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Long Tail Pro Review: Towards Better Search Engine Ranking

I am writing this review after a month of gap and that’s because I was on vacations. I had a wonderful time with my wife and daughter in Malaysia and Indonesia. Spending time with family is just awesome.

I love vacations………

I am back now and straight away on my desk.

Today I will be writing an in-depth Long Tail Pro review.

What is Long Tail Pro?

In simple words, Long Tail Pro is a keyword research tool.

Since I have already reviewed other keyword research tools like Power Suggest Pro, Micro Niche Finder and others, LongTail Pro was missing so I thought to review it too. The idea is to let you guys compare and choose the most appropriate keyword research software.

Long Tail Pro is a web-based software which you install on your computer. It is created in Adobe Air and the overall user interface is clean and tidy (more on this in later part of the review).

It pulls data from Google Keyword Planner and directly from Google search results, to find long tail keywords along with other details like CPC, monthly searches, competitiveness of the keywords and much more.

Makes sense, right.

Before moving ahead towards the review, let me briefly and quickly explain what long tail keywords are. What is a long tail keyword anyway? Since this piece of software pulls a list of long tail keywords for you therefore it is important to understand what a long-tail keyword is.

What Is a Long-Tail Keyword?

A long-tail keyword is a phrase or even a complete sentence that is a combination of multiple key words and/or phrases. As a general rule of thumb, a long-tail keyword is one that consists of at least four keywords (according to Neil Patel). These long tail keywords let you get as specific as possible in order to narrow down your focus and to target the right audience.

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An example of a long-tail keyword

Not to forget, long-tail keywords are easy to rank in search engines.

In fact, according to Statistica, you should be using at least 50% long-tail keywords in your on-page optimization for optimum results.

Let me give you an example.

Work from home is a general keyword or as we call it short-tail keyword which is not as specific as work from home opportunities in Birmingham for moms, which is a long-tail keyword.

You see, ranking your website for the second keyword would be easy instead of work from home. Also, if you are ranking for work from home opportunities in Birmingham for moms, you will get more targeted traffic.

This is why long-tail keywords are so critical and such a crucial ranking factor.

Now let’s move towards Long Tail Pro review.

Long Tail Pro Review

It is an easy-to-use keyword research software that will let you find long-tail keywords in any niche. You just have to enter a seed keyword – a seed keyword is the initial keyword that you insert to find more related (and even unrelated) long-tail keywords – in the software and it will return all the long-tail keywords.

long tail pro reviewThis keyword research software can generate up to 800 long-tail keywords per seed.

You can copy, import or move the entire list of keywords from the software easily for further processing.

Interestingly, it pulls its data from Google Keyword Planner Tool. Google serves more than 80% of the searches worldwide so most of the keyword data that this software pulls is from Google and is very valuable.

The Creator of Long Tail Pro

Spencer Haws is the man behind this amazing tool. He is the owner of Niche Pursuits. He is quite an experienced internet marketer who is exceptionally good at creating niche websites. To date, he has over 500 micro niche websites that are making him a lot of money.

Spencer created Long Tail Pro for his personal use, after getting frustrated by using all those not-so-good keyword research tools. As he loves creating niche websites focusing on long-tail keywords therefore it was critical for him to find competitive long-tail keywords.

To make things easy for himself, he created this software. After tweaking it for several months and getting massive success from it, he decided to start selling it.

After all, who hates making money from a software?

Reasons for Using a Keyword Research Tool

So why should you use a keyword research tool anyway?

Why should you spend money on Long Tail Pro or any other keyword research tool (like Power Suggest Pro)? Especially when you have free access to Google’s keyword planner.

What’s in it for you?

Let me tell you something.

There is a business strategy, known as Blue Ocean Strategy. This strategy is all about creating blue oceans which are markets that are in wide open ocean where you don’t have any competitors.

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Instead of competing in red ocean, you can take your business to the next level by making competition irrelevant.

Yes, you can create a whole new market, create demand and make massive profit without any competition.

Now in order to find a new market (blue ocean), you must have the understanding as to what customers need or what you can sell them. To find out what a tiny portion of customers is searching on the internet, you have to look at those long-tail keywords.

Once you see hundreds of long-tail keywords about work from home, you will figure it out that there is a single long-tail keyword that is not being targeted by anyone on the internet. You take that keyword, make it better and start a website with a product or service around it.

This is why finding right keywords (both short-tail and long-tail) is so important for internet businesses.

