4 Easy Steps for Discovering Longtail Keyword Phrases

Written on August 1, 2008 – 4:05 pm | by bigoak |

Long Tail Keyword Development Strategy

To make things easier for you, I’ve broken down the procedure of finding and developing your long tail keywords into a simple five step process. By following this strategy, you should be able to effectively grow the amount of search traffic you receive daily.

  1. Enter your core keywords in the Google’s Keyword Suggestion tool. Download the entire list in a text or excel format.
  2. Perform competitor analysis manually or through SEO Digger.
  3. Compile in one list, all the longtail keywords from both of the above steps.
  4. Start to create webpages or blog posts and include at least one keyword + a phrase in the title. For WordPress users, install and use the SEO Title Tag plugin.

This is a snippet of an article by Maki at DoshDosh.com I can recommend this strategy whole-heartedly.

  1. 8 Responses to “4 Easy Steps for Discovering Longtail Keyword Phrases”

  2. By jijiji on Aug 12, 2008 | Reply

    Thanks so much for the long tail SEO advice. It
    really helps a lot. This long tail thing is really profound. It totally changes the way to

  3. By Jason on Oct 30, 2008 | Reply

    I had been looking for a keyword analysis tool to use and it looks like the Google tool is where it’s at now.

    I was watching a SEO tutorial made a few years ago by Lynda.com. The narrator and teacher at that time used a Yahoo overture tool to find keyword statistics. It gave an exact # like 31,242 for “cool movies” for example.

    It would be cool if the google tool told you the exact # of search rather than a rounded estimate. They COULD but they DON’T! pfft

    I’m enjoying your articles! Thanks for the great advice. – Jason

  4. By Goran Web on Mar 9, 2009 | Reply

    The Google Keyword tool has definitely made a different to the way I do my keyword research. The data from word tracker is all for the USA so as a marketing company in South Africa knowing the number of South African searches is priceless. I have see SEO Digger but have not used it before. I will go and check it out to understand your strategy.

    Thank you for sharing.

  5. By Orville on Apr 11, 2009 | Reply

    finding good long tail keyword phrases is one of the most important in article marketing and i cant do it perfectly and i still struggling into it. anyway, thank for the idea.

  6. By Steve Morris on Apr 23, 2009 | Reply

    Since you wrote this post SEO Digger has closed and has been superseded by http://www.semrush.com. but to be honest I find Semrush’s figures somewhat wrong when I try to get some results based on my site the data they return is somewhat different to googles web master tools. If I was going to research the long-tail I would opt for wordtracker over Semrush

  7. By Shell Harris on Apr 23, 2009 | Reply

    Thanks for the update, Steve. We have a subscription to semrush.com (we were beta users, too) and we find it is very helpful, if not 100% accurate.

  8. By Ziv on Jun 6, 2009 | Reply

    I would suggest 3 more tips –
    1. The ecombination of the key phrases to one long tail key phrase.
    2. variation of the key phrases (based on the Google KW results).
    3. then, slightly change the key phrase over the entire article..

  9. By Val on Jul 2, 2009 | Reply

    this strategy is working, i am doing it right now to find many longtail keyword phrases.

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