How to Get Long Tail Keywords for Your Website

 

It doesn’t matter if your website is free or customized; new or established. There’s something far more important that your website needs, and that’s traffic.

So how do you get traffic to your website? You simply optimize your webpages with long tail keywords. This means including long tail keywords in your content’s sentences.

A bigger challenge, however, might be how to get long tail keywords i.e. how to find them. Read on and discover this isn’t a challenge at all.

Three Options on How to Get Long Tail Keywords

In regards on how to get long tail keywords, there are three ways:

  • Social media tools: Twitter is an example of a social media site that’s usable for generating long tail keywords. Simply use Twitter’s search engine bar to type in long tail phrases – with or without the hash tag.

However, you have to rely on your imagination to contemplate long tail keywords. Furthermore, there’s no guarantee your keyword selections are popular beyond Twitter or frequently used by other websites.

  • Google analytics: With this option, you must wait a day or possibly longer to see what keywords are bringing people to your website. In addition to this, Google Analytics presents charts and data that might be difficult to read at first.

You’re trying to run a website. You don’t have time to figure out some crazy information that in the end, still might require the attention of an analytics expert for better understanding.

  • Keyword research tool: Hittail is a prime example of this. With the installation of a tracking code to your website, you’ll quickly get a suggestion of underperforming long tail keywords that will rank your website better on search engine result pages.

The Best Option for Getting Long Tail Keywords

The best method for getting long tail keywords is with a keyword research tool. This is so because of five reasons:

  • No imagination is needed to develop long tail keywords
  • Long tail research tools such as Hittail work in real-time
  • The results are instant
  • The long tail keyword suggestions are commonly used by searchers
  • The long tail keyword suggestions are unique to your website’s niche

So, with these reasons, it’s obvious how to get long tail keywords for your website: by using a long tail keyword research tool.

 

The Advantages of Longtail Keywords

We can never discuss longtail keywords too much here, especially since there are still a substantial number of people not using it. The traffic and profits these website owners are missing out on is astounding!

If you’re using or don’t understand the “big hoopla” surrounding long tail keywords, then get ready to discover the advantages of longtail keywords.

It All Begins with the Search Engine

The success of using long tail keywords starts with searchers using search engines to find information. Rarely do they research using one keyword.

For instance, if someone is interested in staying in an affordable hotel in San Francisco, they wouldn’t just type “hotels.” That would garner a broad return with no mention of hotels in San Francisco.

Instead, they would type “affordable hotels in San Francisco.” This would get them a better return on the information they’re looking for.

So how is a similar scenario advantageous to your website? Here’s how:

Traffic: If your website has the exact phrase that the searcher typed embedded within its content, you’ll show up in the search engine result page (SERP). This will drive traffic searching for your information to your website … lots of it.

Higher SERP ranking: With a top SERP ranking based on the searcher’s longtail keyword, searchers are likely to visit your website.

Conversion rate: Thanks to long tail keywords, when visitors visit your website, they can easily convert in some form:

  • Make a purchase
  • Subscribe to your website
  • Contact you for more information

It’s your call as to what you want them to do after they visit. Just make sure after they leave your website, they’ll be interested in returning.

Natural flow in content: When visitors read your webpages, you want them to understand what your information is about. Longtail keywords make this possible by providing a natural flow to sentences; helping each sentence make sense.

Remember that no matter how much information you provide, if it’s poorly written, it will drive searchers away just as much as misinformation.

The right target audience: It’s a waste of time for visitors to a visit a website that doesn’t offer them the right information – even though it only takes a click of the mouse. People want information fast; therefore, they don’t want to waste time clicking to the wrong websites.

So, one of the advantages of longtail keywords is it prevents the wrong target audience from coming to your website. Instead it sends the right audience searching for your exact information.

Conclusion

Now that you know the advantages of longtail keywords, it’s in your best interest to start using it. You certainly don’t want to continue to lose traffic and profits because of not doing so!

Increase Website Search Traffic by Following Top 10 SEO Blogs

 

SEO is a BIG industry where you need to constantly learn latest SEO trends to master the game of SEO. Without keeping an eye on SEO updates, you are going to fail miserably in increasing your website search traffic.

The top 10 SEO blogs aren’t solely based on my personal opinion. In fact, part of the reason I wrote this post was to find more and better resources. These are the top SEO blogs you should read in 2017. I spent more than 15 hours researching and reading SEO industry to narrow down the best SEO blogs.

Here are some of the criteria I used when deciding whether or not to include the blog in this top 10 list.

  1. Quality and consistency of posts.
  2. Google Rank for SEO blog.
  3. Article shares (Facebook,Twitter).
  4. Google Reputation.
  5. Time since last post.

