The Importance of Long-Tail SEO Keywords

Did you know long-tail keywords make up 92% of all search queries that people are looking up? These keywords usually have very low competition, and while they don’t generate as much search traffic short-tail keywords (one word keywords such as money, health, finance, etc.), they can still get your website seen on the first page of search engines about 1,000 to 10,000 times a month.

How to find long-tail SEO keywords

There are many easy methods you can use to find these lucrative SEO keywords. Here’s three of the most common ways of finding them:

Use Google Search

One super-simple method for finding long-tail keywords is by entering a seed keyword (short-tail) into the search bar. The search bar will then provide a list of recommended suggestions that people have also searched for based on the given keyword. For example, if you type ‘buy gold’ into the search bar, you will get a list of recommended keywords such as ‘buy gold near me,’ ‘buy gold online’ and ‘buy gold at spot price.’ There is a chance you may get results that are personalized according to your search history or tailored to your specific location, but the process is still the same for all search engines that have auto-suggest keyword features.

Use a keyword generator tool

Another gold mine for finding long-tail SEO keywords is a keyword generator tool. These programs allow you to find hundreds of long-tail keywords related to a specific search term in a matter of seconds. Native keyword tools such as Google Keyword Planner are free to use and will provide data that is much more accurate and reliable than third-party keyword tools that will cost you around $100 a month to use.

Hire an SEO agency!

Hiring an SEO agency will save you a lot of time by allowing you to not have to study complex SEO algorithms or keep up with constant updates, and they will save you a lot of money on wasted low-quality backlinks that will probably never increase rank for your page and cause your entire website to get penalized or delisted from search results. The SEO experts you will find at Smart Link Solutions are very skilled and experienced at ranking websites for lucrative long-tail SEO keywords, and we have the track record to prove it. Contact us to get started!