HitTail Review: Get Long Tail Keyword Suggestions for Blogging

by Deepak Kanakaraju on February 7, 2016

As a blogger or content marketer, you would agree with me that the biggest problem that you face in your blogging journey is coming up with new topics to blog about.

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There are plenty of keyword research tools in the market and there are plenty of ways to find out what people are searching for. But the biggest issue is that you have to manually sort through all of them.

I have used various keyword research tools such as Google’s keyword planner, KeywordTool.io, Long Tail Pro and so on. Each of these tools throws me 100s of keywords at a time and I have to manually find out which are the keywords that have good search volume.

I have even gone to the extent of hiring an assistant to find out which keywords were worth writing articles for. But, managing people is always a pain.

Recently I came across this new tool called HitTail and it does what I want in an automated fashion. HitTail integrates with your Google Search Console (previously called as Webmaster tools), imports all the keywords from it, checks which keywords have good search volume and it gives you suggestions.

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If you find a keyword inside your HitTail account with 4 stars or above, and if you publish an article on that topic, you are almost certainly going to get good search traffic to that page.

HitTail also has the advantage of having sorted out through more than a million keywords till date and their historical data helps them come up with recommendations for topics.

Pricing

There are different plans starting from around $10 a month. I am on the $20 a month plan. In my plan, keywords are imported every week and I get recommendations on what I should write about. For a blogger, the Pro Plan should be more than enough. For enterprise level content marketing campaigns you have bigger plans as well.

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As with any system, there are going to be errors. Some suggestions may not be great and may not be human readable. But you can ignore them and choose the ones that are relevant.

Write What People Search For

Blogging is a business. The articles are the products. People searching for keywords on the search engines represents demand for content. You have to make something people want.

Writing articles on what people want to read about is an important aspect of content marketing and blogging. And such types of content need not be always 2000+ words. You can write short articles that answer specific questions that people are searching for in the search engines. Such content are called content pawns. (They need not be always Kings!)

Long Tail Keywords Drive 90% of the Traffic

For most of the bloggers, long tail keywords drive majority of the traffic. Also, long tail keywords are proven to bring more quality traffic because someone searching for a keyword like “running shoes for men” is more likely to buy than someone searching for a keyword like “shoes”.

The internet users who search with long tail keywords are more invested in the searching process and hence they are more likely to take actions on the results.

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In my blog, you can see that more than 90% of the traffic is driven by long tail keywords. The top 10 keywords drive less than 10% of the traffic. Hittail shows you this data as well.

Is HitTail For You?

HitTail.com also comes with a free trial. Go ahead and give it a try and see if it works for you. If your blog is very new, you may not have enough data to feed HitTail and you will not get enough recommendations.

HitTail also has an inbuilt tool for ordering articles. You can order one 400 worded article for $19. I have not tried that yet and I cannot comment on that. I have been using freelance websites and reaching out to my own network for getting articles done. Usually I get a 1,000 word article written for $10 to $20.

To make the best use of this tool, I recommend that your blog should get at least 1,000 organic search visitors a month.

If you are a blogger, what methods have you used so far to come up with topic ideas? Share them in the comments below.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Md Faisal February 9, 2016 at 6:24 pm

Hi Deepak, Its always happy to see you again and again with your such posts. Every time you come up with some exciting topics and tools.
This tool (HitTail) is looking quite amazing and pity much less economically. Thanks Buddy..

Hoping for another interesting one..

Faisal

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sreeni February 16, 2016 at 6:39 pm

Hi deepak,

Nice post and thanks for sharing the information with us , can we know is there are any other tools which are free to use apart from google,wordtracker..

thank you

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Tally erp 9 June 5, 2016 at 11:40 am

Hi Deepak,

Thanks for sharing the resourceful information on Hittail,
But can you suggest some other Long tail Keyword finding tool which is free and effective.

Thank You

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tabrez June 28, 2016 at 7:49 am

hii deepak nice to read you about use of long tail keyword. Really helpful and informative…..thanks for sharing your valuable concepts….wants to hear you more on off page seo…

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Sap Workbook July 4, 2016 at 1:58 am

Thank You Deepak, It helps in getting high paying ads.

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Sia July 28, 2016 at 2:33 pm

A debt of gratitude is in order for sharing the clever data,
In any case, would you be able to propose some other Long tail Keyword discovering instrument which is free and compelling.
Thank you very much!

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