If you are searching for best SEO blogs, this post is a one stop guide for you where I’m going to share few top SEO blogs that you must follow. This post will help you in saving your time for finding the best content on creating a search engine friendly blog.

Top 10 SEO Blogs to Follow in 2017

1. The Moz Blog
Blog: http://moz.com/blog
Twitter: @moz

Founded in: 2004

2. Search Engine Journal
Blog: http://www.searchenginejournal.com
Twitter: @sejournal

Founded in: 2003

3. Search Engine Land
Blog: http://searchengineland.com
Twitter: @sengineland

Founded in: 2006 by Sullivan after he left Search Engine Watch

4. Search Engine Watch
Blog: http://searchenginewatch.com/
Twitter: @sewatch

Founded in: 2009

5. Semrush
Blog: https://www.semrush.com/blog/
Twitter: @semrush

Founded in: 2008

6. Matt Cutts
Blog: http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/
Twitter: @mattcutts

7. SEO BOOK
Blog: http://www.seobook.com/blog
Twitter: @seobook

Founded in: 2003

8. Bruce Clay
Blog: http://www.bruceclay.com/blog
Twitter: @BruceClayInc

Founded in: 2008

9. SEO Chat
Blog: http://www.seochat.com/
Twitter: @devseochat

Founded in: 2003

10. SEO Organic
Blog: https://www.seoorganic.co.uk/blog/
Twitter: @seoorganic_ltd

Founded in: 2013

Your SEO Blog Recommendations:

Of course, there are many, many more quality SEO blogs out there that didn’t make my list. Let us know your favorite and what you like best about the blog in the comment section below.

Did I miss any? Tell me below  and I will add them here!

Prevent Staging Site From Being Listed in Google

 

Generally, the staging server should only be viewed by the developers and the client. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen because the staging site wasn’t properly blocking Google, resulting in the site being listed in Google.

Staging site accidentally gets listed in Google’s search results. This is very bad for many reasons.

  • Staging websites contain unfinished designs and incomplete content.
  • Fear of being penalized for duplicate content once the production site goes live.
  • It’s really embarrassing when the client Googles themselves and sees the staging site in the results.
  • Public access to these staging websites could even damage a business if it leads to premature exposure of a new campaign or business decision.

Many people think blocking Google from indexing your site means you won’t be listed in their search results. So, they end up using robots.txt to block Google from indexing the staging site. That is very wrong. Here’s why:

Being indexed means that your site or web pages have been downloaded and added to a server.

Being listed means that Google is displaying a link to your site or page in their search results. So, blocking Google from indexing your site doesn’t mean they still won’t list your site in their search results. It just means they won’t keep a copy of it on their server.

How To Protect Your Staging Sites

Protecting staging environments is pretty simple, so there really isn’t an excuse to get it wrong.

Step 1: Restricting crawling via robots.txt

All your staging environments should block search engine access in their robots.txt file. If you don’t know how to stop Google from indexing your site in robots.txt, just add this to a robots.txt file, and place it in the root folder of your website.

In the robots.txt file simply add these two lines:

User-agent: *

Disallow: /

NoIndex: /

This directive means Google will not only be unable to access the site, it’ll also not be allowed to include any page in its index – even if someone else links to it.

This is sufficient to prevent Google and Bing bots from indexing your website and appearing in search results.

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SEO Checker Tool – a Brand New and Ultimately Useful Tool in HitTail

 

Today we’re pleased to announce the release of a brand new tool, called SEO Checker Tool. It allows you to audit one web page at a time and determines how SEO-friendly that a page is for a targeted keyword.

Use HitTail SEO Checker tool to optimize your web-pages for the target keywords. Unlike other on-page SEO analysis tools, HitTail SEO Checker provides you with page and keyword-centric optimization advice.

For each web-page, the tool provides you with an individual report that highlights SEO issues affecting your page rankings along with actionable and easy-to-follow recommendations on how to fix them. You can try the new tool for free by signing up on this page.

How Does HitTail SEO Checker Work?

HitTail SEO Checker is a powerful on-page SEO analysis tool. It scans your web-pages for over 50 important SEO signals, which search engines use in their algorithms.

For each web-page, the tool provides you with an individual report that highlights SEO issues affecting your page rankings along with actionable and easy-to-follow recommendations on how to fix them.

To name a few, the tool analyzes the following on-page factors:

  URL length and structure   Page speed
  Title tag and meta description   Mobile usability
  Heading tags   Social media metrics
  ALT attributes and other HTML elements   Sitemap availability
  Content and target keyword density   Robots.txt and robots <META> tag issues

 

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HitTail Scheduled Maintenance – 18th November, 2016 (Friday)

Dear HitTail customers,

To ensure that HitTail continues to run smoothly, we are going to have some scheduled maintenance on Friday, the 18th of November, 2016.

