How To Find Longtail Keywords Free for Better SEO

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The King of Getting SEO is Longtail Keywords

Making money on the internet requires SEO- learning how to find longtail keywords free is a big help to get started on the internet
Making money on the internet requires SEO- learning how to find longtail keywords is a big help to get started on the internet

So how to find longtail keywords free is something most of us want to know about.

They are how people find us at all.  The search engines recognize them, then when a person with a problem or question searches our topic, our post comes up with a solution for them.

Kyle teaches us at Wealthy Affiliate about how to find long-tail keywords free…he calls them the low-hanging fruit.    I love that!  Can’t you just picture that??

Where Do You Put This Fruit?

I put them in my title and in my first paragraph.  And then a number of times, naturally, throughout my post.

I write all the great content I can come up with to engage my reader that I understand their problem, that I have a solution for them and all the benefits that solution has for them.

All followed by a good call to action.

You’ll also find my keywords in my meta description to help folks find my post.


We want to use keywords to optimize our posts to get as much traffic as we can
We want to use keywords to optimize our posts to get as much traffic as we can

The Result So Far????  

Traffic is growing…I have at this writing a blog that is just under half a year old.  I know that it takes time to generate a good traffic flow.

I also know that I am doing exactly what the people who have been, and continue to be successful, in this business are doing.  Learning how to find longtail keywords free is part of it.

Keyword Density is Part of SEO

I experiment with density for my keywords.  I used to check with Kesor to see what they say about my density.  No longer!

The experimentation is gone now that I use Squirrly
The experimentation is gone now that I use Squirrly…no more guesswork with my SEO!

I discovered Squirrly!

You see with Squirrly, I can find my longtail keywords…Jaaxy is a good tool to use in conjunction with Squirrly, especially if you have the free version…the free version limits your keyword searches a bit, so using Jaaxy too can help to get those keywords that are

  • a- searched for a lot
  • b- lack much competition
  • c-  therefore, easier to rank

I didn’t find Squirrly until I had been working on my blog for about 4 months…I needed to go back and rework every one of my past posts, as well as use it for new ones.

I am hoping this reaches some newbies in the internet business to help them on their way.

If you’re a part of Wealthy Affiliate, then you get a free version of Jaaxy, and that’s a good thing.

The FREE keyword density tool​ helps to make sure your keyword density is okay…you want to aim between 3-6%.  The challenge with Kesor is that it helps with keywords that are only 1-3 words long…in most cases the best longtail keywords are a lot longer than that!  So it has its uses, but they are limited.

With Squirrly, you get to find your keyword that has an attractive search and competitive sweet spot, write and watch Squirrly guide you into proper density, and where your keywords need to appear for best SEO.

Try it for one of your posts…it’s free!

You may become as addicted to using Squirrly as I am.


What Density Works Best?



The experts are all over the place on this…from keywords don’t matter at all ….to they should be 20% of your content.  Knowing how to find longtail keywords- free- helps to have the exact density to help folks find your post.

Most seem to say 2-6%,  with an average of  3% or so.

I find that 30-35 or so uses makes for about 3% density in a 1000-1200 word post.

30-35?  How can I make that fit naturally into my content, without looking like artificial keyword stuffing.

use your prime real estate on your post to increase keyword density
Use your prime real estate on your post to increase keyword density

My solution:

I use some prime real estate in addition to my content.  I put the keywords in the alt description of my images, and even in captions on the images.  They all count.

Has anyone come up with other ways to increase keyword density while keeping the content relevant and captivating?   The internet gurus tell us to use our real estate well.  Squirrly even guides that use.

Squirrly also tells when you are over- or under-optimized.  It guides as you write!  It’s a pretty empowering tool.  Check it out.



Annie is a wife, Mom and Grannie, who has discovered and rediscovered creative art in her retirement. She has a lifelong commitment to learning and living creatively.

She has been a business owner, and enjoys the challenges and demands and creative hard work that entailed. Her entrepreneurial spirit and attitude still guide her volunteer work in her community school system.

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17 thoughts on “How To Find Longtail Keywords Free for Better SEO

  1. Hi Annie. I think you’ve done an excellent job in explaining keyword density in such simple terms. It is a concept that is new to me too and I’m glad to have you explaining it so well. I’m quiet sure as we master this we’ll see a great improvement in organic traffic.

