Keyword Planner: Get search volume data and trends

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If you’re using the new AdWords experience, read About Keyword Planner in the new AdWords experience.

You can use Keyword Planner to get historical statistics, such as average monthly searches and competition data, for a list of keywords. This can help you decide whether to use or remove certain keywords.

This article goes over how to use Keyword Planner to get search volume data and trends for keywords.

Before you begin

To access Keyword Planner, sign in to your AdWords account at


  1. Click Get search volume data and trends
  2. Enter a list of keywords, one per line or separated by commas. Or, click Choose File to upload a CSV file with your keywords. Note that these keywords won't be added to any of the existing campaigns in your account.
  3. Click Get search volume to get historical statistics, like average monthly searches or competition data, for your keywords. To see these keywords grouped into ad groups, click the Ad group ideas tab in your results.


If you use keyword match types with your keywords, we take only those match types into account when calculating traffic forecasts. For example, if you add a keyword as exact match, like [Cabo luxury resort], your forecasts will give you an idea how that keyword might perform as an exact match keyword.

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