This maintenance is going to be held between 09:00am – 09:30am GMT+00.

Please note that HitTail services will be unavailable during this period. We are expecting that downtime will be no more than 30 minutes.

We tried to schedule the downtime during this period to minimize disruption to our customers as much as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the downtime.

Kind regards,
The HitTail Team

How to Find Long Tail Keywords for SEO

How to Find Long Tail Keywords

If you’re looking for ways on how to find long tail keywords, you’re probably already aware of how they differ from generic (or “head”) keywords. In a nutshell, long tail keywords are search phrases that typically consist of 3+ words and feature the following qualities:

– Have low SEO competition (which makes it easier to get into the Top 10 of search engine results pages).
– Are highly specific to certain niches (hence, can bring you highly qualified visitors that are very likely to convert to your customers/readers/followers).
– Have lower search volume compared to generic 1- or 2-word keywords. (However, in every niche there may be only a few of generic “head keywords”. While there are usually hundreds of long tail keyword variations, which, when added up, can potentially generate a decent volume of relevant traffic for your website.)

If you’re still not sure whether long tail SEO is the right strategy for promoting your website or blog, I highly encourage you to read this article first.

In this post I’m going to provide you with a plain-English guide on how to find long tail keywords. To make it as practical as possible, I divided the guide into 2 chapters:

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Keyword Ideas – a Brand New and Ultimately Useful Tool in HitTail

Keyword Ideas HitTail

Today we’re pleased to announce the release of a brand new tool, called Keyword Ideas. It allows you to get keyword ideas based on your entered term or phrase.

Unlike existing HitTail keyword suggestions feature, this new tool is not dependent on your website’s traffic, meaning you can use it even if you’ve just launched a new website or blog.

All you have to do is to enter a phrase (which could be a topic, service or product) and click Search. HitTail will generate keyword ideas highly relevant to the entered phrase, which people use in real life when searching Google. Each keyword idea comes with an estimated number of monthly searches and the number of web-pages you will have to compete with when targeting a given keyword. You can try the new tool for free by signing up on this page.

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Long Tail Keyword Examples

Long Tail Keyword Examples

Let’s face it – the Internet is flooded with tons of articles claiming numerous benefits you can potentially get when targeting long tail keywords. But what those articles lack most of the time is real-world, practical examples that can give you a clear idea of what long tail keywords actually are and how you can apply them in your SEO strategy.

In this post we’re going to fix this omission and give you long tail keyword examples taken from real-world case studies. But before we continue, I just want to quickly remind you what long tail SEO is all about (feel free to skip this chapter and head over straight to the example #1 if you are already well-familiar with the theory).

Definition: long tail keywords are search phrases that are highly relevant to your specific niche, product, service or topic, have low competition level, comparatively low search volume and, generally, consist of 3+ words.

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The Hidden Value of Long Tail SEO

Long tail SEO is a lesser-known, yet incredibly powerful technique for building up organic search traffic for your business. Numerous studies suggest that long tail keywords are easier to rank for, bring in more combined traffic, and convert more visitors to customers, as compared to "head" keywords. In this article we're going to discover in detail what long tail SEO is and whether you should use this technique as a part of your keyword strategy.

What Is Long Tail SEO?

To answer this question, let's first dig deeper into different keyword targeting strategies.

When researching keywords, most SEOs consider the following three core keyword qualities (you should consider them too!):

Search volume – the average number of times people have searched for a given keyword during a specified period. Naturally, the larger the search volume a keyword has, the more visitors you can potentially bring to your website by targeting this keyword.

Competition – how easy/hard it is to outrank competitors with a given keyword.

Relevance – the more relevant to your specific product, service, or website topic a keyword is, the more likely it is that visitors who've found your website with this keyword will actually convert to paying customers.

Early SEO adopters (at the beginning of the Internet) were focused on targeting keywords that have high search volume. There wasn't much competition those days, making it relatively easy to get into the Top 10 of the search engine results page (SERP) virtually with any keyword.

Relevance wasn't of a much concern either due to large traffic volumes. For example, when you're in the Top 10 with a keyword that has over 100,000 searches per month, and your website's CTR (click-through-rate) for this keyword is only around 3%, you still get as much as 3,000 visits per month (100,000*3%). And if you are in the Top 3 with this same keyword, your website's CTR may rise up to 30%, meaning you will be receiving around 30,000 visitors per month from a single keyword! Chances are that some of the visitors will actually find what they are looking for on your website and become your customers.

But things have changed since those days. According to Netcraft's March 2016 Web Server Survey the total number of sites across the Internet has reached more than a billion (1,003,887,790). Compare this to only 603,367 sites that have been registered in the late 1996:

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