Top 9 Long Tail Keyword Generator Tools In 2024

by Josh Howarth
January 10, 2024

Here are the top 9 long tail keyword tools worth testing out in 2024:

1. Exploding Topics

Exploding Topics is a great place to start your long tail keyword research process.


Through our site, you can discover trending topics in your industry and build on them as you continue to plan out future content.

How Does Exploding Topics Work?

With our trends database (800k trends, updated daily), you can search for, browse, and discover topics within your industry to see what’s trending early on.  And more importantly, discover topics with potential for future growth.


For each topic we also provide key metrics, like monthly search volume, channel breakdown, growth % and a projection of growth over the next 12 months.


You might notice that we don’t track every topic out there, and that’s because not every topic has the potential for trend longevity.

We want to ensure the trends we track show long-term value before we include them in our database. Which is why we exclude short-term fads (like social media challenges and celebrity news). 

We also have the only keyword research tool on the market focused 100% on trends.

Simply search for a topic that you're interested in learning more about... and we will show you the top trending long tail terms around that topic.


How Can Exploding Topics Help?

With our database, you can discover trending topics in your industry that your competitors may not know about yet. 

Exploding Topics Pricing

You can check out a limited version of our trends database for free. But to take full advantage of our platform, we offer three paid plans.

1. Entrepreneur – $39/month (billed annually)

Features include:

  • Trends database
  • Trending products
  • Reports library
  • Meta trends
  • 1 user seat

2. Investor – $99/month (billed annually)

Features include everything from Entrepreneur, plus:

  • Trend search
  • CSV export
  • 4 user seats

3. Business – $249/month (billed annually)

Features include everything from Investor, plus:

  • Custom reports
  • API access
  • 10 user seats

Interested in testing out any of our plans? Get a 14-day Pro trial for just $1.

2. Google Trends

Google Trends is a free tool that allows to see how Google searches for any topic have changed over time. 


What Does Google Trends Do?

Google Trends provides insights into Google search data across the globe. You can also see how topics are trending in a specific country.

Here are the data points that Google Trends provides:

  • Interest over time– filter your time period to as little as the past hour or as far back as 2004.
  • Interest by subregion–when you filter by country, you can see how your topic trends in specific areas within that country (like states or provinces).
  • Related topics–discover related trending topics to help identify potential content opportunities.
  • Related queries–this will show you long tail keywords that have seen recent growth. 

Google Trends also allows you to compare up to five keywords, so you can see how their growth stacks up against each other. 

3. AnswerThePublic 

AnswerThePublic is a platform focused on questions that users are asking online (in search, online communities and more). 


What Does AnswerThePublic Do?

You enter your top keyword into a search bar, and AnswerThePublic provides these questions along with corresponding data to help you identify the best opportunities for new content.

This data includes:

  • Search volume
  • CPC (cost-per-click for search ads)
  • Search difficulty
  • Paid difficulty

You can also sort your results by certain types of questions (who, what, where etc.):


AnswerThePublic Pricing

You can perform three queries for free each day on AnswerThePublic, but the results are limited without the premium plans.

Here’s what they offer:

1. Individual – $9/month 

Features include:

  • 1 user
  • 100 searches per day
  • CPC and search volume data
  • 25 CSV exports per day
  • 1 project
  • 1 search listening alert

2. Pro – starts at $99/month

Features include:

  • Up to 3 users
  • Unlimited searches per day
  • CPC and search volume data
  • Unlimited CSV exports per day
  • Unlimited projects
  • 5 search listening alerts

3. Expert – starts at $199/month

Features include:

  • Unlimited users
  • Unlimited searches per day
  • CPC and search volume data
  • Unlimited CSV exports per day
  • Unlimited projects
  • 20 search listening alerts

AnswerThePublic also offers a free 7-day trial for each of these plans.

4. Keyword Tool 

Keyword Tool is generates long tail keyword ideas using multiple search engines (not just Google). 


What Does Keyword Tool Do?

Keyword Tool uses autocomplete to generate relevant long tail keywords for nearly any topic.

