4 Steps to Getting 30,000 Visitors/Month Using Long Tail Keywords

30000 visitors with long tail keywords

Are you looking for ways to increase your blog traffic to 30,000 visitors or more per month?

Do you want to get 1,000+ unique visitors every single day from Google to your websites?

Well, increasing search traffic is not hard as you think. If done right, with proper content strategy, you can easily get 30,000 visitors per month using long tail keywords.

Did you know that Neil Patel from QuickSprout was able to get over 150,000 search visitors in the last year just by using long tail keywords in his content?

That’s the magic of using long tail keywords while creating content. In this detailed guide, I’m going to show you 4 simple steps to use long tail keywords to get 30,000 visitors per month.

Are you interested? Let’s begin.

What are Long Tail Keywords?

Long tail keywords are those which contain 4 or more keyword phrases in it. For instance, “how to find long tail keywords” is a great long tail keyword with 6 keywords in it.

Let me explain the difference between short tail and long tail keywords with a simple example.

  • “Shoe” – short tail keyword
  • “Running shoe” – medium tail keyword
  • “Running shoe for yoga trainers” – long tail keyword (with 5 keywords in it)

I hope you now understand the difference between them and you might be wondering how these long tail keywords actually help you in SEO. Let’s talk about that too.

How Long Tail Keywords can Increase Your Search Traffic

Long tail keywords send you more traffic from search engines (because of the usage 4 or 5 variety of keywords so you tend to get traffic for various keywords).

If you are targeting commercial intent long tail keywords, not only your search traffic will explode but you will see a huge spike in your website sales too. Normally people who use long tail keywords while searching on Google tend to buy more.

Long tail keywords are easier to rank for. Not so many people will be targeting long tail keywords that you are trying to rank for, so it becomes easy for you to rank high on Google for such keywords.

So how can you find long tail keywords that helps you get 30,000 visitors a month? Let’s get into the details without much ado.

How to Get 30,000+ Visitors a Month Using Long Tail Keywords

30000 visitors with long tail keywords

Step 1: Find Long Tail Keywords

The first step begins by finding the long tail keywords.

How can you find better long tail keywords that are less competitive and easier to rank for?

Firstly, let me tell you a story.

Although I’ve been in SEO industry for almost a decade now, increasing search traffic to my blog in the Post-Panda world seemed hard for me. Then, I realized the importance of using better keywords in my content.

So what I did?

I changed my content strategy. I started writing really detailed articles by using long tail keywords. What has helped me to do this? I used an awesome tool called SEMrush.

SEMrush helped me increase my search traffic by more than 5,000 visitors within a month after using it. You can read the whole case study of SEMrush here.

Find out all the keywords that your competitors are using

One of the fastest ways to get 30,000 visitors per month using long tail keywords is to find all the keywords that your competitors are using.

That way it will become really easy for you to find all best performing keywords in your niche. If you spy on your competitors keywords, you don’t have to guess for the better performing keywords. Because you are already finding those keywords which are sending your competitors a lot of search traffic.

So if you are wondering how to increase your search traffic with long tail keywords, I highly recommend you to give a try to SEMrush.

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Firstly, let’s talk about how you can use SEMrush to find all the keywords your competitors are using.

In this example, we’ll consider Problogger.net for competitor’s research.

Step 1: Sign up for SEMrush (click here to grab 30 day free trial), go to their dashboard and enter the domain of your competitor’s. It will give you a list of all the keywords your competitors are ranking for when you click on the “Full Report” under “Top Organic Keywords”.


Step 2: You will now know what are all the keywords your competitors are ranking on Google to get their search traffic. Make a list of all the potential keywords you could use on your blog.

List of potential keywords

Step 3: As you see in the above screenshot, you will find all the great keywords you can target for, start creating great contents around them and you will soon start getting huge traffic to your sites from search engines.

Here’s how to use SEMrush to find highly profitable long tail keywords and boost your search rankings.

Now, let’s talk about using SEMrush for finding better keywords that are easier to rank for.

Step 1: Enter any keyword that you want to rank from SEMrush dashboard

In this example, I’m using the keyword “make money blogging”

It will give me all the details of the search volume and relevant keywords you can use as shown in the screenshot below.

Profitable keywords list

Step 2: Once you click on the “View Full Report”, it will give you all the keyword ideas. Pick the keywords with less competition and monthly searches between 1000 to 2000 or even less.

Step 3: Start creating content around all the keyword phrases that you have just found using SEMrush.

So that’s it! That’s how you can use SEMrush for finding your competitors keywords and finding less competitive yet highly profitable keywords. Now, let’s move on to the next step.

