International keyword planning

A guide to expanding and refining your international keyword lists

International keyword planning

3 Get search volume data and trends

If you already have a list of keywords, you can enter those keywords manually or upload them as a Comma Separated Values (CSV) file to get an idea of how popular those keywords have been. For example, you could enter a list of keywords and get search volume statistics. You can also group your keywords into ad groups.

How to do it

Use your AdWords account to sign in to Keyword Planner.

  • Click Get search volume data and trends
  • 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

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  • 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, your forecasts will give you an idea how that keyword might perform as an exact match keyword.