Double Your Blog Traffic with Long Tail Keywords

Are you having trouble ranking in the search engines or increasing your overall blog traffic?

If so, maybe it’s time you stop focusing on generic keywords ad start to explore the world of long tail keywords using long tail pro.

What are long tail keywords you ask?

Here’s a simple way to explain it… “wordpress” is a generic search term. If you search for it in Google you will find various topics. Now if you were to search for “free wordpress installation service”, that’s a long tail keyword and if you search for it, you know exactly what you are looking for.

What are long tail keywords better than generic keywords?

Easy! 馃榾

Not only are they much easier to rank for, but they are super targeted in comparison to generic keywords.

Let’s use “wordpress” again as an example and see how it stacks up in comparison to other long tail variations of the keyword when using Google Keyword Tool.

Double Your Blog Traffic with Long Tail Keywords

What you can learn from this is that you can write articles, format titles and focus the efforts of your backlink building to these terms and have a much better chance at ranking in the search results.

Yes, many of these keywords have a low amount of search volume, but they are much more targeted.

If someone is searching for “wordpress setup service” you can be they are looking to have a wordpress blog setup!

Find the Best Long Tail Keywords with Long Tail Pro

One of my favorite software programs out there is called Long Tail Pro, which allows you to look up long tail keywords. It works much like Google Keyword Tool but it also provides you with an competition score, which tells you how hard or easy it will be for you to rank in the search results.

You can see a screenshot of the Long Tail Pro results below, using the same keywords we mentioned above.

Double Your Blog Traffic with Long Tail Keywords

You can see from the chart above that some of these keywords are very easy to rank for. Easy to rank for keywords are in the 20-30 range, medium competition is in the 30-40 range and anything above 50 is quite competitive.

Again, it is important to note that the volume on these search phrases is low, but if you were able to rank on the first page for some of these terms, you would be bringing in some very highly targeted traffic to your site month after month.

Also if you do the work to target high paying keywords, such as “hosting” related keywords, this could result in a few hundred to a few thousands extra dollars per months.

This is one of the major reasons why it’s important to look at the overall value of your long term keywords and not just the amount of people who are searching for the keywords in a given month.

Features of 聽Long Tail Pro

Here are a quick features and review of long tail pro keyword research tool.

Quick 5 Minute Step: You can setup long tail pro within few mintues, You can quickly get targeted traffic, lead generation made easy!

Simple:聽Easy to use, allows you to create targeted campaigns and research competitors.

Effective Optimization: You can use long tail pro keyword research tool to get any type of business result you want. Easy to use.

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Even Google Wants You to Use Long Tail Keywords

Yes, it’s true! Even Google prefers that users of their search engines use long tail keywords over generic search terms.

It provides better search results for the people using Google, and especially for the advertisers of the search engine as well.

Just take a look at the screenshot below and see how Google lists a bunch of long tail variations for you to choose from at the bottom of each search page.

Double Your Blog Traffic with Long Tail Keywords

Start Incorporating Long Tail Keywords into Your Blog

There are many free tools out there like Google Keyword Tool, Google Analytics and free trial versions of Long Tail Pro that will allow you to analyze the type of traffic and search terms people are using to get to your site.

For all of these reasons and many more, you should be using long tail keywords to write better content for your site, target your content better to your audience and rank higher in the search engines.

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Zac Johnson is a online marketer with 15 years of experience and also a blogger at and, as well as the author of Blogging Tips: Confessions of a Six Figure Blogger on

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Comment below, let me know what do you think?
  1. says

    Hello Zac,

    Short tail keywords may have large search volumes, but it will be very tough to rank high in Search engines. In comparison to long tail keyword to short tail keyword it has low search volume and have less search volume but in search engine it has easy effect. I think we should work on that keywords which will be easily get ranked in search engine,specially when you are a new blogger.

  2. says

    Hey Zac,
    I also prefer to optimize my articles with long tail keywords.But question is it is looking like difficult to add words in a sentence.Sometime it causes to break the writing pattern. I would like to ask from you,how can i use long tail keywords properly in my posts ?

  3. Osama says

    Thanks for a valuable information. I was completely unaware of long tail Keywords and I will use this feature in my future post. thanks :)

  4. says

    Hi Zac,

    Thanks for sharing this. Long tail keywords are the right way to get into the keyword war nowadays. GOne were the days where you try to rank on normal keywords :)

    By any chance you have experience with Google Keyword Planner? Tools going to be out soon and still figuring how that works out!

  5. says

    Long tail do increase your traffic. LSI keywords, if I am right Zac. I can suggest one more tool that helps with Long tail keyword, SEOPressor. I use this tool and I have seen a positive change in my traffic. Nice post.

  6. says

    With an increase in number of Websites that are Published on the Internet,It is very difficult now -a-days that the article you have published will be at first page of Search Engines by using the Generic Keywords.So I completely agree with the Zac and using long tail keywords will definitely have greater impact in the long term.

  7. steve smith says

    I use and love Long Tail Pro. I haven’t upgraded yet though. I really like your view on long tail keywords and google. I never really thought about how they add terms to your search queries to make your search term more long tail. great point!

  8. Avnish Gautam says

    Long Tail keywords are the exact key to finght with any kind of penguin or panda update in my view, And Long Tail Pro may help the users to search the variety of long tail keywords by using it. I always prefer to use long tail keywords at the time of writing title of my blogs posts. Thanks.

  9. anis says

    Awesome post Zac you greatly showed us the importance of long tail keywords and why they’re better than generic keywords , after reading your post I will focus on long tail keywords thanks for sharing this wonderful article Zac you really rock !

  10. says

    Hi Zac,

    I’ve been using Long Tail Pro for a couple of months and I can only say good things about this keyword research tool. I spend a lot of time doing keyword research, and I think this is the most important step when creating a new website or writing a new blog post.

    Haven’t yet tested the monthly plan on LPT but I’m thinking about it. The keyword difficulty chart looks like a real time saver.

    Enjoy your day.Cheers!


  11. says

    Hello Zac.
    Nice share regarding the software. I too believe that long tail keywords can boost up the traffic due to less competition . And most of the newbie or freshers to blogging do not focus more on kind of keywords they are using.

  12. says

    Nice post Zac. I usually rely on Google adwords keyword tool to search for keywords and as Amal has said, google search suggestions give a good idea about long tail keywords which should be used in posts. I would like to add one thing: “Use of LSI keywords”. With the change in google algorithm, using LSI proves beneficial.
    Thanks for post!

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