For each suggestion, you also get the following data:

  • Total search volume
  • Average trend
  • Average CPC
  • Average competition

Let’s say you want to write a content series on cooking for beginners. You can type “how to cook” into Keyword Tool’s search, and it will generate a list of long tail topics. 


Keyword Tool Pricing

Keyword Tool’s free version generates a limited number keywords for each search.

But they also offer paid plans that provide significantly more keyword ideas (and other features). 

1. Pro Basic – starts at $69/month

Features include:

  • Search volume data
  • 2 times more keywords than the free version
  • Competitor analysis
  • 10,000 keywords per day
  • 1 user account

2. Pro Plus – starts at $79/month

Features include everything from Pro Basic, plus:

  • CPC data
  • Google Ads competition data
  • 50,000 keywords per day
  • 5 user accounts

3. Pro Business – starts at $159/month

Features include everything from Pro Plus, as well as:

  • 100,000 keywords per day
  • 50 API requests per day
  • 10 user accounts

5. Long Tail Pro

Long Tail Pro is a full-featured keyword research tool that focuses on long tail keywords.


What Does Long Tail Pro Do?

Like most keyword tools, you start by entering a single head keyword. Then, Long Tail Pro will provide up to 400 long tail phrases. You can then group your keywords or organize them by various filters, including search volume, average Google ds CPC, and more. 

Long Tail Pro Pricing

Long Tail Pro doesn’t offer any free features. 

1. Starter – Pay $59.99 monthly or $539.99 annually

Recommended for beginners and small teams, this plan’s features include:

  • 800 keyword results per day
  • 30 tracked keywords
  • 2 projects
  • 1 simultaneous account login

2. Pro – Pay $89.99 monthly or $809.99 annually

Recommended for mid-sized businesses, this plan’s features include:

  • 2,500 keyword results per day
  • 200 tracked keywords
  • 10 projects
  • 3 simultaneous account logins

3. Agency – Pay $299.99 monthly or $2,699.99 annually

For large agencies and enterprises, this plan includes:

  • 6,000 keyword results per day
  • 1,000 tracked keywords
  • 35 projects
  • 5 simultaneous account logins

6. Mangools KWFinder

KWFinder by Mangools helps marketers find new content opportunities by generating long tail terms with low keyword difficulty.


What Does KWFinder Do?

KYou can search by your specific keyword to get a list of related long tail phrases, or you can search by domain to get a list of keywords that KWFinder deems relevant to yours or a competitor’s website.

When you perform a search, whether by domain or keyword, KWFinder will return a list of keywords with specific data to help you determine which keywords are the best to target.

This data includes:

  • Trends over the past 12 months (when you search by keyword)
  • Average monthly search volume from the past 12 months
  • CPC
  • Google Ads Competition (labeled PPC)
  • Keyword difficulty
  • Estimated visits per month (when you search by domain)
  • Ranking position (when you search by domain)

KWFinder also provides a general SERP overview showing the websites currently ranking at the top of the search engines for your keywords.


KWFinder Pricing

Mangools offers a 10-day free trial for all of their tools. Their tools include KWFinder, SERP analysis, rank tracking, backlink analysis, and website SEO metrics.

After that, you have to pay to use any of their services. Their plans include:

1. Mangools Basic – starting at $29.90 per month

Features include:

  • 100 keyword searches per day
  • 200 keyword suggestions per search
  • 200 keywords per import
  • 25 competitor keywords per search
  • 100 SERP lookups per day
  • 200 tracked keywords daily
  • 100,000 backlink rows each month
  • 20 site lookups per day
  • 1 seat

2. Mangools Premium – starting at $44.90 per month

Features include:

  • 500 keyword searches per day
  • Unlimited keyword suggestions
  • 700 keywords per import
  • Unlimited competitor keywords
  • 500 SERP lookups per day
  • 700 tracked keywords daily
  • 500,000 backlink rows each month
  • 70 site lookups per day
  • 3 extra seats
  • Option to add more seats for $12/month per seat

3. Mangools Agency – starting at $89.90 per month

Features include:

  • 1,200 keyword searches per day
  • Unlimited keyword suggestions
  • 700 keywords per import
  • Unlimited competitor keywords
  • 1,200 SERP lookups per day
  • 1,500 tracked keywords daily
  • 1,200,000 backlink rows each month
  • 150 site lookups per day
  • 5 extra seats
  • Option to add more seats for $12/month per seat

7. Wordtracker

Wordtracker is a keyword research tool designed to help with SEO and market research.


