventually like this one better.....LOL

  7. Ultimate Hubber profile image71
    Ultimate Hubberposted 7 years ago

    Initially I also wanted the older version back. But now I don't ever want to see the older version.

    And, you don't need to pay $20 to join Adwards. You can become a member without even paying the $5 fee which you need to start Ad campaigns.

    1. WryLilt profile image86
      WryLiltposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I'm still confused - I can access all the old stuff etc without a problem...

      1. Lily Rose profile image89
        Lily Roseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Wrylilt, she's talking about the AdWords keyword tool....and I'll definitely jump on the bandwagon to say it SUCKS!!  Did you ever use the old interface?  It was so much better (IMO).

        Yes, I know you can specify the columns and exact vs broad but it is not as user friendly as the old interface was and does not give you the results the same way - I'm trying desperately to get used to it because I have to, but I hate it.

    2. CMHypno profile image96
      CMHypnoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Do you need to join at all?  I do have an Adwords account, but I never bother logging in to use the Keyword tool, just put in the captcha and go.

      1. WryLilt profile image86
        WryLiltposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Same here - never need to login or pay.

        And I can access all the statistics including broad, phrase and exact. Plus CPC, monthly and global searches.

      2. Ultimate Hubber profile image71
        Ultimate Hubberposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I was replying to: "AND you have to join up which, from what I can see you need to pay for - not that I mind the $20US but its not as easy."


        I never sign in to my adwords account while using the tool.

        1. WryLilt profile image86
          WryLiltposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Sorry, can't remember what I was thinking at the time. Not even sure if I was replying to your post - just throwing it at the thread in general. smile

  8. kevinex profile image56
    kevinexposted 7 years ago

    I think the new version is pretty nice. I hated it in the beginning but eventually I got used to it and I hardly went back to the old tool in the past two months.

    I checked the old tool a almost a month back and it gave some very different results than the new tool. It gave very different search volume from the new one. I think this new keyword tool is a lot more accurate than the old one.

  9. travelespresso profile image79
    travelespressoposted 7 years ago

    OK everyone...I have egg on my face! 

    As WL said you can use the relevance buttons and doing it that way I get the information I require.  I'd been using the advanced search and I couldn't get the info I required unless I joined which was my gripe.  I'm now a happy user!

    Thanks for your comments

  10. frogdropping profile image85
    frogdroppingposted 7 years ago

    There are disparities re search volumes between the old and new interface. Someone already pointed this out elsewhere in the forum, though I forget who. Now Google only displays their own search volume - they no longer display data from other SE's.

    In that sense it makes k/word research more limited. Like many, I receive hits from different SE's, and not knowing the collective volume alters my perspective.

    Anyway - that's progress for you. Sometimes it doesn't seem as innovative as you'd expect or would like hmm

 
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