Google To Phase Out Old Keyword Tool In Exchange For New Version

If you try to access Google’s external keyword tool, you may notice that you are sent to the new keyword tool Google began offering in September 2009. A Google spokesperson told me that they are now encouraging users to use the new tool over the old tool and have decided to direct a portion of those users to the new tool.

I asked Google if they plan on phasing out the old tool. Google told me that the old tool is still available from the new tool via a link at the top right that reads, “previous interface.” Google told me they do plan on phasing out the old tool for the new tool, but would not give me an estimated date for that to occur. It is my understanding that Google wants to wait to hear any feedback prior to making that decision.

The new external keyword tool is still available to any user, without a login required, but there is an immediate captcha that is required before you utilize the tool. There was an captcha on the old tool as well.

Here are screen captures of the new and old tool:

New Tool:

Google Keyword Tool (External New)

Old Tool:

Google Keyword Tool (External OLD)


Reputation Defender – Giggs Outed

Giggs Outed – Reputation Defender

Ryan Giggs Outed by MP as Super Injunction footballer

Super Injunction had stopped the discovery of facts about their affair

A wedded footballer named on Twitter as having a super injunction over a supposed adulterous affair with a reality TV star has been acknowledged in Parliament as Ryan Giggs.

Lib Dem MP John Hemming outed Giggs through an urgent Commons question on privacy orders.

Using parliamentary privilege to break the court order, he said it would not be practical to imprison the 75,000 Twitter users who had named the player.

The High Court has again ruled that the injunction should not be lifted.

It rejected two attempts on Monday to overturn the ban, the first after a Scottish paper named the footballer on Sunday, and the second after Mr Hemming’s action.

Twitter order

The player obtained the order against ex-Big Brother contestant Imogen Thomas, who is a former Miss Wales, and the Sun newspaper.

The footballer’s lawyers have also obtained a High Court order asking Twitter to reveal details of users who had revealed his identity after thousands named him.

Parliamentary privilege protects MPs and peers from prosecution for statements made in the House of Commons or House of Lords.

Addressing MPs, Mr Hemming said: “Mr Speaker, with about 75,000 people having named Ryan Giggs it is obviously impracticable to imprison them all.”


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