Google Keyword Planner Showing Range Results - August 2016 [RESOLVED]

Google Keyword Planner Showing Range Results - August 2016 [RESOLVED]

The Issue

It looks like Google have changed results for users not running Campaigns on their Adwords account.

Instead of the normal results you're used to seeing, now users are getting ranged results (see picture below):


Click Image To Enlarge - Source here

Official Response From Google

Update: August 12, 2016: Google posted an announcement in the AdWords Help forum saying:

As of this week, previous technical issues affecting the Keyword Planner tool are now resolved. Some important updates to keep in mind:

  • Most advertisers will see search volume data in Keyword Planner as usual.
  • Advertisers with lower monthly spend may see a limited data view in the Keyword Planner. For example, you may see values such as 0, 1-100, 100-1K, 1K-10K, 10K-100K, 100K-1M, 1M+ in the average monthly searches column. In addition, other advertisers may trigger the limited data view by reaching a limit on the number of searches for search volume data (specifically, requests to our API).
  • Access to traffic forecast data will remain unchanged.

These changes will ensure that AdWords advertisers are able to get the data they need to optimize their accounts.

What We Are Doing About It

Ideally, we would love to be able to provide users with exact traffic data for their keywords, but unfortunately we're at the mercy of Google on this one.

We're working on an update for Market Samurai that will display the new 'range' that Google is providing, which will mean that Market Samurai filters will work off the lowest number in each range.

For example: The above image shows the keyword "newsletter" with an Average Monthly Search result of 1K-10K, so the Average Monthly searches filter for Market Samurai searches will be seen as 1K.


----------- Update 27/9/2016 9:30AM AEST -----------

We've marked this issue as resolved, for the latest update see here.

If you continue to have issues, please contact support here.


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