What Does Wordtracker Do?

Wordtracker has a relatively standard (though high-quality) keyword research tool. 


Notably, you can also search by a domain to see which keywords are bringing them the most traffic from Google. 

Wordtracker Pricing

Wordtracker allows 12 free keyword searches before requiring users to opt into a paid plan.

Their plans include:

1. Bronze – $27/month

Features include:

  • 1,000 keyword results
  • 7 territories
  • Search Console integration
  • Wordtracker Inspect
  • Competition metrics

2. Silver – $69/month

Features include everything from Bronze, plus 15 territories.

3. Gold – $99/month

Features include everything from Bronze and 200+ territories.

Wordtracker offers a 7-day free trial for any of their plans.

8. Google Keyword Planner

Yes, technically, Google Keyword Planner is a Google Ads tool. But it provides valuable insights into new long-term keyword opportunities, and it’s free! 


What does Google Keyword Planner do?

Google Keyword Planner helps businesses identify keyword opportunities for their Google Ads accounts. You can enter your products, services, or specific keywords that relate to your business, and Google Keyword Planner will generate a list of similar keywords and corresponding data.

You will need to sign into a Google Ads account to access this tool, but you don’t have to set up or run any ads to take advantage of the keyword planner.

Users can utilize Keyword Planner two different ways:

  1. Discover new keywords. This is where you enter a keyword (like a product or service) and discover similar keywords and long tail phrases that you can utilize in your content planning.
  2. Get search volume and forecasts. This is more helpful if you already have a list of keywords in mind. You paste in your list of keywords for your ads to get data about search volume and CPC so you can start planning which of your keywords to go after.

For long tail keyword research, we recommend choosing “Discover new keywords.”

When you perform a search here, you can choose to enter one or multiple keywords or search by your website. Then Google will provide a list of keywords that relate to your search, along with search volume data and other insights related to Google Ads.


Google Keyword Planner Pricing

Google Keyword Planner is completely free to use. 

9. Keywords Everywhere

Keywords Everywhere is a keyword research browser extension.


What does Keywords Everywhere do?

Keywords Everywhere takes a unique approach to long tail keyword research. Instead of entering a seed keyword into tool, Keywords Everywhere reveals data about your keywords as you use Google, Amazon and more. 

These insights generally appear in a side bar alongside your search results and include the following:

  • SEO difficulty
  • On and off-page difficulty
  • Trend data
  • Related keywords
  • “People also search for” keywords
  • Trending keywords
  • long tail keywords
  • Search volume data
  • CPC
  • Competition data


Keywords Everywhere Pricing

Keywords Everywhere is a free extension, but it doesn’t give away every feature for free.

The free version offers:

  • Related keywords on Google and Bing
  • “People also search for” keywords
  • Trend chart on Google and YouTube
  • YouTube insights and tags
  • Monthly estimates traffic
  • Top 500 keywords that any URL ranks for
  • Analyze any URL to get a list of keywords for that page’s content and how often they are used

The paid version is a credit-based system. So you can purchase credits to access certain insights. The cost of those credits is $10 per 100,000 credits. Additional features that you can purchase with credits include:

  • Search volume, CPC, competition, and 12-month trend data
  • Historical volume data from Google and YouTube back to 2004
  • Support for 15+ websites, including Google, Bing, YouTube, Amazon, Google Search Console, and Google Analytics
  • Import your own keywords to see search volume, CPC, and competition for them


And there you have it–several tools designed specifically for generating long tail keywords. 

Because each tool tends to have a different approach and specialty, you may need to combine several different tools to find all of the long tail keywords in your space.