A guest post by my colleague, Brian Lang at Small Business Ideas Blog
Are you one of those bloggers who wishes they could get a flood of search engine traffic, but are afraid of SEO?
I’ve met plenty of people who think SEO and getting search engine traffic is technical, difficult and complicated, but it doesn’t have to be.
In fact, if you have website analytics installed, you may have noticed that you are already ranked and getting some traffic for keywords you weren’t even trying to target.
Last year, the search engine traffic to my blog increased by over 10 times… and I only did a handful of posts and guest posts.
But I did do some keyword research and target some of my articles towards those keywords. And much of that traffic came from long tail keywords which are less competitive and easier to rank for.
Google Keyword Planner is the most popular tool that people use for keyword research, but unfortunately, it only provides limited data.
But there are quite a few tools and ideas that you can use to get this missing keyword data and incorporate these terms into your content for more search engine traffic.
Want to learn how get more search traffic from long tail keywords? Then check out these 17 keyword research tools and ideas…