In June of 2016, the Google Keyword Planner started to change the data it provided. The output didn’t change overnight for everyone. Like many changes with Google, it was rolled out.
Obviously, if you’re doing smart keyword research and looking for long tail keywords, then you need the actual search volumes.
Over the last few weeks, it’s been hitting a LOT more people. It didn’t get to my account until this last week…and some of the students in Five Figure Niche Site.
This is impacting a lot of people at this point. I checked with my buddy Matt at Dumb Passive Income. It hasn’t hit him yet, but he’s hearing about it too.
If it hasn’t hit you yet…
Here is what it looks like in the Keyword Planner.
Obviously, that’s a big range and not really helpful. I use the Keyword Golden Ratio and it relies on more exact numbers, not a 10x factor!
In Long Tail Pro, this is what it looks like.
The team at Long Tail Pro plan on getting 3rd party data to fill in the gap. I expect that will have an inherent cost with the API calls that must be required. That could mean another price increase for Long Tail Pro – Pure speculation on my part.
It’s unclear when LTP will fix it. I pinged them on twitter, but haven’t heard anything back. Twitter isn’t the official channel for support, so if you want to check on it yourself be sure to email the Long Tail Pro support team.
Here is what it looks like when you use K.E. for keyword research:
It works for Chrome and Firefox – download it here. I’m not affiliated with Keyword Keg (the company) at all, but I discovered the founder is a Niche Site Project reader! I paid for a month of the Keyword Keg to test it out…
The Workaround Using Keywords Everywhere
What do you think?
Let me know if this work around helped you.
More importantly, if you have a BETTER workaround, please let me know.
And lastly, if you know people they might find this useful, please share it with them. They will thank you!