How To Find Long Tailed Keywords (LTK’s)
The recipe for ‘how to find Long Tailed Keywords’ is not hard to make up. You take the Google adWords tool, blend in your own site stats, and then mix with a splash of common sense.
- Choose your Niche Keyword
Find your Niche Keyword – either a term (word or phrase) that is relevant to what you do (for an established site), or one that nobody else is majoring on (for a new site). The base formula to select such a term is High Daily Searches + Strong Advertiser Competition + Low SERP Competition.
- The Starting Point
Start by going to the https://adwords.google.com/select/KeywordTool to find Long Tailed Keywords and entering your niche keyword. Pick relevant supporting keywords (LTK’s) with lots of Searches and good Ad competition, and then use these LTK’s liberally in your pages.
There is a new tool out now you can use for this. See a post on the Google Wonder Wheel here
And an even newer post here
- Refine your Choices
As time goes on, keep track of what is happening in your own site statistics with search term popularity. Terms that recur often are good, and deserve a page (post) of their own. If a term shows up often, you can deduce that Google recognizes your site as authoritative for that term, and that users are actively searching for it, this combination gives you site synergy, so cash in!
- Tips for the Wise
Lock your keyword strategy in to your linking strategy (Rocket your site to No 1 on Google) to achieve site synergy. I call this formula Keyword Coherence – just a fancy term for ‘Getting all Your Ducks in a Row’!.
Homogenize your portfolio, by setting up new niches that complement and add to your existing main site (back-linking then earns more ‘juice’ !).
Don’t monetize pages for terms that have high traffic, but no (or very low) Ad competition. It is not worth the risk of getting ‘smart priced’, just milk the traffic with links that point to something that does make income.
Do remember to use your LTKs in the ‘tags’ of your posts too!
Use all of the above to discover how to find Long Tailed Keywords!