We all are taught to initially concentrate on long tail keywords to get traffic of course targeted traffic. As ranking for competitive keywords is incredibly tough for sites which are just starting. That`s why they concentrate on long tail keywords which have good amount of search volume but less competition.
Long tail keywords are more specific and these keyword too can convert if you`ve very impressive blog. Ranking on page 1 can`t guarantee conversion unless user gain trust on your blog. Well, this not the right place to discuss, may be in next post.
Relying only on one keyword research tool is not enough to get all possible long tail keywords. There are many ways, am discussing 6 ways which I use and few of them I gathered over web.
6 Ways I Recommend for Long Tail Keyword Research
#1 Google Suggest
Google saves all the search terms that users search, then suggest most searched queries. Google suggest is great way to get lots of long tail keywords. As many of us use Google to search so I`d say Google suggest is the best and first option to find long tail keywords.
Well here don`t copy them directly, collect all of them and then use keywords which can convert and has good search volume.
#2 Steal from Competitors
Though it`s not recommend to steal or copy their content you can steal there keywords, and there is no sin in it. Collect all the top blogs in your niche, using tools like SEMrush.com or Opensiteexplorer you can get keywords for which they`re ranking.
Gather them all and change accordingly to your blog. Don`t forget to have catchy titles.
#3 Get From Your Analytics
This can help you increase traffic double what you`re getting. All you need to do is just log into your analytics account and see for which keywords or for which topic users are engaging.
If you don`t have analytics try these.
#4 Get Real Time Queries
Social media is the great place to spend, as users interact with business directly. Try Twitter search trending topics, Google trends and Google+ trends. I know it`s too early to consider G+ but you never know how it changes.
#5 Question and Answers
#6 Finally Keep all of them in Keywords Research Tool
It`s important to check the keyword`s searches and competition before going with it. And best way to know is to put all of them to keyword research tool.
We`ve lots of tools but I personally recommend Google Adwords keyword tool, because 1) it`s free 2) It`s from Google (Google knew everything because it crawls all over the web).
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