10 Hacks To Use Google Keyword Planner Tool: The Best Technique!

The Google Keyword Planner Tool is a free tool offered by Google that allows you to research keywords and assess their potential for use in your AdWords campaigns. But how you can use the tool most effectively? 

According to the report of Google, the Google Keyword Planner Tool is the best tool to use for keyword research. It helps you identify keywords related to your product or service and their search volume.

You can also get ideas for ad campaigns and find out how competitive a keyword is.

If you are not sure how to use the Google Keyword Planner Tool, don’t worry. Here are 10 hacks to help you get the most out of the tool.

Also, I have covered other keyword planner tools. This is going to be very Interesting so don’t skip any point. 

Let’s start!

Sign up Google Keyword Planner Tool

Google keyword planner is a tool inside Google Adwords and to create an account with Google AdWords is 100% free.

You should have a google account, which we usually call  Gmail ID.

Simply follow the below steps to access Google keyword planner.

-Create a Gmail ID for an initial Google account.

-Go to Google Adwords –Goolge Adword.

-Click sign in and provide your Gmail ID and Password to log in.

-On the Displayed screen click “Experienced with Google Ads?

Home Page of Adword

-It will ask you to create a campaign so click here “Create Account without a Campaign”.

Skip for Ad Campaign

-Next will ask you to confirm basic options like country, currency, Time Zone so simply hit Submit Button.

Account Detail GKP

Congrats!! You are successfully registered with Google Adwords.

Successful Sign up GKP

It is a myth that to use google keyword planner you have to run an Ads Campaign but the reality is to access Google keyword planner you should have only a Google Adwords account, so simple.

-Click to Explore your account

You are on the home page of Google Ad word, so go to the top right corner and follow the below steps.

Click to, Tool>Keyword Planner.

Keyword Planer Sign in

Welcome, you are in Google keyword planner.

Keyword Planner Home page

Two options will be available to start the search, I will explain them all in detail.

Great good going, till now you are good and successfully landed to Google keyword planner.

Before exposing those 10 hacks, first, learn about the basic filter options.

Introduction of Google Keyword Planner

To search any keyword, first, click to “Find New Keyword” and type the seed keyword.

Find Keyword GKP

You will be navigated to the main keyword screen, where keywords related to the main keyword will be displayed.

List of Keywords

Keyword (by relevance) – This will list all closely related keywords for entered seed keyword.By adding suffix and prefix.

Avg Monthly Searches – For specific keywords, how many google search queries are fired on monthly basis.

Competition – This is often a mistake every content writer does, here competition means how much competition this keyword is to biding for an advertiser, not for Seo.

Few people use this parameter as search engine optimization ranking and target it, but the reality is different.

Top of Page Bid (low-high)- It will help all Adsense advertisers to learn past 1 month low or highest bid for that specific keyword and will help the blogger to find the commercial intent keyword.

Usually, these five parameters are displayed for each keyword, so let’s go for 10 hacks on how to use google keyword planner.

10 Hacks of Google Keyword Planner

These 10 hacks will tell you the complete process on how to use the Google keyword planner tool effectively, few of them are well known to everyone who has already used the tool.

For a beginner, this is going to be the best guide on how to do keyword research.

Before checking any keyword in google keyword planner make sure to select location and language at the top left corner.

Google Keyword Planner Country and Language

Make the search network as it is “Google“.

This is a major hack everyone is looking for. We know this is the only reason why people are not using the Google keyword planner.

Because it has no way to find an exact monthly search for an exact keyword, you can crack this code and can get the exact number.

How to do that, simply follow the below process.

-Search for the specific seed keyword

-It will navigate to related keyword search results.

-Click to the checkbox for any specific keyword

-Click to Add to Plan option

Add In Plan- GKP

-Go to the “Plan Overview” option.

-Change Max CPC to any highest value and find the change in Impression numbers.

Impression in GKP

This max impression will display an exact number for which this keyword will display in the search engine.

This is a bit close to any paid tool such as Ahref, find below a screenshot taken from Ahref.


Keyword Average monthly volume looks the same as Ahref this is accurate data Keyword planner displayed and narrow down your keyword will get more accurate results.

So now you have a keyword for which potential traffic you are well known.

2-Search  Multiple Keywords

Let’s say, you want to search multiple keywords at a time that are correlated or may not be to find a large number of related keywords.

It is simple to do with the Google keyword planner.

Multiple Keyword in google keyword planner

Simply enter multiple keywords in search and hit get started, now the list of different keyword ideas will display with a combination of searched multiple keywords.

Search Term GKP

This is the same as other paid tools where you can search multiple seed keywords at a time.

3- Hack to a competitive website

Google keyword planner is limited to searching for a specific keyword, same as other paid tools it also provides you to check keywords for any competitive website.

