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    Long Tail Keywords

    Long tail keywords are keywords are very narrow and it's good to have narrow keywords but how can a long tail keyword be effective? What's the technique in making a long tail keyword? What must we consider when making long tail keywords?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CSmhacky View Post
    Long tail keywords are keywords are very narrow and it's good to have narrow keywords but how can a long tail keyword be effective?
    The competition for these kinds of search phrases is typically less fierce and so it's easier to rank for them. If you are targeting a number of longtail phrases, it's quite easy to generate a lot of traffic with little effort.

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    Long tail keywords are effective when your site's home page and major page are in ranking and your site is content base.

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    Quote Originally Posted by payg View Post
    Long tail keywords are effective when your site's home page and major page are in ranking and your site is content base.
    That makes no sense whatsoever.

    It doesn't matter whether or not your home page is currently ranking. Your home page may currently be focussed on a competitive phrase and changing it to target a longtail phrase may improve its ranking for that phrase.

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    are long tail keywords still beneficial to one's site?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabo View Post
    are long tail keywords still beneficial to one's site?
    If ranking for them results in traffic to your site, then I'd say they're beneficial.

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    I have 1850 google searches last month and the top 50 are all long keywords.. not even available at trackers...

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    Traffic and competition on that particular keyword.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amar_001 View Post
    Traffic and competition on that particular keyword.
    please make sure I understand what you are posting...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amar_001 View Post
    Traffic and competition on that particular keyword.
    If you want to help the original poster or anyone reading your comment, you're going to have to try harder than that.

    What about traffic and competition?

    Every single keyword has a value for traffic and competition; a value between 0 and infinity.

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    Long Tail keywords are good for traffic conversion

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    hii everyone.. can someone give me some links to SEO tutorials?

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    It's not a good idea to gatecrash somebosy else's thread for your own purposes, betetr to start a thread of your own.

    In the meantime, there's good info here: SEO FAQ.

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    They should be structured as a phrase such as industrial dust collection equipment. It makes sense and it targets the product well and might actually be used by someone who needs this kind of equipment.

    Dust collection also is used for vacuum cleaners and home units and thus too general. When you throw in the word industrial you have narrowed your search to those who actually want and need your product.

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    But how about the searchers in SE? if your using longtail keywords how will you determine if the searchers will gonna use that phrase?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CSmhacky View Post
    But how about the searchers in SE? if your using longtail keywords how will you determine if the searchers will gonna use that phrase?
    Keyword research tools tell you how many times a phrase has been searched. Typically you'll set yourself a lower limit and decide that if the searches for a particular longtail phrase are less than X, you won't target it.

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    hii everyone.. can someone give me some links to SEO tutorials?
    visit -> http://www.webconfs.com/seo-tutorial

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    I've read that most people use 3 - 4 words phrases for searching in the SEs...I guess in their effort to be as specific as possible to find what they are searching for

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    Longtail keyphrases often represent the terms actually USED by visitors rather then those you THOUGHT they used.

    They can often be used by people who are more determined to find a product/service/information by typing in a very exacting query than those searching for general terms found in the "head" of the long tail. Such users are often easier to convert into customers, hence why its a good idea to target the longtail.

    The more exact a query, the less likely you are to have lots of competition therefore increasing your chances of ranking well.

    Site search usage logs, referral data from analytic packages can be used to compile longtail keyphrases lists.

    Customer reviews of products/services can be a good way to generate content that attracts traffic for longtail keyphrases.

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    Not only do long tail key words rank better (because there is less competition), they also seem to convert better for me. But you have to make sure that the landing page delivers what the search term promises. If your long tail key word phrase is "Stripe-tailed Yellow-Finch" and you just take the user to a general page on birds, don't expect them to stay more than a few seconds on your site...

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    So longtail keywords are less competitive than short tail but has less traffic? That make sense...

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    Hi,

    Long tail keywords would be always beneficial for you because you can put your primary keyword with secondary.

    Like If you are thinking about "Directory Submission" then it will take long time to keep positions in SERP but if you optimize your site for "Manual Directory Submission" or "Cheap Fast Directory submission" then it would be better for you because you are putting your primary and other keywords with one small sentences.

    For Cheap Fast Directory Submission ......... SEs will give you response for keywords Cheap Directory submission or Fast Directory Submission or Directory Submission.

    Keep in mind that for long tail keywords you should concentrate yourself for meaning full sentences otherwise it would be worthless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CSmhacky View Post
    So longtail keywords are less competitive than short tail but has less traffic?
    In a nutshell.

    If you look at your web stats you will probably find a smorgasbord of search phrases you never even thought to target that bring visitors to your site. For example, in the last month one of my sites received visitors via a total of 5,784 different search phrases. Most of those are longtail and each brings only a handfull of visits individually, but (5,000 * a handfull) is a lot.

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    Long tail keywords are good because there are usually less competition for such keywords. My suggestion is having a dozens of such keywords to boost enough traffic to your site.

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    Long tail keywords are easy to target ..


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