Long-tail keyword research tool
Works with your Google Search Console data
Very cost-effective keyword research tool
What is HitTail?
HitTail is a tool that specialises in finding the best long tail keywords for your particular site.
It is the first tool of its kind to actually analyse your own keyword data to unearth golden long tail opportunities.
HitTail has been around since 2006 and has helped tens of thousands of webmasters and bloggers increase their natural search presence and extend their organic search marketing campaigns.
What does HitTail do?
HitTail works by importing your Search Analytics data from Google Search Console (formerly Webmaster Tools) and analysing the keyword data with its own complex algorithm.
The algorithm suggests topics for content based on the keywords that are underperforming in your Search Console data.
The keywords it identifies are mainly long-tail keywords that are highly relevant to the organic search traffic your site currently receives. You can use these long-tail keywords to form new, targeted content on your website as well as in Pay-Per-Click campaigns.
HitTail works automatically, so once you’ve hooked it up to your Search Console you will start to see new suggestions in your HitTail user interface immediately. Therefore it works in the background, so you don’t have to spend a long time on keyword research – just log in and get your new suggestions as and when you need them.
Who needs HitTail?
Keyword research is something all webmasters should be doing, so a tool like HitTail is a must for all.
Automatically generating long-tail content ideas is a huge time-saver for webmasters, who can effectively outsource the idea-generation of a large percentage of their content strategies to HitTail.
It’s attractive pricing strategy make it affordable for all types of webmasters – from bloggers to in-house and agency SEOs.
How much does HitTail cost?
There are four different costing plans for HitTail:
Personal - $9.95 per month
Pro - $19.95 per month
Business - $39.95 per month
Agency - $79.95 per month
The account levels differ in terms of how many keyword suggestions you get each month. The Personal account gets you 200 keywords a month, the Pro gets 500, the Business gets 1,500 and the Agency account gets 4,500 keywords per month.
Good points about HitTail
Two things you should look for in an SEO tool are functionality and cost-effectiveness. On both counts, HitTail is a winner.
The tool will not only save you a lot of time researching new content ideas, it’s special algorithm will probably do a better job than you as well.
On top of that, the relative low price of the tool make it a no-brainer – with the starting package costing just $9.95.
HitTail isn’t a ‘flashy’ tool, it simply does what it does very well.
As with all long-tail keyword / content suggestion tools, HitTail’s results can be a bit hit and miss – but it has a very impressive ratio when it comes to suggesting winning content ideas.
About the Author
Luke Glassford is an SEO expert with over 15 years’ experience.
During his time working in SEO, Luke has set-up an SEO agency, worked as an in-house SEO for a major national company and managed his own successful SEO consultancy - using a lot of different SEO tools along the way!