Posted November 18, 2008 9:42 pm by with 20 comments

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Do you lie awake at night worrying about the keywords you’re NOT targeting in your Google AdWords campaign?

Yeah, me neither.

But, if you ever wake up in that cold sweat you’ll now have access to a new tool from Google called the Search-based Keyword Tool. What does it do?

Based on your URLs, the Search-based Keyword Tool displays a list of relevant user queries that have occurred on (and on other Google search properties, such as with some frequency over the past year…The Search-based Keyword Tool compares your website and current AdWords campaigns against actual, past Google search queries to identify additional keywords that might be relevant for your campaigns. The tool compiles a list of search queries relevant to your website that don’t already appear in your AdWords campaigns.

The tool is available to US and UK users and is the perfect solution for those setting up their AdWords campaign–and don’t know which keywords to start with–or those of us that worry that we have a few gaps in our keyword list.