But how?

Go back to the search home page and this time provide the competitive website.

Make sure to provide a niche website of your specific keyword.

Let’s say you are looking for a health niche keyword then use healthline.com

If looking for a Cryptocurrency keyword then go for coindesk.com, in a similar way you should have some website that is well known and daily gets a good amount of traffic.

Let me show you how to do with the health niche.

Webite hack in GKP

Enter the website domain name, it will auto-suggest what you want them to search.

You can choose any of the three categories

  • Entire domain will search the whole website
  • Specific page, in that case, you have to provide any page url of Healthline website.
  • what you entered is a keyword.

Now the choice is yours, but here we are not sure which keyword we want to target so will search for an entire site. So select and hit Get Started

Health niche keyword GKP

Now search for any high traffic keyword and will head over to anyone Seo ranking tool to find out Seo’s difficulty.

Do not worry will tell you how to find less competitive keywords using the Free Seo tool.

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4 – Explore more keyword using Filter

What you have learned is the default search displayed by the Google keyword planner tool.

Now, if you want to narrow down your filter then you can place some constraints on your search.

But how?

Simply, go to the filter option and click that, a list of selection windows will open.

Filter GKP
Filter Option GKP

Let me brief you on how to use this filter.

Keyword Text – You can narrow down your keyword to specific keywords such as health only so chose Keyword text>contains>Enter a keyword.

Keyword text GKP

Competition -You can choose among Low, Medium, and High, here high will be the more commercial intent keyword.

Competition GKP

Page Bid – Using this you can filter keyword which is in a bid for a specific amount.

Page Bid GKP

These three filters are most important to narrow down your search.

In Keyword text, I could choose contains keywords like health, medicine, etc, and can select does not contain exercise and doctor, etc.

In addition to keywords, we will set a competition to Low and Bid more than 100 INR (Any Amount).

Keyword Ideas GKP

This will retrieve only a specific keyword that fulfills the specified condition.

This is the same as other paid tools, you have narrowed down your search results.

5- Find keyword targeted for a specified location

If you are writing content specific to any city or small region then you look for a keyword that is searched in that specific area.

This is simple and easy.

Go to the target location and specify your specific city, which you want to target and the next upcoming search results will be based on that specific city search ranking.

Search Location GKP

If you want to go for specific keyword traffic in a country, so follow the steps.

  • Search for specific keyword
  • Now add a keyword to “Add to plan”, same as done in #1.
  • Go to plan overview tab and scroll down for country chart
Search location GKP

You can place a filter for cities, countries, or provinces.

This will help you to find target keywords, which suit your regional-specific blog.

Such as sharing daily news, Near me products, or services information.

6-Find Commercial Keyword for high CPC.

I am not sure what is your motive behind the start of any blog, but if you want to generate revenue then Google Adsense is the best way to do it.

Every advertiser place bid for google advertisement and the best of the Google keyword planner tool is its low and high bid column included for each keyword.

This will give us an idea for a specific keyword what was the range of bids in 1-month duration.

Simply sort “Top of page bid” in Ascending order and you can get the list of keywords which can give you a lot of commission if you can rank for the same.

High CPC Keyword GKP

This is interesting, isn’t it?

Let’s move on to the next hack.

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7 – Search for question keywords phrases.

Every seed keyword is asked by readers in terms of the question, such as what is Seo? why is backlink required? how to rank in google?

But to find them randomly, one by one is a tricky job.

So Google keyword planner has a solution for this.

You have already learned about it

Follow below steps

  • Go to find keyword
  • Enter seed keyword
  • click to Get started.
  • On the list of keyword, option go to filter
  • Select keyword text and chose contains.
  • Now provide why, when, how, which etc.
  • Simply apply the filter.

Now, you will have a list of multiple questions with monthly searches volume and you can find your target high volume keyword out from it.

Question based keyword GKP

Target this keyword in your blog by answering questions, which will boost your page traffic.

8- Target keyword for a specific device.

People use different devices to browse on the internet such as mobile phones, desktops, tablets, and every device has specific users.

Such as business works mainly happen in the office so people use Desktop and recipe and other educations searches mostly happen on mobile devices.

Sometimes your website browses well on mobile but not on the desktop so this is the best way to find a targeted keyword that has more volume from a specific device.

So, if you want to target a specific keyword for a device then do follow the below steps.

  • Search for a keyword
  • Add a keyword to “Add to plan”, same as done in #1.
  • Go to plan overview and scroll down the bottom
Device GKP

For every device based on clicks, impressions, and cost, a bar chart will be displayed, choose according to your choice.

Our motive is to check search criteria and refer to the impression which looks good on a Desktop than mobile phones than a tablet.

So this keyword “what is Seo” is best for the desktop target.

