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How to Find Long Tail Keywords Using Google Keyword Tool

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Last updated on February 15, 2020

How to Find Long Tail Keywords Using Google Keyword Tool

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Long Tail Keywords or a Short Tail Keyword?  Yes, a good question indeed.  No doubt Keywords are very vital in Search Engine Optimization (SEO).  There is a lot of confusion that prevails in selecting or searching keywords, especially when it comes to the length of it, which is more preferable and profitable? A Long Tail Keyword or a Short Tail Keyword?   In this guest post, the SEO expert and owner of Nikhil Saini writes about its value and usage in our contents.

Here is what he says on long tail keywords, Read on…

Keywords have enormous value in Search Engine Optimization. When you target the right keyword, it becomes easy to rank.  A keyword with low competition and considerable searches is the most appropriate one to work with.  Your keyword selection decides your online success as an Internet Marketer. Whether you are running a PPC campaign, blog, or a Vlog, with everything you need proper keywords.

Here you shouldn’t think that I am talking about generic keywords such as SEO, make money, etc. These are so-called head terms that are hard to rank.

If you aren’t an authority blog or website, don’t go with such keywords or key phrases.

They won’t help you in the ranking.

What next?

Do you have any other options?

Yes, of course. You have.

You can rank, and make huge money using Long tail keywords.

Long tail keyword reflects the exact intent of the searcher.

For example:

You want to search Long tail keywords using the Google Keyword Planner then the query might be something like:

“How to Find Long Tail Keywords Using Google Keyword Tool.”

The above term reflects the intent, so you will get closely related results.

The most interesting characteristic of the LT keyword is that you can know what the searcher wants exactly.

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It helps you in serving to the user’s intent.   The above screenshot clearly shows that descriptive search terms lead to greater conversion.

LT keywords are more likely to rank in the search engines. They improve your visibility, this way. Shoutmeloud by Harsh Agarwal is the best example to support this concept. When you search to blogging related terms, most of the time, this blog appears in the search results.

A constant flow of organic traffic supports establishing faith in readers.

I would say Organic traffic is an easy method for trust-building than other methods like blog commenting. Commenting gives you results, but not as high as organic traffic gives. You have to comment regularly, but organic traffic doesn’t demand daily efforts.

There are multiple benefits of long keywords.

If you want a rank in the SERP, LT is the key. Google itself is a long tail keyword generator tool.

Yes, a simple tweak may give you those keywords that rank easily with few backlinks.

Let me share with you the method to find long tail keywords using the Google keyword tool.”

How to Find Long Tail Keywords Using Google Keyword Tool”

Go to the keyword planner.

Sign in with your Google account.

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Under “Keyword Options”, expand the first option “Show broadly related ideas”.

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Turn on the “only show ideas closely related to my search terms” and click ok save button.

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Fill the other details according to the above screenshot and click on Get Ideas.

For example, you just put “blog commenting sites” and now see the results.

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All are long tail keywords in the above screenshot.

Now turn off the option “Only show ideas closely related to my search terms” and analyze the results.

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Now the present results will get disappeared, and different results will display on the screen of the keyword planner.

.Long tail keywords

Generic keywords have taken the place of long form keywords

By using this way, you can find related keywords for your main keyword phrase very quickly. Turning ON a simple option gives you lots of related keywords that are helpful in the ranking.

Final Verdict:

Longtail keywordIt’s the power of the keyword planner. You need not go anywhere to find a long tail keyword. If you have a proper understanding of the keyword planner, it’s easy for you to find long tail keywords.

Thanks to Philip V Ariel for giving me such a great honor to publish my article on Philipscom the superb blog.

Dear friends, if you like this post please do post your views in the comment box below and share it with your friends!
Your queries doubts if any will be attended promptly.

I expect your valuable feedback on this post.

Thanks for dropping by! May you all have a great week ahead.