Step 2: Create 2,000+ Word Blog Posts

Let me get straight to the point. If you want to get 30,000 visitors every month with long tail keywords, you need long and in-depth contents.

After finding the keywords you want to rank for, it’s time for you to start creating 2,000+ blog posts.

Did you know that the longer content tends to rank higher in Google’s search results?

The average Google first page result contains 1,890 words.

The above metric says it all about the importance of long form of content.

If you are wondering how to create long form of content that contains over 2,000+ words, let me help you with the exact strategy I use for my content creation here at BloggersPassion.

  • Firstly, decide on the topic. As we discussed earlier in the step 1, it’s really important to come up with keyword ideas. Once you know what are all the keywords you can rank for, you can start working on it.
  • Secondly, research about the topic. This step is really crucial. The more time you spend on researching about the topics you want to cover about the more detailed and better content you can create.
  • Once you are done with the research, take a look at all the top 10 search results for the keywords you want to rank for. Make a note of what are all the things that are missing in the top search results.
  • Make sure to cover the topics which are not covered by your competitors and start creating problem solving posts for your audience. That’s how you can create in-depth, 2000+ words epic contents.

Image optimization for SEO

Did you know that content with at least one image significantly outperformed content without any images?

If you are not yet using images on your blog posts, start doing it from now on.

I recommended you to check out Pablo by Buffer, Canva for image editing. They are great tools for creating stunning images at free of cost. Otherwise, if you are good at Photoshop, just go ahead with it.

Make sure to use the keywords you are targeting while optimizing your images with the ALT tag. This helps you quickly get more visibility from the search engines for the keywords you want to rank for.

Step 3: Backlinks Pemain Extremely Important

Where does your site rank in search results for any keyword is DIRECTLY proportional to the number of backlinks you have.

Whether you know it or not, it’s nearly impossible to rank for a competitive keyword without building backlinks.

The backlinks are an indication of how popular your blog or website is in the eyes of search engines. If you have more number of quality backlinks, it gets easier for you to rank higher for any keyword on Google.

For instance, if an authority blog targets the same keyword that your new blog is trying to rank for, ultimately the authority blog with more backlinks will win the race.

It’s just because you don’t have enough backlinks when compared to the top site in your niche.

If you are looking for ways to get 30,000 visitors per month using long tail keywords, you should definitely build quality backlinks. Not just to your home pages but to overall your inner pages to increase their link authority.

If your site link authority is good, it will make it easy for you to target any long tail keyword and boost your search traffic really quickly.

If you don’t know how many backlinks your website currently have, here’s an effective tool to find out.

If you are wondering how to build quality backlinks using long tail keywords here are few tips for you.

  • Target top blogs in your niche. Figure out how you can land on those blogs with your guest posts. Getting some good links from authority sites in your industry is the surefire way to increase your overall authority of the blog. It will really help you boost your search rankings faster.
  • If you start creating massive content with over 2,000 words while using long tail keywords, make sure to link out to other blogs in your niche. Make those external links relevant and send an email to the people whom you have linked from your blog posts.
  • Do the above same step even with your guest posts. If you are writing guest posts for others, link to other people as well and let them know you are talking about them. This will definitely grab their attention and they will surely start linking to your stuff too.

Step 4:  Informative Keywords Vs. Commercial Intent Keywords

Now, you know that how to find better long tail keywords that are easier to rank for and how to create great content around those keywords by building quality links.

Let’s now focus on few keywords that can help you quickly boost your overall website sales.

Find the difference between informational keywords and the commercial intent keywords.

For instance:

  • “how do I lose weight” is an informational keyword
  • “weight loss training” is a commercial keyword (where you can promote weight lose videos, products or programs)

Here’s a simple screenshot that explains the difference between both these keywords.

Informative Vs Commercial Intent Keywords

Here’s the takeaway

If you want to increase your search traffic, use more “informational keywords” such as “how to lose weight”, “how to make money” etc.

If you want to increase your website sales, start using more “commercial intent keywords” such as “weight loss training”, “make money online training”, “SEO training for beginners” etc.

Are you getting me?

That’s how you will differentiate both commercial intent and informative keywords.

If you want to build a profitable blog that gets more search traffic and sales, try using both the combination of commercial and informative keywords while creating content.

Final thoughts on getting 30,000+ visitors per month using long tail keywords

Building a blog or website that gets 30,000+ visitors a month seems like a daunting task in the beginning. But it’s NOT at all hard.

If you practice and implement all the four steps mentioned in this guide, you will start getting the results really quickly.