9- Crack Low Competition high Volume Keyword.

This is a hack trick to find out strong keyword

Usually, people love to target high CPC keywords with decent volume.

But not too low CPC keyword. So you have to reverse your search pattern for great results.

So simply sort your Top page bid to descending order where low CPC keyword will come to first.

This is like a jewel that only a few people target so check below, what I found after sorting.

Keyword Descending order GKP

Keyword “optimization” has a volume of more than 10k and CPC is also good.

Repeat your strategy for a different keyword in the same way until you find the right keyword.

10 Key Phrase search

This time keyword research is not limited to 1 word, because it is very hard to compete.

So other paid tool provides a way to search for longtail keyword.

Not to worry,

Google keyword planner tool does the same for you.

Simply go to the home keyword to find a page.

Enter any key phrase such as shown below and click get started

Long tail keyword -GKP

Now, in the search result, you will have long-tail keyword ideas.

Long tail keyword related IDeas

It is so simple and easy to crack.

Apply various filters the way you have learned earlier and try to find out the best long-tail keyword

This is the end of my guide on how to use Google keyword planner and I have revealed the top 10 hacks to use the google keyword planner tool.

Whatever keyword you find is based on volume searches or commercial intent, now what about Seo for that keyword.

Because experts say pages displayed on the Top 10 pages of the search engine will perform better than other pages.

So here are bonus tips for you on how to crack this using a free tool called UberSuggest.

Before learning the Seo tool, make sure you are aware of Seo. Here is an ultimate guide on What is Seo and which one is best to rank in search engine ranking.

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How to Use UberSuggest

Here in this guide, I will not explain in detail about Ubersuggest, this is just an overview.

Ubersuggest will help you to identify the keyword which you have chosen from google’s keyword planner is how much competition it is.

The best part is, this is a 100% Free tool for SEO.

Follow the below steps.

-Go to UberSuggest

UberSuggest HomePage

-Chose a specific country

-Enter Keyword that you have found using google keywords.

Let’s say, here we use keyword optimized

-Hit the Search button.

KeyWord Difficulty UberSugest

In this way, we found that keyword Optimize is quite competitive.

It has a large volume of 33K and CPC of 7.44$ but to rank this in Google’s top 10 pages will require a lot many backlinks.

So the combination of the Google keyword planner tool with UbeSuggest creates the best combination of the Seo Free tool.

The bottom line of the guide

Not every tool is free to use but thanks to Neil Patel for sharing such an amazing free tool to get an idea of SEO difficulty to rank for.

Thanks to Google as usual for sharing such an amazing tool Googe keyword planner for free to use.

Before ending this guide, let me tell you one hidden extension of Chrome called “Keyword everywhere“.

KeyYword Everywhere

If this is added to your chrome and you search for any query then in result to the right-hand side of the top 10 pages will have the list of related keywords.

Search suggestions

Use this keyword in Ubersuggest and repeat the same process.

So this is the end of the ultimate guide of Google keyword planner. This proves that Google keyword planner is not less than any other paid tool.

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I tried my best to uncover the most possible ways to use Google keyword planner, let me know if you have any other hacks of the Google keyword planner tool.

Wrap Up On 10 Hacks To Use Google Keyword Planner Tool

So there you have it! 10 hacks to make the most of Google Keyword Planner. We hope that this guide has been helpful and provided you with some useful tips for using this powerful tool.

If you want to dominate your competitors, you need to be using the Google Keyword Planner Tool. It’s essential for finding out what people are actually typing into search engines when they’re looking for a product or service like yours.

And with our 10 hacks, you can get even more insights and data from this powerful tool. So what are you waiting for? Get started today!

If you’re looking to dive even deeper into using Keyword Planner for your SEO and PPC campaigns, be sure to check out our other guide on advanced tips for using the tool. And as always, if you have any questions or comments, feel free to let us know in the comments section below!

FAQ: 10 Hacks To Use Google Keyword Planner Tool

Google keyword planner tool is very good and a free tool. But there are many questions in the minds of people related to this. I am giving answers to some important questions in this article.

Q1. What is the best way to use the Google keyword planner tool?

Ans. The best way to use the Google keyword planner tool is to use it as a research tool to help you plan your Ad.

Q2. What are the limitations of the Google Keyword Planner tool?

Ans. The limitations of the Google Keyword Planner tool include: As such the tool cannot be used to track competitor data and the tool does not provide information about search volume data. Also, this tool is not as comprehensive as other third-party tools available in the market.

Q3. How does the Google keyword planner tool compare to other keyword research tools?

Ans. The Google keyword planner tool is a free, basic tool that can be used to get an idea of the traffic potential for a particular keyword. It is less comprehensive than other paid tools on the market, but it is easy to use and can provide you with a good starting point for your keyword research.

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