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Old 25th September 2006, 01:31 PM   #11
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I agree with Karri about optimizing for the long tail. It's not about over analyzing and trying to write the perfectly optimized page. You want the writing to be natural. If you want a page to be optimized for 'alternative ways of investing' and if the term is truly in the long tail then using the phrase in your page title and once or twice in the copy might be enough to get the page ranked for that phrase.

But the real idea with long tail is to write naturally and use words related to your main phrase. for example instead of alternative you might use words like different or unique. Instead of always saying investing write sentences that use words like money and finances, etc.

You'll find the page can then rank well not only for your originaly phrase, but also a phrase like 'unique ways to improve finances' and others.

If you find one or more of those phrases you didn't expect to be leadng to higher conversions than the orignal phrase you could either change the page to optimize it more for the new phrase or create a new page for that phrase.

The long tail phrases are not likely to be searched often each month, but you can get a good amount of traffic on a page because it can rank well for many long tail phrases. And those long tail phrases will often convert better.

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Old 26th September 2006, 04:50 AM   #12
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Sure, just writing naturally can and will get you long tail traffic.

But as vangogh said, you need to use related keyphrases. Apart from related keyphrases, you can use word derivatives, full or contracted forms, synonyms, etc. As a matter of fact, to use the full arsenal of the long tail optimization tricks, you need to write quite a lengthy article.

And a long article has more chances for getting long tail traffic than a short one. Sure, you can split the article in parts, but what if one part of the long tail phrase was left in the first part and the second part in another?

Something to think about, eh?

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Old 28th June 2009, 09:57 AM   #13
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although this is an old post but I think long tail keywords now has became a useful strategy for PPC.

Some people may say SEO and PPC is competing each other but I would say they are actually complement each other. Why? because the cost to do SEO for long tail keywords is high(too many keywords to optimize) and it is obviously PPC is more suitable to go for long tail keywords( can set a budget for hundreds of keywords) .
Other other hands, there is a click fraud risk for PPC but for SEO, there is no such worry.

Just my 2 cents.

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Old 14th September 2009, 11:33 AM   #14
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Long Tail Keywords has become more used as strategy to rank for more competitive keywords.

Your website get ranked for 6 keywords, and it is a start for 2 of them.

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Old 24th October 2009, 03:49 AM   #15
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The most important task of keyword optimization is to determine whether your pages are optimized for and rank highly in search engines for keywords that people actually want to find. If no one is searching for your targeted keywords, it won't matter how highly the site is ranked in the search engines. This is actually the first part of any keyword strategy that often overlooked.Keyword selection and keyword optimization both are necessary part of search engine optimization.

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Old 15th November 2009, 02:24 AM   #16
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Will having too many terms hinder the process?

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Old 15th November 2009, 01:18 PM   #17
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"Will having too many terms hinder the process? "

You want to optimize for just a few (1-3 perhaps) keywords/phrases per page. However, by adding "modifiers" you can capture some high-converting long tail traffic. e.g.

"plasma tvs" can become "48 inch plasma tvs dallas"

See the difference?
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Old 19th November 2009, 01:19 AM   #18
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You are absolute write that 10 terms provide a lot of traffic. So in order to get top ten we should give more important in long term keyword as result your site will visible in top search term.

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Old 27th November 2009, 07:52 AM   #19
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A long tail made up of meaningless permutations of keywords and of terms that build off of barely-related thesaurus finds does a disservice to the client.

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Old 1st December 2009, 05:21 AM   #20
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Hey people, "long Tail" I am still not clear what it is all about, please help me out, I wanna know more about this terminology.

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