    1. Hi Zola,
      I believe this is one of the tools we are learning to use. No one of them will do it all, no magic secret sauce, but by applying each one of them, we will get to the place we are working to get to. Thank you for visiting. I am glad to be of some help.

  2. Hi Annie, this article really cleared up some questions I had about keyword ranking. I’m spending time now going back through the posts that are already up on my site, checking what their keyword density is, then tweaking them accordingly. This is an amazing learning experience for me. Thank you for your insight.

    1. Sue. I am so glad this clears it up for you.
      I love the way when each one of us at Wealthy Affilliate learn and understand how to use one of our tools, we can share it with fellow members, and we all grow and learn and succeed together.
      Have a great day.

  3. Hi Annie, I enjoy the Jaaxy tool to help me create an interesting title made up of low hanging fruit long tail keywords. I use this as my title in the first paragraph of the blog. Then, I focus on writing quality content.
    I need to ‘check’ out the keyword density checker.

    1. I agree with you on how useful Jaaxy is to help find that low hanging fruit. This is an add-on to that, and Jaaxy plays another great role in it.
      I have found other three-word keyword phrases just naturally occur as I write my content. Now I am purposefully identifying what those are and increasing their density.
      Let me know how it works for you.

  4. Like you, I have been following the guidelines of using the keyword in the title and then in the first or second paragraph. After that, I simply tried to write naturally and if the keyword came up again, great.

    Unfortunately that put my keyword density at something like 0.7%

    Now I am in the process of reworking my posts again, increasing the number of uses for my keywords, while trying to keep it sounding natural.

    1. It’s a nice add-on, Craig, and I am finding I can increase the density of those three-word phrases without detracting from the natural flow of the content. Especially when I use my images real estate.
      Let me know how it goes for you!

    2. That is what you are supposed to do and remember to keep it natural. If you have done the first part do not sweet the second part just make sure your content talks about what your keywords refer to. You do not want to have Apple as your keyword and the content talks about Oranges.

  5. Hello Annie,
    I think one of the most complicated pieces of our business , is the keyword concept. And every time I think I am grasping it, i realize I still have so much to learn. Thank you so much for covering this material again. Especially the keyword density tool. I am waiting for the day when it just makes more sense. And you did help bring that day closer! So many thanks,ariel

  6. Hello Annie,
    Great article!
    Content is king and keywords ensure this. It is a practiced art so it will take time. However, the key to success of any kind is to just take action and start. Thanks for the tool to check keyword density. And yes, we need to strive for a ‘natural flow’ in our content even though we want to get Uncle G’s attention.
    Much success

  7. Hello Annie,
    I am so trying not to get overwhelmed with the whole keyword concept. So this article really helps to break it down along with the density concept. So between our prime real estate and keywords we should be seen with favor in the Google god’s eyes yes?
    Thank you so much, ariel

  8. Annie,

    There is so much to remember when it comes to keywords. I really like the keyword density tool. I was always confused as to why my site did not rank for certain words, and now I know why. Your post is very helpful.


  9. I was just working on my keyword density in a few of my posts. One I had worked on a few days ago is starting to see the benefits of my editing. I could not initially find it by searching in the first several pages of google. Today I found it after editing for my keywords. It still needs work and so does the rest of my posts, but it is a work in progress and a show of the power of keywords.

  10. Yes, Annie, keywords are king, and without them, your website would not be noticed by anyone. This topic has so many variations is hard to determine which variation is the right one. Recently I have gone through all my posts and made changes to my keywords and is only a matter of time before I see if it was the right thing to do.

    You mention Keyword density, and what percentage you think is the right one to use. This is interesting, I use Yoast and in all my posts they say my density is too low, but I never pay that part of my SEO any attention. This is something I have to look deep into.

    The good thing about knowing what works or not, we have to try it. I thank you for mentioning longtail keywords, sometimes I miss that, but will be using them for my keyword research going forward. Thank you for posting this valuable topic on keywords.

  11. Dear Annie,

    Thanks for the post. Yes keywords are the key words. Thanks for giving insights on keyword density, its really helpful. Yes content is the king.

    The solution provided by you is great “I am using some prime real estate in addition to my content. I am putting the keywords in the alt description of my images, and even in captions on the images. They all count.”

    Your Friend,

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