Today Google Ads announced a few new updates to the Keyword Planner; website filtering, brand exclusions, and the suggested keyword ideas will now be the most relevant to your ‘seed’ keywords. These changes should help advertisers prioritise their keyword ideas a bit better directly in the Keyword Planner interface.
What’s updated in Google Ads Keyword Planner?
Prioritise your keyword ideas by relevance
As we know, Keyword Planner can help advertisers find new keyword ideas and give estimated bids to help you effectively plan campaigns when you have little to no data available. Starting today (in English only, with other languages rolling out later this year), advertisers will now be able to see keyword ideas prioritised by relevance to your ‘seed’ keyword. In the example that Google Ads provided, if your seed keyword was “boots” then you might see keywords such as “womens boots”, “work boots” or “cowboy boots”. If you are looking to broaden out the keyword ideas, you can then add recommended words to your seed keyword.
You can now filter for keyword ideas that most closely match to your website and business which is a great addition to help make the suggestions more relevant for you.
You can now exclude keyword ideas that contain Brand names to help you find Generic Keyword Ideas much easier directly in the interface.
What does this mean for you?
These are subtle changes that aren’t going to significantly change your day to day. However this continues on a trend of Google Ads being more assistive to advertisers in trying to be more useful directly in the interface. This will save you time and effort to help you drive better performance.