Sincerely Yours

Nikhil Kumar Saini

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Nikhil SainiAuthor Bio:  Nikhil Kumar Saini is an SEO Expert and the owner of His primary objective of starting his page was to help, rectify his fellow being’s computer related problems. Later his interest turned into the vast area of digital marketing, including blogging related activities, SEO and many internet issues.  He takes special initiative in helping others in these aspects.   You can reach him through his webpage as well as through his social media accounts. Facebook  Twitter


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  1. Vashishtha Kapoor
    Vashishtha Kapoor

    Nicely written and explained….
    Long tail keywords are what you need to work on to get targeted organic traffic that can convert. Moreover, Shoutmeloud is the living example of this. Whenever we search a long tail keyword about blogging, we find it on the very first place in results.
    And google definitely is a nice place to find long tail keywords. not only google keyword planner, but also the google search result footer shows a few suggestions that are also the long tail keywords and those are the keywords that you won’t be able to find search volume in GKP. But those are highly profitable keywords.
    Very helpful guide you have shared here nikhil. Have a nice day ahead.
    And yes, Thanks philip sir for bringing nikhil’s awesome blogpost on your blog.
    :) Have a nice day all of you….
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    April 14, 2016
    • Hi Vashishta,
      Thank you so much for the kind visit and for the valuable input added to the post.
      I appreciate your valuable time here.
      Keep visiting
      May you have a great time of sharing and caring
      Good day
      ~ P V

      April 19, 2016
  2. Hello Philip Verghese,

    Nice to meet you here :)

    This is something very handy information to have here.
    Long tail key words are some times difficult to find out,
    thanks to google that they are up with, a keyword tool that would be of great help.

    Thank you.
    Shantanu sinha

    April 14, 2016
    • Hi Shantanu,
      Thank you very much for your first visit here,
      I am glad that you liked the post.
      Keep visiting
      Have a great time ahead
      Best Regards
      ~ P V

      April 19, 2016
  3. That would really awesome to find long tail keywords. But can you tell how can I put this long tail keywords in blog writing and they help me to boost my ranking? Can you help me how can I find blog where I am able to create contextual backlinks?

    Cheers, Julie

    April 14, 2016
    • Yes Julie I can help y.ou. It’s not a rocket science. WE can discuss it in more details

      April 14, 2016
    • Hi Suresh,
      Thanks a lot for your first visit here,
      Nice to know that the post is beneficial to you.
      Keep sharing
      Keep visiting
      Have a great time ahead
      ~ P V

      April 19, 2016
  4. Hi Nikhil,

    The right selection of keywords plays an imperative role in Search engine optimization. If we target right keywords definitely we get benefited from search engines in shape of organic traffic.

    The best practice is to target long tail keywords because as compare to short tail long tail has a potential to rank instantly.

    The trick that you have mentioned in your post, how to find long tail keywords by using Google Keyword Planner is very effective to find lucrative keywords.

    Thanks for fantastic share :)


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    April 14, 2016
    • H Mairaj,
      Thank you very much for your visit again to this page.
      I appreciate your value added insight into this post.
      Keep sharing,
      Have a great day
      Best Regards
      ~ PV

      April 19, 2016
  5. Hello,

    Well you just blow my mind by just sharing these wonderful post, I will surely try getting some long tail keywords.


    April 14, 2016
    • Hey,
      Thanks for your continued visit to my page and for the wonderful feedback.
      Nice to know that you liked this post.
      Keep visiting
      Have a great day
      ~ PV

      April 19, 2016
    • Hey Robin,
      Happy to see you here again.
      Thanks for sharing your valuable insight into this post.
      Have a great day
      ~ PV

      April 19, 2016
  6. Hey Nikhil,

    That’s an elaborate guide on using Keyword Planner. LT & LSI keywords play a vital role for better ranking in the search engines. Along with this Google keyword tool, Google search is also a great way to find the long tail & related search terms. Though there are some good premium plugins available, but these free tools can also bring great results.