It doesn’t matter whether you are blogger, running an ecommerce store, selling a service online, doing business on internet, promoting affiliate products from ClickBank and Amazon on your affiliate site – you just cannot do it without keywords.

Keywords aren’t just necessary for organic search and SEO but these are extremely crucial when you have to run an advertising campaign, when you have to write a new blog post and when you have to find your target audience on the internet.

On the internet, there is nothing more important than a keyword.

And if you are using a reliable keyword research tool and are targeting the right people with right set of keywords – you are in the right ship.

Long Tail Pro Features

Let’s see what Long Tail Keyword Pro by Spencer Haws can do for you. Here is a list of some of the most significant features.

  • It can help you find multiple keywords at a single time.
  • User-interface is extremely easy. Though I will share a complete Long Tail Pro tutorial in the later section of this Long Tail Pro review that will show you how to use Long Tail Pro but trust me, it is very easy and simple.
  • Data that it pulls is accurate and latest.
  • It just doesn’t show you long tail keywords rather the tool will provide you with a lot of other critical details including average CPC (Cost per Click) from Google AdWords, Keyword Competitiveness (KC) and monthly searches.
  • Keyword Competitiveness (KC) is one of the best features by Long Tail Pro that shows you the competitiveness of every single long tail keyword that it generates.
  • Competitor analysis of top 10 websites on Google search for the keyword of your choice.
  • Now here is my favorite feature. You can check search ranking of any URL in Google, Bing and Yahoo. This is something that we all love to do and Long Tail Keyword Pro lets you do exactly this with ease.
  • You can easily import, save and copy keywords.
  • Did I tell you that you can get access to Long Tail Pro trial for full 10 days without even using a credit card? You can try it for free now.

What Long Tail Pro Can Do For You

If we put it in simple words, this keyword research software can provide you with three types of services, which include:

  1. Long-tail keyword research (or market research)
  2. Keyword Competitiveness (KC)
  3. Search engine ranking of any website

So if you are planning to purchase Long Tail Pro, make sure that you know what it can do for you.

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 How to Find Least Competitive Keywords with Long Tail Pro

The most interesting and helpful service offered by Long Tail Pro is Keyword Competitiveness that is represented by KC in the software (similar to advertiser competitive). This is the keyword competitiveness that is calculated in-house by the software. You get a KC value for every keyword that it finds for you.

How KC is calculated?

Well KC is calculated on the basis of 10 factors which include:

  1. Domain authority
  2. Domain age
  3. Page rank
  4. Moz rank
  5. Page authority
  6. Backlinks
  7. URL
  8. Title
  9. Link juice
  10. Monthly searches

Impressive? Yes it is. You get the individual values of all these factors in competitive analysis.

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Since KC is such a powerful value therefore you should always look at this particular value when determining the competitiveness, worth or profitability of any keyword.

Here is how to do it.

KC is a value between 0 and 100. Lower KC values represent low competition while higher values represent high competition. As you move towards 100, the competitiveness of the keyword increases.

So a keyword having KC value of 10 is less competitive and thus easy to rank as compared to a keyword with KC value 70 which means the keyword is very high competitive and not easy to rank.

The perfect keywords to go for are those having KC value between 25 and 35. As this will ensure that you are promoting keywords that are moderately competitive and are profitable too. Such keywords are easy to rank for.

Remember, it is all about choosing the right mix of long-tail keywords.

Long Tail Pro Tutorial

Long Tail Pro software is not hard to use but since most of the people have no idea of it therefore here is a brief tutorial so that you know how to use Long Tail Pro.

Step #1

Download the software. Here is a Long Tail Pro download link. You will get an installer with a manual. The manual is PDF that is very helpful. I recommend you go through the entire Long Tail Pro manual.

Step #2

You can install it on Window as well as on Mac. You must have latest version of Adobe Air installed on your machine.

Step #3

Sign up for Google AdWords if you are not already registered. You need to keep your Google AdWords account open when you are using the software as it pulls data directly from AdWords so you must be signed into it.

Also, make sure that you have selected the right country and currency in AdWords so as to get appropriate results and CPC.

Step #4

Open the software. Choose the right tab from top right corner. There are three tabs; Keyword Research, Competitor Analysis and Rank Checker.

For instance, if you want to search for keywords, select Keyword Research and enter the seed keyword which could be anything. It will pull long-tail keywords for the seed keyword. Give it some time as it will need some time to pull data.

Step #5

After search has been completed, you can refer to the extracted keywords. Refer to columns which include average CPC, local searches and competition.