Just make sure to have access to the RIGHT SEO tools such as SEMrush for finding profitable long tail keywords. Although you can find keywords with free tools like Google’s keyword planner but it won’t give you better keyword ideas. Moreover, you will get the same keyword ideas that everyone else is using so even if you find less competitive keywords using Keyword Planner, it’s really hard to rank higher.

So what are you waiting for? Are you already using SEMrush for finding better ranking keywords? If not, click here to start your 30 days free trial with SEMrush and let me know if you have any questions in the comments.


  1. Hi Anil

    This was extremely helpful post and yes, it is not difficult to implement with the steps you have mentioned. Choosing the right keyword is a deal breaker but I am as of now not focusing on keywords but good quality content. I think I should start taking keyword in account as well while writing the articles. I specifically liked about the difference between commercial and informational keywords – something new to me.
    Thanks for the great informative post.

  2. What is the cost of semrush tool and how many articles of 2000 words I have to write for getting 1000 unique visitors per day ?
    What are the difference of benefits between free keyword tools and paid keyword tools/Kindly explain

    • I have been consistently writing 2,000+ words articles for over a year now and I’m getting really good results. So I suggest you the same thing, follow the same strategy for next 6 months. Even if you publish 5-6 articles per month, that’s fine. Just focus on the quality.

      Coming to the cost of SEMrush, it’s FREE for 30 days. After that, $69/mo. It’s worth paying!

      Paid keyword research tools gives you more features such as competitor analysis, backlink checking, providing better keyword metrics etc.

      Hope it helps!

  3. Dumaji says:

    Hi Anil,

    Thanks a lot! Finally I understood what exactly is long tail keywords. I could not find such secret on any other blogs. Thanks for revealing it.

    I’m going to implement this strategies now. Also like to say I’m going to stay with this blog for long time, because other blogs does not reveal such information.

  4. Hi Anil, as usual great post.
    I saw many reviews on SEMRUSH and I think it is the best tool for finding long tail keywords.
    I will definitely give it a try in the future.
    Right now I am using keyword planner and keywordtool.io.

  5. Hi Anil,
    The use of the long tail keywords has helped to me increase my blog traffic from last two months. I mean, it’s really great to use them. And also, I really enjoyed reading your post.
    Thanks for sharing.

    • That’s true Robin. SEMrush can help us in improving our website traffic if used to its full potential. Feeling great to know you are finding the information shared around Semrush useful.

  6. Mario Nimal says:

    SEMrush seems to be a great tool. How long have you been using it? The tips you’ve given are immensely helpful and it really is hard for new blogs to compete with established ones. I’ve bookmarked this article for future reference. I hope I’ll be able to implement your tips effectively.

  7. Gerhard says:

    Hi Anil

    Thank you for sharing this post with us. I find that targeting long-tail keywords are FAR more effective and helps you rank faster in most popular search engines.

  8. siddaiah says:

    Hi Anil,

    I am struggling a lot to get organic traffic, I never used keyword research tools like SEMrush and Long tail pro to find out best keywords to rank for, I wrote articles randomly without doing proper keyword research which is a big mistake from my end.

    After reading this post I came to know about informational keywords and commercial keywords difference, thank you very much for sharing this valuable information, see you soon with another article.

  9. Phenomenal blog post Anil. Really appreciate the level of depth you’ve gone to share this valuable information. Ever since I took on the approach on 2000+ worded blogs, I’ve also started to rank for long tail keywords. I’m a big fan of Neil Patel who also adopts the similar pattern on consistent blogging combined with super quality content. I think he generates over 2000+ leads a day 100% organically. Continue providing value.. you’re doing an awesome job!

  10. Thank you for sharing this comprehensive guide Anil. The steps that you have provided in this article are very easy to follow and doable.

  11. Virat says:

    Finally I Found Very Informative and Useful Post About Long Tail, I Am New in This Field and I Am Not So Aware About Long Tail But After Reading This Post I am Very Happy To Say I Am Learning So Useful Things in This Single Post.
    Thank You, Anil Agarwal For Sharing Kind Of Informative Post.

  12. zeniwo says:

    One more highly informative and useful post by you , i will try to use these tips to improve my site’s traffic . I have also read your articles about earning from amazon and flipkart and found them really helpful . keep doing great job , your progress motivates small bloggers like me to learn from top bloggers and do well .

  13. Hi Anil…

    Thanks for sharing this post….Honestly I’ve been looking for such opportunity.

    I think i’ll give your idea a shot….

    Thanks a bunch

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