Long-tail pro came a long way since the desktop version of the product came out many years ago. It’s now a full-fledged SEO tool. It’s not bad but it’s also not in the same league as tools like Ahrefs or SEMRush.
Long Tail Pro is a veteran in the keyword research scene.
It’s recommended by a lot of people, and it packs quite the punch.
You can use it to find keywords, determine keyword competitiveness, do backlink analysis and even track your ranking.
That sounds great, but do these features help you grow your online business?
Is Long Tail Pro one of the best keyword research tools?
Let’s take it step by step in our Long Tail Pro Review.
The Intuitive User Interface
Long Tail Pro’s interface is seamless and beautiful.
At times, it can be a bit cluttered, and if you’re not used to it you’ll need to adapt.
For example, the SERP analysis dashboard has a lot of features and views that you’ll need to get used to.
On top, some options blend into the background, such as targeting a certain language or country:
But all in all, it’s easy to use and intuitive. Even beginners can grasp (most of) the platform in under 10 minutes, and veteran SEOs will be able to jump on it in no time.
Finding Long Tail Keywords
Keyword research is pretty advanced with Long Tail Pro.
First, you plug seed keywords in the platform:
Just remember that you can add multiple keywords, so you shouldn’t waste time checking everything individually.
As soon as you have a few keywords to research, you can click retrieve and find suggestions:
Long Tail Pro immediately serves low competition long tail keywords, with search volume estimates and competition metrics.
This is great because you can find the best keyword for your content marketing efforts faster.
That’s one difference between Long Tail Pro and any other keyword research tool: their algorithms do a great job of sorting through all your opportunities and only displaying targetable long tail phrases.
You can also check the keywords your competitor ranks for, and if you want to turn off their sorting algorithm, you can do a manual keyword research for any seed keyword.
However, this is where Long Tail gets a bit harder to use.
If you just retrieve more seed keywords, they’ll get stacked with everything you researched before. This is because Long Tail Pro saves all previous searches and displays them at the same time.
For example, I had retrieved keyword suggestions for “best dremel” and then I wanted to do some keyword research on aha.io.
This is what my list looked like:
This can work against you. If you have a website doing laptop reviews, all the Dell keywords will get mixed up with the MacBook keywords.
The workaround is easy. Just start a new list before you find keywords on a different topic:
If you use it right, saving all keyword searches is actually an advantage. You can have similar topics, with their Google search results and competitors grouped.
Besides these research options, you can also customize your dashboard:
I only did that to deactivate paid results metrics, since I don’t want to advertise on the Google search network.
But you can also use it to declutter the interface, if you’re a beginner and all those metrics are a bit confusing.
This turns Long Tail into a versatile keyword research tool.
On top, you can also filter keywords based on these dashboard options: