HitTail: Improve Your Search Engine Traffic

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

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HitTail works on the concept of LongTail. LongTail is a term often used in statistics. The idea of longtail suggests that the total hits from your less popular keywords are more than the total hits from your top keywords. For example, my blog has other potential keywords than my top keywords like Blogger Widgets, BlogSpot Widgets, Widgets for Blogger or Blogger Hacks. If you can do something to improve the search engine ranking of those less popular keywords, then you can exploit the power of search engines.

How does it work?

HitTail Process
HitTail collects information about the search phrases used by your visitors. HitTail zooms right in on that data, showing you every search hit that has led to your site and then filters out the keywords. HitTail then extracts out underperforming terms as suggestions, so you can create new discussions with emphasis on these keywords. You may or may not choose to write on the suggested topic. The more you take action by writing about these potential topics, the more hits you get.

Outcome of using HitTail
The objective is to increase the ranking of your blog on search engines and subsequently get more organic traffic. HitTail identifies the exact terms to perk up your blog’s search engine rankings. These keywords are selected for their capacity to perform the most in the search engine rankings. When you start writing about these keywords, they add to the overall size and keyword diversity of your website.

The other advantage of using HitTail is that it serves as a list of topics for you to write. So,whenever you feel like there is nothing in the world to write about, look at the HitTail's suggestions. Then you will be able to write something that will bring you more organic traffic.

How to sign up?
HitTail service is free if your traffic volume is less than 100,000 page visits per month. To sign up, please click here. If your traffic is more than this level, then you need to subscribe to their paid service. To see the pricing, please click here.

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Anonymous February 18, 2008 at 10:36 AM  

I'm using Google Analytic for this

Manick February 18, 2008 at 5:51 PM  


Thanks for your comments. HitTail is not similar to Google Analytics. I too use Google Analytics, but it is more of a statistics tool. HitTail is a keyword suggestion tool. HitTail suggests what to write from your searches, which you cannot perform with Google Analytics.

widgetsforfree.blogspot.com March 2, 2008 at 2:02 PM  

I hope this works.

Manick March 2, 2008 at 5:18 PM  

Give it a try. It certainly works. Thanks.

Takumi86 October 25, 2008 at 11:20 AM  

Unfortunately its not free, you must pay traffic
Any chance of getting it free?

Manick October 27, 2008 at 8:20 PM  

Hi Takumi86,

HitTail is free for smaller blogs. But, it does not generate traffic automatically. It helps to improve your search engine ranking by suggesting good topics to write. If you follow their suggestions to write content, then in the longer run you will get traffic run from search engines.

tackad January 16, 2009 at 7:55 PM  

thanks for the info - I went there and signed up but when the code page came up, instead of copying it, etc, I had doubts and went elsewhere on their site. now I can't seem to get to the code page again. How do I get the code again ?
Their site only mentions free trial - that's what caused my doubts for installing the code. . . .

Manick January 22, 2009 at 9:32 PM  

Hi Tackad,

You login to HitTail. On the top right corner, you will see a link called "My Account". Click this. Scroll down the page and you will see a section called "My Sites". If you have already added your blog, you will see it listed here. Click on the "View" link below the details. This will open up the tracking code for your blog.

Regarding the free trial, I am not sure. It seems that HitTail has stopped its free service and only the trial is for 60 days. Anyway, you need to confirm this with the HitTail team. Thanks.

sujan May 16, 2009 at 7:50 PM  

i have given your link back

Manick June 18, 2009 at 5:51 PM  

Hi Sujan,


Prisqua September 27, 2009 at 6:24 AM  

Just found this article and had never heard of HitTail which is not free anymore but has a 60 day trial for one domain.

oyster lew May 10, 2011 at 3:19 AM  

well said, that's a great method to
improve search engine ranking

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