Free long tail keywords sourcing points & strategies

Today, I am going to explain in details about how to get free long tail keywords from sources available in the web. As I proceed with my posts, I will be making it clear how and why you should go for this free sources.


At the outset, let me assume that you are a newbie in the blogosphere. If so, then there is something in this post you should care about as a nascent blogger. The initial days of a blogger are really tough. It takes time to get traffic and leads converting into sales. Therefore, money don’t instantly start flowing on clicking the publish button.

Don’t despair, folks. I know what it takes for a newbie to succeed in the field of blogging.  You have to pay for hosting services, buy a domain name, and renew them in the succeeding year. Therefore, financial constraints hold back a newbie like you and many others from going for tools meant for keyword research, plug-ins, SEO optimized themes and a host of facilities available over the web. As a result, you do not get the desired level of success.

Therefore, financial constraints hold back a newbie like you and many others from going for tools meant for keyword research, plug-ins, SEO optimized themes and a host of facilities available over the web. As a result, you do not get the desired level of success.

A keyword research tool available for premium provides you with all sorts of information. Whether you stand a strong chance of ranking for a keyword or not. How many SERPs are there for that keyword, a number of backlinks, incoming links etc. But, right now, they may not be affordable for you.

It, therefore, makes sense to source keywords from points that are free. Isn’t it? Trying to delve deeper into the question, I started reading posts after posts on sourcing free keywords from the web.
From what I came across till date, I have arranged a list of some free sources and strategies using which a good number of free long tail keywords can be obtained and used for your blogs, websites.


To begin with, let me start with the top most search engine of the world Google. The search engine provides us with a list of auto-generated keywords on typing a word or two. To get a variety you can proceed in the manner as shown below.
Long tail keywords from Google Auto Complete
Apart from this, there is a list of related keywords displayed at the bottom of SERPs for keywords. Renowned SEO Expert Brian Dean of Backlinko fame views this as a goldmine of keywords as they provide variations highlighted as under.
Free Long tail Keyword in SERP
Your keywords sourced from this Google Auto Complete feature works great with a combination of tools like SEMRUSHLONGTAIL PROJAAXY or TRAFFIC TRAVIS.
So, go ahead and penetrate more into the world of untapped free long tail keywords. But before sourcing these keywords from search engines, you just make it a point to sign out of your account and clear your browsing history.  Else, Google will also take your previous search sessions into account before doling out those auto-generated results.

GOOGLE ADWORDS KEYWORD PLANNER –This is an excellent tool from the house of the Googles.  Apart from being free, this tool delivers tons of keywords at an eye’s twinkle.  You can have access to keywords for which your rivals are ranking in the top 10 results.  Basically made for the advertisers, this is being exploited by marketeers for sourcing free long tail keywords.
GOOGLE TRENDS – Another very useful tool from Google for ascertaining the popularity of a keyword.
GOOGLE SEARCH CONSOLE         Presuming that you are a blogger and already owning  a blog.  You will obviously want to know the search queries that take people to your blog.  Just sign up for Google Search Console and head over to search analytics under the head search traffic of your Search console account.
Google Search Console
You will find the details of the queries people have been using to reach your website/blog.  Conventional wisdom says that these queries can be used as a point of getting some free long tail keywords.  So go ahead and use them as keywords for writing new subjects and content titles.

FORUMS AND DISCUSSIONS – Free long tail keywords can be also obtained from platforms for Forums and Discussion.  Here people discuss those problems for which they don’t readily find solutions.

Even if they have found one, they are still around primarily because they are not satisfied with that answer or may be that they are still looking for better options. Hence, they flood these platforms with queries in a bid to find answer/solutions to their queries/problems.
Such questions are also often Googled. The more they search the web world, the more Google and other search engines become aware of their queries and search terms relating to them. Based on their search history, these search terms become the untapped keywords of tomorrow. When you start building content around such keywords, they are instantly lapped up by the end users.

There are a good number of such Question & Answer sites in the web world. Quora is one of such sites.  Besides, there are others like Fluther, Formspring, StackExchange, Facebook Questions,  Yahoo Answers, Google Answers.
COMMENTS SECTION OF A POST – If, for instance, you have come up with some great blog posts, then a long list of comments will accompany that post.  This is because when you show authority on a particular subject, you become one of the most sought after in the blogosphere.

Your in-depth knowledge wins you others’ trust. People start expecting solutions or answers to queries on the specific subject. They start flocking your site in the form of backlinks by leaving questions in the comment section of your blog. The more you answer such questions, the more such questions start coming by.

The presence of such search terms in your comments section signals the existence of such untapped keywords.

An authority blog post with a large number of such queries is, therefore, a rich source of free long tail keywords around which quality contents can be written. Unknowingly, your blogging activity leads to keywords production.
KEYWORDS IN BODY CONTENT:– By way of on-page optimization, you are required to insert your keywords in different locations of your content.  Let’s see in which locations of the content can we get them.
KEYWORDS HIDDEN IN THE TITLE  – This is considered one of the most significant ranking factors and a right step towards on-page optimization. Your chance of ranking increases manifold when you use the keywords in the title, preferably at the beginning.

Therefore, there is no denying the fact that long tail keywords  and short tail keywords within lie hidden there. They appear in the SERPs of search engines. And therefore, become a great sourcing point of free long tail keywords.  A screen shot is provided below for your ready reference.
More interesting it is that when enter spun or extended versions of keywords, you come up with exciting results.
KEYWORDS IN THE CLOSING PARAGRAPHS– You have always included the Keyword in the concluding paragraph.

VIEW THE SOURCE CODE OF A WEB PAGE – Thre is another alternative method of getting keywords from HTML codes of your content.  Viewing the source of a web page or the corresponding HTML code will lead you to unearth free keywords from various points of the content.  This entails a few simple steps.  Head over to a web page or a blog post and give a command Control U or right click on the page or post.  You will be taken to the HTML version of the page.
Alternatively, you can click on the bars at the right-hand corner of the  2nd bar for Google Chrome.
SOURCING FREE LONG TAIL KEYWORDS FROM GOOGLE BOOKS & WIKIPEDIA :-  While surfing the internet, looking for keyword sources, I stumbled upon two blog posts from Nate Shivar on Google Books and Wikipedia as free long tail keywords sources.  While Wikipedia is a recognized keyword sourcing point, Google books was the first of its kind.

I am sharing Shiv’s recommendations on Google books.  Google has started storing millions of books in its systems.  You, therefore, will have access to those books simply going to Google books.
As per Googles, searching a book is as simple as searching any term in the web.  Go to  type a search term in the browser.  Say for example I type search engine optimization.

Google will automatically link it to the search results.  Scores  of book details will be displayed in the results pages.  Ignore the URL with the ISBN Nos.  Instead, just select the book title along with its expansion and copy it.
Now, move to the Google Keyword Planner and insert the same in the landing page box.  Click on the box – get ideas.  Look at the results.  You will see tons of long tail keywords free with details like search popularity, CPC etc.
Likewise, Wikipedia is also considered an authority source of getting free long tail keywords.  Authority sources like Neil Patel often regards them so.  Hence, it is gracing this list.  For more untapped sources of keywords read this.


Keyword research is the foundation of content writing.  Writing without proper keyword research is like shooting in the dark.  Therefore, it is imperative for every onliner, entrepreneurs, bloggers to know all the sources of getting free long tail keywords.  I hope I have put up a comprehensive list of how to get long tail keywords free in the web.  Now over to you.

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