This is how simple it is to use Long Tail Pro.

long tail pro reviewWho Should Use Long Tail Pro

This is a software that is perfect for:

  • Bloggers
  • Affiliates
  • Businesses
  • SEO consultants
  • Internet marketers
  • Advertisers
  • Copywriters
  • Social media professionals


In terms of price, I have a good news and a bad news for you.

First with the bad news. You will probably find a lot of Long Tail Pro discount deals and Long Tail Pro coupons but unfortunately they don’t work. Since the author is offering Long Tail Pro trial therefore he is not offering any Long Tail Pro discount coupons.

This leads us to the good news which is, you can try Long Tail Pro for 10 days without paying a single penny. You can instantly download it today.

After completing your free trial, you can either choose Pro plan or Pro + Platinum plan.

  • In the Pro plan, you get access to limited features at one time price of $97.
  • To get access to all the features of Long Tail Pro, you have to subscribe for Pro + Platinum plan which costs you $97 onetime charges and then $17 per month.

If you are moving from Pro plan to Pro + Platinum, you will not have to pay $97 because this is just one time charges. For Platinum plan, you just have to pay monthly subscription.


  • Extremely easy-to-use software that is pretty quick and has tidy interface. Getting started with Long Tail Pro is easy.
  • Long Tail Pro works on both Mac and Windows. This makes it one of the few keyword research tools that work on Mac.
  • You can find long-tail keywords in any niche based on a single search term.
  • The software lets you find ranking of websites, find competitiveness and find keywords that will rank better and easily.
  • It can be downloaded and used on multiple devices.
  • Lifetime updates and upgrades without any additional cost.


  • Customer support is not one of the quickest, I must say. They do respond but the response time is well over 24 hours. If that’s OK with you, not an issue but for someone like me – it is definitely not a good sign.
  • Pro + Platinum plan is definitely expensive because it comes with a monthly subscription.

How to Use Long Tail Pro: Best Practices

If you have decided to try Long Tail Pro, let me share a few ways to use it for best results.

It is just a piece of software that will provide you with a list of keywords but it doesn’t tell you how you have to use those keywords. There are people who are really killing their competition with Long Tail Pro while there are others that are on Pro + Platinum package but are unable to see any results.

The only difference is what you do with the long-tail keywords and how you use them.

Here are a few suggestions and best practices.

  • The most appropriate keywords to target are the ones with low competition.
  • Use long-tail keywords in your blog titles, URL, headings, for PPC campaigns, for buying domains and for SEO. There are so many ways to use these keywords – just be creative.
  • The longer a keyword is easier it is to rank and better targeted it is.
  • Not all the long tail keywords are buying keywords. You have to refine your search and should choose those buying long tail keywords only.
  • Always make sure you are signed in to one and only one Gmail and AdWords account while using this software else it will keep on saying that software is unable to log into your Google AdWords account.

It all depends on how you are using these keywords – nothing else!

long tail pro reviewLong Tail Pro Alternatives

Long Tail Pro is not the only keyword research tool that I personally use. There are three other software that I use and I find myself in a good position to tell you about them.

The three best Long Tail Pro alternatives are:

Power Suggest Pro: A very powerful tool that extracts data from six major search engines. I really love it. You can read Power Suggest Pro review.

Brad Callen Niche Finder: I don’t use this one too much but it is one of the most popular niche finder and keyword finder that most of the gurus use. It just doesn’t find keywords but it is extremely good at finding new untapped niches. Great for those who are pursuing Blue Ocean Strategy. Read Brad Callen Niche Finder Software review.

Micro Niche Finder: I personally like niche finder for the fact that it is very fast. You don’t have to wait too much to see any results. It can also find keywords as well as niches. Read Micro Niche Finder review.


There are massive benefits of using long-tail keywords including (but not limited to) highly targeted traffic, high conversion rate, better search engine ranking (that we all love) and it is the latest trend.

The thing is you should target long tail keywords whether you use a software like Long Tail Pro or you do it manually or you do it via Google Keyword Tool. The hook is there is no way without it – especially in the long-run.

While doing it manually is possible but it is way too time-consuming and if you use Google AdWords that will not give you as accurate results as Long Tail Pro. So this software is definitely worth trying especially if you are not using any other keyword research tool.

I will end my Long Tail Pro review here. Meantime, you can download Long Tail Pro for free by clicking on the link below. Try it for 10 days and see if it can be of any help for you or not.

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