Today I’m reviewing HitTail, a service that helps you dominate organic search results and thus boost visitors to your WordPress site.
Here’s what HitTail does in a nutshell:
Drive targeted search visitors to your website by focusing on the most promising organic keywords in your existing traffic.
Installing HitTail on your WordPress site cannot be easier. Just download the HitTail plugin then insert the site code which you can obtain from your HitTail control panel.
HitTail uses an algorithm to determine the keywords which are most likely to rank well in Google through your site.
Your website analytics contains a wealth of information, and you might not be making the best use of it. Lets face it, nobody likes trawling through page after page of Google Analytics data to try to extract some meaningful information on what we should be writing about.
HitTail makes the task infinitely simpler. It presents a screen of keyword suggestions. You can export this information to Microsoft Excel for further manipulation. At the moment, one of the only minuses of HitTail is that its filtering and sorting capabilities are very basic. So it is easier to just export to Excel and work from there.
The HitTailing Process
Simply sign up for a HitTail account and install the WordPress plugin to get started. Once installed, HitTail will start analyzing all your traffic to find the most promising keyword suggestions for your website.
If you target the keyword suggestions provided by HitTail in just one article or blog post, you are almost guaranteed to rank on the first page for those keywords. As you continue adding content and increasing your keyword diversity, the size and rankings of your site effectively snowball. That is the power of long tail SEO.
This is a tool which I recommend to both beginners to blogging, as well as those who have huge sites with tons of articles.
For the beginner, a common problem is not knowing what topic to write about next. HitTail makes it so much easier by providing a constant stream of keyword ideas. And of course, knowing that they will perform well beforehand is a huge help.
For the bloggers who already own big websites, it’s also useful since you can take a clearer look at your content and write new articles that might be related to ones you already have. HitTail makes it very easy, and combined with your experience of managing and writing in your blog, you’ll be creating epic blog posts that will bring tons of traffic. Indeed it’s not uncommon for users of HitTail to report improvements of up to 20% on their previous search traffic. An example is WPBeginner, another WordPress blog, who managed to boost their traffic by 20% after a few weeks of using HitTail.
And of course, there’s nothing blackhat in using HitTail, so you’ll never be hit by Google updates such as Panda or Penguin. This service might therefore be the best white hat way of gaining an ‘unfair advantage’ over your competition.
So how does HitTail differ from regular analytics, you might ask? Take a look at the comparison below, and you’ll see why HitTail is a better tool when you’re trying to identify ways to conquer Google.
HitTail is a particularly invaluable tool for those who are doing affiliate marketing. You can quickly scan the keywords to see which ones you can easily dominate Google for. Then see if there are affiliate products you can promote that fit within those keywords, and start writing.
Right now you can sign up for a 21 day trial, and you can cancel anytime during this period if you don’t like the service. I encourage you to try HitTail, you will start seeing meaningful results within 3-4 days, so you’ve got nothing to lose and a lot to gain by trying it out.
The Personal plan at $9.95/month can handle up to 4,000 monthly unique visitors, while the Pro plan at $19.95 is good for up to 10,000 monthly unique visitors. With the Pro plan you also get the following extras:
- One-click custom articles
- Export keyword data to Excel
- Email alerts for keyword suggestions
- Filter between paid and organic search traffic
The one-click custom articles is a service where you can order articles directly from HitTail for the price of $19. So you just find the keywords you’d like to target from their suggested list, hit the order article button and you’ll have a 400-word article on its way to you within a few days. Might be useful for a website which is trying to build content, but I wouldn’t use it for high profile blogs, since the followers of high profile blogs can easily distinguish between a generic article and an article written by the main writer behind the blog.
For higher traffic sites there are also the business and agency plans which get you 30,000 and 80,000 unique visitors per month capabilities. Further than that, the price is an extra $9.95 for another 15,000 visits.
HitTail are also offering a free 1-year plan for bloggers. So what are you waiting for?
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