HitTail Review: How Long Tail Keywords Can Help You Attract More Visitors

HitTail Review

Searching For Long Tail Keywords

Name – HitTail
Price – Starting at $ 19.95/month (Pro Plan) up to $79.95/month (Agency Plan). Free Trial Available
Website – www.hittail.com

A blog without visitors is like a head without a heart, a cafe without clientele.
It misses the conversation, the hustle, and bustle of the company that makes a visit worthwhile.
The cafe and blog can thrive with word of mouth advertising.
However, how do you get people recommending your blog and speaking about it?
Great content is part of the equation.
But not the only part.

First and foremost you have to get your blog found on the internet.
It should appear in relevant search results on the leading search engines and Google in particular.
Because there are millions of sites online, and probably billions of pages looking for a place in search engine results it sometimes seems an uphill struggle.
There's a plethora of companies and programs aimed to help you succeed in building traffic to your website.
Using a wide variety of techniques.
One of them is Search Engine Optimization.

Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of affecting the visibility of a website or a web page in a search engine's “natural” or un-paid (“organic”) search results.
Over the past two years, thousands of webmasters have watched their search engine rankings vanish while others have been unexpectedly rewarded.
Beginning with the Panda update and continuing with Penguin, Google is continuously changing the rules of SEO.
Fortunately for you, there are ways to improve your SEO and grow your organic search traffic.

One way to improve your position in the search engine rankings is to use a tool like HitTail.
HitTail is an online based tool that is built for the purpose to drive targeted search visitors to your website by focusing on the most promising organic keywords in your existing traffic.

Now let's put the program to the test. (*)

HitTail offers 3 Monthly subscriptions.
De cheapest option (“Pro”) starting at 19,95$ monthly, the most expensive option (“Agency”) 79,95$ monthly.
A free trial is offered, and you do not have to commit to long-term contracts.
Which is a good thing!

Signing up is easy and straightforward.

When it's the first time you sign in you are presented with several screens that help you on your way.

Hot Keywords are search terms that HitTail gathers by analyzing your website’s organic search traffic.
After they extract the terms, they run them through their proprietary algorithm that has analyzed more than 1.2 billion keywords to determine whether you can quickly benefit from using them.

Since this tool works by analyzing your website's traffic in the week, hot keyword suggestions are delivered on a weekly basis.

What can you do with hot keywords?

1. Use suggested hot keywords to build a keyword portfolio for your website.

Once you start receiving hot keywords, move the ones you want to keep to your “To Do” list.
This will help you build a keyword portfolio for your website.

In this “To Do” list you can mark keywords that you already target on your site and at the same time see the keywords you might want to target.
This will help you avoid internal competition between your web-pages.

2. Add new content.

If you find a suggested hot keyword that you haven’t targeted yet, you can use it as topics to add new content to your site.

You can also order articles optimized for specific keywords directly from your HitTail account.

3. Improve your existing content.

If you find a suggested hot keyword that you already target on your website, this might be because your site is not among Google’s Top 10 with this particular keyword yet, but you have a very good chance to get there.
Being in Google's Top 10 will increase organic search traffic multiple times compared to what that keyword brings you currently.

Since the Hot Keywords tool works by analyzing your website's existing traffic, it can be used efficiently only with websites and blogs that already have steady traffic.

After you log into the member's area, you are presented with several tabs.
They are self-explanatory.
I’ll walk you through several of them.

Account Section: Sites


You can add your sites here and have them all listed on one page.

Account Section:Plan & Usage

The “Plan and Usage” tab will give you a bird eyes view of your site's statistics.
Including visits last month, visits this month and a forecast for the current month.
It is easy to see which sites are doing well in respect to visitor growth and keywords found.
It sure is much easier to follow than the logging into Google Analytics and plowing through raw data.

Account Section: Integrations

The HitTail WordPress plugin automatically installs your tracking code on your WordPress site.
Now it’s time to move to the core of the HitTail program.

The Suggestions Tab


Long Tail Keywords

After sifting through your keywords HitTail might recommend the ones that you have a high likelihood of ranking for and that are worth targeting (i.e., enough traffic to make it worthwhile).
Sort by highest score at the top and work your way down.]
This is the most important part of the HitTail program.
Working with these suggestions should give you an advantage over your competition.
The keywords that appear in the Suggestions tab are a selection of the underperforming keywords found in the Keywords Section.
They become the primary candidates to create new keyword focused content.
If keywords appear in the Suggestions tab that you would like to work with simply clicking on them will move them to the To Do List.
You can write that article yourself, order it to be written through HitTail or outsource it to another writing service.
I added the suggestion to my to-do list and will be writing the articles myself.

To Do Tab


Three keywords appear in the To Do List that I will be writing articles for.
The To Do Tab is your editorial to do list of subjects you plan to write about.
After writing them I will add them to my site and see how they perform.
By clicking on the done checkbox, they will disappear from the list.


Long Tail Keyword Tool:
Some thoughts about Long Tail Keywords(SEO).
The long tail is an economic concept that says the collective demand for less-popular items can exceed the total demand for the most popular items. Amazon.com is famous for leveraging the long tail; instead of focusing on selling 100,000 units of one item, Amazon focuses on selling relatively few units each of 100,000 different products.
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It turns out the long tail concept applies to search keywords, as well. A typical active website will have many visitors each month spread across hundreds of different search keywords.

However, here’s the best part: hidden in the long tail is a set of promising keywords that will increase your search traffic if you target them.

Your long tail data is far superior to data from other keyword tools because:
1 Only you have the data — your competitors cannot obtain your long tail keywords
2 You already know there is potential to rank well for these keywords

Conclusion: HitTail Pros and Cons


  • Good for people who do not know how to make sense of data using Google Webmaster Tools
  • The HitTail algorithm analyzes a ton of keywords that will sift through your keywords and rank them on a 1-5 star scale to indicate where your low-hanging fruit lies.
    (The ones that you have a high likelihood of ranking for and that are worth targeting (i.e., enough traffic to make it worthwhile).
    Sort by the highest score at the top and work your way down.
  • Free trial. Accounts are limited to receiving 15 keywords and 15 suggestions before entering a credit card and activating the account.
  • No contracts or long-term commitments
  • WordPress plugin makes installation simple
  • Imports Google keywords automatically
  • Stores your keywords indefinitely
  • Not restricted by the number of websites (quotas are based on unique site visitors only)
  • If you go over your website traffic limit, HitTail will send out you an advance notice of such via e-mail.
    They automatically upgrade your account allowed you a grace period of one month.
  • You can order a unique 400-word article for $19 if you don’t have the time to write all these small long tail posts yourself.


  • It might not be the most groundbreaking program as they lean heavily on Google's Webmaster Tools
  • The service is most useful once you have a small amount of your traffic flowing – so at least 1,000 unique visitors per month to see proper keyword suggestions.
    (My site with less traffic has fewer keyword recommendations – and you have to wait longer before seeing new keyword recommendations. )

Search engine marketing is just about every blogger’s nightmare.
You may be confronted with an overload of info which could give headaches even for the most experienced.
The HitTail Seo program can probably be an effective weapon.
If used correctly it could give your website a boost in the context of seo.
HitTail can be a viable economic solution for individuals who usually do not want to invest in expensive Seo providers or resources.

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