Any plans for Search Console adding a tool for doing keyword research and search traffic estimates? Many SEOs use the AdWords Keyword Planner Tool.
JOHN MEULLER (Webmaster Analyst from Google):
I don’t know of any such plans. So in the past, we’ve always referred to the AdWords Keyword Planner as something that people can use for this information. So if that doesn’t work anymore, maybe we need to figure something else out. This is probably also some useful feedback to give back to the AdWords team in the AdWords help forum. If you’ve been relying on this tool and it suddenly does something completely different that you can’t really use, then that might be useful feedback to give to them. They might in turn tell you that you’re holding it wrong, which could be useful feedback as well, because this is not really kind of a search tool but more of an AdWords tool. But if you’re finding that this is something that you’re really missing, and you really need this information to kind of improve your websites in Search, then, by all means, let us know so that we can think about what we need to do from the Search Consoles side there.