    This step by step guide will be real handy for many. Take care and have a great weekend :)
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    April 14, 2016
    • Hi Manidipa,
      Thank you for your kind visit again and for the wonderful insight into the post.
      Its really good to know about that shared knowledge.
      Keep sharing
      Have a great week ahead
      ~ PV

      April 19, 2016
  7. Hey Nikhil,
    Long tail keywords, like you correctly opined, drive more targetted traffic and in the long run, converts far better.

    However, long tail keywords (and their numerous variations) also help bloggers and information marketers avoid Google penalties for keyword stuffing as an article that properly follows this standard appears natural both to readers and search engines.

    …while being also, very highly optimized!

    Be certain to make the day great!
    Muhammad Tabish recently posted…What Is Internet Network Marketing Bill Gates favorite business?My Profile

    April 15, 2016
    • Thanks Tabish,
      For your kind visit and for the added contribution to this post.
      Keep visiting
      Keep sharing
      Hope you had a great day
      ~ Philip

      April 19, 2016
    • Hi Hemant
      Nice to see you on my page for the first time.
      Good to know that you liked the post.
      Keep visiting
      Have a great time of blogging ahead.
      ~ PV

      April 19, 2016
  8. Hi Nikhil,

    Glad to read your post here on Philip sir’s blog.
    I completely agree with your suggestion that it is a better to get more organic traffic by using Long Tail Keywords in our blog posts. Blog commenting has its limitation in bringing more traffic but by including Long Tail keywords, we will be able to get more traffic provided we are creating quality contents in the form of a lengthy post.

    Looking forward to read more posts from you, Nikhil.

    Once again thanks for the wonderful piece of write up and a special thanks to Brother Phil for introducing Nikhil here.

    Keep Sharing.

    Have a great time blogging.

    Reji Stephenson
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    April 15, 2016
  9. Hello Nikhil, it is great to hear you again and even more happy to see you on PV Sir’s Blog. The content by you is very informative as always. Yes, a very important subject many just neglect!
    Thanks for this wonderful reminder about an important thing we bloggers need to follow.
    Thanks a lot!
    Have great weekend to both of you.:-)
    -Abhishek Jain
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    April 16, 2016
  10. Hi Philip ,nice to see Nikhil here,
    and he has like always something for us to learn from .
    I am not good in this things ,this means I know about the google keyword tool
    and I know how to use it,but I do not really like it . It is but important for bloggers
    who want to make money with the blog and rank .Here they have a great guide through
    this process. You did a great job Nikhil.
    Thank you
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    April 17, 2016
  11. Chery Schmidt
    Chery Schmidt

    Hello Philip, It is nice to meet Nikhil here on your blog!
    I for one can use all the help I can get when it comes to keywords. And actually had no idea about these long tail keywords.

    What a great post. I took tons of notes and imagine I will be going back up and reading this through again.
    Great Share
    Thank You
    Chery :))
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    April 19, 2016
  12. Nice post !! Screenshot speaks every things about the article. It’s an easy way to find the long tail keywords from keyword planner tool. Also i recommend to every bloggers to follow to pick up the long tail keywords too to get some decent traffic and earnings…

    Thanks for Sharing & Keep Sharing !!

    April 19, 2016
  13. Hello Sir
    I am happy to be here today.
    You have a wonderful page. This is a great post, and the guest author did a wonderful job here. your article writing style is very useful for all bloggers. Thanks for this useful guide to find keywords. The long tail key words are very important in blogging.

    April 21, 2016
  14. Ikechi

    Hi Nikhil

    You are so right about Long Tail Keywords. Broad terms have big sites already around them so I do agree the LT keywords is the way to go.

    Thanks for the tips which you have shared. Take care and have a swell week.
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    April 22, 2016
  15. Shiv Kumar Gupta
    Shiv Kumar Gupta

    Hey Nikhil,

    Great piece of content shared here. I am a regular reader of your blog since 3 months. Love to read your content on your blog as well. Some time ago, a post of some do follow links landed me on your blog.

