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Old 4th June 2010, 02:20 AM   #21
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Long tail keywords which are more specific in your targeted niche gives a higher conversation rate hence; this should be given a lot of priority.

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Well, it may happen that the choice of key words you are choosing among is not so great, and in this case long tail words are really preferable

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Old 10th June 2010, 07:02 AM   #23
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Right..!!That long tail keywords deliver the more traffic other than the short tail keywords.

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Old 10th June 2010, 10:10 PM   #24
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Excellent list! I've learned more from this forum in about 2 days than I have at any other forum community.

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Old 25th June 2010, 02:31 AM   #25
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Usually when people write long tail keywords to search products or item, they are looking for a specific product and they wanted to filter results. unlike short tail which shows up a lot of things and the results are too broad.

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Old 16th July 2010, 01:45 AM   #26
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SEO pros and other webmasters have been discussing what they’ve been observing with their traffic for the last several days – even one saying “webmasters from very clean, very large websites report dramatic drops in long tail search traffic. MAYDAY seems to be the appropriate shout-out for those affected.”

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Old 19th July 2010, 11:55 AM   #27
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The whole theory behind long tail vs. head terms is based on competitiveness and how they convert.

Head terms are generally 1 and 2 word keyword phrases that are VERY competitive and hard to rank for. These phrases, while harder to rank for, generally do not convert NEARLY as well as long-tail phrases. Think of search phrases like "mortgage" or "dvd players". These are usually used by people who are just starting out looking for something they need.

Long-tail keywords are typically multi-word phrases (3+ words in the keyword phrase). These phrases are MUCH easier to rank for generally. And they generally represent searches from users farther down the search funnel. In other words, they tend to convert better. For example, someone searching for "30 year fixed mortgage" is more likely to be closer to needing a mortgage. Someone looking for "samsung blue-ray dvd player model xyz" is more likely read to buy than someone who is searching for just "dvd player".

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Well-said! When doing keyword research, don’t focus your efforts on keywords with high total searches per month. The majority of keywords with large searches per month aren’t necessarily buyers. Longer-tail keywords, or more specific phrases, often get less searches, but have higher conversions because the consumer tends to be looking for exactly what they are going to buy.

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Well-said! When doing keyword research, don’t focus your efforts on keywords with high total searches per month. The majority of keywords with large searches per month aren’t necessarily buyers. Longer-tail keywords, or more specific phrases, often get less searches, but have higher conversions because the consumer tends to be looking for exactly what they are going to buy.
very true. i'd take 20 long-tail keywords ranking on the first page than 3 high searched short tail keywords anyday!

not only do a lot of long-tailed keywords convert to sales better but they are by nature easier to rank for.

my favorite tool i use for finding great long tailed keywords is Micro Niche Finder. search for it.

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Default Long Tails what they want to purchase before they search

Long tail searchers already have an idea of what they want to buy, how much they want to spend, and pretty much what they are looking for.

They have already done the vague search for the ultra competitive keywords and have seen what is out there, now they want to drill down and make their purchase in their preferred niche.



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