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Long tail SEO: Next hot thing? or is this a bunch of smoke and mirrors of the fe

  1. ptosis profile image73
    ptosisposted 7 years ago

    Long tail SEO: Next hot thing? or is this a bunch of smoke and mirrors of the feathered serpent?

    Long tail means niche market and not the the most popular> I don't under this counter -intuitive thinking of driving traffic via a smaller audience.


  2. commonc profile image58
    commoncposted 7 years ago

    Search queries are getting longer with the average query around 4-5 words. People are becoming more comfortable using natural language and getting the answers they need.

    From a webmasters perspective, long tail terms quite often convert better and require less SEO efforts so it is very much worth spending the time optimising your site and building links to deeper pages.

  3. Matt Jackson profile image57
    Matt Jacksonposted 6 years ago

    Size isn't everything apparently.

    Running a website means that you have some desirable action that you want others to take on your website - you want them to click a link, buy a product, pay for a service, download an ebook, etc...

    The more targeted (longtail, niche, etc...) the keyword, the more responsive the visitors and the more likely they will perform that desired action for you.

  4. moneytoplist profile image61
    moneytoplistposted 5 years ago

    In my opinion, the best way is to optimize your website for both, long tail and shorter, more competitive keywords. E. g. when you choose phrase "reliable web hosting services in New York", you can also optimize for "hosting", "web hosting" or "web hosting services".

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    wbapartnerposted 5 years ago

    Long tail traffic is nothing but longer keywords users type in search engines to find your site. Long tail traffic has been there for a long time. The advantage of long tail keywords is that you can rank for them quite easily, compared to the shorter ones. However, these keywords don't make up the numbers to fetch you good enough traffic. You need to rank for a large no. of such long tail keywords to see any significant traffic.