    Thanks Again
    Shiv Kumar Gupta

    April 29, 2016
  16. Wow! Again a very meaningful post by Nikhil Bro.
    I must say, Nikhil, you are doing very well and
    it will give a great success in near future.
    Thanks Philip Bro, for sharing this amazing guest post!
    Wish both of you a wonderful weekend.
    – Pritam

    April 29, 2016
  17. Bambang Eko
    Bambang Eko

    For me, Google Keyword Planner is the best and free for keyword research tool.

    Besides using Google Keyword Planner, I usually using or ubersuggest

    May 12, 2016
  18. Hi Nikhil / Philips

    Google Keyword planner is the ultimate keyword tool which we can use free of cost without depending on premium tools because those tools also depend on this tool.

    I was missing some of the points mentioned here while doing keyword research and this article really helped me to know more information about it, thanks for sharing the information, I am glad to see you on Philips website.

    May 18, 2016
  19. Gaurav Verma
    Gaurav Verma

    Nicely written article about long tail keywords.
    Thanks for sharing such a lot of information on this subject.
    I would like to add a bit more information in this regard.
    Google keywords planner and LSIGRAPH is a best tool to find a long tail keyword.
    Have a good day

    October 20, 2016
  20. Thank you Nikhil and Philip for sharing this amazing article.. Well written & definitely helpful article for all bloggers.
    I Will share with my friends on social media.

    Keep writing.

    January 27, 2020
  21. Hi Philip and Nikhil,

    Thanks for a very well explained article on the Google keyword tool.

    I have to confess I’m very lazy with keyword research, so I need to spend more time on the long tailed keyword.

    By the way – I love that long tail on your dinosaur :-)

    Joy Healey – Blogging After Dark
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    January 28, 2020
    • Thank you so much for this guide. As a new blogger, Everyone need to focus on Long tail keyword because this kind of keyword rankable without much effort. Your guide is perfect for beginner bloggers.

      February 1, 2020
  22. Jabran

    Finding long tail keywords these days are really tough and hard, because the competition is growing day by day.

    But your guide is awesome and helped me find it even more easily.

    Thank you for sharing.

    January 31, 2020
  23. Marcus Mogi
    Marcus Mogi

    It looks so easy when you describe the process, but a bit hard for beginner to remember all the details :)
    Thank you for this great article!

    January 31, 2020
  24. Very nicely written explanation of finding the long-tailed keyword. I took notes and I think I will post it to my own Facebook page for myself and my readers. Most bloggers may not have an understanding of what a long-tailed keyword is or how to go about finding them.
    My eyes are opened. Great post Nikhil for Philips blog.
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    February 2, 2020
  25. Dêmisson Araujo
    Dêmisson Araujo

    Congratulations on the content, I’ve already read a lot of material about the Long Tail strategy, but you really have a great facility in writing in a simple way for anyone who understands.

    Thank you

    February 2, 2020
  26. digisense

    Thanks for the tips which you have shared. Take care and have a swell week. The trick that you have mentioned in your post, how to find long-tail keywords by using Google Keyword Planner is very effective to find lucrative keywords.

    February 3, 2020
  27. Hey Philip,

    Long-tail keywords are all the rage these days and a lot of SEO experts are now focusing on these instead of smaller money keywords. Long-tail keywords are basically the ones with comparatively low search volumes.

    But collectively, they make up a majority of all online searches. These keywords have lower search volumes than popular keywords and hence, have less competition. That is why more and more SEO experts are now targeting these keywords as part of their SEO strategies.

    People who search for longer, more specific keywords are usually looking for something particular and not just surfing the net. These are high-intent potential customers that can be targeted using these keywords.

    You have explained this topic really very nicely and I appreciate for this, eventually thanks for exploring your informative experience with us.

    With best regards,

    Amar Kumar

    February 6, 2020

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